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  • The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses

    04/15/2018 7:53:52 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 11, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook’s intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley–Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren. It doesn’t take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open — with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators. ... Under the guise of customizable assessments, public and private preschools in Colorado experimented with toddlers whose student activities and social/emotional...
  • The Violation of Privacy in an Era of Weaponized Government

    04/12/2018 2:48:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/18 | Megan Barth
    This concentration of power as a means to absolute power is the threat that warrants continued identification, exposure and accountability Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. Albert Einstein Some may say we dont have a right to privacy as we consume and use social media applications and platforms. Some, like Apple, will say the right to privacy is an inherent right. Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, left Facebook over data collection. According to reports, Wozniak is one of up to 50 million Facebook users who have deleted their accounts in protest. Data sharing and...
  • Zuckerberg - Obama Campaign Scraped Data From Users Who Downloaded App Also Users Friends Who...

    04/10/2018 10:57:30 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Zuckerbergs testimony does not address fully that Obamas reelection campaign scraped data from users who downloaded the Obama 2012 app, and from those users friends. The users friends did not give consent - these people were simply unaware their data was being used by the Obama campaign analytics. The former director of Obama for Americas Integration and Media Analytics shop, explained that the political bias within Facebook allowed her to continue the use of Facebook users data without their consent. Facebook had to realize they were violating the rights of their users but failed to care. Here is Zuckerbergs testimony...
  • Zuckerberg prepares another apology this time to Congress

    04/09/2018 5:41:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2018 7:04 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara Ortutay
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his companys role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network didnt take a broad enough view of our responsibility, according to prepared remarks released Monday. Zuckerberg will appear before lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday to try to restore public trust in his company and stave off federal regulation that some lawmakers have floated. His company is under fire in the worst privacy crisis in its history after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated...
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's left Facebook over data collection

    04/09/2018 5:22:34 AM PDT · by upchuck · 15 replies
    USA Today | Apr 8, 2018 | Jessica Guynn and Kevin McCoy
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  • Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account

    04/09/2018 5:22:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies ^ | 4-9-2018 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He says the profits are all based on the users info, but the users get none of the profits back.
  • Think Facebook Knows A Lot About You? Google Is WORSE!

    03/29/2018 3:46:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/29/18 | Tim Collins
    Dylan Curran downloaded all of the data stored on him by Facebook and Google Google's data archive was almost ten times larger than scandal hit Facebook's It dated back to 2008 and revealed a level of detail that shocked the IT expert He laid out the extent of the private information held on him in a series of tweets Facebook has hit the headlines in recent weeks over its handling of your private data, and now the shocking extent of information held by Google has been revealed. In a series of tweets, one IT expert has laid out exactly what...
  • Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

    03/28/2018 4:56:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Guardian ^ | March 28,2018 | Dylan Curran
    The data Google has on you can fill millions of Word documents Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you. Ive requested to download it and the file is 5.5GB big, which is roughly 3m Word documents. Manage to gain access to someones Google account? Perfect, you have a diary of everything that person has done This link includes your bookmarks, emails, contacts, your Google Drive files, all of the above information, your YouTube videos, the photos youve taken on your phone, the businesses youve bought from, the products youve bought through Google ......
  • Did Facebook Break The Law To Help Obama Win In 2012?

    03/28/2018 6:58:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/28/2018
    Facebook now faces myriad legal actions for its apparent misuse of private data on its members. But one possible legal problem that isn't getting any attention involves whether Facebook (FB) made, and the Obama campaign accepted, illegal "in-kind" contributions to Obama's 2012 re-election effort. As we noted earlier, the Obama campaign's use of Facebook data dwarfed anything Trump did. Cambridge Analytica purchased data from an academic, who gathered it in 2014 through an app that said the data would only be used for academic purposes. There's no question that was misleading. But by the time the general election rolled around,...
  • Did Facebook Break The Law To Help Obama Win In 2012?

    03/28/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Elections: Facebook now faces myriad legal actions for its apparent misuse of private data on its members. But one possible legal problem that isn't getting any attention involves whether Facebook (FB) made, and the Obama campaign accepted, illegal "in-kind" contributions to Obama's 2012 re-election effort. As we noted earlier, the Obama campaign's use of Facebook data dwarfed anything Trump did. Cambridge Analytica purchased data from an academic, who gathered it in 2014 through an app that said the data would only be used for academic purposes. There's no question that was misleading. But by the time the general election rolled...
  • Cambridge Analytica Played Roles in Multiple African Elections

