AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle
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AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle

‘Find Christopher Wylie.” That instruction – 13 months ago – came from the very first ex-Cambridge Analytica employee I met. He was unequivocal. Wylie would have answers to the two questions that were troubling me most. He could tell me about Facebook. And he would know about Canada. What Christopher Wylie knows about Facebook, the…

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Teachers’ unions vote for strike action over government pay cap
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Teachers’ unions vote for strike action over government pay cap

Britain’s two major teaching unions have started the clock ticking on industrial action for schools in England and Wales after votes at conferences in Birmingham and Brighton. Delegates at the National Education Union (NEU), the section of the newly merged union formerly known as the National Union of Teachers, backed a motion in Brighton to…

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Tesla car that crashed and killed driver was running on Autopilot, firm says
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Tesla car that crashed and killed driver was running on Autopilot, firm says

Tesla has said a car that crashed in California last week, killing its driver, was operating on Autopilot. The 23 March crash on highway 101 in Mountain View is the latest accident to involve self-driving technology. Earlier this month, a self-driving Volvo SUV that was being tested by the ride-hailing service Uber struck and killed…

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British soldier Matt Tonroe killed by a bomb while fighting Isis in Syria is named
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British soldier Matt Tonroe killed by a bomb while fighting Isis in Syria is named

A British soldier who was killed by an roadside improvised explosive device while fighting against Islamic State in Syria has been named as Sgt Matt Tonroe. The 33-year-old, who was embedded with US forces, died alongside an American solider during an operation in Manbij, northern Syria on Thursday. Five others were wounded in the attack.…

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Foreign Office considers Russian consular access to Yulia Skripal
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Foreign Office considers Russian consular access to Yulia Skripal

The Foreign Office has said it is considering Russia’s request for consular access to Yulia Skripal as a fresh row develops over why British authorities searched a Russian aircraft travelling from Moscow to London on Friday. Russia’s transport ministry said it would demand an official explanation from the UK government for why a Russian Aeroflot…

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Florida school shooting survivors march on unfazed by personal attacks
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Florida school shooting survivors march on unfazed by personal attacks

In the week since they organized a worldwide protest against gun violence, student survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, have faced personal attacks and accusations that they want to repeal the second amendment. The organizers have stayed focused on their goal: making an impact on the 2018 elections. Less than 48 hours after the…

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