PACIFIC for April 23: Google’s Facebook turn

What’s Next: Robots: Amazon is ramping up development on Vesta, an in-home robot that moves around the house and provides Alexa-like features, per Bloomberg. Vesta is named after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family, and could be in your home by 2019. Amazon says it won’t … [Read More...]

The data scientist behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal did…

The data scientist behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal did paid consultancy work for Facebook and has close ties to staff Data scientist Aleksandr Kogan said he once had close ties to Facebook , despite being blamed by the company for his role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Kogan said he … [Read More...]

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

An Afghan police officer stands outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. [Read More...]

Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads – TechCrunch

TechCrunchFacebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake adsTechCrunchIn an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on fake adverts distributed on the social media giant's platform. Lewis, who …Facebook … [Read More...]

Stocks Edge Lower; Treasury Yield Nears 3% – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalStocks Edge Lower; Treasury Yield Nears 3%Wall Street JournalGlobal stocks started the week slightly lower as investors parsed a mixed set of corporate results, with equities showing only a muted response to a selloff in bonds that sent the 10-year Treasury yield near 3%. The Stoxx Europe 600 edged … [Read More...]