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check him with a clip special. take a tour of germany from street on t w dot com. this is italy news live from berlin an emotional homecoming dozens of kidnapped schoolgirls from northern nigeria are back home the same boko rama sumus that abducted them dropped the mom but with a stark warning for parents don't try educating your daughters to get we'll be back in lagos also ahead in a combative and confidence speech chancellor angela merkel lays out her new
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government's vision for german lawmakers immigration in the street a criticism of the war in syria all featured prominently also. is the this is the man who got donald trump elected cambridge alec a c.e.o. alexander thinks pays the price for his part of the facebook data abuse scandal the consultancy firm suspends him for boasting about using dirty tricks to swing the election. when mark thanks very much for your company everyone always start with a surprising turn of events in nigeria boko haram militants are freed more than one hundred girls abducted from a boarding school in northeastern nigeria a month ago while this video that we obtained exclusively from our part. her
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station channels television shows some of the freed girl shortly after their release a vocal her on her warn parents not to send the girls back to school and i joined government said it didn't pay ransom for the girls' release and that more girls are expected to be set free. understandably a very emotional homecoming to abuse correspondent in the increase joins me now from lagos he's been on this story since it broke and i can't i really can't even imagine the sense of relief that the girl's parents must be feeling right now but also a lot of anxiety. absolutely i mean it was a big surprise for almost everybody living in the town of topsy there was no indications whatsoever that those girls were going to be released today but then suddenly in the morning we learned some pick ups arrived and sal and shortly before the military was withdrawn from the town and then pick ups with boko haram fighters came in first people thought it might be another attack some tried to run away but
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it soon turned out that they just went to the school to release the girls and of course that triggered a lot of happiness and tell and a lot of celebrations now adrian tell us a little bit about how the girls are doing have all of them been released. well the girls reporters managed to talk to quite a good status right now they said they were well taken care of that way if it they were not to have used or anything like this so relatedly they're doing well but of course they've spent one month in captivity so that will have an impact on on their lives that is quite certain but also one of the girl said at least one of them is still in captivity according to her she was a christian who refused to denounce a religion so they kept her and also this conflicting reports about some students who had died in the course of the abduction some numbers say five of them were killed the government still says it needs time to very fire these reports very
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harrowing experience indeed this is such a surprising turn of events adrian a book around dropping off the girls in person has this ever happened before. well we had the big book abductions about four years ago when almost three hundred girls where. one hundred of them are still in captivity or still with boko haram but a huge amount of them amount of them was released last year for example dozens of them were released and in the beginning the government claimed they were unconditionally released late on sources within the government confirmed that there was money paid for their release and also some senior fighters and members off the terrorist group where released in exchange with the current death she of directions the government again claims that the release was unconditional but this is not very likely why would let them go off to keeping them for one month without receiving anything in return and a lot of people are fearing the consequences if money was paid indeed for those
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dumps the girls again to the terrorists this might be yet again an incentive for them to invade other communities and abduct another set of people in the future right it's a double edged sword indeed remind us again if you do and if you will how it was possible in the first place that this group of schoolgirls were able to be kidnapped in such a brazen way. well it came as a big surprise because the region where it happened is in the northeast of the country but it isn't a pot where there were no further where there were no attacks before so most residents did not believe that it could happen there but they also heavily complains about the lack of response by the security forces in fact a few weeks before the attack on the school happened soldiers were withdrawn there was no protection anymore and it took the security forces hours to respond on the attack and once they responded the terrorists were long gone and this is still something that clearly needs to be investigated why has the response taken so long
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why was the school unprotected how could that happen in the first place and up till now the government hasn't really come up with a clear answer to those questions already here increased reporting from lagos nigeria on the release of those schoolgirls thank you for your continued coverage. and in other news german chancellor uggla marigold has marked the beginning of her fourth term in office with a wide ranging policy statement that chancellor addressed to a number of issues in her speech should harsh criticism for turkey's military operation in the syrian town of academe she also spoke about migration and islam in stark contrast to her newly appointed interior minister horse a harvard she insisted that islam had become a part of germany does the. art well the chancellor has been repeatedly dogged by her handling of the refugee crisis back in two thousand and fifteen earlier i spoke to our chief political correspondent linda crane and asked her what policies we can expect to see going forward. indeed it was quite noteworthy shit that she
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began with a strong acknowledgement that migration has divided and polarized germany that was noteworthy because after the election she came out on the same evening actually she didn't see all that much of the country and over time it will this initially her speech was an admission that there's a lot to do differently starting with those divisions and what measures is she talking about to address them on the one hand measures to ensure that the huge waves of migration twenty fifteen was an exception and remains an exception so trying to fight the causes of migration at their roots namely with development assistance for africa trying to ensure that to migrate migrants would be migrants are taken care of closer to home with more support for example for u.n. agencies that do so also trying to ensure that those migrants who have a right to remain are more quickly and better integrated in this country so those
