Eric DeCosta, who will succeed Ozzie Newsome as Ravens general manager in 2019, hopes to “do a good enough job that the organization’s faith in me will be rewarded.”
Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken five days of silence on misused data from more than 50 million Facebook accounts, a controversy that has consumed Facebook over the past week. The social network’s chief executive said the company is taking actions to make sure the Cambridge Analytica data exploit doesn’t happen again. For starters, Zuckerberg said Facebook will “investigate” all apps that have access to large amounts of data, and restrict developers’ data access even further. “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page. “I’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” The statement has been Zuckerberg’s first public comments since the controversy began to unfold late last Friday. Facebook disclosed that information from millions of user accounts were used without people’s permission by Cambridge Analytica, a digital consultancy hired by the Trump presidential campaign. The data was originally collected by a Cambridge professor named Aleksandr Kogan for a personally quiz app. He collected the data legitimately, but then violated Facebook’s terms by passing the information to Cambridge Analytica. Facebook found out about the infraction in 2015, but didn’t inform the public. Instead, Facebook demanded all the parties involved to destroy the information. But now there are allegations not all the data was deleted. “This was a breach of trust between Kogan, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook,” Zuckerberg said. “But it was also a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it. We need to fix that.” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO , echoed Zuckerberg’s comments in a separate post. “We know that this was a major violation of peoples’ trust, and I deeply regret that we didn’t do enough to deal with it.” Facebook has come under fire from lawmakers calling for Zuckerberg to answer for Facebook’s actions. Prominent senators, including Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner, have called for the CEO to testify before Congress. The US Federal Trade Commission is reportedly launching a probe into Facebook. The European Union has also launched an investigation . But as criticism continued to mount, Zuckerberg and Sandberg remained quiet. The lack of response from Facebook’s leadership only intensified the backlash. As the days piled up without a response from Zuckerberg, the hashtag #WheresZuck began to circulate on Twitter. At an internal question and answer session at Facebook headquarters on Tuesday, Zuckerberg and Sandberg were reportedly absent as the company addressed its employees about the controversy for the first time. Instead, the session was led by Facebook attorney Paul Grewal. Here’s the complete text of Zuckerberg’s post:
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Since 2013, Lord Gremithy – aka Grem – of hip hop duo DirtyDurdie with partner/producer Dirty Ice – aka Golden Sasquatch – has been hosting a freestyle rap and break battle called The Culture Games with the sole intent of bringing out the creativity in others. It's a space where performers are given a …
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For one night only, Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of “Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations” will be on stage at IU Auditorium. Tickets for the show at 8 p.m. on June 6 are $17 for IU Bloomington students with a valid ID and $29 for the general public. This special summer …
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) – The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate and signaling that it is sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes under its new chairman, Jerome Powell. The Fed is boosting its key short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent and will keep shrinking its bond portfolio. Both steps show confidence that the U.S. economy remains sturdy nearly nine years after the Great Recession ended. The actions mean consumers and businesses will face higher loan rates over time. The Fed expects to raise rates twice more this year. The Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed’s rate-setting panel, said in a statement released at the end of its latest two-day policy meeting that the U.S. economy has strengthened in recent months and that it expects the job market to remain strong. The Fed forecasts that unemployment this year will fall to 3.8 percent, down from a current rate of 4.1 percent . That would be the lowest jobless rate since April of 2000, when the economy was still enjoying the fruits of the internet boom. Unemployment is projected to fall even further in 2019, to 3.6 percent, which would be the lowest rate since 1969. “The Fed seems to be gaining confidence in the normalisation process as they see the labor market tightening quite a bit further than they previously predicted,” Brian Coulton, chief economist with credit-rating agency Fitch, said in a note. Fed officials expect inflation to rise steadily over the next 12 months, but not to surge as many investors have feared. The FOMC forecasts that inflation will settle around its 2 percent target by year-end and into 2019. Stocks fell into “correction” territory earlier this year over Wall Street’s concerns that the central bank might have to raise interest rates faster than expected to keep a lid on inflation. That remains a possibility. Compared with the Fed’s last readout on the economy in December, more policymakers now think they may have to increase the pace of rate hikes this year, with several officials forecasting four increases. “More fed funds rate increases are coming in 2018, but the FOMC is split right now between two and three additional rate hikes,” said Gus Faucher, chief economist with PNC Financial Services Group, in a note. “It depends on what happens to the economy through the rest of the year.” The Fed’s rate hike marks its sixth since it began tightening credit in December 2015. It is sticking with the forecast it issued in December for three increases in 2018. But it did boost its 2019 estimate from two hikes to three. © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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(CBSNews.com) – Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday