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Facebook CEO issues a statement five days after a data scandal engulfed his social media empire

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 9:24 PM
Zuckerberg to face questions in CNN TV exclusive at 9 p.m. ET

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 8:41 PM
Senator calls on Zuckerberg to testify before Congress

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 8:43 PM
Data scientist at center of controversy says he's a scapegoat

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 1:58 AM
Scientist: I didn't know data was used to target voters
The data scientist, Aleksandr Kogan, who gathered info on millions of Americans for Cambridge Analytica, the controversial data firm that worked for Trump's presidential campaign, says he didn't know what they would do with the Facebook user data he collected.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 11:57 PM
Facebook's data scandal: Key names to know
Facebook is facing tough questions over how data on its users was obtained by a political data firm called Cambridge Analytica, and how the personal details were used.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 1:39 PM
Understanding the Cambridge Analytica controversy

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 2:11 PM
Opinion: I ditched Facebook in 2013, and it's been fine
You can ditch Facebook. It's OK. You will survive. And not only will you get through it, but your life will get better.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 9:51 PM
Inside the Trump campaign's ties with Cambridge Analytica
Top Trump campaign brass spent the summer of 2016 grappling with how to build a digital operation for the general election and came upon a possible solution: Cambridge Analytica.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 9:00 PM
Opinion: Cambridge Analytica brags about weaponizing 'Crooked Hillary' slogan
This week we learned that an infamous Donald Trump slogan for his opponent -- "Crooked Hillary" -- may have been weaponized on his behalf by Cambridge Analytica in its campaign ads for Trump. In a report by Britain's Channel 4, Cambridge Analytica's CEO, Alexander Nix, claims he orchestrated the online viral growth of some of the most damaging and false narratives about Hillary Clinton -- including the "Crooked Hillary" slogan.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 8:32 PM

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How to Clear Your Driving Record and Save On Insurance

A bad driving record comes with consequences, none of them good. One of the most well-known negatives is that, when a ding to your record your car insurance rates can go up. Fortunately, you may be able to do something about it. The Point Syst...

Will Your Car Insurance Cover You Out of State?

As spring and summer head our way, you may be planning a cross-country drive. A common concern with drivers is whether or not their auto insurance policy will cover them if they are in an accident out-of-state. Unless you’re traveling to a f...

Do You Need Non-Owner Car Insurance?

Don’t own a car? You might still need to own an auto insurance policy. Called non-owner auto insurance, this kind of coverage can be a good idea and, in some states and circumstances, even required. Non-owner car insurance is a unique po...

How Much Will Your Auto Insurance Rates Go Up After an Accident?

It’s common knowledge that if you’re in an auto accident and file a claim your insurance rates are likely to go up. Many people decide not to report minor damage in fear of seeing their rates skyrocket. According to one report, if...

8 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

When you’re in a car accident, whether it’s minor fender-bender or a major collision, it’s very unsettling. You may be disoriented, not sure what to do next. The best way to be prepared for such a moment is to learn the steps tha...

Do Your Homework Before You Apply for Auto Loan

When you decide it’s time to buy that new car you’ve been wanting, unless you are in a position to pay cash you’ll need to get a loan. For a lot of people, that step in the process is last, but do yourself a favor and think about...

When to File an Auto Insurance Claim and When It’s Smart Not To

Should you, or shouldn’t you? It’s common knowledge that whenever you file an auto insurance claim your premiums might go up. So should you or shouldn’t you file a claim? Whether you should or shouldn’t file depends. Wh...

7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car

When you rent a car, you have to make a lot of decisions. Should you purchase insurance for the rental? Which mileage plan does the company provide? Should you prepay for fuel? Making the wrong choices can be costly. Here are some mistakes to...

Can Your Auto Insurance Deductible Be Waived?

When you purchase car insurance your policy includes a deductible. You must pay the specified deductible amount before your insurance company pays for the remaining repair costs. In certain situations, the deductible can be waived. Here are so...

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Auto Insurance Industry

As with so many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) is tangibly changing the auto insurance industry. The goal is to improve customer service and safety, but also to save insurance providers and policy-holders money. One prediction is...


