Tory Tech Dragon Charged With Child Sex Offences


The CPS say former Dragon’s Den star, entrepeneur and Tory adviser Doug Richard is to be charged with sexual offences against a child. More to follow…

UPDATE: Some context: tech investor Richard appeared on the first two seasons of Dragon’s Den, where he was famously tight with his money. He wrote a report on small businesses for Cameron while he was in opposition, travelled with him on official trips and also advised George Osborne. His trial will be explosive…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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