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Facebook staff 'flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought'

Facebook staff 'flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought'

Technology
Facebook employees raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica's data-scraping practices three months earlier than thought, according to US court documents.A US-based employee warned colleagues about the activity in September 2015.Facebook had said it previously discovered the improper sharing of data on 87 million people three months later, in December 2015.The firm said the September concerns related to a separate matter.The news suggested that Facebook had "consistently misled" Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee, said the committee Chair Damian Collins MP on Twitter.Mr Collins has previously criticised its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg for failing to appear before the committee to face questions ab...
Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

Business
The pound has slipped back from its highs of earlier on Wednesday even though Prime Minister Theresa May won the vote of confidence in her leadership.It is at $ 1.2603 against the Dollar having hit a high of $ 1.2672 earlier.Of the the 317 Conservative MPs, 200 backed the prime minister, but 117 voted against her.XTB Online Trading said the "far from comprehensive victory" had caused "some selling in the markets". Chief market analyst 's David Cheetham said the pound had erased some of its earlier gains and headed back lower."Given that more than a third of her own party voted against her it seems increasingly implausible that she will get the requisite backing in Parliament to push through her deal and the result leaves the overall level of uncertainty a...
Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

Technology
A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky. No evacuations were immediately ordered. A government volcanologist said it's possible the eruption was accelerated by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck on Friday. "It could be that this earthquake triggered the eruption, but we have seen an increase in volcanic activity since July and this began surging on Monday. Yet we can't say there a direct link, as the mountain is quite far away," Kasbani, the head of Indonesia's Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Agency, said on local tele...
‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

Sports
SORRY SWEDE The charismatic striker scored 28 goals in his debut season with Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised to Manchester United fans, claiming ‘it would have been dangerous’ if he had arrived in the Premier League sooner. The charismatic striker arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and was an instant success. Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in all competitions in his debut season with United He scored 17 goals in 27 Premier League games and helped the club lift the Europa League and League Cup. However, a devastating knee injury in the latter stages of the season saw him miss the vast majority of the following season. Now at LA Galaxy, the giant Swede apol...
Humans may have left Africa earlier than thought

Humans may have left Africa earlier than thought

Technology
Primitive humans may have ventured out of Africa earlier than previously thought, new evidence suggests.  Stone tools found during an excavation in China are thought to be about 270,000 years older than the previous earliest evidence of a human presence outside Africa.Chinese and British researchers believe the tools were made by another member of the homo evolutionary group, rather than homo sapiens, as much as 2.1 million years ago.Until now, the oldest evidence of human-like creatures outside the continent came from 1.8 million-year-old artefacts and skulls found in Dmanisi in Georgia.The newly discovered artefacts were found on a plateau north of the Qinling mountains and include several chipped rocks, fragments and hammer stones.The research, published in the jour...