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BBC: Cambridge Analytica: Facebook row firm boss suspended Cambridge Analytica: Facebook row firm boss suspended 20 March 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTuesday's broadcast showed Mr Nix saying he met Donald Trump 'many times'Cambridge Analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of Facebook data, has suspended its boss Alexander Nix. The chief executive's comments, secretly recorded by Channel 4 News, "do not represent the values or operations of the firm," it said. In the footage, Mr Nix appeared to suggest tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online. However, Cambridge Analytica said the report had "grossly misrepresented" the conversations caught on camera. The London-based firm, along with the social network, is under scrutiny following claims by a whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, who worked with Cambridge Analytica. He alleges it amassed large amounts of data through a personality quiz on Facebook called This is Your Digital Life. He claims that 270,000 people took the quiz, but the data of some 50 million users, mainly in the US, was harvested without their explicit consent via their friend networks. Mr Wylie says that data was sold to Cambridge Analytica, which then used it to psychologically profile people and deliver pro-Trump material to them, with a view to influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Facebook boss summoned over data claims The global reach of Cambridge Analytica Cambridge Analytica: The story so far Facebook shares slip as scrutiny continues Facebook has said the data was obtained legitimately, but Cambridge Analytica failed to delete it when subsequently ordered to do so. For its part, Cambridge Analytica says it deleted the data when Facebook told it to. Facebook said on Tuesday that the entire company was "outraged we were deceived". "We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people's information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens," it added. The firm will send representatives to Washington on Wednesday to answer questions before the US Congress. Campaign work Filming by Channel 4 News, broadcast on Tuesday, showed Mr Nix claiming his firm had run Mr Trump's digital campaign. Image copyright PA Image caption Alexander Nix has been suspended 'with immediate effect' He said that the work the company did, including research, analytics and targeted campaigning, allowed the Republican candidate to win with a narrow margin of "40,000 votes" in three states. "We did all the research, all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting, we ran all the digital campaign, the television campaign and our data informed all the strategy," he added. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMonday's broadcast showed Mr Nix saying his firm could discredit politicians onlineA statement from Cambridge Analytica's board of directors said Mr Nix had been suspended with "immediate effect, pending a full, independent investigation". It added: "In the view of the board, Mr Nix's recent comments secretly recorded by Channel 4 and other allegations do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation." The firm's chief data officer, Dr Alexander Tayler - who was also filmed discussing campaign strategy for Mr Trump - will serve as acting CEO. 'Send some girls' The undercover report shown on Monday saw Mr Nix describing how he could target individuals. He said one way was to "offer them a deal that's too good to be true and make sure that video's recorded". He also said he could "send some girls around to the candidate's house..." adding that Ukrainian girls "are very beautiful, I find that works very well". Mr Nix continued: "I'm just giving you examples of what can be done and what has been done." The managing director of Cambridge Analytica's political division, Mark Turnbull, was also shown saying the company could create proxy organisations to spread negative material about opposition candidates online without being traced. On Monday, Cambridge Analytica said the executives had "entertained a series of ludicrous hypothetical scenarios" in order to "play along with this line of conversation, and partly to spare our 'client' from embarrassment". And Mr Nix told the BBC's Newsnight programme he felt the firm had been "deliberately entrapped". There have now been calls for an investigation into the work Cambridge Analytica carried out during the 2013 election in Kenya. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Nix spoke to BBC Newsnight before the Channel 4 report was aired on Monday night. He declined to be interviewed after the undercover footage was broadcastEarlier, a parliamentary committee called for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analytica. Damian Collins, the chairman of the Commons inquiry into fake news, accused Facebook of "misleading" the committee previously, and said it was "now time to hear from a senior Facebook executive with the sufficient authority to give an accurate account of this catastrophic failure of process". Facebook shares fell by a further 5% on Tuesday, following a 6.7% drop on Monday, meaning that in total, about $50bn has been wiped from its market value. The company held an open meeting with its employees on Tuesday to discuss the matter, but the BBC's North America technology reporter Dave Lee said neither Mr Zuckerberg nor his deputy, Sheryl Sandberg, chaired it. Facebook said: "Mark, Sheryl and their teams are working around the clock to get all the facts and take the appropriate action moving forward, because they understand the seriousness of this issue." Skip Twitter post by @DamianCollins Report End of Twitter post by @DamianCollins The UK's Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said she would be applying to court for a warrant to search the offices of Cambridge Analytica. The consumer watchdog the US Federal Trade Commission - which has the power to levy large fines - has also reportedly opened an investigation into Facebook. Dr Aleksandr Kogan, who created the personality app from which the data had been harvested, is a senior research associate at the University of Cambridge. A spokesman from the university said they had "sought and received assurances" from Dr Kogan that no University data, resources or facilities were used for his work and they had found no evidence to contradict that, but were writing to Facebook to "request all relevant evidence in their possession". View