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Data privacy as a national security issue? —Sen Wyden #TechHearing
Facebook - Yes
Twitter - Yes
Google - N/A
Wyden goes for the jugular - Microtargeting for voter demobilization. Will we ask about Cambridge Analytica here? #TechHearing
Nope. Not yet. This has been covered in Canadian parliament committee. But not yet in the US Congress. #TechHearing #CambridgeAnalytica
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💣🔥💥🍿🐾#SamPatten is a starter on this menu. A thread on #Trump #Putin #Collusion: from pop-singers in Taj Mahal to weapons in Syria, plus what Satan, black cats, soccer, Patriarchs & judo wrestling have in common. Tarantino, it is not. Oh, plus #CambridgeAnalytica. 👇
1. #SamPatten admitted failing to register in the U.S. as a foreign agent for his work lobbying on behalf of a Ukrainian political party. Breaking. 👇
2. "The nature of his cooperation isn’t clear." (Yes, but the connections are telling.👇 ) . Patten worked with Manafort and & on microtargeting operations with Cambridge Analytica.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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🔥@GOP operative Sam Patten’s not only has close ties w/Manafort & #Russian🇷🇺spy Konstantin Kilimnik, plus helped #CambridgeAnalytica microtarget voters in the 2014 midterms, Patten also funneled money via #Cyprus to buy Trump inauguration tix for a Ukrainian oligarch‼️
More details on Sam Patten’s longtime ties with “former” #Russian🇷🇺spy, Konstantin Kilimnik.👇🏼

Patten was charged with #felony violations of #FARA today.😎

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Breaking: Feds charge Sam Patten as unregistered agent for Ukrainian parties.

1. worked with Cambridge Analytica
2. associate of Manafort and Kilimnik (agent with active ties to Russian military intelligence)

Read @NatashaBertrand's write up from April:
theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Sam Patten's own words about his work for #CambridgeAnalytica’s parent company, SCL Group:

“included taking micro-targeting to the next level” during the 2014 midterms, developing methods “adopted by at least one major U.S. presidential candidate.”
Revealing:

Sam Patten: “I have no reason to suspect him [Kilimnik] of being a Russian agent."

The two worked together for decades including at IRI.

What others at IRI said about Kilimnik

“It was like ‘Kostya, the guy from the GRU’ — that’s how we talked about him.”
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Android Legitimate Spyware with 10M+ installs.

App #Onavo owned by Facebook, is VPN service that collects your:
- mobile traffic
- location
- installed/opened apps
- visited websites

This app should hide your traffic & increase privacy, instead it collects it.
Visited web sites, launched & installed apps and others are stored in plaintext in database. Not accessible without root.
Based on their Privacy Policy, they have been gathering user's personal data since 2013.
If you ever used #Onavo app, your traffic is stored on Facebook servers probably forever.
They share same terms & conditions for different app versions.
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Here @BylineFest @peterjukes introduces @DamianCollins with @carolecadwalla - findings that Electoral Law was broken
Peter reminds us 🇬🇧 has no mueller investigation. The closest we have is @CommonsCMS #FakeNewsInquiry - #hybridwarfare

We don’t have criminal investigation

[yet - Yet!]
Support the Rule of Law. Consensus about evidence. This is not a party political issue @peterjukes
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1.@parscale is the architect of “Project Alamo", using targeting ads and articles on @Facebook to specific audiences with #FakeNews

#ProjectAlamo #CambridgeAnalytica #TrumpFakeNews #Russia
2.@parscale worked directly under @jaredkushner, who was in charge of #ProjectAlamo answering directly to #Trump and likely #Russia

#ProjectAlamo #CambridgeAnalytica #TrumpFakeNews #Russia
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Carole asks Luke: when did Trump cross your radar?

Luke: summer 2016. When Manafort became campaign manager whom Luke had met in Ukraine who was consultant transforming Yavchenko. What was he doing in Soviet Empire?? He was best connected political lobbist in area. Pre-Steele!
.@lukeharding1968 was investigating Deutsch Bank. DB kept lending even after Trump sued DB for losses arising from #FinCrisis. Dec 2016 Luke met Christopher Steele who said, Follow the Money, Follow the Sex #BylineFest @BylineFest
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@TomTugendhat @Andrew_Adonis Let's look at the facts:
1. The Ref MPs voted for was advisory
2. Cameron then made it binding in the minds of voters who don't understand the niceties of our constitution, which was shabby & underhand of him, because he created a political imperative to take the Ref advice

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@TomTugendhat @Andrew_Adonis 3. Parliament never formally made the decision to leave, but gave Mrs May the power to trigger #Article50 through the shameful A50 Bill (launched before its rubbish White Paper was released), which converted Parliament into an irrelevant rubber stamp in the #Brexit process.

