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Pink-Haired Nimcompoop Re the Trump Campaign Using Facebook Data (Video)


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The Mainstream Media is hungering for another big Trump-bashing story. The Trump-Russia Collusion scandal turned out to be a non-starter, nothing but lefty wishful thinking gone viral. And all the apologies from the Progressive PR Arm — aka MSM? Uh…no. Crickets.

Now they’re running like a bunch of crazed worker ants that just discovered an untended picnic basket full of honey and other sweet stuff. The big data-mining scandal is now all the rage.

But seriously? Is there anyone on the planet who didn’t understand if you sign up for one of the Facebook apps, you have to agree to share your information (that would be data) with them. Hello? Anyone home McFly?

Obama and his team did that very data-mining thingy and were lauded by everyone in Hollywood and the press.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge wrote in January 2013, in her article, “How Obama Won the Social Media Battle in the 2012 Presidential Campaign”:

The 2008 Obama Presidential campaign made history.  Not only was Obama the first African American to be elected president, but he was also the first presidential candidate to effectively use social media as a major campaign strategy. It’s easy to forget, given how ubiquitous social media is today, that in 2008 sending out voting reminders on Twitter and interacting with people on Facebook was a big deal.  When Obama announced his candidacy in 2007, Twitter had only just started and there wasn’t even an iPhone yet.

Oh goody goody! Barry was the King of Kool and using the social media and data mining tools like a boss! But now that the Trump campaign took advantage of the tools bravely pioneered by Obama’s Social Media Hope Guru’s, Donald’s IT crew is portrayed as Darth Vader’s Imperial Army.

Check out this little pink-hair, nose-ring sporting whistle-blower. Oh yea. He’s breaking a big story.

Thanks again Mark Dice for shining a light on more Lefty, Resist, Snowflake nonsense!

Former Employee: ‘Horrifying’ Misuse of User Data Was Routine at Facebook


Reported by Charlie Nash | 20 Mar 2018

URL of the original posting site: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/03/20/former-employee-horrifying-misuse-of-user-data-was-routine-at-facebook/

Sandy Parakilas, a former Facebook platform operations manager, claimed the company’s “horrifying” misuse of user data was routine, and that Facebook preferred to have “no idea” what third parties were doing with the freely available data.

In their report, the Guardian noted that “hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica.”

“My concerns were that all of the data that left Facebook servers to developers could not be monitored by Facebook, so we had no idea what developers were doing with the data,” claimed Parakilas. “It has been painful watching… Because I know that they could have prevented it.”

“Once the data left Facebook servers there was not any control, and there was no insight into what was going on,” he continued, adding, “Facebook was in a stronger legal position if it didn’t know about the abuse that was happening.” 

“They felt that it was better not to know. I found that utterly shocking and horrifying,” Parakilas declared, also estimating that “a majority of Facebook users” probably had their data used by third party companies and developers.

In his interview with the Guardian, Parakilas even claimed that known “rogue developers” were rarely sanctioned for misusing data, and that app developers were encouraged to create apps on the platform by being offered user data by Facebook.

“In the time I was there, I didn’t see them conduct a single audit of a developer’s systems,” he proclaimed. “Facebook was giving data of people who had not authorised the app themselves, and was relying on terms of service and settings that people didn’t read or understand.”

“I didn’t feel that the company treated my concerns seriously. I didn’t speak out publicly for years out of self-interest, to be frank,” Parakilas expressed, before adding that the company only started to take action following the media’s allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“They treated it like a PR exercise,” he concluded. “They seemed to be entirely focused on limiting their liability and exposure rather than helping the country address a national security issue.”

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington, or like his page at Facebook.

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