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New Facebook tool may turn friends into enemies for the Democratic cause
Fox News ^ | 08/02/12 | John Brandon

Posted on 08/02/2012 5:51:16 PM PDT by DFG

Here’s one you may not “like.”

Imagine having a friend on Facebook who matches up your privately shared data to a public voting record -- then flags you for more frequent campaign calls and contacts.

That’s exactly what the Democratic party is doing. The upcoming presidential campaigns are eager to get their hands on the treasure trove of voter data that 900 million users have voluntarily posted on Facebook. Enter Social Organizing, a new tool developed by Democratic activist group NGP VAN. Using it, your friends can log in to Facebook and tell the service about you. You can then be added to a caller database, pinged for ads and harassed during the entire election.

Many users think the information they post to Facebook cannot legally or ethically leave the site’s confines, noted Roger Kay, a technology analyst with Endpoint Technologies. They may be in for a surprise.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrat; endpoint; facebook; ngpvan
I refuse to join Facebook
1 posted on 08/02/2012 5:51:22 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Only fools get a facebook account...which explains why the DNC is so interested.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 5:54:20 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DFG

Good choice. I did about 5 months ago and I am a right wing crazy on my wall. I am quite sure Im on a list somewhere, but I have 280 friends that I spread the message too!!! :) I have probably lost a good 10 friends but (shrug) who needs em.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 5:56:03 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: DFG

NGP VAN? Wasn’t that guy a North Vietnamese general?


4 posted on 08/02/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: DFG

I gave $100 to Michelle Bachman. Not only did I get plenty of calls for more money for her on my cell phone, but she apparently sold my name and every month my mailbox is STUFFED with campaign literature requesting money. I must say I’m not amused. They did finally take me off the call list. I was polite but firm with each caller that I wanted off the list. I’d say it took 10 calls but they finally stopped calling. The mailings, however, take several minutes to sift through and throw away.

BTW, my plan was to give $100 to each of the conservatives in my state. I am turned off and annoyed.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: DFG

“Supporters earn badges and points as they flag these friends. The data is then matched to voter records”

This really feels like it has a late 30’s, early 40’s, Germanic vibe to it....

Maybe it’s just me.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 6:07:23 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: DFG

Hmmm....good luck with that dems. It would appear that news broke today that Facebook admitted that 83 million accounts were possibly fake. Not that having dead people,pets or fake voters has ever stopped you before.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

“It would appear that news broke today that Facebook admitted that 83 million accounts were possibly fake.”

A fraud a day my help keep the Obama away.

The entire left and their friends on WS are running a race, while holding hands, to see who is the most corrupt.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 6:21:45 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DFG
It's easier for dems to mine facebook for voters than it is to copy down names off of gravestones, or using the sign in sheet at the local veterinary clinic.
9 posted on 08/02/2012 6:30:30 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Gen.Blather; All
I donated to one candidate in 2000 and ended up on political and activist mailing lists for years. I was certainly not amused.

I have not donated cash since although I've been tempted.

10 posted on 08/02/2012 8:09:00 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Gen.Blather
BTW, my plan was to give $100 to each of the conservatives in my state. I am turned off and annoyed.

This is why I keep a second email for times when a commercial site demands an email address to send you a receipt (and then markets your email address)

11 posted on 08/03/2012 9:29:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: DFG

Most of my FB friends already know I’m a curmudgeonly libertarian/conservative.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 9:33:37 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: DFG
"Foolish names and monkey's faces are often seen in public places

Grandmother was right!

13 posted on 08/03/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for your Country, not a political party.)
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To: DFG

“I refuse to join Facebook”

Have you considered the simple fact that there is no law that says you have to provide accurate information on your Facebook profile? As a matter of fact, many of us wouldn’t post correct birthdates, addresses or ANY personal information, yet have Facebook accounts where many of our friends and old acquaintances meet up.


14 posted on 08/03/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: All

in facebook YOU are the product.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 10:27:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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