Texting App with Ties to Trump Campaign to Be Repurposed for Contact Tracing

A mobile app once used by the Trump campaign and other partisan interests has been rebranded and is now part of an “approved” national app database specifically designed for use by public health and safety agencies.

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A P2P mobile app developed by a Ukrainian military veteran and funded by American hedge fund magnate and close associate of Cambridge Analytica backer, Robert Mercer, has been rebranded and repurposed to serve as a contact tracing tool in the "fight" against the COVID-19 pandemic and public safety emergencies, such as hurricanes and other natural

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NYT Expose Reveals Facebook Push To Label Liberal Critics as Soros Stooges

Facebook employed Definers Public Affairs to paint liberal critics as pawns of George Soros, and in some cases, even as anti-Semitic.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Andrew Harnik | AP

The New York Times has painted a 5,300-word picture of an out-of-control Facebook's desperate and incompetent damage control measures in the wake of multiple scandals. Based on interviews with over 50 current and former company executives, lawmakers, government officials, lobbyists and congressional staff members - most of whom spoke on the

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The SEC is Investigating Why Facebook Didn’t Disclose Cambridge Analytica Data Breach

The SEC is looking into whether Facebook’s failure to warn investors about the potential for third-party developers to misuse their data represents a violation of disclosure laws.

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After reporting earlier this month that the Securities and Exchange Commission had joined the federal investigation into Facebook over its failure to disclose Cambridge Analytica's misues of user data, the Wall Street Journal revealed on Thursday exactly what the agency is investigating. In keeping with its mission to police securities markets,

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Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company Used Yemen as Psyop Test Site

This finding highlights the dangers of private companies like Facebook and Google merging with the military-industrial complex.

Leaked documents show that Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of the notorious Cambridge Analytica, carried out a surveillance operation embedded among local Yemeni populations in 2009. The research and psychological tactics of deception were likely later used against populations around the world including Libya, Syria,

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Zuckerberg Pledges To Fix Facebook’s Privacy Problems—No One Trusts Him

Dozens of senators told the Facebook CEO that the social media giant was failing Americans.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before nearly half the Senate Tuesday may mark a historic turning point for Silicon Valley. Members of both parties expressed substantive concerns about how high-tech’s surveillance economy preys on privacy and elevates propaganda—followed by wide skepticism that Facebook and the tech sector can be

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Mark Zuckerberg Makes a Sudden 180 on Privacy—Is It for Real?

Civil liberties and human rights groups want Big Data to sign security pledge to protect user privacy.

Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, speaks at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

The backlash against high-tech’s privacy-invading business model is growing—but one hard-hit Silicon Valley institution, Facebook, announced a potentially far-reaching reform late on Wednesday. Over a 24-hour period, it appears that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went from endorsing, “in spirit,” soon-to-take-effect European Union privacy rules,

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