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Cambridge Analytica CEO claims influence on U.S. election; Facebook questioned

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https://nypost.com/2018/03/20/obamas-former-media-director-said-facebook-was-once-on-our-side/

when the obama campaign did the same exact thing Facebook helped them directly. Illegal campaign contributions?

“Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn’t stop us once they realized that was what we were doing,” she said on Twitter.”

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Did you not read that article?

But while Facebook and its users gave permission to the Obama campaign to vacuum up the data, Cambridge may have harvested the information illegally by saying it would be used for an academic study.

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I should add - it’s just as bad that the Obama administration was doing it as well, and that Facebook let them.

But that said, your assertion that they were exactly the same, is false.

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Oh so your whole argument is that the Facebook “allowed” obama to do it (as an unreported campaign contribution) but Cambridge Analytica may have gotten the data by misrepresenting it’s use?

NY Times article about how cool, smart and edgy Obama was to do this:

Data You Can Believe In

The Obama Campaign’s Digital Masterminds Cash In

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Readers, please stay on topic. Obama is not relevant to this discussion as he is not mentioned in the story.

These multinationals were deployed to disrupt industries but have done so with inequitable beneficial leverages. They almost accomplished in ruining industries. For the duration, it is becoming a foreboding peril regarding the transmission of unreservedly power into so few hands which I'm doubtful it won't go unchecked for much longer. With more microscopic regulatory checkup, it will positively overall for better prospects of recovery bounce back in other sectors of the broad-based US economy that is meant to be who were squeezed by the tech giant kings.

With this story, it might be a good time to reconsider reassessing the percentage of weighted long term allocation in the tech sector of investment portfolio or at least trim down in the near term. This could be a catalyst for a bear market distribution and its a big deal for a full time personal, private institutional macro fundamental investor and technical intrinsic value-based trader like me who trades and invest 7-8 USD figure voluminous transactions through forex futures & spot, options, bonds, stock indexes, ETFs, commodities, precious metals, cryptocurrencies and real estate.

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Anyway I only care about this in that this is being presented as the new “Russian collusion”. Yet another way Trump supposedly “stole” the election from Hillary in some kind of shady way.

Wasn’t shady at all and Facebook actually worked directly with her campaign manager to help her. If anything shady about this it’s facebook themselves. So there is that.

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@black one got information legally the other illegaly simple as that.Where is this been presented as the new Russia collusion where is it reported he stole the election.

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“It doesn’t have to be true. It just has to be believed.”

--Alexander Nix

People like this are mercenary propagandists, enabling "populist" authoritarians like Putin and Trump. Financed by shameless donors like the Mercers. Thanks again, "originalist" SCOTUS judges who supported Citizens United, for turning America into an oligarchy.

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Right on cue almost like it was planned:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/20/hillary-clinton-questions-whether-cambridge-analytica-helped/

Hillary Clinton questions whether Cambridge Analytica helped the Russians meddle in 2016 election

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Facebook has 2 billion zuckers so this is just one way they sell your data.

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Hillary Clinton questions whether Cambridge Analytica helped the Russians meddle in 2016 election

Is she wrong? Is Nix wrong?

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@black Hilary is a nothing now shes a has been.The only ones that seem to care about what Hilary has to say is Trump supporters.Anyhow think your president has alot more to worry about than this at th moment.Hes been sued by 3 women numerous pending court cases and then there is Mueller.Not to forget the dissfunctional administration...

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And the secretely recorded conversations with Nix are even more salacious.

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who created an app on the platform that was downloaded by 270,000 people, providing access not only to their own personal data but also data from their friends

In a BBC article, the wording is slightly different.

"About 270,000 users' data was collected, but the app also collected some public data from users' friends."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43480978

I'm not sure what that means exactly, but "public data" doesn't sound such a problem. Does anyone know what kind of data was involved?

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Right on cue almost like it was planned:

It was planned. Hillary colluded with Nix to release this information.

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What is most revealing about this is that despite someone from a British PR company that was employed by the Trump campaign literally saying that the 'rigging' was bought and paid for by Americans, the media and politicians are still insisting that Putin/Russia is the culprit.

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the media and politicians are still insisting that Putin/Russia is the culprit.

I haven't seen that. This article here is says:

In the programme Nix describes questionable practices used to influence foreign elections and said his firm did all the research, analytics and targeting of voters for Trump's digital and TV campaigns. He also boasts he met Trump when he was the Republican presidential candidate "many times".

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I don't fault Trump or his campaign for this. Nothing they did was illegal or even shady, as far as I'm concerned - politics is a contact sport.

Facebook is at fault for neglecting to ensure their demand that CA delete the data was carried out. CA is at fault for ignoring the demand by retaining the data and using it for purposes its release was not intended for. And the company which sold the data to CA is at fault for violating the terms with which Facebook provided the data.

Go after these companies, not Trump. Doing so distracts from the far more serious issues the President is embroiled in..

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FB sells its data many companies so they can target adds to viewers...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Av9Nmu4fY

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I think the issue was that they were getting around privacy walls by accessing your account through your friends’ accounts.

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FB sells its data many companies so they can target adds to viewers...

And?

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TJ did you watch the video? Do I have to explain?

Obama did the same thing in the 2012 election and no one complained.

That's the price of wasting your life on SNS sites like FB; you wittingly or unwittingly surrender your private information to data aggregators so companies can target you with advertisements...

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No free lunches

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Go after these companies, not Trump.

I agree. Zuckerberg needs to answer questions and held accountable.

Doing so distracts from the far more serious issues the President is embroiled in..

What is he embroiled in?

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Facebook was facing major problems before this latest one came up.

Oh my...

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Controversy Could Be Big Trouble for the Social Network. Here’s What to Know

http://time.com/5205314/facebook-cambridge-analytica-breach/

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I hardly use FB. I didn't put all my most personal private information up on it, but now they've linked my friends, co-workers, and more.

This is what corporate greed does folks, and there are some that believe putting CEO's in charge of the US will benefit the average US citizenry. Because, "The government should be run like a business not a country!!!" idiocy.

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What is he embroiled in?

Obstruction of justice; denigrating the FBI; being sued for defamation; being sued by a porn star, etc. you know, average stuff for a sitting president.

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Obama did the same thing in the 2012 election and no one complained.

The difference was that when Obama did it, he had permission. From the article:

*But while Facebook and its users gave permission to the Obama campaign** to vacuum up the data, Cambridge may have harvested the information illegally by saying it would be used for an academic study.*

I even bolder the operative part to make it easier for you to see that it was not the same thing.

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*boldered . . . Errr . . . bolded.

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