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  • White House apparently had a full-blown conspiracy theory of murky origin about Obama officials

    08/24/2018 1:25:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2018 | Peter Weber
    In the early days of the Trump administration, a memo of uncertain origin circulated at the highest levels of the White House laying out a conspiracy theory about "coordinated attacks" on President Trump's foreign policy agenda from a group of former Obama administration officials, according to a memo obtained by The New Yorker's Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow. The memo, which "reads like a U.S. military-intelligence officer's analysis of a foreign-insurgent network," they wrote, posited that "the communications infrastructure ... used to sell ObamaCare and the Iran Deal to the public ('Echo Chamber') has been shifted from the White House...
  • Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

    11/24/2018 6:24:58 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions. The cache of documents is alleged to contain significant revelations about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It is claimed they include confidential emails between senior executives, and correspondence with Zuckerberg. Damian Collins, the chair of the culture, media and sport select committee, invoked a rare parliamentary mechanism to compel the founder of a US software company,...
  • Facebook investors call on Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman following damaging report

    11/17/2018 6:31:09 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/16/2018 | James Cook
    Facebook investors have called on the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros. The attack on Mr Zuckerberg is set to complicate the daunting challenge facing Sir Nick Clegg, Facebook's new global head of policy and communications, who joined last month and has been asked to conduct a review of Facebook's use of lobbying firms. Jonas Kron, a senior vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a US investor which owns an £8.5m stake in Facebook, last night...
  • FACEBOOK TROUBLES GROW – FACING LAWSUIT LIABILITIES OF...BILLIONS? 30-plus complaints piled up...

    07/28/2018 9:17:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 28 July 2018
    FACEBOOK TROUBLES GROW – FACING LAWSUIT LIABILITIES OF ...BILLIONS? 30-plus complaints piled up just over Cambridge Analytica The investor and consumer doubts that sparked a near-20 percent plunge in its market value – some $100 billion plus – isn’t the only concern for the giant web company Facebook these days. A report at PJMedia outlines the billions in liabilities the company may have because of a number of crises in recent months. One was the scandal over allowing Cambridge Analytica to breach its users’ privacy and collect data for political purposes. “The company is facing massive fines and possible government...
  • Report: Facebook Investors Consider Coup of CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    06/28/2018 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    According to a recent report, some Facebook investors are becoming tired of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s style of running the company and may be considering a coup. Just a few months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Shortly before this, during a call with members of the media, including Breitbart News, one reporter asked Zuckerberg whether or not there had been a discussion amongst board members about replacing Zuckerberg as chairman of the company. Zuckerberg paused shortly and gave a short, clipped answer: “Not that I’m aware of.” According to a recent report...
  • Fake Russian Ads Stoked Racial Tensions -- Race-Hustling Democrats 'Colluded'

    05/17/2018 6:01:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2018 | Larry Elder
    President Donald Trump rejects the narrative that Russia wanted him to win. USA Today examined each of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency, the company that employed 12 of the 13 Russians indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for interfering with the 2016 election. It turns out only about 100 of its ads explicitly endorsed Trump or opposed Hillary Clinton. Most of the fake ads focused on racial division, with many of the ads attempting to exploit what Russia perceives, or wants America to perceive, as severe racial tension between blacks and whites. Think of...
  • Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia: whistleblower

    05/16/2018 1:49:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 05/16/2018 | Staff
    Political consulting group Cambridge Analytica used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence, a whistleblower told a congressional hearing on interference in the 2016 US election Wednesday. Christopher Wylie, who leaked information on the British-based firm's hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users, told a Senate panel he believes Russian intelligence services had access to data harvested by the consultancy. Wylie told the panel that Russian-American researcher Aleksandr Kogan, who created an application to harvest Facebook user profile data, was working at the same time on Russian-funded projects, including "behavioral research." "This means that in...
  • Cambridge Analytica: Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close

    05/02/2018 2:00:20 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Q13 Fox/Ass Press ^ | Date not stated but probably 5/2/2018 | Author not stated
    <p>Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook's worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down.</p> <p>The London firm blamed "unfairly negative media coverage" and said it has been "vilified" for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted as part of online advertising.</p>
  • The Cambridge Analytica Files

    04/13/2018 7:13:23 PM PDT · by A virtuous woman · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sun 18 Mar 2018 05.44 EDT | Carole Cadwalladr
    For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking...
  • Denmark considers 'data ethics council' in wake of Facebook scandal

    04/11/2018 8:21:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 11 April 2018 13:48 CEST+02:00
    Minister for employment Troels Lund Poulsen has backed suggestions that an ethics council for the use of data could be established by the Danish state. The idea has been raised by environmentalist party Alternative, which has proposed that areas such as privacy, data protection, artificial intelligence and data laws could come under the remit of the ethics council. A similar ethics body, the Danish Council of Ethics (Det Etiske Råd), already exists for healthcare matters. “I am open to discussion [of the idea],” Poulsen said to Ritzau. The government has already established a group tasked with finding potential solutions to...
  • Zuckerberg Confirms Facebook Is Working with Robert Mueller’s Investigation

    04/11/2018 8:35:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday confirmed that Facebook is working with the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. The revelation came during Zuckerberg’s appearance in front of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing on Facebook. Asked by Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) whether the special counsel team had subpoenaed Facebook, he responded, “I actually am not aware of — of a subpoena. I believe that there may be, but I know we’re working with them.” During the more than five-hour hearing, Democrats sought...
  • US Tech Companies May Be Headed For Disaster

