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THREAD: Finally had a chance to do a close reading of the @ICOnews #CambridgeAnalytica report. Key passages follow, with an emphasis on the impact on US politics and implications for what’s to come…
ico.org.uk/media/action-w…
2. Right upfront, Elizabeth Denham emphasizes unique transnational conditions of investigation. When critics say Cambridge Analytica no different than Obama campaign please consider this internationalization of Republican data operation and new challenges of enforcement.
3. We may never know if influence operation was effective. But we definitely know that personal privacy rights were badly infringed. Data crimes occurred. We need to focus on this more than debating “psychometrics” as we consider how to prevent another #CambridgeAnalytica debacle
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A must read. In the wake of the announcement that the NCA are investigating him, more revelations come about @Arron_Banks today from whistleblowers and the excellent @openDemocracy keep up the good journalistic work #BadBoysNeverWin
@Arron_banks @openDemocracy Entirely consistent with what @AndyWigmore told me. Listen to him say they used the insurance company staff here the must-hear audio is part of my evidence to @CommonsCMS
parliament.uk/documents/comm…
@Arron_banks @openDemocracy @andywigmore @CommonsCMS Here's a fuller account drawing on my interviews that was published on #LeaveEU which presented evidence of their copying #CambridgeAnalytica methods and using Eldon Insurance staff on the campaign. #ArronBanks data.parliament.uk/writtenevidenc…
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Cambridge Analytica and SCL Elections are still operating. I have files strongly indicating this from 6 days ago.
Gov't investigations would be wise to get preservation notices out to AWS Ireland for anything interacting with ca-eng[.]io, auth[.]ca-eng[.]io, vault[.]ca-eng[.]io
And for everyone digging for nuggets of truth (gov't or otherwise), look into https://clear[.]ai
The hydra has sprouted another head.
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THREAD on the Subject of #Brexit & Respect...with a hint of Betrayal.

#Remain #Remainers, #RemainerNow Pls RT or feel free to Use this whenever you are told to Respect the Non-Binding Referendum & by all means add some more.
1. #Brexiters & #Lexiters have 2 justications, apart from 'we won you lost', for the #BrexitShambles.
Namely that we must RESPECT the #Brexit Ref result & that to seek to overturn it would BETRAY the Will of the 'British People'. (nb they often omit the N. Irish)
2. Respect or Lack of Respect & Betrayal at the heart of #Brexit...so...why should we Respect the EURef 2016 & Who or What is being Betrayed?
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1.#Farage is deeply involved in #TrumpRussia as we already know, here he is in a picture with @RepRohrabacher, @RepRohrabacher has been called #Putin´s favorite congressman and has done business with #Manafort

#Trump #Farage #DonJr #Rohrabacher #Putin

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1.@Arron_banks spent Banks spent £8m+ on Brexit. which is indeed very strange since he had real financial difficulties in 2014.
@Arron_Banks, you meeting #Russians in 2015 was really lucrative?

@Arron_banks #Brexit #Russia #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica

thetimes.co.uk/article/brexit…
2.@Arron_banks also holds a lot of cash in #Lesotho Holdings, and used that cash to pay local politicians he advised

#Lesotho laughably denies the bribery

@Arron_banks #Brexit #Russia #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica

maserumetro.com/news/banks-den…
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When I found the exposed 154 million US voter database in June 2016, I was able to trace the data to a company named L2 Political.
L2 then traced the leak to a client of theirs. The client claimed hackers had taken down their firewall which then publicly exposed the database.
L2's client did not suggest that *I* was the hacker(s) who had removed their firewall and exposed the database.
If true, this means there is confirmation, from the holder of the data, that a nationwide US voter registry _was_indeed_hacked_ months prior to the 2016 election.
I can't believe I didn't recall this sooner. Foreign hacking of the US election system was not much of a topic when I originally reported this 154 million voter record leak and the detail of actual confirmation of a US nationwide vote hack became lost in the ether.
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Exclusive: leaked papers reveal racist slur by Alexander Nix, who is pitching to run election campaigns in Caribbean

