Sci-tech

Ex-Head Of Cambridge Analytica To Appear Before UK Committee

Ex-Head Of Cambridge Analytica To Appear Before UK Committee

According to reports, following the meeting with Zuckerberg, Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament will hold a press conference to furnish the media with his version of events.

Mark Zuckerberg has accepted an invitation to appear before the European Parliament in a closed-door session over the Cambridge Analytica scandal surrounding his firm, despite yet again refusing to be questioned by MPs in the UK.

"Our citizens deserve a full and detailed explanation".

And now Zuckerberg is to appear before the European Parliament, and has reportedly even agreed to meet with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, next Wednesday.

The world's largest social network has come under scrutiny over the way it handles personal data after revelations that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the Facebook data of 87 million users. Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit MORE (D-Del.) whether Bannon's goal "was to suppress voting or discourage certain individuals in the US from voting". He said that during the meeting, Zuckerberg will appear before the members of the LIBE committee and other relevant committees to carry out an in-depth analysis of various aspects related to personal data protection. The meeting would take place "as soon as possible, hopefully. next week", Mr Tajani added.

Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from Qatar for access to president'
The Office of Government Ethics released Trump's disclosure form on Wednesday. In February, Cohen said he was never reimbursed for payment to Daniels.

However, there are some Parliamentary members who are unhappy that the meeting will be behind closed doors.

Given Zuckerberg has thrice denied requests from United Kingdom lawmakers to take questions about his platform in a public hearing we can only assume the company made the CEO's appearance in front of European Union parliamentarians conditional on the meeting being closed. "It's a step in the right direction towards restoring confidence".

A DCMS committee spokesperson confirmed no formal summons has been issued to Zuckerberg to date, although Vote Leave campaign director Dominic Cummings, and former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix - both embroiled in the burgeoning scandal over the alleged misuse of data in political campaigns - were subject to formal summons.

"We have accepted the Council of President's proposal to meet with leaders of the European Parliament and appreciate the opportunity for dialogue, to listen to their views and show the steps we are taking to better protect people's privacy", Facebook said in a statement.


  • European Union  and Iran to keep nuclear deal in place

    European Union and Iran to keep nuclear deal in place

    The EU's energy commissioner is also traveling this week to Iran to discuss strengthening European energy support to Iran . Mogherini agreed at the end of a long day of diplomatic meetings.
    Senate panel releases documents from probe into Trump Tower meeting

    Senate panel releases documents from probe into Trump Tower meeting

    His initial explanation of the meeting suggested it was primarily about adoptions, though that explanation quickly fell apart. Trump then told an associate to spread a rumor that Putin had indeed stopped by for a visit, the report added.
    Marseille v Atletico Madrid

    Marseille v Atletico Madrid

    Marseille had started brightly but found themselves 1-0 down to an Antoine Griezmann strike when Payet pulled up hurt. Griezmann didn't waste the glorious chance to finish a side-foot after being teed up by Gabi who intercepted the ball.
  • Bafta TV awards hit with technical issues forcing show to be delayed

    Bafta TV awards hit with technical issues forcing show to be delayed

    American series "Big Little Lies" and " The Handmaid's Tale " are among nominees in the global category of these British awards. Last year, Cuba Gooding Jr . accepted this award last year on behalf of his winning show, "The People vs O.J.
    Petrol prices above Rs 75 per litre in New Delhi

    Petrol prices above Rs 75 per litre in New Delhi

    Diesel prices are now Rs 66.57 in New Delhi , Rs 69.11 in Kolkata, Rs 70.88 in Mumbai and Rs 70.25 in Chennai today. The government has no role in the fuel price hike except for the extra tax levied by respective state governments.
    Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier's home

    Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier's home

    However, no documents were taken, according to Najib's lawyer Harpal Singh Grewal. Mahathir has barred Najib from leaving the country pending investigations.
  • Everything We Know About Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Everything We Know About Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

    In developer Treyarch's own words, this version of Black Ops' PvP is the most ambitious multiplayer to date - and we concur. These settings constitute the three launch-day zombie modes: IX, Voyage of Despair , and Blood of the Dead (respectively).
    Full WWE SmackDown Live Spoilers For Tonight

    Full WWE SmackDown Live Spoilers For Tonight

    Becky Lynch vs. two Raw wrestlers to be announced vs. two Smackdown wrestlers to be announced in a Money in the Bank ladder match. Cass made his way out and proceeded to mock Bryan, even going so far as to say Brie Bella wears the trousers in the family.
    The ups and downs of an England squad announcement

    The ups and downs of an England squad announcement

    Trent Alexander-Arnold makes the team, but will likely be the third choice right-back behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier . Goalkeepers: Jack Butland ( Stoke City ), Jordan Pickford ( Everton ), Nick Pope ( Burnley ).
  • Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'

    Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'

    The World Health Organization held an emergency meeting on Friday and called the risk to the public in Congo "very high". The virus is transmitted to human through contact with wild animals and can then be passed from person to person.
    National Basketball Association  won't discipline JR Smith for 'hard foul' on Al Horford

    National Basketball Association won't discipline JR Smith for 'hard foul' on Al Horford

    For Cleveland , it was a demoralising scoreline, after what was another astonishing moment in year 15 of James' career. "They're gooning the game up and we've got to do the same thing". "I think I'll be fine".
    Giro d´Italia leader Simon Yates wins stage 11

    Giro d´Italia leader Simon Yates wins stage 11

    Both made it back to the main pack. "That was defiantly a lot harder than I expected", Bennett said after the race. The Mitchelton-Scott rider took his second stage win, but fellow Brit Chris Froome continues to struggle.