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Facebook is being accused of asking big banks for financial information

Francisco Saravia

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Stories of this kind with Facebook already seem like a commonplace. The gigantic amount of information stored by the company and the use of  the data its becoming more and more suspicious among users. This time, questions have been raised about alleged agreements with banks.

After the scandal of Cambridge Analytica and the movements against the company like #DeleteFacebook, a controversy is being generated again by the decision of Facebook to be linked with financial or banking entities. Why? The company would have asked for customer information.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook about a year ago was in talks with entities such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo & Co, Citigroup Inc and US Bancorp to provide a customer support service.

For this, the company would have asked the banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and current account balances, to “enhance” the virtual assistance provided by Messenger.

This generated alert in several users. Facebook said in the same report that “we are not using this information beyond that to enable these experiences (customer service).”

Also, in another report of the BBC, the company mentioned that “the data that the company agreed to for such purposes were not used for advertising” and that “users can always choose to link the Messenger application to their bank accounts. “

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LIVE | Springfield City Council committee of the whole February 13th, 2019

Thomas Clatterbuck

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Follow along live with the Springfield City Council committee of the whole. This meeting was moved from the 12th for Lincoln’s birthday. Brian McFadden from Sangamon County spoke about the animal control situation and the county’s policies.

UIS baseball coach Chris Ramirez was recognized for his team’s achievements. Ramirez was awarded coach of the year.

This meeting was preceded by a special City Council meeting, where $1.2 million in TIF funding was approved for the Poplar Place Redevelopment Project. This money will go towards road infrastructure for the area. The council was unanimous in their support for the project, and looks forward to the multi-million dollar development.

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New Obama exhibit opens and African American History Museum

Thomas Clatterbuck

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President Barack Obama was the first African American president of the United States, and the fourth to have strong ties to Illinois. His two terms as president usually draw the most attention, but a new exhibit at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum focuses on the start of his political career. Before rising to national prominence as a US Senator and later as President, Obama served in the General Assembly right here in Springfield.

Obama worked with many people in the Springfield area, many of whom are still active in the community. At the exhibit opening, two of his former staffers and mentors, Beverly Helm-Renfro and Nia Odeoti-Hassan, shared their experiences working with the then Senator Obama. From the first time they met the future president, to Michelle Obama’s reaction to Obama getting his first bill passed, to his eventual move to DC, these two women spoke about a side of him most outsiders never got to see. You can watch their full talk in the player.

The Obama exhibit showcases memorabilia and other artifacts from Obama’s time in the General Assembly all the way through his time as president. Community members from Springfield provided their own items to share their link with the president.

The museum is located at 1440 Monument Avenue, near the entrance to Oak Ridge Cemetery, and is open from 12 PM – 4 PM Tuesday through Friday, and 10 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday. You can also check out their website at spiaahm.org.

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Boy Scout day at Jacksonville City Council showcases parliamentary procedure

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City council meetings can be a intimidating event for the first time visitor. The procedures that help the meetings run smoothly can be difficult to understand or track if you don’t know what’s going on. But at last night’s city council meeting in Jacksonville, local Boy Scouts got a hands-on look at why the council does things this way. This chance for the scouts to take part in the council meeting is an annual event.

The meeting’s agenda was routine. Claims were paid, and the liquor ordinance was amended. But the lack of action was a chance for Mayor Ezard and the aldermen to explain the procedure for the meeting.

During the workshop, the parks and lakes department also discussed a grant they are trying for to expand the trails at Lake Jacksonville. You can watch that discussion in the player below.

 

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