Former Cambridge Analytica chief used N-word to describe Barbados PM

theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/o…
"Alexander Nix, the former chief executive of the elections consultancy Cambridge Analytica, is facing fresh questions about his conduct after a leak of documents revealed he used a highly offensive racial slur to describe the prime minister of Barbados."
"The British consultant, who lost his business after an investigation by the Observer exposed the firm’s unauthorised use of data from millions of Facebook users, has been pitching to once again run election campaigns in the Caribbean." 🙄🤦🏾‍♀️
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@BmillEuropean @AndrewAtter @davidmcallister @NDRinfo @InLimboBrexit @The3Million @BritishInEurope @BritsinGermany @BrexpatsHOV @BremainInSpain @emmyzen @julie4nw @voiceseurope @EricIdle @Bonn1eGreer @SebDance @carolecadwalla @W_A_T_O_N @RemainingKind @katarinabarley @Elenauk @FrankRHofmann @DeutscheWelle @antoni_UK @Jude_KD @UdoBullmann @maikebohn @CMetzelder Eine hervorragende Erklärung des “Ist-Zustandes“ in UK!Besser als manch ein Politikanalyst es darstellt!Europa lässt Euch gerade bitterlich im Stich!Die Medienberichterstattung ist unzureichend, @jakkibak Es ist schändlich, wie die Demokratie in GB ausgehebelt wird, @silkejaeger
@BmillEuropean @AndrewAtter @davidmcallister @NDRinfo @InLimboBrexit @The3Million @BritishInEurope @BritsinGermany @BrexpatsHOV @BremainInSpain @emmyzen @julie4nw @voiceseurope @EricIdle @Bonn1eGreer @SebDance @carolecadwalla @W_A_T_O_N @RemainingKind @katarinabarley @Elenauk @FrankRHofmann @DeutscheWelle @antoni_UK @Jude_KD @UdoBullmann @maikebohn @CMetzelder @jakkibak @silkejaeger 2/ Die Zusammenhänge zwischen dem manipulierten Trump-Wahlkampf, @JohannesHano und dem Brexit-Referendum, werden bis auf Ausnahmen (@elisouchka @VoxPop_ARTE 👏) fast völlig “unter dem Tisch gekehrt“, @guyverhofstadt, der Einzige,der das klar anspricht und vor einer Erosion warnt!
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Defence entered a Not Guilty plea this morning in Westminster Magistrate Court. Trial is set for January 2019. #CambridgeAnalytica
It’s a criminal act in the UK to defy the Information Commissioner’s specific order to comply with data protection law. This order is from May 2018 and now we can confirm it will go to trial in the UK next year. wired.com/story/uk-regul…
A “defunct” company sure seems willing to spend its allegedly sparse resources going to trial against the data cops for refusing to hand over all the personal data it collected about me. What are they hiding? Will their creditors tolerate this?
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“One thing you want to do is identify the type of person you could exploit and undermine them psychologically.” - Christopher Wylie, formerly of #CambridgeAnalytica forbes.com/sites/jeffkauf…
"They’d find people who were less resilient psychologically… you essentially tried to exacerbate distrust and paranoia.” #MAGAts
"Wylie's role...was to take traditional military "information operations," or information warfare, and translate them into digital operations...."
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British political life has become shameless. How did we get to the point someone is a hero for being under investigation for electoral fraud/contempt of court/lying? I think the turning point was the rehabilitation of Rebekah Brooks as head of Murdoch’s empire.
Brooks was found not guilty. But the high bar of proof needed to get to trial, let alone the sheer incompetence of running a criminal enterprise unawares, should have excluded her from her role as Britain’s biggest publisher. But no, she was reinstated. The rot right there.
In another age, Murdoch’s apologies would have meant something. In another age, he and Brooks would have to spend years in public service (like Profumo) to atone. But no. Once they’d got away with hacking and kompromat, others like #CambridgeAnalytica would rapidly follow.
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Oh God. The app which has compromised all the phone numbers and emails of the Conservative Party is the notorious UCampaign app! Allied to #CambridgeAnalytica. I'll try to grab some info in the thread below
Here's a thread with some background on Thomas Peters who devised it.

This app is also one of the many bits of evidence that the same (probably hacked Facebook) analytics were used in the Leave Campaigns and for Trump @carolecadwalla @VickerySec @profcarroll businessinsider.com/donald-trumps-…
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Meet Tim Graboski, aka whiterook6. He works for AggregateIQ as software developer. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because they helped #CambridgeAnalytica during the 2016 election. And apparently they’re still interested in our elections. #Midterms2018 #osint #infosec
We know that part of the seed data for the models used by CA came from Facebook surveys users filled in as part of an app. Well doesn’t this look familiar....this is a project called Campaign Pillar aka Check-In. “AIQ” is plainly visible. As are the targeted election questions.
Well this little gem comes to us courtesy of Tim’s GitHub repository, found here : github.com/whiterook6/che… Currently available to the public (cloned in case it comes down).
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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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