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my name is justin ford and i work as you know but. this is g w news live from berlin tonight an emotional homecoming and the chilling warning dozens of kidnapped schoolgirls from northern nigeria returned home the same both extremists that abducted them dropped them all but with a warning for the parents don't try educating your daughters again we'll be back also coming up the face book data scandal gets the attention of german chancellor
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uncle america live her first speech since starting her fourth tour as she lays out her new government's vision also is this the man who got don't trouble like to cambridge analytic is a c.e.o. alexander nixon pays the price for his part in the facebook thing the abuse scandal the board suspends him for boasting about using dirty tricks to swing election. i'm burnt off it's good to have you with us tonight the homecoming in nigeria no one was expecting militant islamist boko haram have freed many of the one hundred ten schoolgirls that they snatched from the town of doxy just a month ago but their act of clemency came with a haunting warning to parents don't try sending your daughters to school again or
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will be back. we start with this report. about this new happier place today than depp she in northern nigeria the unexpected release of the town's kidnapped schoolgirls transforming this square into a place of unbridled joy was earlier in the day boko haram militants had driven the girls back into a dam chain and set them free to the delight of dozens of frantic parents you know again you do know what i saw with my own eyes eleven boko haram vehicles they were with the children when they got to the road they stopped and blocked the road he didn't talk to anybody he didn't greet anybody they were just shouting. they dropped the children one corner everyone came and i got my child and i was. there the girls are back in their community but some a clearly marked by their month of captivity. aged between eleven and nineteen this
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still coming to terms with today's unexpected freedom and mourning the friends who didn't make it. was the mood there were five of us that died those that died were not killed by poking around they died because they were trampled upon it was stress and trauma that made them tired and weak. while their relatives reflect on a month of uncertainty the nigerian government has denied paying a ransom for the gold saying what they call back channel efforts brought the breakthrough it was i agree that it will force the authorization. that's why it was possible that it was this part of that movement that was against what you said if the core balance was of confusion most of the kidnapped girls are now recovering from their ordeal at a local hospital the old thirty's will be keen to question them over the coming days and then finally they'll return home to their families. but he w.'s
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correspondent adrian krishna's following the story in nigeria he has more on the condition of the released hostages well the reporters managed to talk to quite a good state is right now they said they were well taken care off that way if it they were not views 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 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 their religion so they kept her and also this conflicting reports about some students who had diets in the course of the abduction some numbers say five of them were killed the government still says it needs time to verify these reports. it was age increase their reporting from nigeria here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the
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world today kurds around the world are celebrating new roll switch marks the beginning of spring and the kurdish new year new ross festivals head here in southeastern turkey as well as iraq and other kurdish areas the festival is also a show of support for kurdish independence a teenaged girl will be sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping an israeli soldier i had to mimi reportedly accepted a plea bargain for the incident which was caught on camera and made her a hero to many palestinians in kosovo an opposition party has thrown tear gas in the country's parliament the self-determination movement party used the gas to disrupt a vote on the border is she was montenegro they even released another round take a look at that some tear gas when the parliament tried to reconvene. german chancellor angela merkel has laid out plans for her fourth term in office in
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a speech to the country's parliament today she conceded that the migration crisis had split the country and she vowed to return unity to german society she also addressed foreign policy challenges from syria to donald trump's steel tariffs as she sought to reassure voters her reluctant coalition government is ready to do business. germany had to wait a little for this it took six months to form a coalition government six months in which she addressed parliament he wants now that she's officially back in office merkel said the goal for fourth term as german chancellor. made i lift off it when this term is over i want people to say this government has learned its lesson from the september twenty seven thousand election results i want them to say the government understood and really has achieved something. here it is which is. one of the lessons learned the
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refugee crisis has deeply divided germany merkel defended her decision to take in nearly a million people but also told parliament the situation like this mustn't happen again nevertheless she also put a new interior minister in his place after he said that islam doesn't belong to germany it's to tell you that there's no question that the story called character of our country is christian and jewish but it's also true that with four point five million muslims living here their religion islam has also become a part of germany. on this night. and about a one hour americal touched nearly every policy area she spoke of migration free by fire for everyone and foreign policy calling for transparency from russia on the nerve agent attack on a former russian spy in britain the far right populist a deep party of the first to answer to the chancellor statement he gave daily don't
