The Daily Populous

Friday March 30th, 2018 evening edition

image for FBI questions Ted Malloch, Trump campaign figure and Farage ally

American once touted as possible ambassador to EU tells of being detained at Boston airport and subpoenaed by Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry.

A controversial London-based academic with close ties to Nigel Farage has been detained by the FBI upon arrival in the US and issued a subpoena to testify before Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Credibility of Trump's EU ambassador pick called into question by leading MEP Read more.

European officials, alarmed by the possible pick and his lack of diplomatic credentials, openly criticised Malloch, particularly after he compared the EU to the Soviet Union.

Stone, who has known Trump since the late 1980s, acknowledged having communications with Assange through an intermediary.

Malloch is ideologically close to Farage, the former Ukip leader who is also close to Trump and his former White House strategist Steve Bannon.

I was a US patriot and would do anything and everything to assist the government and I had no information that I believed was relevant. »

Los Angeles Wants to Build Its Own Citywide Broadband Network

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Now, Los Angeles is studying an aggressive plan to protect net neutrality.

Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Council introduced a motion to study the feasibility of a massive, citywide broadband grid.

“Los Angeles owns a network of fiber-optic cable that runs through every part of the city,” Krekorian told the Los Angeles Times. »

Facebook—even as it apologizes for scandal—funds campaign to block a California data-privacy measure

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His campaign is gathering signatures with the goal of landing the California Consumer Privacy Act on the November ballot.

The committee has backing from the California Chamber of Commerce, TechNet and the Internet Association—a trio of powerful and deep-pocketed interests.

Leading the campaign with Mactaggart is Mary Ross, a former CIA analyst who moved to California two years ago. »

Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks

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It may be time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, according to a new study from UC Berkeley and Northeastern Illinois University.

After sorting the students into “night owls,” “daytime finches” and “morning larks” — based on their activities on days they were not in class — researchers compared their class times to their academic outcomes.

In addition to learning deficits, social jet lag has been tied to obesity and excessive alcohol and tobacco use. »

Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo — And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed

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On June 18, 2016, one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s most trusted lieutenants circulated an extraordinary memo weighing the costs of the company’s relentless quest for growth.

The explosive internal memo is titled “The Ugly,” and has not been previously circulated outside the Silicon Valley social media giant.

“The memo is classic Boz because it speaks to the majority of Facebook employee views but it's also polarizing. »