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Investigation launched into Facebook data breach

Investigation launched into Facebook data breach

Technology
The Information Commissioner's Office is to investigate a possible data breach affecting more than 50 million Facebook users. It comes as a whistleblower told a newspaper how Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump's election team, used personal information taken without permission in early 2014 to build a system that could profile US voters so they could be targeted with personalised political advertisements.The company is owned by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer and was led at the time by Mr Trump's key adviser Steve Bannon.Christopher Wylie, who worked with an academic at Cambridge University to obtain the data, told The Observer: "We exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people's profiles and built models to exploit what we knew about them and ...
SoulCycle and Milk Bar Just Launched a ‘Power Cookie’—Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

SoulCycle and Milk Bar Just Launched a ‘Power Cookie’—Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

Health
SoulFuel is made with almonds, oats, coconut, macadamia, and pineapple—yum. There is just something about SoulCycle. The indoor cycling chain has a way of cultivating die-hard fans. And now they’ve got a new reason for folks to flock to their studios. Today Soul Cycle announced SoulFuel, a cookie designed to help "power your ride." Developed in collaboration with Christina Tosi, owner and chef at the award-winning bakery Milk Bar, SoulFuel is available at 20 studios across New York, Los Angeles, and the DC Metro area, as well as at milkbarstore.com ($ 5).“We're always thinking of new ways to surprise and delight our riders, and as there's a significant focus on wellness and nutrition in addition to fitness today, we're thrilled to te
SpaceX has launched recycled spacecraft

SpaceX has launched recycled spacecraft

Technology
SpaceX has launched its first ever completely recycled spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida.The technology company broke new ground by flying a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft that had both been used before.The recycled rocket doesn't add any extra risk, according to NASA's International Space Station manager, Kirk Shireman.But the launch was "still a dangerous business", he said, and although the Falcon 9 has been extensively inspected by NASA's experts, there is never "zero risk" when it comes to rocket launches.Minutes after launch, the Falcon 9 first stage landed successfully after delivering the Dragon into orbit. Its landing back at Cape Canaveral marked SpaceX's 20th recovery of a first stage booster.Image:The Falcon 9 first stage landed successfully. Pic: SpaceXThis was ...
Why North Korea hasn't launched a missile in 56 days despite repeated tests

Why North Korea hasn't launched a missile in 56 days despite repeated tests

World
Though President Donald Trump is on a high-profile visit to Asia this week, North Korea has refrained from testing another ballistic missile or nuclear bomb, making this the longest stretch of time since Trump took office that the regime has not conducted a test. Is it a sign the administration's approach to North Korea is working, even as Washington and Pyongyang continue to exchange volleys in a war of words? North Korea tested its first missile just 22 days after Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20. From March to May, the regime conducted tests every one to two weeks. It has been 56 days since North Korea's last test of a ballistic missile, an intermediate-range KN-17 that flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido. As Trump has made his way through South Korea, Japan and China this we...
GST Rate Finder App launched to help you check the new rate on your purchase on the go

GST Rate Finder App launched to help you check the new rate on your purchase on the go

Finance
The government on Friday launched an app called GST Rate Finder-- which as the name suggests, is your ready reckoner for all the tax rates that are to be levied under the GST (Goods and Services Tax) regime. "First app of its kind which would be a ready reckoner for public, for customers, for consumers, traders, students, anyone who wishes to have very handily (GST) rates available. So, if you are in a market, a restaurant or anywhere you can easily check what the (GST) rate is," Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) chairperson Vanaja Sarna said. The app is currently available on the Android platform, but will soon be made available for Apple's iOS users as well, the Finance Ministry said. The rates can also be accessed from the CBEC GST website. Once the GST Rate Finder app has ...