    03/22/2018 9:53:48 PM PDT · by · 25 replies
    voice of america/ Africa Division ^ | March 22, 2018 | Salem Solomon
    People walk past the building that houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, March 20, 2018. Share WASHINGTON — Long before its controversial roles in the 2016 Brexit vote and U.S. presidential election, Cambridge Analytica influenced elections in Africa. The data mining company, under fire for its alleged use of 50 million Facebook accounts to shape campaign messages for then-candidate Donald Trump, also played a role in elections in Kenya and Nigeria, according to new reports. The company's first involvement in Africa dates to the general election in South Africa in 1994. That election marked the end of...
  • Nolte: Mark Zuckerbergs Fatal Error Not Leaving Everyone the Hell Alone

    03/21/2018 11:52:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-21-2018 | JOHN NOLTE
    Make no mistake, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are in trouble not just here in America, but all over the world. The Tech Tyrant has only himself to blame. Had he just left us alone, he would not be so alone or widely viewed as a monopoly with all the inherent risks in that. He would also not be a national pariah. When you are in charge of something, be it a Girl Scout troop or one of the most powerful tech companies in the world, the only way to stay out of trouble is with simple and clear rules...
  • Zuckerberg: "I'm Really Sorry This Happened"

    03/22/2018 7:55:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 66 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 3-22-2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to CNNMoneys Laurie Segall after the news broke this weekend that Cambridge Analytica accessed information from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge. LAURIE SEGALL, CNN SENIOR TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT: I want to start with just a basic question, Mark. What happened? What went wrong? MARK ZUCKERERG, FACEBOOK CEO: So this was a major breach of trust, and Im really sorry that this happened. You know, we have a basic responsibility to protect people's data. And if we can't do that, then we don't deserve to have the opportunity to serve people. So, our responsibility now...
  • Liberal media didnt think data mining was so bad when Obamas campaign did it

    03/21/2018 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | March 21, 2018 | Brian Flood
    The left is outraged that President Trumps campaign used data mining to win the 2016 election but neither the media nor Democrats seemed to mind when President Obamas team did the same thing. Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro penned a column for The Hill on Tuesday headlined, Whats genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump, which outlined the differences in the way similar news was covered during contrasting administrations. Shapiro surfaced a 2012 report from The Guardian that proclaimed Obamas reelection team was mining data through Facebook to target specific voters. The Guardian is also the publication...
  • Drive-By Narrative #2: Destroy Facebook with Regulation

    03/20/2018 1:59:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | March 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, after that the second narrative is gotta destroy Facebook. Have to destroy Facebook. The Drive-By Media has made it a primary objective to destroy Facebook. Does that bother you at all, Mr. Snerdley? You use Facebook. (interruption) I know a lot of people that do. It might upset them, but its obvious that well, look, if youd let me get there. I know where my syllables are going. You dont need to put thoughts in my mind. I have plenty on my own. Dont need any little helpers here. As I was saying, the Drive-By Media is...
  • 'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

    03/20/2018 11:47:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 20, 2018 | Paul Lewis
    Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower. Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data breaches by third-party software developers between 2011 and 2012, told the Guardian he warned senior executives at the company that its lax approach to data protection risked a major breach.
  • Is Cambridge Analytica Scandal Replacement for Russians-Stole-The-Election Investigation?

    03/20/2018 10:43:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/18 | Judi McLeod
    Is Cambridge Analytica going to be left holding the bag for Obama's Data-Mining? Is the Cambridge Analytica alleged scandalin reality a bombshell dropped out of the blue by the New York Times and The Guardians Observernow dominating the daily news, a desperate replacement for Special Counsel Robert Mueller IIIs fading Russians-Stole-The-Election investigation? It certainly fits the desperate, no-evidence special counsel need like a glove.
  • #TransformationTuesday - In Which We Learn About Transmogrification

    03/20/2018 7:07:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-20-18 | MOTUS
    First Generation Transmogrifier Question: How do you transform an absolutely brilliant political strategy into a venous scheme of astronomical proportion?Answer: Allow it to fall into the wrong hands. Case in point: Remember when Obama and his frat boy campaign squad were lauded as brilliant for their innovative use of data mining? Of course you do, everybody was talking about it( here, here, here, here, here, here andhere I could go on but you get the point). Even Congressional brain trust Maxine Waters got in on the crowing, despite not having a clue what she was talking about: "The President...
  • Cambridge Analytica Uncovered: Secret filming reveals election tricks

    03/19/2018 5:33:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.
  • Cambridge Analytica Did Nothing Unusual

    03/19/2018 5:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | March 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What has taken the place of McCabe now and this is where you are really at the right place today Facebook and Cambridge analytics, the Drive-Bys and the left are all over this. When you hear Cambridge analytics, you need to think Mercers. The Mercers own Cambridge analytics. What theyre trying to tell everybody is that Cambridge analytics hacked or cheated or gamed Facebook and ended up collecting very personal data on 50 million Americans who participated in a survey that Cambridge analytics conducted on Facebook. And so you are being told that Facebook has been victimized,...