ACLU finds social media sites gave data to company tracking black protesters

ACLU revealed Tuesday that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram gave ‘special access’ to Geofeedia, a controversial social media monitoring company

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have previously provided users’ data to a software company that aids police surveillance programs and targets protesters of color, according to government records obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU revealed on Tuesday that the technology corporations gave “special access” to Geofeedia, a controversial social media monitoring company that partners with law enforcement and has marketed its services as a tool to track Black Lives Matter activists.

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Elon Musk hits back at coal baron who called him a ‘fraud’ over green subsidies

  • Trump backer Robert Murray claimed Tesla had received $2bn from taxpayer
  • Musk tweets that the real fraud is ‘denial of climate science’

Tesla founder Elon Musk has hit back against the CEO of a coal power company who accused him of fraud.

Robert Murray, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter and the CEO of the Murray Energy Corporation – America’s largest coalmining company – went after Musk on CNBC‘s Squawk Box on Monday and called Tesla “a fraud”.

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Driverless car takes to the UK streets for the first time – video

A self-driving car is the first of its kind in the UK to take a test drive in Milton Keynes on Tuesday. The LUTZ Pathfinder roams the streets of Buckinghamshire sharing the pavement with the town’s cyclists and pedestrians achieving speeds of 15mph. A driver was on board the new vehicle in case of any emergencies

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Irish finance minister stands firm on Apple tax deal in budget speech

Michael Noonan pledge that Ireland’s 12.5% corporate tax rate ‘will not be change’ goes down well in Cork, home to Apple’s HQ

Ireland’s finance minister has acknowledged a torrid year for the country’s much-criticised corporate tax regime with a robust defence of Apple’s taxation deals with the Irish state.

Michael Noonan said while delivering the budget on Tuesday that Ireland’s 12.5% rate for companies “will not be changed”. His comments will have been welcomed in Ireland’s second city, Cork. It is home to Apple’s main plant in Europe and, in a visit to the city last week, its citizens were equally supportive of the state’s dealings with the tech giant in a relationship that goes back over 40 years.

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