“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
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/
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/
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…
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…
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/
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
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…
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/
#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.
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
THREAD: In summer 2016, George Nader (representing Saudi Arabia & UAE) and an Israeli specialist in "social media manipulation" offered to help **THROW THE ELECTION** in a meeting w/Trump Jr arranged by Erik Prince‼️ 1/
At the Aug'16 #treason meet, Nader told Jr the crown princes of #SaudiArabia & #UAE were "eager to help his father win." The Israeli social media expert's (Joel Zamel) firm had already drawn up a multimillion $ proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help Trump.🤨 2/
Zamel's social media company #Wikistrat, which employed several Israeli former intelligence officers, specialized in "collecting information & shaping opinion through social media."🤨
Wednesday was an outrageously busy day in #TrumpRussia news & revelations, so we did our best to summarize for you.
This THREAD is formatted as:
🔹A) What happened?
🔹B) Why is it important?
In conclusion, we remind you what YOU can do to help.
1A) The Senate Judiciary Committee released all transcripts/documents (some redactions) from its investigation into Russian interference and potential Trump campaign coordination. judiciary.senate.gov/press/releases…
1B) The release of 1000s of pages casts light on the Trump Tower mtg, including coordination of stories by attendees, inconsistencies in Don Jr.'s testimony & hints of Trump's knowledge of the mtg & involvement in the false story Don Jr. initially put out. nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/…
.@ChuckGrassley: Public unaware of data collection practices, and the Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal exposes these serious policy issues to confront. CA declared insolvency so cannot participate in this hearing. Says this conversation could've taken place in 2015 or earlier
.@ChuckGrassley: Runs thru the requisite whataboutism while decrying partisanship. Doesn't seem to be drawing attention to the internationalized (and militarized) distinction between CA/SCL and formerly domestic and civilian voter analytics industry, nor UK enforcement response.
> Earlier today, SCL Elections Ltd., as well as certain of its and Cambridge Analytica LLC’s U.K. affiliates (collectively, the “Company” or “Cambridge Analytica”) filed applications to commence insolvency proceedings in the U.K.
ICYMI: Cambridge Analytica is pretending to close up its criminal shop and disappear only to come back with a new name, Emerdata. Erik Prince is at the helm with Rebecca Mercer behind the scenes providing the funds. I posted it because we all need to keep track of it.
For those that are new & want to make sense of what’s going on &/or
For Trump’s #MAGA base this thread is why the left is screaming Russia Russia Russia… 1/
'04 Manafort remade a pro-Putin thug politician image in Ukraine in2 someone electable using dirty tricks & mob $.
“I can tell you he’s a real specialist,” says Manafort’s friend Dmitry Firtash, the Ukrainian billionaire and former partner to the Kremlin” time.com/5003623/paul-m…
Manafort’s partners in Ukraine were Russian GRU agent Kilimnik, Kremlin tied Oligarch Deripaska, Firtash (known mob ties) & partner Gates. Manafort is now looking at 305 yrs of prison. Gates flipped.
Deripaska was previously biz partners with Ivanka & Jareds friend Abramovich
Back at #SECU for the next round of votes on Bill #C59, in time to see the #NDP motion to give the Intelligence Commissioner powers to go beyond simply saying "yes" or "no" on authorizations be voted down. #cdnpoli
Next Liberal motion, also proposed by Greens, is to ask the #IC to publish decisions not only when rejecting an authorization, but also in approving it (something @ICLMG is in favour of). Passes.
NDP motion that would allow IC to ask for additional information, rather than saying "yes" or "no" to an authorization. Notes that the current #CSE commissioner suggested this amendment #C59#secu
The Tory's control more than half of councils, nearly double Labour. Losing control of even half of them is unrealistic, and even if it happened under fixed term government I can all but guarantee it won't result in a General Election.
A Prime Minister calls a GE under two circumstances: 1) They are miles ahead in the polls and think they can increase their majority (as in 2017) 2) They have suffered a humiliating defeat or scandal.