Alayna Treene Mar 10, 2017
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Facebook scores: will start streaming Major League Soccer

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Facebook has landed a deal with the MLS and Univision Deportes that gives the network exclusive rights to stream the 2017 Major League Soccer regular season matches in English, reports TechCrunch. The streams will also include Facebook commentators, interactive graphics, a fan Q&A and polling features that will enable users to engage with the commentators during the games.

Why this matters: The deal is pretty significant for Facebook, which has been competing with Twitter and other social networks to gain streaming rights to major league sports. And just last month, Reuters reported that the company is also in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season.

Alexi McCammond 3 hours ago
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Trump is expected to sign the spending bill

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President Trump is expected to sign the $1.3 trillion spending bill that passed Congress last night and that he threatened to veto earlier today, according to a staffer who has seen the president's remarks.

The staffer said that in his remarks, Trump will talk about how much he dislikes the bill and the legislative process of putting it together. The staffer also said "it looks like Stephen Miller got his hands on the [remarks]," meaning we should expect laments about immigration and no border wall.

Zachary Basu 5 hours ago
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John Bolton super PAC hired Cambridge Analytica in 2014

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A super PAC led by incoming White House national security adviser John Bolton hired Cambridge Analytica in 2014 for “behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging,” reports the New York Times. Bolton's PAC was reportedly aware at the time that the models it received were derived from harvested Facebook data, according to former Cambridge employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie.

Why it matters: Per the Times, "Mr. Bolton’s experience with the company appears to have provided a model for how it sold itself to future political campaigns, including Mr. Trump’s." Trump, Bolton and Cambridge Analytica also share a common patron in the billionaire Mercer family, which has yet to comment on the data scandal.