This is Alan Shepard being lifted to a Navy's helicopter from his Freedom 7 Mercury capsule after a 15-minute suborbital flight on May 5, 1961. He became America's first astronaut 48 years ago today. Godspeed.
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Cambridge Analytica, the data-firm that's wrapped up in a massive scandal with Facebook, is having a very bad week. Following the reveal of an undercover video showing executives bragging about blackmail and bribery, a new video shows the men bragging about winning the election for Donald Trump and their use of a high-tech email system "with a self-destruct timer."
As you may have realised by now, Facebook can't be trusted with your data, and has been caught out time and time again letting it leak out to places it shouldn't. If you can't quite bring yourself to close down your account - maybe there's a support group or family connections you'd like to keep active - then here's how to restrict the amount of data Facebook has got on you.