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@TomTugendhat @Andrew_Adonis 4. Under pressure from the Economic Ruin Group (ERG), Mrs May triggered A50 prematurely, without impact assessments and, crucially, without agreement in her party as to what form #Brexit should take, let alone a plan.

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In NYC on Aug 7? Please join me at @TheNewSchool to talk about dark data and democracy. We'll survey the progress of various #CambridgeAnalytica investigations and contemplate what happens next, this coming autumn and beyond. More details TBA! eventbrite.com/e/dark-data-an…
wow 75% seats already reserved on a teaser tweet
By popular demand, I added 50 more seats! #DarkData eventbrite.com/e/dark-data-an…
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This week’s overshadowed-by-Helsinki news:

Cambridge Analytica's servers were accessed in Russia or from Russian IP addresses AND that access appears to have been Facebook data.

Plus links to Trump #thread

google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
Discovered in this highly recommended July 19 @npr @nprfreshair interview with @carolecadwalla about #cambridgeAnalytica

npr.org/2018/07/19/630…
I did not know that Trump introduced Nigel Farage at a Mississippi rally and said “if Brexit can happen in Britain, then I can get elected in the United States.”
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@resisterhood @allanbrauer Kellyanne Conway was interviewed at that time and was very coy about “internal polling.” I’ll try to find the article.
@resisterhood @allanbrauer Here is Conway in late October 2016 saying they were picking out cabinet members based on internal polling. politicususa.com/2016/10/25/dem…
@resisterhood @allanbrauer Kellyanne Conway talking about “undercover voters” in late August 2016.
theguardian.com/us-news/2016/a…
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Last sentence: “Ms Denham said the data had been accessed from countries including Russia.” 👀
“The ICO was astounded by the amount of personal data stored by political parties.” (They’ve been conducting forensics on hundreds of terabytes from servers seized under criminal warrant.)
Jan-Mar 2017 filed Subject Access Request with SCL (Cambridge Analytica)
July 4, 2017 filed complaint with ICO
May 5, 2018 ICO issues enforcement order to SCL (Cambridge Analytica)
June 4, 2018 SCL fails to comply
July 11, 2018 ICO issues report announcing criminal prosecution
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🔥WHOA🔥

Last July, Michal Kosinski, the @Stanford prof whose personality quiz was used to scrape #Facebook data of MILLIONS of Americans, **met in Moscow** w/#Russian🇷🇺PM Dmitry Medvedev, Sergey Lavrov & several members of #Putin’s cabinet. 1/

theguardian.com/technology/201…
Kosinski, who described Lavrov as “a guy who starts wars and takes over countries,” was “flattered” that the #Russians🇷🇺would listen to his talk. “Those guys strike me as one of the most competent and well-informed groups. They did their homework. They read my stuff.”😳 2/
Kosinski researches technology, mass persuasion & artificial intelligence (AI), including the use of AI to detect psychological traits👉🏼research that inspired the creation of #CambridgeAnalytica.🤨 3/
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This is actually #AMLO’s re-election: He first won the presidency in 2006. But back then the thieving, scheming, blood-stained criminal gang that rules Mexico (and I’m being polite), declared his dissolute opponent the winner. gregpalast.com/how-the-bernie…
#EleccionesMéxico
In 2006, rather than concede to vote thievery, lick his wounds & toddle off on a book tour, #AMLO took his supporters into the streets, raised hell, blocked the capital’s central square for months, held a People’s Inaugural & vowed to never, ever concede. democracynow.org/2006/7/12/flor…
12 years later, #AMLO has won a crushing, too-big-to-steal victory in #Mexico’s presidential election. And there’s a lesson here. Are you listening, Al Gore? Mr. Kerry and Mrs. Clinton? gregpalast.com/how-the-bernie… #EleccionesMéxico #elecciones2018
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Principle absolutely matters, but in a representative democracy, so does political REALITY. Trump w help from Parscale & #CambridgeAnalytica alum is NOT flying blind. I fear the calls to 'abolish ICE' plays right into their hands. We must be informed. newyorker.com/news/letter-fr…
Is someone collecting data for progressives or are we just going on gut feel? Eventually absolutely the young people will win, but if the courts are stacked for a generation you just made your fight SO much harder...and the win may not be in your lifetime. newyorker.com/news/letter-fr…
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🔥WHOA🔥

