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Obama's 2012 campaign is watching you
POLITICO ^ | March 16, 2012 | DAVE LEVINTHAL

Posted on 03/16/2012 7:28:01 AM PDT by maggief

President Barack Obama wants companies like Google and Facebook to reform their privacy practices.

But that’s not stopping his reelection campaign from tapping the rich data Internet companies hold on millions of potential voters.

Obama for America has already invested millions of dollars in sophisticated Internet messaging, marketing and fundraising efforts that rely on personal data sometimes offered up voluntarily — like posts on a Facebook page— but sometimes not.

And according to a campaign official and former Obama staffer, the campaign’s Chicago-based headquarters has built a centralized digital database of information about millions of potential Obama voters.

It all means Obama is finding it easier than ever to merge offline data, such as voter files and information purchased from data brokers, with online information to target people with messages that may appeal to their personal tastes. Privacy advocates say it’s just the sort of digital snooping that his new privacy project is supposed to discourage.

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1 posted on 03/16/2012 7:28:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Obama ads are all over the internet: every other website I visit pops up his re-election ads.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 7:30:58 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: maggief

Attack Watch!


3 posted on 03/16/2012 7:31:03 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I'm questioning Obama's patriotism!)
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To: maggief

You know, I don’t even see those ads anymore. Like most people who have been on the internet for years, I clicked a lot of links to stupid pages but soon learned what they all were. Whether it says “You can eat 5000 calories a day and lose weight” or “Make $10,000 a week”, I know they are all scams and I ignore them.

It is no different for anything Obama or Dimocrat.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 7:34:17 AM PDT by tiki
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5 posted on 03/16/2012 7:37:37 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: maggief
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6 posted on 03/16/2012 7:40:19 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: musicman

Seems to me the powers that be could use data mining to identify the 10’s of millions of fake voters. Fake voters probably don’t have much of an internet footprint, unless of course they are the PLA or something.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 7:43:03 AM PDT by quickquiver (No, means N O.)
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To: maggief
There’s an added twist for Obama: He’s making these moves at the same moment his administration is pushing the virtues of online privacy, last month proposing a consumer bill of rights to protect it.

Hipocrisy is to Barry as Carbon is to Life.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 7:45:06 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: maggief
If Obozo wants to check me out all he has to do is a User Search here at FR. I don't do Facebook.

I'll save him some time though. The long and short of it is that I think he is little more than a common grifter and I despise everything about his Administration.

ML/NJ

9 posted on 03/16/2012 7:47:12 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: maggief

Political contributions of Facebook employees, 2008: Obama 43, McCain 0.
Facebook is 100% Obama.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 7:51:32 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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Mr. Zuckerberg is at the white house a lot. So is Bill Gates and the Googe people. Use google or facebook and you send a contribution to obama AND give him all of your “private” information.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 7:52:17 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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Most Freepers are unaware, just like the sheeple, of the size and scale of the propaganda campaign that is being unleashed against them.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: maggief

Well, if they are actually want to watch me, hold on a sec....

(Pulls down pants, exposing bare arse)

Here ya go Obama. Get a load of this!

(Pulls pants back up, sits back down to keyboard)

So, Bammy, did you find out what you want to know?


13 posted on 03/16/2012 7:58:39 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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Most Freepers are unaware, just like the sheeple, of the size and scale of the propaganda campaign that is being unleashed against them.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 7:59:44 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: maggief

Well. We can watch him too. The dumbass.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 8:00:24 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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16 posted on 03/16/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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17 posted on 03/16/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: maggief
Obama's 2012 campaign is watching you

Then I suppose they have a good view of the central digit of my right hand.

18 posted on 03/16/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: maggief

This cuts both ways. Some of us who really understand social networking could make life on Facebook a living hell for them.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

FUBO.


20 posted on 03/16/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Nik Naym

Hehehe. I knew this thread would be ‘instructive’.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 8:55:20 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: maggief

Really? Good... FU obama!

LLS


22 posted on 03/16/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: maggief

Obammy’s data folks have a folder on my rear after several less than cordial letters I’ve written to the marxist poser maggot.


23 posted on 03/16/2012 9:20:28 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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