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Court reveals Facebook knew of data mining earlier than reported

According to a recent court filing by the Washington DC Attorney General, Facebook already had knowledge of Cambridge Analytica’s “improper data-gathering practices” several months before the Guardian newspaper first reported on them, back in December 2015.

The AG made the allegation while arguing against Facebook’s insistence that a document in the case be kept under seal. The social network argued that the document should be sealed because it contained commercially sensitive information.

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New York employer faces lawsuit over covert filming of medical examinations

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is accused of secretly filming employees' private medical examinations without their consent or knowledge.

A senior administration employee filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that she was secretly videotaped during a medical examination and, consequently her personal privacy was violated. The incident occurred in August 2016. The employee is suing for unspecified damages.

The video camera was reportedly fixed to the wall or ceiling in the room, suggesting that the recording was carried out with the full knowledge and approval of the employer. (evidently, the employer provided the employee with the recordings.)

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