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NASA reveals Cold War nuclear testing effects on space weather



News May 18, 2017


Declassified documents on the testing, as well as scientific records from 1958 to 1962, have allowed NASA researchers to understand more about the effects.Space weather describes the electromagnetic environment around the planet, ...

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Data analytics for political purposes investigated



News May 17, 2017


The Information Commissioner's Office has now opened a formal investigation into the use of data for political purposes.The commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said "Given the big data revolution it is understandable that political ca...

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Facebook, Google and Twitter face data watchdog grilling over political campaigns



GENERAL ELECTION, News May 17, 2017


The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, the UK's data watchdog, has been assessing its impact since March.Ms Denham has clearly discovered enough to concern her and has now announced a formal investigation.This is a signif...

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Cyberattacks detected targeting MP candidates and political staff



GENERAL ELECTION, News May 17, 2017


A number of prospective MPs have been targeted, although Sky News understands they are not senior figures within their parties, or members of the Cabinet or shadow cabinet.The candidates were targeted on their personal email addre...

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Liberal Democrats issue manifesto pledge to 'roll-back state surveillance powers'



GENERAL ELECTION, News May 17, 2017


Speaking to Sky News, the Liberal Democrat's spokesperson on surveillance legislation said it was the party's position that "as a general principle, the bulk collection of everyone's data should not be allowed".While the party's r...

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