An emerging story that’s happening right now is the Cambridge Analytica’s misappropriation of Facebook user’s information. The Rolling Stone gives a recap on what we know so far in this story. So far, during the time of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his election team hired Cambridge Analytica and gathered 50 million Facebook profiles.
The reason that has been said for the gathering of these profiles was to use the information to identify U.S voters to target them with personalized political advertisements.
Back in early 2017, Cambridge head of products, Matt Oczkowski, said in a postelection Google panel that the Trump campaign didn’t use psychographics.
This isn’t the first time that this has happened. Back in 2015, presidential candidate Ted Cruz did the exact same method. Cruz’s campaign paid researchers at Cambridge University to gather Facebook profiles.
At the age of 76, Stephen Hawking dies inside of his home in Cambridge, England
Stephen Hawking , a man of excellence with in the science realm has died peacefully at the age of 76, in his Cambridge home in England. Hawking was infamous for his vast discoveries with in science, including research on quantum physics and black holes with in our universe.
Outside of his vast research in science topics, he became a published author when he wrote the book ,” A brief history in time: from big bang to black holes”, in the year of 1988. In accordance the the NY Times Newspaper, the book was ” Making the Big Bang Almost Understandable”. It allowed people who did not have the scientific knowledge to regularly understand those concepts, to allow them to gain insight on the world how he perceived it.
This could be viewed as fascinating because of the time and era when this book was published , not allow of information was produced about space, and space travel just had become a process in the works.
Along with his great life, there were some downward spirals that had taken place. Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , or (ALS) for short. Despite his physical handicap, it never affected his brilliant mind, which allowed him to create more new and improved discoveries with in modern day science.