Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Trump: What you need to know – CNET

The world’s largest social network is at the center of an international scandal around voter data, the 2016 US presidential election, and Brexit.

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Data of 50M Facebook users obtained by Trump-linked firm – CNET

Voter profiling firm Cambridge Analytica got hold of the data without the consent of Facebook’s users, say reports by The New York Times and the UK’s Observer and Guardian papers.

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US Navy launches submarine maneuvered by Xbox controller – CNET

Commentary: The USS Colorado has a new way of operating its photonics masts, and it’s something younger sailors are already familiar with.

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Shure’s $3,000 KSE1500 headphones make for an ear-opening experience – CNET

For well-heeled audiophiles seeking the outer limits of transparency, the Shure KSE1500 electrostatic in-ear headphone is the one to get.

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VW electric Pikes Peak race car has shades of I.D. – Roadshow

Electric cars aren’t just for regular ol’ roads.

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‘Virtual Particles’ Could Create Dark, Echoing Dead Stars – Live Science

Live Science'Virtual Particles' Could Create Dark, Echoing Dead StarsLive ScienceThat's thanks to a phenomenon known as “quantum vacuum polarization.” Here's how it works: There's a principle in quantum mechanics, as Live Science has reported previously, that empty space isn't really empty, but instead populated with “virtual …

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Best home theater upgrades from $20 to $2,500 – CNET

Buying a TV is only half of the best home theater experience. Upgrade your AV system, too, with these streamers, sound bars, receivers and other gadgets.

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March Madness indeed! UVA goes down and all brackets go bust – CNET

Hail underdogs! A No. 16 seed had never beat a No. 1 in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, until the UMBC Retrievers bounded along.

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Facebook bans Trump-linked campaign data firm – CNET

The world’s largest social network said it’s banning a data analytics firm, called Cambridge Analytica, after reports it lied about how it treated user data.

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Boeing’s new 737 MAX 7 airplane completes first test flight – CNET

The next version of Boeing’s popular 737 aircraft has the longest range of any MAX plane.

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