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Reince Priebus weighs in on Cambridge Analytica

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said he wasn’t sure how true some of the claims were about a data analytics firm and its influence on the U.S. presidential election. Cambridge Analytica — a firm publicly associated with President Donald Trump’s campaign — is said to have collected …

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Earnings, stocks and the Fed on the agenda

Gains stateside in the previous session came after U.S. stocks pulled back at the beginning of the week as a fall in Facebook shares dragged on the tech sector. Regulators are looking into whether the social media giant potentially violated a consent decree following reports that data of 50 million …

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artificial swarm intelligence combines humans and tech

Rather than being fearful of machines rising up against humans, one company is actively trying to merge the two, by combining human intelligence with computer algorithms to predict a whole series of real-world events. Unanimous AI is a company that uses technology that draws from a concept commonly found in …

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Tech stocks, currencies and upcoming Fed meeting in focus

Stocks elsewhere in the region saw slimmer losses, with Seoul’s benchmark Kospi off by 0.5 percent and Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 slipping slightly by 0.56 percent. South Korean tech names were softer following the slump in tech names stateside overnight, although that was partially offset by a strong showing among steelmakers. …

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New head of China’s new anti-corruption body is appointed

China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament on Sunday appointed a senior graft-buster as head of the country’s controversial new anti-corruption body, though real power will remain with the ruling Communist Party. Supervision Minister Yang Xiaodu, who is also a deputy head of the party’s own graft-fighting Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), …

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