Controversial big data firm Cambridge Analytica, who target populations worldwide for political and military organisations, face requests for more information and communications as part of US Senate Inquiries into Russian support of Trump’s campaign. New names identified provide yet more Russia ties
Month: November 2017
As huge leaps forwards are taken in robotics and artificial intelligence fields, the world’s most powerful nations are facing up to the fact our biggest technology companies have allowed hackers and intelligence services to attack democracies. Should we entrust them with the rise of the machines?
The Bank of England releases its latest financial stability report and the results of stress testing on the United Kingdom’s key banks: UK Household Debt and Fintech pose significant risks to UK Banks and the stability of the country.
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The Sun columnist has humiliated the puppet regulator and everyone associated with it
As cadets sing of a final battle for Uncle Vladimir, Putin calls on industry to prepare for war. Are we approaching a final episode in the world conflict still being broadly denied across the globe?
Hypocrisy and double standards: How a Tory flagship council denies the ” just about managing ” their new homes
Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, announced today big measures to help ordinary people get on the housing ladder. Tory run Westminster Council has just approved a plan to deny more ordinary people to get homes
I didn’t know any of this in 2016. Like everyone else, I thought the world had simply fallen victim to a deceitful bus and some idiotic, gun-toting rednecks. I was wrong, I’m not ashamed to admit. We all were.
Exclusive: Are whistleblowers now too frit to reveal when NHS patients and care home residents are in danger?
The number of whistleblowers in the NHS and care homes reporting safeguarding issues has dropped dramatically in the same year as the Care Quality Commission finally acted to create a national guardian to protect staff who warned of dangers to patients
What is the true extent of Russia’s interference in Brexit through social media and did it have any impact?
Byline has been at the forefront of the Brexit/Russia investigation and, as the world catches up, we can exclusively reveal Brexit as you’ve never seen it before.
There is no silver bullet for the identification of troll accounts on social media. In fact, the process of identifying them and making a decision about what they are is a hugely complex matter. This is a problem, because we aren’t just dealing with automated bots, as this case study explains…
Exclusive: How newly found “destroyed” papers revive the mystery of the notorious gay and paedophile Elm Guest House
Inquest Papers claimed to have been destroyed have emerged 27 years later querying whether Carole Kasir killed herself or was killed re-opening the question of the role of the notorious Elm Street quest house in south wesr London
Following the threads of investigation which led from using pens in the brexit referendum to the St Petersburg troll farm of Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the picture of disinformation being used in social media – affecting both the UK and US – exposes the abuse of patriotism as a weapon.
Over the course of 2017 the Russian hybrid offensive on the West, which specifically targeted the Brexit referendum and the election of President Trump, has been extensively investigated and confirmed. From Sweden to the online world of Social Media this is the whole story and a growing archive
The final part of a special investigation into weaponised data, disinformation, and social media.
Starting with one single Olgino Troll account, identified by Twitter in the US Senate Russia Inquiry, a detailed analysis and dip samples confirm the Brexit social network is also infested with managed and automated accounts.
A tide of information suggests the report was inaccurate on essentials, omitted vital information and was poorly researched. The paper should come clean
One denial from Russian television network RT leaves us with even more questions over Russia’s state influence on UK politics and a trail of Kremlin money. So far, eight public officials are known to have received £9,000 in Russian state funds and Farage is earning a mystery £60,000.
A new documentary, ‘Injustice: A Film about Crime and Prison’, explores whether the justice system takes the right approach to those convicted of crimes
Flamboyant politician, media spokesperson, bad boy of Brexit. Kremlin asset. People are waiting for suitcases full of cash but the truth is what the truth is: something which has been staring us in the face for years.
Exclusive: Supreme Court ruling opens way for legal action against Michael Gove and Liz Truss for racial discrimination and victimisation
A virtually unreported ruling by the Supreme Court has removed immunity from the Equality Act for misconduct and disciplinary hearings opening the way for three judges and a former tribunal member to bring legal action against two former Lord Chancellors,six high court judges and tribunal heads
Almost six months ago the tangled web of Russian ties to the White House, the Leave.EU campaign, and the key figures was already being unravelled. With renewed focus on hidden finances through the Paradise Papers, it’s worth reminding the world of one harsh lesson: leaks are not the only answer.
A report of court proceedings in the case of Thomas Sheridan v News Group Newspapers 3/11/17
Almost 25 years on from Stephen Lawrence’s murder, it’s time to ask whether the Mail really played the pivotal and progressive role it likes to claim
A highly critical and moving report by the Rt Rev James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool,calls for cultural change in Britain to deal with tragedies like Hillsborough and Grenfell Tower and is highly critical of the patronising disposition of a powerful elite to families’ pain and suffering.
Arron Banks faces full Electoral Commission investigation over the sources of millions in donations to Brexit campaign groups including Leave.EU