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Marco Rubio throws Facebook under the bus for allowing Trump-linked firm to take 50 million users' information in massive data 'breach'

Sen. Marco Rubio said he was "disturbed" by Facebook allowing Cambridge Analytica to collect the data of millions of unwitting users. He suggested Facebook hasn't been forthcoming to Congressional investigators, and accused the company of acting like it is above the law. The data firm is tied to the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump, and is of interest to investigators in the Russia probe.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tore into Facebook on Sunday in response to allegations that the social media company had allowed a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to harvest the data of 50 million users without their knowledge.

Rubio told NBC's Chuck Todd that he was "disturbed" by the news, and criticized Facebook for behaving like they are above the law.

Theranos may have self-destructed, but these Stanford students are still betting that health tech is going to be huge

Where Theranos and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes went wrong, these Stanford entrepreneurs are hoping to cover lost ground. Just one day before Theranos and Holmes were charged by the SEC with "massive fraud," a demo day at Stanford revealed there is no shortage of interest in at-home healthcare solutions among Silicon Valley hopefuls.

Theranos may been charged with 'massive fraud' by the SEC this week, all but ending what could have been a pioneering company. But the idea of simpler, better, more humane health technology remains alive and well. 

Christopher Wylie, the 28-year-old whistleblower of the Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica, says his Facebook account has been disabled

Christopher Wylie is the 28-year-old whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm that played an important role in Trump's 2016 campaign and the Brexit Leave campaign. Wylie said his Facebook account was disabled on Sunday, "for blowing the whistle, on something they have known privately for two years." Facebook says it is suspending Wylie's Facebook account, despite his role as a whistleblower, as it carries out its investigation on Cambridge Analytica.

Christopher Wylie, the 28-year-old man who both founded and blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm that played an important role in Trump's 2016 campaign and the Brexit Leave campaign, had his Facebook account disabled on Sunday.

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We got up-close to a Bradley fighting vehicle — and saw how the small crews forge strong bonds

FORT BLISS, Texas — Three public affairs officers and I found the command center shown above about a mile from one of many dirt roads along the training grounds at Fort Bliss.

Commanded by a colonel, the entire 3rd brigade of the 1st Armored Division was spread out for miles around the sandy grounds, partaking in a large exercise called Bulldog Focus.

On the periphery of the command center, we found a Bradley fighting vehicle, stationed in front of small berm. Its crew was snacking on some crackers, apparently taking a break — but they gladly showed us around.

Here's what I saw:

The Bradley is a light-armored vehicle that entered service in 1981 and has since been upgraded several times.


Powered by a Cummins VTA-903T diesel engine, it has a top speed of 41mph and ...

We flew Virgin America one final time before it goes away forever — here's what it was like (ALK)

Virgin America has been one of the best airlines in the US since its launch in 2007. In 2016, Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America for $2.6 billion. Virgin America will merge into Alaska Airlines in April. Business Insider took a roundtrip flight between Newark Liberty International and San Francisco to experience Virgin America one final time.

In August 2007,

10 things in tech you need to know today (FB, AAPL, GOOG)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Monday.

1. Facebook is under huge pressure from politicians in the US and UK after The Guardian reported Cambridge Analytica, a Trump-linked research firm, accessed personal information of 50 million people via a Facebook app. Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica from its platform for violation of its terms of service.

2. Facebook has banned the whistleblower behind the Cambridge Analytica revelations, Christoper Wylie. Wylie is unable to use WhatsApp, Facebook, or Instagram.


A startup that uses software to discover new drugs just raised $10 million

twoXAR, a startup that uses software to discover new, experimental drugs, just raised $10 million. The Series A round was led by Softbank Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz OS Fund joined in on the round.  The company hopes to find new treatments that can then be put to the test in animal, and then ideally human trials, without using a traditional lab. 

TwoXAR, a startup that's using software to discover new drugs that can be put to the test to treat different conditions, just raised $10 million.

The Series A round was led by Softbank Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz OS Fund joined in on the round. 

Inside the 27-year friendship of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who didn't even want to meet and now have each other on speed dial

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have been best friends for 27 years. Initially, they weren't interested in meeting each other — but they hit it off right away. They've partnered on political and philanthropic ventures, mentored each other, and had lots of laughs.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are the second and third-wealthiest people on the planet. They also happen to be best friends.

But when they met 27 years ago, it was grudgingly. Each one was surprised at how much they enjoyed talking to the other.

Since then, they've been a tag team on political and philanthropic causes as well as mutual mentors. Plus, they love goofing off together.

The daughter that Steve Jobs once disavowed is writing a memoir about her childhood (AAPL)

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of Steve Jobs, is writing a memoir about her childhood. The legendary entrepreneur initially refused to believe that Brennan-Jobs, now 39, was his child. Jobs was "rarely present in her life" and "cold, critical and unpredictable," the publisher says.

Steve Jobs' daughter — who he had initially disavowed — is writing a memoir about her childhood and her turbulent relationship with the legendary Apple cofounder.

This week, publisher Grove Press announced that 39-year-old

Bitcoin is dangerously close to a 'death cross' formation that could send it tumbling

Formerly red-hot bitcoin has seen a large drop from its record highs reached in December. The digital coin looks poised to trigger a bearish technical indicator known as a "death cross," which portends more selling to come. Goldman Sachs said earlier this week that bitcoin is at risk of taking out its February lows.

Bitcoin is flirting with disaster.

The formerly red-hot cryptocurrency has seen a precipitous decline from record highs reached in December. And the loss has gotten so pronounced that it's threatening to trigger the so-called "death cross," a bearish indicator used by technical analysts.