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Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine

Technology
Facebook has appealed against a fine imposed on it by the UK's data watchdog after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The social network says that because the regulator found no evidence that UK users' personal data had been shared inappropriately, the £500,000 penalty was unjustified.Last month, the watchdog said Facebook's failure to make suitable checks on apps and developers amounted to a "serious breach of the law".It has acknowledged the appeal.This was the last day on which the US firm could challenge the Information Commissioner's ruling.The affair stems from the discovery that an academic at the University of Cambridge - Dr Aleksandr Kogan - used a personality quiz to harvest up to 87 million Facebook users' details.Some of this was subsequent...
Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

World
A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump on Thursday from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administration's decision to phase it out was arbitrary because it was based on a flawed legal theory. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously kept a preliminary injunction in place against Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Lawsuits by California and others challenging the administration's decision will continue in federal court while the injunction stands. The U.S. Supreme Court could eventually decide the fate of DACA, which has protected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visa...
Seoul appeals court rules heavier sentence against ex-President Park

Seoul appeals court rules heavier sentence against ex-President Park

World
SEOUL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Seoul ruled Friday heavier sentences against ousted former President Park Geun-hye for her role in one of the biggest political scandals that has rocked the nation. Park has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and a fine of $ 17 million on charges of bribery extortion and influence-peddling in a ruling by a Seoul High Court, according to Yonhap. Her lawyers sought an appeal to the ruling of her first trial in April. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison and a fine of $ 15 million. Park, 66, was convicted of coercing and demanding bribes worth more than $ 21 million from major South Korean conglomerates, including Samsung, Lotte and SK, in collusion with her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil. "Park severely violated freedom in corporate manag...