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Gangster Party candidate: Trump’s ties to Russian organized crime

This post is also available in: Русский (Russian)<p><i>Donald Trump, who is still being investigated for collusion with the Kremlin, initially tried to</i> …

Leaked: Cambridge Analytica's blueprint for Trump victory

Exclusive: Former employee explains how presentation showed techniques used to target voters<p>The blueprint for how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have won the White House for Donald Trump by using Google, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube is revealed for the first time in an internal company …

Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica's ruthless bid to sway the vote in Nigeria

Still terrified witnesses paint a shocking picture of how far a western firm will go to win an election<p>If Britain hadn’t voted to leave the EU, and Trump hadn’t won the US election, it’s unlikely anyone outside Nigeria would have given a second thought to what went on during its presidential …

Cambridge Analytica

Exposed: Undercover secrets of Trump’s data firm

An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed how Cambridge Analytica claims it ran key parts of the presidential campaign for Donald …

Cambridge Analytica

The Next Russian Attack Will Be Far Worse than Bots and Trolls

On March 15, the Department of Homeland Security together with the FBI announced that Russian government hackers infiltrated critical infrastructures …

Cybersecurity

What Everyone Needs to Know About the Facebook Data Breach

You could’ve been affected even if you use other social media apps.<p>This week, it was confirmed that data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which aided the Trump campaign) unethically acquired the data of 50 million Facebook users to launch "information warfare" against American voters, …

Social Media
Social Media

Democrats fume over Parscale's limited answers on Russian digital meddling

Donald Trump’s digital guru has stonewalled questions about Kremlin election interference, Democrats say, even as he launches Trump’s reelection campaign.<p>Even as digital media guru Brad Parscale takes over President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, federal investigators have mounting questions …

Donald Trump

FEC Cambridge Analytica 2013/2014

Posted at 01:08h in Spicy's Files by Spicys Mic<p>Facebook Twitter<p>Cambridge Analytica 2013/2014 FEC<p>Okay, so apparently I’m an over achiever or I really …

Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed …

Cambridge Analytica

Sessions’ Firing McCabe Violated His Promise to Recuse

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appears to directly violate the promise he made, under …

Donald Trump

Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians

WASHINGTON — Sitting in a hotel bar, Alexander Nix, who runs the political data firm Cambridge Analytica, had a few ideas for a prospective client looking for help in a foreign election. The firm could send an attractive woman to seduce a rival candidate and secretly videotape the encounter, Mr. …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Exit Hints at Dissent on Handling of Russian Trolls

As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat and the public outcry is resulting in the departure of a senior executive.<p>The impending exit of that executive — Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief information security …

Internet

Eric Trump Said Family’s SoHo Hotel Relied On “Good Demand From Russians”

The Democratic Coalition’s Senior Advisor Scott Dworkin just unearthed a never before seen interview with Eric Trump explaining the crucial …

Turning off anxiety could be as easy as flicking on a light in your brain

<b>The optogenetics technology</b><p>Optogenetics is a burgeoning field in the life sciences that scientists are very excited about. It's a tool that combines …

Trump Tower Russian Lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Exposed in Swiss Corruption Case

Natalia Veselnitskaya, who organized the notorious Trump Tower meeting, has been named in an explosive Swiss court case about bribery, corruption and …

China, Unhampered by Rules, Races Ahead in Gene-Editing Trials

U.S. scientists helped devise the Crispr biotechnology tool. First to test it in humans are Chinese doctors<p>HANGZHOU, China—In a hospital west of Shanghai, Wu Shixiu since March has been trying to treat cancer patients using a promising new gene-editing tool.<p>U.S. scientists helped devise the tool, …

Genetics

In a city of accents, what's considered 'cute' versus 'foreign' reveals a hierarchy

At the end of the semester, Yunxiang Gao is rated by her students in an anonymous evaluation. They mention the course load, her lecture style and at …

Scientists Warn World Is Now "More Vulnerable to Smallpox" After Controversial Virus Synthesis

Uh oh.<p>It's been described as the deadliest disease in human history, and scientists are warning the world may have just inched closer to seeing its …

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

Researchers have found a way to deplete breast cancer cells of energy and thus halt their growth. The findings may one day help to alleviate …

Cancer

Sessions' DOJ Charged A White Supremacist With Terrorism. They Just Didn't Tell Anyone.

WASHINGTON ― Usually, when the FBI arrests a terrorist and the Justice Department charges them, it’s a big deal. Combatting terrorism is one of the Justice Department’s top priorities, and terror cases are a great way for federal prosecutors and agents to make names and build careers. The press and …

Rights & Freedoms

FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump's campaign | McClatchy Washington Bureau

The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help …

Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Payments By The Russian Embassy

US authorities are poring over hundreds of newly uncovered payments from Russian diplomatic accounts. Among them are transactions by former ambassador Sergey Kislyak 10 days after the 2016 presidential election and a blocked $150,000 cash withdrawal five days after the inauguration.<p><b>Officials</b> …

Corruption

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with …

Donald Trump

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

When President Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin's outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat's efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides.<p>The …

Donald Trump

How hearing skills could be key to treating dyslexia

Reading may seem like a visual skill, but according to new research on dyslexia, children who excel at reading tend to be all ears.<p>Their brains process the sounds of speech in a more consistent way than those who struggle to read, scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago have found.<p>In a …

Flute

Detecting Dyslexia Risks Before Learning to Read

A new study links auditory processing and a child's reading skill. Researchers hope their findings could provide an early diagnostic tool for …

Neuroscience

Was 2017 the Craziest Year in U.S. Political History?

A dozen historians weigh in.<p>Imagine how future historians might try to summarize 2017: A U.S. president, his family and his political aides came under investigation by a special counsel for possibly helping a foreign government meddle in the election. Talk of impeachment swirled through Congress, …

Sexual Harassment
Donald Trump

2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege

In college — this was in the late 1980s and early 1990s at the University of California, Berkeley — I used to be one of those smart-alecky young …

John Conyers