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are some of the measures on that side but on the other side she talked a great deal about what needs to be done for germans who feel that they are perhaps being left behind who have a sense that their own economic and social situation is precarious perhaps even in comparison to the migration the to the migrants who are being so well taken care of for them she talked about support for families raising that she talked about building more affordable housing for those who need it she talked about lowering payroll taxes and what people pay into health insurance so a whole host of measures as she said trying to ensure social cohesion and solidarity. chief political correspondent milena crane there are were reporting all right next to our other top story a british academical created the app that harvested data on millions of facebook users says he's being used as a scapegoat by both the social network and the political consultancy firm behind the datagram facebook says alexander kogan violated its policies by passing the
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data on to cambridge analytic up the u.k. based firm is now in hot water after its c.e.o. was filmed by undercover reporters boasting about the dirty tricks he uses to swing election results the center of london home to cambridge analytics. the firm c.e.o. had a reputation for enjoying media attention but in the past few days alexander nick seemed less happy in the media spotlight. on tuesday cambridge analytic is suspended next following an undercover investigation by british broadcaster channel four he was secretly filmed by reported posing as a client seeking to get candidates elected alexander nix outlined some duty tricks to help things such as blackmail. the effective. speech to be a. strategic fiction
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. or entrapping politicians by filming them in compromising situations that. shortly before being suspended next told b.b.c. he was exaggerating the company's work. we. undertook this meeting and spoke with a certain amount of hyperbole about some of the things that we do but these latest accusations on the only problems dogging cambridge analysts account the company had previously bragged how to use facebook profiles to help get u.s. president donald trump elected now the u.k.'s data protection agency has social warrant to search cambridge analytic is headquarters and it's investigating whether the company illegally collected the facebook data this comes after
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a former employee spilled the beans on the company's tactics he says people were asked to download a facebook app which secretly stole private data about the user and their facebook friends i only need to engage their fifty thousand seventy thousand one hundred thousand people a really big dataset really quickly and it scaled really quickly we were able to get upwards of fifty million plus facebook records in the span of a couple months and that's how one of the biggest ash breaches in facebook's history came about. facebook's mark zuckerberg has been dodging the media for days british lawmakers have summoned him to appear before a committee and accuse facebook of misleading them at a previous hearing the hashtags delayed facebook and where is like a burger trending on social media amid calls for the internet giant to take responsibility for the breakage. we realize how important these companies are for example to elections right across europe and i think this is the year when
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politicians have woken up we as the public of woke up and it's time for the tech companies to wake up because they don't get their act together they are going to face serious repercussions social networks will one celebrated as the saviors of democracy now critics are starting to ask whether social media should be more closely regulated. are at there is no end in sight for facebook's troubles and to expand on some of the issues that they face i'm joined now by stan happened who is head of international cyber security policy at a german think tank a very good evening sir let's not beat around the bush has the time arrived for social media networks to be regulated more closely. i think we should certainly take a look at that because after all it was reported there was a breach but it was not a data breach it was clearly a technical interface that facebook provided for all the a company said want to draw on an app on facebook where they could harvest those information so we have to ask yourself is the data protection that facebook really good and i don't think we
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know of the answer which is not really not really ok i'll talk to us about what governments should do and what they can do because that's an important distinction . now i think one point that came out of you is that what has been done micro-targeting targeting specific groups of people with custom tailored political campaigns is something we have seen in commercial advertising all along for decades so there's nothing new there but what should be done is when we look at the american context where the state of might have been used to influence the elections is that those advertisements that are displayed clearly have to be marked as being paid by a political entity boruc kompany so that it's clear that they are have a political backing transparency being the operative word there now facebook has been mum on all this do you expect them to comply with any new rules regulations that may be in the making as we speak because what's their incentive to cooperate with law makers i think right now they don't really have another choice if we look
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at the scale of the scandal right now facebook will be very happy to comply if something is offered which doesn't damage them too much because if you just look at the shares and the share value. number of perth earned in the last few days since the scandal arose and right now facebook has to do everything to repair its reputation right so it's hurting their bottom line so they have to step up meanwhile what are the lessons that we can draw from this well what is the misnomer data breach. when your data is altered will be used so you should be more aware of what data you put out there because the data that was quote unquote harvested by the company and then later on used or not used in a political pain was data that was willingly given to the company by facebook users and their friends would put it out there all right send her head of international cyber security policy at a joint think tank thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. thank you
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