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Little Nitpick on the Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Memoirs: Both Wylie and Kaiser make the same mistake and use “testify” in their books when they describe their appearances to parliaments. But you “give evidence” because you’re not actually under oath. #Targeted #Mindf_ck
Parliaments just assumed witnesses would never dare. That is until Alexander Nix came along and misled Parliament, the ICO… I’d assume US authorities also…although that’s not public unlike UK enquiry. Congressional testimony involves an oath but not all hearings are under oath.
Wylie testified before Congress. Kaiser was subpoenaed by Mueller and like Wylie, Kaiser cooperated with numerous investigations. They describe this cooperation with various investigations in their books. Wylie delivered binders to Congress. Kaiser delivered hard drive to FBI.
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Cambridge Analytica LLC was an anonymous shell company abandoned in bankruptcy court. FTC can’t even serve a subpoena.

It’s only because of reporters and whistleblowers that we all know who actually owns it.
This is one of my favorite passages from @chrisinsilico’s #Mindf_ck
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“I was acclimatizing to their corruption and moral disregard.. I stupidly fell for the hubristic allure of Facebook’s call to ‘move fast and break things’.. I never fully appreciated what I was breaking until it was too late.”-@chrisinsilico
nymag.com/intelligencer/… @intelligencer
1/ “We had data about her mortgage applications, we knew how much money she made, whether she owned a gun. We had information from her airline mileage programs..We had a satellite photo of her house..We had re-created her life in our computer. She had no idea.”-@chrisinsilico
2/ “When I looked over at Bannon, he had a huge grin on his face.. We reconstructed tens of millions of Americans inside of a computer, with potentially hundreds of millions more to come..I felt sure it was something that people would be talking about for decades.”-@chrisinsilico
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NEW: Excerpt in @NYMag from @chrisinsilico’s forthcoming book #Mindf_ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America nymag.com/intelligencer/…
“The [Palantir] staff suggested to Nix that if Cambridge Analytica gave them access to the harvested data, they could then, at least in theory, legally pass it along to the NSA.” #Mindf_ck #TheGreatHack nymag.com/intelligencer/…
“…we used focus groups and qualitative observation to…learn what people cared about — term limits, the deep state, draining the swamp, guns, and the concept of walls to keep out immigrants were all explored in 2014, years before the Trump campaign.” #Mindf_ck
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