Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY EXXONMOBIL Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Monday morning. SCOOP — Big lobby move to start your week: Playbook hears of another big move in the ongoing press gallery reshuffle. Word is the Sun’s Westminster correspondent Harry Cole has been poached by the Mail on Sunday and will join as deputy political editor later this year. Cole, a veteran of the Guido Fawkes blog, has spent three highly successful years at the Sun since joining after the 2015 election, breaking a succession of big stories including the Westminster sexual harassment scandal and the killing of “White Widow” terrorist Sally Jones. He will be the No. 2 in a new-look Mail on Sunday team following the promotion of veteran deputy Glen Owen to political editor. DRIVING THE DAY BIG WEEK FOR BREXIT: Parliament is in recess, MPs are in their constituencies, and the … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by ExxonMobil: Lobby reshuffle scoop — Big week for Brexit — Conference countdown
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Brittney Gargol, 18 Smiling for the camera as they got ready for a night out, Cheyenne Rose Antoine and her best friend Brittney Gargol posed for a selfie. But just six hours after Cheyenne Rose, 21, posted the photo of the pair on Facebook with the caption: “Out & bout with my girl … so beautiful,” 18-year-old Brittney would be dead. In a twist that shocked the globe, it would be this social media selfie that would help police solve the homicide. Just after midnight on March 25, 2015, the pair had gone out in their hometown of Saskatoon, Canada. According to Cheyenne Rose, they visited several bars before Brittney, who was studying for her high school diploma at Nutana Collegiate, had gone off with a man she’d met that night, while Cheyenne Rose met up with her uncle. The next morning, Cheyenne Rose posted a message on Brittney’s page: ‘Where are you? Haven’t heard from you. Hope you made it home safe.’ But Brittney was already … [Read more...] about From social media to mobile apps, Fabulous investigates how our digital fingerprint is becoming the latest tool to help police fight crime
At 10 p.m. on June 23, 2016, Sky News projected the words “IN OR OUT” across the top of a London building as an orchestral score ratcheted up the tension. “In or out—it is too late to change your mind,” declared Adam Boulton, the veteran anchor, seated in a makeshift studio across from Big Ben. “The polls have closed in the U.K.’s historic referendum on EU membership.” Election nights are major productions for British broadcasters, but Brexit was bigger, with Sky viewers watching worldwide.After the dramatic intro, Boulton jumped straight in with a huge exclusive, declaring he had “breaking news.” Nigel Farage, the global face of the Brexit campaign, had given Sky what sounded like a concession. His photo and a statement filled the screen, as Faisal Islam, Sky’s political editor, read Farage’s words aloud: “It’s been an extraordinary referendum campaign, turnout looks to be exceptionally … [Read more...] about Brexit’s Big Short: How Pollsters Helped Hedge Funds Beat the Crash
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser STAY-HOME SUMMER: Parliament will be all-but closed down over the summer recess while emergency repairs are carried out, POLITICO’s Tom McTague reports this morning. He has spoken to MPs and officials who say a plan has been drawn up to keep Portcullis House and the newer parliamentary estate open, but to shut off most of the older buildings for urgent safety work. “That means every restaurant and bar in the historic building will be forced to close,” McTague writes. “As will the libraries, the committee corridor where MPs and peers hold meetings, and journalists’ offices.” Good Thursday morning. A YEAR AGO TODAY BURNING INJUSTICES: At 7 a.m. on June 14 last year, London was waking to images of a tower block on fire. The tragedy that unfolded through the early hours of that morning was on a scale not seen in the capital in … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Stay-home summer — Remembering Grenfell — Big kickoff
BRITISH company Cambridge Analytica became engulfed in a Facebook data scandal which put the social media giant in the spotlight on both sides of the Atlantic. Here's what we know about data firm Cambridge Analytica, the Facebook data breach and the company's board of directors. What is Cambridge Analytica and is it closing down? Cambridge Analytica is a London-based company that helps business and political groups "change audience behaviour". They muster up data on voters through their internet-use. This data is then analysed and packaged so that political spin doctors can create more effective slogans and campaign messages. The company was only set up in 2013, launching as a spin-off project from parent company SCL Group. It collects data from sources including social media platforms like Facebook. On May 2, 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported the firm was to close. The report cites concerns of the company over legal fees and the loss of clients following the data scandal. … [Read more...] about Is Cambridge Analytica closing down, how was it involved with the Facebook data scandal and who is whistleblower Christopher Wylie?