Daily Archives: March 21, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook made mistakes on Cambridge Analytica

Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. Zuckerberg said Wednesday that Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data and if it fails, “we don’t deserve to serve you.” Zuckerberg and Facebook’s No. 2 executive, ...

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New titanium industry could grow out of oilsands waste

After several years and nearly $100 million of research, engineers say they have developed new technology to extract valuable metals from the waste produced by the oilsands in northern Alberta. Canadian Natural Resources and Titanium Corp. have a proposal to construct a $400-million facility at CNR’s Horizon oilsands site to produce titanium and zircon from the materials left over from bitumen production.  Zircon is used to make ceramic tiles ...

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Storage business booming as Canadians grapple with 'too much stuff'

​You might think self-storage is one of the most boring businesses on the planet — if you’ve ever bothered to give it a thought. But guess again. A number of Canadian companies are investing big bucks to offer new, creative services that are transforming the industry. E-commerce startups that offer pickup and delivery at the click of a mouse, new developments ...

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Former Miss America Erika Harold wins Illinois GOP primary for attorney general

Miss Illinois Erika Harold is crowned Miss America 2003 in Atlantic City, N.J., Sept. 21, 2002.  (Reuters) Erika Harold, an attorney and former Miss America winner, won Tuesday’s Republican primary in Illinois for attorney general, while state Sen. Kwame Raoul declared himself the victor on the Democratic side. Raoul received a concession call from the Democratic runner-up, former Gov. Pat ...

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Canada's privacy watchdog launches investigation into Facebook after allegations of data leak

Canada’s privacy watchdog has launched an investigation into Facebook after a series of media reports alleged that private online information belonging to millions of Americans was obtained by a company working on U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign. “We have received a complaint against Facebook in relation to allegations involving Cambridge Analytica and have therefore opened a formal investigation,” Canada’s ...

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