Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Sources on how Cambridge Analytica milked Mercer-backed GOP candidates, including Cruz campaign, which paid $5.8M and compared the firm to a Ponzi scheme — The secretive data firm said it could move the minds of American voters. That wasn’t its real victory. — Looking for news you can trust?
Brad Templeton / Brad Ideas:
Analysis shows how onboard sensors should have detected the pedestrian before fatal Uber autonomous car collision and why attentive safety drivers are important — The Tempe police released the poor quality video from the Uber. What looks like a dash-cam video along with a video of the safety driver.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook has been contacting ad agencies and trade bodies to reassure them that customer data is being protected in light of Cambridge Analytica news — Social-media giant plans marketing outreach to reassure users of safety on its platform and prevent more advertisers from dropping out
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Reports: Google is warning developers to include prominent crash reporting disclosures in apps or face removal — There’s been an uptick among Android developers receiving warnings from the Google Play team. The issue appears to be crash reporting, which is a common feature developers build into apps.
Huawei elects new board in first reshuffle since 2012, replacing its rotating CEO system with a rotating chairman system and keeping Ren Zhengfei as CEO — HONG KONG (Reuters) – Smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said it has elected a new board in its first reshuffle since 2012 …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Sources: Uber’s autonomous cars struggled with goal of 13 miles before driver intervention; Waymo says its cars had average of ~5.6K miles between interventions — SAN FRANCISCO — Uber’s robotic vehicle project was not living up to expectations months before a self-driving car operated …
Sian Bradley / UKTN:
Blockchain startup Everledger, which tracks the provenance of high-value assets like diamonds to help prevent fraud, raises $10.4M Series A — Everledger, a startup that uses blockchain technology to track assets in a bid to prevent fraud, has raised $10.4m (£7.38m) in Series A funding.
Hannah Summers / The Guardian:
Eighteen investigators, including some from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, raid Cambridge Analytica London offices after search warrant granted — Records held by the London-based company to be secured amid allegations it may have illegally acquired data
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to introduce new low-cost iPads and software for the education market at an event in Chicago next week — Company holding rare education-focused event next week — Lower-cost and Pro models have recently reignited iPad sales — Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Craigslist pulls all personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill FOSTA, says any tool or service can be misused and that it can’t take such risk — Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.