told an audience at the University of Miami that he would have “beat the hell out” of President Trump in high school for comments he has made about women. “A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,’” Biden said, according to ABC News. “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.’” The rally in Miami was sponsored by It’s On Us, a social movement spearheaded by the Obama White House to help bring an end to sexual assault on college campuses across the U.S. Since his vice presidency, Biden has devoted much of his time to the issue of campus sexual assault, frequently partnering with the It’s On Us movement in online campaigns and at other events and rallies aimed at spreading awareness. “I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” Biden said, referring to Mr. Trump’s defense after the Access Hollywood video was released — that his vulgar 2005 comments were “locker room” talk. “I’m a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room,” Biden said. Aside from his comments on Mr. Trump, the former vice president also discussed the issue of sexual assault more broadly in light of the rise of the “#MeToo” movement . “It’s not just on the men,” Biden said. “It’s on you women, as well, on campus. All the studies show that 95 percent of young women who are abused — the first person they tell is their roommate, their friend, someone on campus. You’ve got to inform yourself as to what facilities are available, what help is available, not just empathize, hug and say, ‘I’m so sorry.’ You have an obligation to be informed.” Today’s @itsonus rally reminded us that we are responsible for creating an environment where sexual assault and gender-based violence is unacceptable. Thank you @joebiden for bringing us your legacy of ending violence against women and empowering our students to take action. pic.twitter.com/h43M4gqqpt — University of Miami (@univmiami) March 20, 2018 This was not the first time Biden has spoken about Mr. Trump’s “Access Hollywood” remarks. On the 2016 campaign trail in Pennsylvania for Hillary Clinton, Biden labeled his conversation, in which Mr. Trump could be heard talking about grabbing women by their genitals as “the textbook definition of sexual assault.” “He said because I’m famous … I can do things other people can’t,” Biden said at the rally. “What a disgusting assertion for anyone to make! The press always asks me don’t I wish that I was debating him. No, I wish we were in high school and I could take him behind the gym.” © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Hip-hop has given people from all walks of life a platform to tell their stories without a filter, as long as they have a mic and the willingness to be vulnerable. And women of color are no exception. Rappers like MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill flexed their lyrical skills while giving a voice to black …
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Realness, sexuality warrant recognition
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff says there’s no timetable for getting a contract extension done with quarterback Matt Ryan, though talks continue with his agent, Tom Condon.
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Most outrageously, Future gleefully croaks “slob on me knob” on “King's Dead” (peak position: Number 23), the Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and James Blake collabo for the smash soundtrack to Black Panther. Meanwhile, waves of blown-out, scuzzy SoundCloud rap – XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, …
Dubbed the Hip-Hop Dojo, the room gives patrons a chance to play on turntables, build rhymes and practice their tagging skills. It also doubles as a performance space for visiting artists like the San Francisco video mashup producer Mike Relm, who has created an interactive clip offering a crash course …
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Put 'em under glass: Hip-hop gets the museum treatment in Oakland
CBS Local — The remains of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking will be joining a pair of history-making scientists in Westminster Abbey. The ashes of the legendary professor are going to be interred next to the resting places of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin later this year. Hawking was 76 when he died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge. The theoretical physicist lived the majority of his life in a wheelchair due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and could only communicate through the use of a voice synthesizer. “It is entirely fitting that the remains of Professor Stephen Hawking are to be buried in the Abbey, near those of distinguished fellow scientists,” the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall said in a statement . “Sir Isaac Newton was buried in the Abbey in 1727. Charles Darwin was buried beside Isaac Newton in 1882.” Prof. Hawking gained worldwide recognition through his papers and books on the mysteries of space, time, and black holes. His book, “A Brief History of Time,” became an international bestseller. The physicist’s final paper , submitted just days before his death, proposed a way of detecting an infinite number of parallel universes (known as the Multiverse). Hawking’s children announced that the family will hold a private funeral service at a church near Gonville and Caius College on March 31. The professor was a fellow at the school for over 50 years.
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Stephen Hawking’s Ashes To Be Buried Near Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin
Blue Ivy, the offspring of hip-hop and R&B royalty Beyoncé and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, set a bid at a recent auction that almost led to an investment to the tune of $19,000, and dad stepped in just in time to stop the purchase. At the second annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles, where TV personality …
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Jay-Z Teaches Blue Ivy $19000 Lesson in Shrewd Financial Savvy
Deputies in L.A. County have been busy warning residents to leave their homes ahead of yet another storm that could bring mudslides. But not everyone was willing to evacuate. KCBS-TV’s Rachel Kim reports.
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