The Daily Populous

Thursday April 5th, 2018 morning edition

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Facebook revealed Wednesday that "malicious actors" had scraped the personal data of most of its users by using a search feature to find their profile pages.

The company also revealed that the Cambridge Analytica data leak was potentially much bigger than first estimated; the data firm may have gotten access to the data on up to 87 million users.

The revelations come as the company is still reeling from and responding to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Meanwhile, up to 87 million users may have been affected by the leak of personal information to Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica — a number that was much bigger than previous estimates.

Facebook has been reeling since a whistleblower disclosed that Cambridge Analytica, which assisted President Trump's election campaign, gleaned data on millions of Facebook users through an app written by a university researcher.

The initial estimates were that the app gathered data on some 50 million Facebook users.

Facebook will be rolling out a new feature on Monday that will inform users who were affected by the data leak. »

Congress Is Trying to Stop Ajit Pai from Taking Broadband Assistance Away from the Poor

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“Your proposal accomplishes the exact opposite – it takes resources out of the hands of the most vulnerable Americans.”.

Established in 1985 under President Ronald Reagan, the Lifeline program was created to subsidize phone service for low-income Americans.

In 2005, it was expanded to include cell phone service, and in 2016, it was expanded again to cover internet access. »

Paris shootings survivor sues French media

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A man who hid from the Charlie Hebdo gunmen is suing French media who revealed his whereabouts.

The men - Said and Cherif Kouachi - had killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine the day before, and were later shot dead at the printing shop.

He lodged a complaint with prosecutors in Paris last month, and an investigation against the networks was launched last week, French media say. »

Zuckerberg says most Facebook users should assume they have had their public info scraped

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The company said earlier in a post from Facebook's chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, that most Facebook users "could have" had their public profile scraped.

"Until today, people could enter another person's phone number or email address into Facebook search to help find them.

Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we've seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way. »

News Release: PBOT launches 'Struck,' a Vision Zero education campaign, to get Portlanders to slow down, end traffic fatalities

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It is the largest public education campaign ever undertaken by the Transportation Bureau, and the first major campaign launched as part of the Vision Zero effort.

"It used to be socially acceptable to drive without a seat belt or drive when people were not quite sober.

Public education efforts like this are crucial for us to reach our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic fatalities and serious injuries.". »