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chose to concentrate on the one issue that brought them into parliament attacking the government's refugee policy. neither in the election campaign the coalition agreement nor the statement today do assessments knife murders all rapes play a role not even the fact that the migrants crime rate is higher than that of native german as. the tone for anglo americans for thermal chancellor is set and also will come. expected from the leading opposition party. well tonight a british academic who created the app which harvested data on millions of facebook users says he's being used as a scapegoat by both the social network and the political david mining firm at the center of the scandal facebook says that alexander colgan violated its policies by passing the data on to cambridge analytic of the u.k.'s based 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
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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 analytical suspended next following an undercover investigation by british broadcaster channel four he was secretly filmed by repulsion posing as a client seeking to get candidates elected alexander nix outlines and data tricks to help things such as blackmail. be effective and be just to get the. speech to be of interest. that it. is to get to the truth of the fiction that it's the video footage there or entrapping politicians by
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filming them in compromising situations that get through to the candidates that. we have seen this year with. shortly before being suspended next told b.b.c. he was exaggerating the company's. but these latest accusations on the only problems dogging can be channelised 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. this comes after 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
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friends i only need to engage fifty thousand one hundred thousand people really big data 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 breaches in facebook's history came about. facebook's 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 trending on social media and need calls for the internet giant to take responsibility for the breach. we realize how important these companies are for example to elections right across europe and i think this is the year when politicians have woken up we is the public it woke it up and it's time for the tech companies to wake up because they get their act together they are going to face serious repercussions social networks one
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celebrated as the saviors of democracy now critics are starting to ask where the social media should be more closely regulated. full i'm joined now by paul olivier a he's co-founder of a platform called personal data dot that aims to help individuals take back control of their personal data paula good to have you on the show let me ask you are we not in control of our data that we have on social media know the oldest story many people have been affected and no one knows whether they actually have been affected we have no idea. so who would you say is at fault then and this scandal would you point the blame at cambridge analytic is the blame with with facebook or is it with the users themselves who created their these profiles.
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well it's certainly not we do users i mean the users have no expectation that this will happen with this kind of thing would happen some of them have had their data it's taken out of facebook you know if you can get their consent there is certainly responsibility we can present but at the same time there are probably dozens of companies sucking data out of facebook all the time so i think the responsibilities when the system is systemic and which facebook and a lot of other companies that enable data collection on a really large scale but when you when you say this is the stimming thin is the answer to that regulation i mean do we need to have law makers around the world put and impose laws and regulatory parameters for social media companies to work yes well that's around personal data that's already done and has been done for a long time there is a convention of the townsell of europe that governs data collection that involves
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dozens and dozens if not hundred one hundred countries it's just that it's not been taken so seriously so far and it's really not enforced but now we see the political starting to see that data protection goes beyond privacy and protection of baby pictures or holiday pictures and really turns into a geo strategic geo strategic zero importance and part of the be a performer of time it do you think variant europe is being impacted the way that the u.s. saw with its election we also know that cambridge analytic a played a role in the kenyan election is it the same for europe. well in europe we have a history of having stronger laws so it's harder to assemble a large data set that can get needs basically to act i think that the most important is that europe is defending itself already by and not seeing
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a new law at european level that will come into force in may and that promises much much better enforcement ok all of the v.a. thank you very much we present you taking the time and talking with us tonight and . i'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day tonight we're going to take an in-depth look at how democracies around the world are beginning to distance themselves from the reach of social media join is that. make your smart t.v. even smarter with the daily news or small and see. what you want what you want to. up to date. extraordinary. you decide what's on. sunday no more w. just tell us more.


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