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  • Controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica closes down

    LONDON: Cambridge Analytica, the data firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook user data, and its British parent firm SCL Elections have ceased operations, the company said on Wednesday...

    Cambridge Analytica and SCL Elections will begin bankruptcy proceedings, the firm said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees in the controversy over reports the company harvested personal data about Facebook users...

  • Cambridge Analytica did receive data from researcher in Facebook storm, ex-chief says

    LONDON: Cambridge Ana­­­­­lytica’s former chief denied deliberately misleading British lawmakers, even as he admitted that his firm did receive data from the researcher at the centre of a scandal over Facebook data, contradicting his previous testimony...

    Cambridge Analytica has said its work on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign did not use data at the centre of the Facebook scandal, where the details of around 87 million users...

  • Cambridge International cancels May, June exams in Pakistan

    KARACHI: On Pakistan’s request and in view of the coronavirus pandemic, Cambridge International has cancelled all examinations in the country scheduled to be held in May and June this year...

    Four days ago, Pakistan had also asked Cambridge to postpone their examinations following closure of all educational institutions here...

  • Charles Darwin notebooks 'stolen' from Cambridge University

    Two of Charles Darwin's notebooks containing his pioneering ideas on evolution and his famous “Tree of Life” sketch are missing, believed stolen, the Cambridge University Library said on Tuesday...

    The University of Cambridge's vast library first listed the notebooks as missing in 2001 after they were moved out of the Special Collections Strong Rooms for photography to be carried out there...

  • Islamabad’s traders refuse to close shop early

    ISLAMABAD: Terming the government’s decision to close markets early ‘illogical’, the traders of the federal capital announced on Sunday that they would not comply...

    Addressing a press conference here at the National Press Club, representatives of the traders union and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) announced that markets and shops will remain open late into the night, as government’s decision, in its current form,...

  • Meat shop, food outlets sealed and fined in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: A meat shop and two cafes were sealed whereas another cafe and a restaurant were fined during raids conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Abdul Sattar Isani in Kohsar Market area of the federal capital city on Saturday...

    Read: 17 outlets sealed as food campaign reaches IslamabadThe ICT administration’s official Facebook page claims that Qureshi Meat Shop was sealed after all freezers were found rusty... ...

  • Jewellery shop looted on Tariq Road

    KARACHI: Nearly half a dozen gunmen stormed into a jewellery shop on Tariq Road on Monday afternoon, held inmates hostage at gunpoint and took away gold ornaments, according to the Ferozabad police...

    The shop owner claimed that 24 kilos of gold had been looted but the claim the police said was yet to be verified...

  • Coffee shop sealed, ice cream factory rewarded

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed a coffee shop on Mahmood Kasuri Road and awarded Rs25,000 to an ice cream factory during raids here on Tuesday...

    The coffee shop was sealed for poor cleanliness in kitchen, presence of insects, not having a food licence etc...

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