    04/09/2018 11:35:52 AM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Eighteen years after the collapse of the dot com bubble, US tech companies find themselves in another precarious situation. During the current economic expansion, stocks like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google (FAANG) have led the soaring Nasdaq stock index. However, valuations have become stretched, and the party may be coming to a dramatic end very soon. The wind has already been taken out of the sails of Facebook. A few weeks ago, #DeleteFacebook went viral after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica gained access to the information of millions of Facebook users to learn about their identities and influence...
  • Data of over 40,000 in Denmark may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica

    04/08/2018 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 5 April 2018 13:01 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    41,820 Facebook users in Denmark may have unwittingly had their data forwarded to controversial analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. Worldwide figures for data mining by Cambridge Analytica, which are in breach of Facebook’s rules, emerged on Wednesday. The data of up to 87 million worldwide users of the social media site may have been mined by the controversial consultancy firm — a considerably higher figure than the original estimate of 50 million. Seven Danish Facebook users downloaded an app that gave Cambridge Analytica access to private information, Ritzau reports. But data from up to 41,820 users of Facebook in Denmark may...
  • Hillary Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, sexism, NRA, Russia for 2016 loss

    04/04/2018 5:52:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Hillary Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, sexism, NRA, Russia for 2016 loss by Pete Kasperowicz | April 04, 2018 07:49 AM Hillary Clinton on Tuesday recited a list of several factors that contributed to her 2016 loss against Donald Trump, and said America is in a "really bad spot" with President Trump in the White House. "[E]very day that goes by there’s more evidence and more proof of Russia and fake news and Cambridge Analytica and misogyny and sexism," she said, according to Newsweek. "I mean it’s hard, it’s very hard." She said the "lock her up" chants that Trump led...
  • State Attorney General Demanding ALL Facebook Communications With Barack Obama’s 2012 Campaign

    04/02/2018 10:32:44 PM PDT · by Revel · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/2/18 | Joshua Caplan
    It appears all the bragging done by Obama advisors about their cozy relationship with Facebook is about to bite the social media giant in the behind. Washington Free Beacon reports: Missouri’s Republican attorney general Josh Hawley delivered an investigative subpoena to Facebook’s Menlo Park offices on Monday, demanding a wide-ranging group of documents related to the social media giant’s handling of user data. The civil investigative demand, which was provided by the attorney general’s office and can be viewed here, comes a week after a group of 37 state attorneys general sent a letter asking for answers on how user...
  • Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress

    03/28/2018 6:24:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2018 9:00 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress about the company’s privacy practices in coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter. This person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Zuckerberg is aware there is intense pressure on him to testify, this person said. Zuckerberg said last week in a CNN interview that he’d be “happy” to testify, but didn’t commit to appear. Facebook is facing unprecedented scrutiny following reports that a data mining firm used ill-gotten data from tens of millions of its users to try to influence...
  • Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Facebook Able to Listen to You at Home and Work

    03/27/2018 6:19:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/27/2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christoper Wylie, appearing before a committee of British MPs on Tuesday, said that Facebook has the ability to spy on users in their homes and offices. The British parliament is investigating Cambridge Analytica's involvement in the Brexit election. MP Damian Collins, who chaired the committee, asked Wyle whether Facebook has the ability to listen to what people are talking about in order to better target them with ads. "There's been various speculation about the fact that Facebook can, through the Facebook app on your smartphone, listen in to what people are talking about and discussing and using...
  • Zuck apologizes for Cambridge Analytica scandal with full-page print ad

    03/25/2018 8:43:28 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 68 replies
    TechCruch ^ | March 25, 2018 | Jordan Crook
    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has taken out a full page ad in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and six UK papers today to apologize Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter. The ad starts in bold letters, saying: “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it.” The ad was published on Sunday, following Zuck’s first public acknowledgement of the issue on Facebook and a subsequent media tour earlier this week. Congress has also put Mark Zuckerberg on notice to potentially come speak with them, with Senator...
  • Did Facebook’s ‘Favors’ For The Obama Campaign Constitute A Violation Of Federal Law?

    03/26/2018 2:51:51 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-26-2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Controversy continues to swirl around how the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from over 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge and used it to target ads to individuals in an effort to help Donald Trump be elected president in 2016. But a more serious case of apparent misconduct involves Facebook data going to a different presidential campaign – this time in 2012. In this case, which is getting far less attention, Facebook reportedly voluntarily provided data on millions of its users to the re-election campaign of President Obama. If true, such action by Facebook may constitute a...
  • BOOM! Cambridge Analytica explodes following extraordinary TV expose

    03/26/2018 1:42:30 AM PDT · by texas booster · 33 replies
    The Register UK ^ | 19 Mar 2018 | Kieren McCarthy
    Undercover investigation reveals dodgy tactics and sparks search warrant (Updated) Controversial data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica has been hit with an emergency data seizure order in England following an extraordinary series of events Monday night that revolved around a TV undercover expose. Following a day in which the company became the focus of attention online, in print, and in the UK Parliament and US Congress for its unethical use of user data, senior executives from the firm were then shown on camera boasting about the use of dark methods, including honey traps, fake news and sub-contracting with ex-spies to entrap...