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Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashes

Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashesBy Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – Investigators probing the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jet eight days ago have found strong similarities in the 'angle of attack' data recorded by the doomed aircraft's cockpit recorder and data from a Lion Air jet of the same model that crashed in October, a person familiar with the matter said. Graphs of the two sets of data are "very, very simliar," the person said on Monday, asking not to be identified because the matter is still in the early stages of investigation. …



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U.S. agencies have not validated Ethiopian Airlines black box data: U.S. officials

U.S. agencies have not validated Ethiopian Airlines black box data: U.S. officialsEarlier on Sunday, a spokesman for the Ethiopian Transport Ministry said the data from the black boxes was successfully recovered and teams from the United States and Ethiopia had validated it. Citing analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of the March 10 disaster, the spokesman said the crash had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash. Investigators are trying to determine why the aircraft plunged into a field shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, searching for possible similarities to an October Lion Air crash that killed 189 people.



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Get paid for your data? California governor wants tech companies to show you the money

Get paid for your data? California governor wants tech companies to show you the moneyGov. Gavin Newsom is considering a bill that would compensate users for their data, but critics warn it could be complicated.



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Flight data recorder recovered from fatal Texas cargo plane crash

Flight data recorder recovered from fatal Texas cargo plane crashThe NTSB also posted two photos on Twitter showing the battered bright orange recorder found in the murky waters of Trinity Bay, near the small city of Anahuac. The Amazon Prime Air cargo plane operated by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings was flying to Houston from Miami when it nosedived into the bay, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. After the NTSB said on Friday that investigators recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the Boeing 767 cargo jetliner, the discovery of its flight data recorder could further help determine what caused the crash, which has been unclear.



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China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

China data leak exposes mass surveillance in XinjiangA Chinese technology firm has compiled a range of personal information on 2.6 million people in Xinjiang — from their ethnicity to locations — according to a data leak highlighting the wide extent of surveillance in the restive region. Xinjiang is home to most of China’s Uighur ethnic minority lives and has been under heavy police surveillance in recent years after violent inter-ethnic tensions. Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in Xinjiang are reportedly held in re-education camps, according to a UN panel of experts.



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Huawei founder says will not share data with China – CBS News

Huawei founder says will not share data with China - CBS NewsHuawei Technologies Co Ltd’s founder and chief executive pledged not to share any customer information with the Chinese government and said the company had never done so, in an interview with CBS News that aired on Tuesday. Asked if it had shared data with China’s government, Huawei’s Ren Zhengfei said in a translated interview with the television news outlet: “For the past 30 years, we have never done that. On Monday, Ren said in a separate interview with the BBC that the technology company would not undertake any spying activities and that it could shift its business investments to other countries amid an ongoing U.S. pressure campaign.



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State Bank of India fixes glitch that may have exposed customer data

State Bank of India fixes glitch that may have exposed customer dataA report by the U.S.-based TechCrunch news website on Wednesday had said SBI had secured an unprotected server that could have allowed anyone to access information on millions of its customers, including bank balances and recent transactions. The server, hosted in a Mumbai-based datacenter, stored data from SBI Quick, a text message and call-based system used to request basic information about their bank accounts by SBI customers, the report had said.



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Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law

Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy lawApple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a “shadow economy” in which people’s personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people to delete the information that is held about them. It is the latest attempt from Apple to position itself as the steward of consumers’ privacy, and to draw a line between itself and companies such as Facebook and Google. Mr Cook said that people need to “win back their right to privacy” and that companies that sell data should have to register with the Federal Trade Commission, the US consumer watchdog. “I and others are calling on the US Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation – a landmark package of reforms that protect and empower the consumer,” Mr Cook wrote in Time Magazine. He singled out “data brokers”, companies that purchase, bundle up and sell data on individuals, such as credit reference agencies, saying that most people were unaware of how companies transact in their data. “Right now, all of these secondary markets for your information exist in a shadow economy that’s largely unchecked. Let’s be clear: you never signed up for that,” Mr Cook wrote. The US does not have a national equivalent to the UK’s Data Protection Act or the European privacy legislation, GDPR. Facebook, Amazon and Google have all said they would support a law, but failed to put forward any concrete proposals. Mr Cook said companies should aim to minimise the amount of data they collect and make it easier for people to delete or correct it. Mr Cook has played up Apple’s privacy credentials in recent months, as sales of its iPhones stumble and as Google and Facebook have been embroiled in repeated data controversies. Its privacy commitment has come under scrutiny, since Apple receives billions of dollars a year from Google to be the default search engine on the iPhone. Mr Cook has defended the deal, saying the company has built in controls to limit how much users can be tracked.



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Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with RussiansWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing .



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Manafort allegedly lied about giving polling data to Russian: court filing

Manafort allegedly lied about giving polling data to Russian: court filingBefore sending the document to a public database for federal court filings, lawyers for Manafort had tried to black out the portion on polling data and other information about Manafort’s interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a former business partner of Manafort’s who Mueller has claimed in court filings has ties to Russian intelligence. Reuters did not independently review the filing, which was soon replaced in the public database with a properly redacted version. Manafort’s lawyers did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.



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