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Brittany Kaiser calls for Facebook political ad ban at Web Summit

Brittany Kaiser calls for Facebook political ad ban at Web Summit

Technology
Former Cambridge Analytica employee Brittany Kaiser, recognisable to many as the unlikely star of the Netflix documentary The Great Hack, has appeared at Web Summit in Lisbon.The documentary followed the self-styled whistleblower as she testified to the UK parliament about what she knew when she worked at the firm as a business development manager.Now with a book out, she has reinvented herself as a data privacy guru aiming to educate youngsters about disinformation, and planning to put data back into the hands of users via blockchain technology.The Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in 2016 when it emerged that the data of up to 87 million Facebook users had been harvested via a personality quiz - and it's never been exactly clea...
Calls for Labour and Tories to be investigated over voter data

Calls for Labour and Tories to be investigated over voter data

Technology
Data protection experts have called on the watchdog to investigate political parties' use of data, after internal Labour and Conservative records revealed how they will target voters in a general election.Manuals for Labour campaigners, seen by Sky News, show the party buys data from credit reference agency Experian in order to target both traditional canvassing and advertising on Facebook. Data obtained from the Conservatives shows it categorises people using Experian data in its VoteSource database.Experian's data is widely used by political parties and private companies, who prize its ability to classify voters on a street-by-street basis into categories such as "Bank of Mum and Dad", "Disconnected Youth" and "Midlife Stopgap".Labour and the Conservatives buy Experian's Mosaic database,...
House subcommittee calls for action on environmental, cyber threats to military bases

House subcommittee calls for action on environmental, cyber threats to military bases

Business
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon is unaware of the scope of environmental and cyber threats to its military bases, members of the House Armed Services Committee charged. Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., chair of the intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, at a hearing this week cited four U.S. military bases which collectively sustained over $ 10 billion in damage from weather events. He referred to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Tyndall AFB, Fla., overwhelmed by hurricanes last year; the flooding of Offutt AFB, Neb., by overflowing rivers; and earthquakes in July 2019 which damaged China Lake Naval Weapons Station, Calif. The hearing on Wednesday came after the subcommittee requested an assessment by the Defense Department of its risk exposure to weather events...
Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Health
There are calls for better support for women who have multiple miscarriages.Jessica Evans, who has lost six babies, had to seek specialist care in England and is calling on the Welsh Government to action recommendations from a report.They include two miscarriage clinics and a time limit on health boards to ensuring care in early pregnancy units is in line with guidelines.The Welsh Government said work was under way at some health boards.Charlotte Byrne, who lost four pregnancies, added that a miscarriage should be treated as an emergency as it can involve severe bleeding.According to the charity Tommy's, one in four women will experience a miscarriage and 40% of those will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.Recommendations...