THREAD: House Intel Democrat @ericswalwell **hammers** Roger Stone and Michael Caputo👉🏼says both men “lied through their teeth” when they testified before the Intel Cmte & should be investigated for #perjury.🧐 1/

#TrumpRussia

yahoo.com/news/key-democ…
During the 2016 campaign, Stone met in #Florida w/a #Russian🇷🇺immigrant & sometime FBI informant Henry Greenberg who offered Clinton dirt.🤨

We’ve heard this story before from Don Jr and Kushner.🙄 2/

#TrumpRussia
Neither Stone nor Caputo mentioned the meeting when they testified last year before House Intel about their contacts w/#Russians.🤨

Both men have attributed to the fact that they had “forgotten” about it.🙄

HOW CONVENIENT. #TrumpRussia

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Arron Banks, the businessman who bankrolled Nigel Farage’s LeaveEU campaign, had multiple meetings with high-ranking Russian officials in the run-up to the #Brexit referendum, contradicting his denials @carolecadwalla @peterjukes theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
"The documents raise urgent and troubling questions about Arron Banks' relationship with the Russian government"
#CambridgeAnalytica whistleblower @chrisinsilico confirms: "I have personally seen these emails/documents and informed both British and American intelligence about them months ago"
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The colonialist blood runs deep in this one. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5…
At the parliamentary committee hearing pictured, Mr Nix acknowledged previously undisclosed Russian clients prior to him joining SCL. He was presented with documentation obtained by @CommonsCMS #CambridgeAnalytica
EXPLOSIVE: Emails given to @CommonsCMS show Bad Boys of Brexit had “extensive web of links” with Russian officials. thetimes.co.uk/article/exclus…
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THREAD: Alexander Nix, the 'gentleman' who ran @CamAnalytica, also helped himself to $8 m on his way out the door. 1/3 cnet.com/news/cambridge…
He's testifying before parliamentary committee again today but if Alexander Nix's last performance is anything to go by, the truth will likely not be joining him at today's hearing. 2/3 theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2…
And now there's more evidence #CambridgeAnalytica discussed the U.S. election with Julian Assange, according to whistle blower Brittany Kaiser. /END theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/j…
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🔥WHOA🔥

THREAD: Mueller is asking about flows of money into the #Cyprus bank account of PSY Group, an Israeli company specializing in social-media manipulation. Founder Joel Zamel met w/Trump Jr in Aug'16‼️

Cyprus specializes in #MoneyLaundering.🤨1/

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
More specifically, Mueller is probing #Treason Meeting #2 at Trump Tower, arranged by Erik Prince👉🏼George Nader (assoc w/#SaudiArabia & UAE) & Zamel (Israeli social media expert) offered to help **THROW THE ELECTION*‼️ 2/

PSY Group (Israeli social-media firm) pitched its services to super PAC s & other entities👉🏼infiltrating target audiences w/elaborately crafted social-media FAKE personas & spreading DISINFORMATION via websites meant to mimic news portals.🤨 3/
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#Zuckerberg | You remind me of “Kalden” in the book “The Circle”; the founder of a big data company, growing out of his control, influencing elections.
#Zuckerberg | Nearly every year since 2003 there was a wrongdoing or problem for which you had to apologise; twice in 2017 and three times in 2018 and we are only May! Are you capable to fix it?
#Zuckerberg | You said you will apply the new #GDPR, but are you telling the truth? Since the outbreak of the #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, you transferred European data of non EU citizens to servers outside Europe, which is forbidden.
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Hop c'est parti pour #Zuckerberg au Parlement Européen, à suivre ici en live ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs… (et commenté ici)
Mon italien est un peu rouillé mais en gros on introduit l'audience et on fait un petit rappel sur l'affaire #CambridgeAnalytica. J'espère qu'on va vite switcher en anglais ^^ #Zuckerberg
A.Tajani qui Préside le Parlement EU, après un petit rappel des faits et un point sur les risques (avantage politique sensible, fake news, divulgation d'infos perso) indique que l'idée est de légiférer et agir pour réguler les activités de FB (abrégé et tronqué) #Zuckerberg
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