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David Carroll, an academic who studies online privacy, files suit against Cambridge Analytica in hopes of acquiring a copy of his psychographic targeting profile

Last week, when it became public knowledge that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the personal information of over 50 million unsuspecting Facebook users, allowing the Robert Mercer-owned political consulting firm to build a “psychological warfare weapon” that, according to one of the men involved, existed to exploit the “inner demons” of Americans for political gain, David […]

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Cambridge Analytica and the Russian prostitute connection

Remember how, this past weekend, I was telling you about how Facebook had confirmed that, back in 2014, Cambridge Analytica, the political analytics firm owned by far-right hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and managed at the time by Steve Bannon, had harvested the Facebook profiles of approximately 50 million unwitting American voters using the platform, […]

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Four things you need to know today

1. Attorney General Jeff Session just fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, one of the three senior FBI officials who can corroborate Jim Comey’s allegation that Trump asked him to kill the investigation into Michael Flynn. [The other two men, Jim Rybicki, Comey’s chief of staff, and James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, had […]

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Instead of taking action to stop Russian election interference, the White House is suggesting that it’s a “past problem” that was Obama’s fault

Continuing our conversation about the serious, ongoing threat to our nation posed by Russia and our President’s unwillingness to take meaningful action, I wanted to note two interesting things that happened this afternoon. First, National Security Agency (NSA) Director Mike Rogers today told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that we can expect further […]

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Mueller indicts Russian trolls, laying the groundwork for the next phase of his investigation

Earlier today, we learned that, in addition to porn star Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump was also having an affair with Playboy “Playmate of the Year” Karen McDougal back in 2006, in the months just after our First Lady, Melania Trump, gave birth to their son Barron. Furthermore, we got confirmation that McDougal, like Daniels, had […]

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