the full article Read this BBC: Ant McPartlin held over drink-driving after collision Ant McPartlin held over drink-driving after collision 18 March 2018 Image copyright Getty Images TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a collision involving three vehicles in south-west London. The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Lower Richmond Road in Mortlake at 15:59 GMT. The ambulance service and London Fire Brigade also attended and a number of people were treated for minor injuries. Police said a 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene after failing a roadside breathalyser test. He has been taken to a south London police station for questioning. A child passenger in one of the cars was taken to hospital for a check up as a precaution, the Met added. Ant McPartlin co-hosts several ITV shows with Declan Donnelly, including Britain's Got Talent, I'm A Celebrity and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. View the full article Read this BBC: Two women shot dead at house in St Leonards Two women shot dead at house in St Leonards 17 March 2018 Image caption The shooting prompted a large police response Two women have been shot dead at a house in East Sussex, police have said. Armed officers responded to reports of a shooting in Bexhill Road, St Leonards, at 19:43 GMT on Friday. Sussex Police said two women, aged 32 and 53, had been shot dead, while two more - one pregnant - were led to safety from the house by firearms officers. They were both uninjured. Two hours later, a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a firearm was seized. Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley said: "Tragically two women aged 32 and 53 have died after being shot and our thoughts are with their family and friends. "We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward." Police said the women were known to the arrested man. Skip Twitter post by @bbcsoutheast Report End of Twitter post by @bbcsoutheast The shooting prompted a large police response, with witnesses reporting a number of police vehicles and the force helicopter in the area. The road was closed and police advised the public to stay indoors. Skip Twitter post by @brightonsnapper Report End of Twitter post by @brightonsnapper View the full article Read this BBC: Iraqi teenager convicted over Tube bomb 16 March 2018 A teenager who showed warning signs to authorities that he could carry out a terrorist attack has been found guilty of 2017's Parsons Green Tube bombing. Ahmed Hassan's bomb injured 30 commuters on a London Underground train on 15 September 2017. A jury at the Old Bailey took just a day to find the 18-year-old, from Surrey, guilty of attempted murder. The Iraqi teenager had been referred to the government's deradicalisation programme prior to the attack. Hassan, who arrived in the UK as a child asylum seeker, claimed to immigration officials that he had been groomed by the Islamic State group. The Iraqi fantasist who wanted attention The BBC understands that while a local official from the government's Prevent counter-extremism programme was brought in to look at his case in early 2016, Hassan did not receive any deradicalisation support for months. He was eventually referred to specialists to try to change his mindset - and he had not been given the all-clear by the time he carried out the attack. View the full article Read this Met Police goes zero-emission with fleet of Toyota Mirai hydrogen cars Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Met Police have taken the first delivery of 11 new hydrogen powered electric fuel cars. Full details and photos are here: Sunday Times: https://www.driving.co.uk/news/met-police-goes-zero-emission-fleet-toyota-mirai-hydrogen-fuel-cell/ Motoring Research are reporting on it here: https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/met-police-toyota-mirai-fuel-cell-fleet/ Toyota are reporting on it on their blog here: http://blog.toyota.co.uk/mirai-met-police Read this BBC: 200 witnesses in Russian ex-spy poisoning 10 March 2018 More than 200 witnesses identified as police investigate Russian ex-spy poisoning "at speed", home secretary says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article Read this Former Scotland Yard poster girl sues IPCC for £144,000 | Daily Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5478051/Former-Scotland-Yard-poster-girl-sues-IPCC-144-000.html Former Scotland Yard poster girl who won £37,000 racism payout from the Met now sues the watchdog she joined to clean up the police for £144,000 - accusing it of being 'institutionally racist and corrupt' Read this BBC: Russian spy: Police name officer injured in attack Russian spy: Police name officer injured in attack 8 March 2018 Related TopicsRussian spy poisoning Image copyright Sailsbury Journal/Getty Images Image caption Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey is stable after intensive care treatment following the incident The officer injured in the nerve agent attack has been named by police as Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey. The officer, 38, who was in intensive care following the incident, is now "stable and conscious", Wiltshire's chief constable Keir Pritchard said. Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, are still critically ill after being found collapsed on a bench in Salisbury on Sunday. Mr Pritchard said Det Sgt Bailey was sitting up and talking in hospital. "I very much hope Nick will be on his feet back at work very soon," he told the BBC. "We desperately miss him." Counter-terrorism officers are working to find the origin of the nerve agent. Earlier, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the attempted murder of Mr Skripal and his daughter using a nerve agent was a "brazen and reckless" act. Russian spy: What we know so far What are nerve agents? State TV anchor warns 'traitors' Meanwhile, a doctor who was one of the first people on the scene has described how she found Ms Skripal slumped unconscious on a bench, vomiting and fitting. She had also lost control of her bodily functions. The woman, who asked not to be named, told the BBC she moved Ms Skripal into the recovery position and opened her airway, as others tended to her father. She said she treated her for almost 30 minutes, saying there was no sign of any chemical agent on Ms Skripal's face or body. The doctor said she had been worried she would be affected by the nerve agent, but added that she "feels fine". View the full article Read this Read More Police News