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Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians
A British TV station sent a reporter to pose as a prospective client, and secretly filmed Cambridge Analytica’s chief executive offering to engage in dirty tricks.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 10:36 AM
For Austin Bomb Investigators, Each New Blast Offers New Clues
Investigators in Texas searched for links between an unexploded device at a FedEx shipping facility and a series of recent package bombings.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 11:51 AM
Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Speak on Alleged Trump Affair
Ms. McDougal is the second woman this month to challenge Trump associates’ efforts to bury stories of extramarital relationships.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:29 AM
Maryland School Gunman Dies After Confrontation With Armed Deputy
A deputy at the school confronted the gunman, a male student, less than a minute after he began shooting, the sheriff said. Two students were wounded in the episode.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 12:38 AM
Ben Carson Defends Buying $31,000 Dining Set to Congress: ‘I Left It to My Wife’
In a rambling, at times contradictory, explanation, Mr. Carson told a House committee that he had “dismissed” himself from the decision to buy the set for his office last year, leaving the details to his wife and staff.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 7:13 PM
Brother of Nikolas Cruz Arrested on Trespassing Charge at Stoneman Douglas High School
Sheriff’s deputies stopped Zachary Cruz on Monday afternoon after he rode a skateboard onto the school’s property, the authorities said. School officials had told him to stay away.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 1:06 AM
Mississippi Bans Abortions After 15 Weeks; Opponents Swiftly Sue
“We are saving more of the unborn than any state,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. Abortion rights advocates called the bill clearly unconstitutional.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:02 PM
More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants
Women with breast implants have an increased risk of a type of lymphoma that can usually be cured by surgery alone — but not always.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 9:31 PM
‘Silent, Yes, but Never Withdrawn’: Readers Respond to a Dwindling Catholic Monastery
New York Times readers responded to an article about a small Catholic monastery in South Carolina with their own brushes with monastic life.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 8:41 PM
Over 20 People Were at the Table When Trump Met the Saudis. None Were Women.
Photos from Tuesday’s meeting show that the dynamics at the table remained relatively unchanged — even amid White House staff shake-ups — and male.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 9:57 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Willis Towers Watson Adds Chmielesk, Beasley to Corporate Health Care Team
Willis Towers Watson announced two senior appointments within its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) segment to strengthen its health care platform. Sue Chmieleski has been appointed health care industry leader, North America, CRB, where she will be responsible for strategy …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Severe Storms Spawn Tornadoes, Damage Homes in Southeast
Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night. Forecasters warned that the storms could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of powerful tornadoes, damaging winds and …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:59 PM
Arkansas Cities Are Focus of Study on Limiting Pedestrian Deaths
A federally funded study focusing on two Arkansas cities will serve as an outline for statewide efforts to reduce pedestrian deaths. Two metropolitan planning organizations in Jonesboro and Little Rock are sharing a $100,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:29 PM
Outlooks Revised to Stable for Louisiana’s Stonetrust Commercial Insurance
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of workers’ compensation insurer, Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co. (Stonetrust), headquartered in Baton Rouge, …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:13 PM
Damage Cap Upheld in Fatal 2015 North Dakota School/Bus Train Crash
The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a $500,000 cap on damages in a 2015 fatal school bus-train crash near Larimore. The bus driver and a student died when the Larimore school bus with 13 students collided with a BNSF …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:01 PM
Lawyer: Ex-Kansas VA Worker Subject of Nearly 100 Sex Abuse Lawsuits
The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse is approaching 100. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas City attorneys Dan Curry and Sarah Brown filed three more lawsuits last …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:59 PM
$1.8M Settlement Proposed for Teen Hurt on Broken Ohio Fair Ride
A young woman critically injured in a deadly ride accident at the Ohio State Fair would get nearly $1.8 million in a proposed settlement of her claims against the ride operator and companies that had inspected it. A carriage on …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:58 PM
Hornsby Named VP, Business Development for Plexas Groupe in Dallas
Illinois-headquartered national insurance brokerage and risk management consultancy ,The Plexus Groupe (Plexus), has hired sales executive Wes Hornsby as a vice president of Business Development. Hornsby is based in Dallas. Hornsby brings more than 20 years of sales leadership, business …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:55 PM
UK Broker Group BIBA Forms Agreement with WBN to Help EU Clients After Brexit
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has formed an agreement with the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) so that BIBA’s UK-based brokers are introduced to WBN’s EU-based brokers — thereby enabling continuity for BIBA members’ EU clients after Brexit. WBN has …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:08 PM
DWI Fatalities New Mexico Fell 16 Percent in a Year
New Mexico’s DWI fatalities dropped 16 percent in 2017 from the previous year. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the decrease of alcohol-related fatalities from 173 in 2016 to 145 in 2017 on Friday as she said law enforcement agencies across the …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 2:41 PM

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