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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/17/2018 10:53 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/18/2018 07:22 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook ~ By Paul Grewal, FB, VP

Menlo Park, CA...Update on March 17, 2018, 9:50 AM: The claim that this is a data breach is completely false. Aleksandr Kogan requested and gained access to information from users who chose to sign up to his app, and everyone involved gave their consent. People knowingly provided their information, no systems were infiltrated, and no passwords or sensitive pieces of information were stolen or hacked. Originally published on March 16, 2018: We are suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), including their political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, from Facebook. Given the public prominence of this organization, we want to take a moment to explain how we came to this decision and why.




We Maintain Strict Standards and Policies

Protecting people’s information is at the heart of everything we do, and we require the same from people who operate apps on Facebook. In 2015, we learned that a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan lied to us and violated our Platform Policies by passing data from an app that was using Facebook Login to SCL/Cambridge Analytica, a firm that does political, government and military work around the globe. He also passed that data to Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, Inc.

Like all app developers, Kogan requested and gained access to information from people after they chose to download his app. His app, “thisisyourdigitallife,” offered a personality prediction, and billed itself on Facebook as “a research app used by psychologists.” Approximately 270,000 people downloaded the app. In so doing, they gave their consent for Kogan to access information such as the city they set on their profile, or content they had liked, as well as more limited information about friends who had their privacy settings set to allow it.

Although Kogan gained access to this information in a legitimate way and through the proper channels that governed all developers on Facebook at that time, he did not subsequently abide by our rules. By passing information on to a third party, including SCL/Cambridge Analytica and Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, he violated our platform policies. When we learned of this violation in 2015, we removed his app from Facebook and demanded certifications from Kogan and all parties he had given data to that the information had been destroyed. Cambridge Analytica, Kogan and Wylie all certified to us that they destroyed the data.

Breaking the Rules Leads to Suspension

Several days ago, we received reports that, contrary to the certifications we were given, not all data was deleted. We are moving aggressively to determine the accuracy of these claims. If true, this is another unacceptable violation of trust and the commitments they made. We are suspending SCL/Cambridge Analytica, Wylie and Kogan from Facebook, pending further information.

We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information. We will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens. We will take legal action if necessary to hold them responsible and accountable for any unlawful behavior.

How Things Have Changed

We are constantly working to improve the safety and experience of everyone on Facebook. In the past five years, we have made significant improvements in our ability to detect and prevent violations by app developers. Now all apps requesting detailed user information go through our App Review process, which requires developers to justify the data they’re looking to collect and how they’re going to use it – before they’re allowed to even ask people for it.

In 2014, after hearing feedback from the Facebook community, we made an update to ensure that each person decides what information they want to share about themselves, including their friend list. This is just one of the many ways we give people the tools to control their experience. Before you decide to use an app, you can review the permissions the developer is requesting and choose which information to share. You can manage or revoke those permissions at any time.

On an ongoing basis, we also do a variety of manual and automated checks to ensure compliance with our policies and a positive experience for users. These include steps such as random audits of existing apps along with the regular and proactive monitoring of the fastest growing apps.

We enforce our policies in a variety of ways — from working with developers to fix the problem, to suspending developers from our platform, to pursuing litigation.


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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Posted on: 2018-03-17 22:57:48   By: Anonymous
 
This must be related to the fact that most of jack cox's internet work for Dennis mills uses Russian characters.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Posted on: 2018-03-17 23:14:38   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
      Posted on: 2018-03-17 23:46:22   By: Anonymous
       
      Dennis rodhm mills
      Lock him up!

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        Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
        Posted on: 2018-03-17 23:47:57   By: Anonymous
         
        A whicker basket could beat that crook in an election at this point.

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          The Spelling Otter.
          Posted on: 2018-03-17 23:51:32   By: Anonymous
           
          It's "wicker".

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-17 22:58:25   By: Anonymous
 
Calaveras has been duped by Dennis rodham mills.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-17 23:58:38   By: Anonymous
     
    Did anyone even search for one of those things?
    INTEL informs us there were at least 3, fully-operational in the location, including a half dozen Soviet era things there also.

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Cats!
Posted on: 2018-03-17 23:50:30   By: Anonymous
 
Toxoplasmosis is real. Dennis has so many tunnel bored in his brain by these cat poo worms that he thinks the state of California is under regulating things when it comes to the environment. !!!!

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Posted on: 2018-03-17 23:52:03   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED DENNIS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-18 00:02:24   By: Anonymous
 
I stopped doing my dishes, and now place them in my cats litterbox.
They don't really come out that clean.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-18 02:31:14   By: Anonymous
     
    ^ Still makes more sense than voting for Trump.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-03-18 13:08:54   By: Anonymous
       
      No, about as smart as voting for a Clinton, I'd say.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-18 09:21:25   By: Anonymous
 
The GOP puts party ahead of country. Vote them out.

Facebook puts profits ahead of country. Just as dangerous but much harder to deal with. But if anyone ever builds a Mt. Rushmore for traitors, Mark Zuckerberg's face should be on it. Let no one forget his role in allowing the continuing corruption of our most fundamental institutions.

As for the Mercers, they are simply spawn of Satan.

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    Liar Theif
    Posted on: 2018-03-18 10:24:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Zukerberg is a liar and thief, so is his female counterpart Sandberg.
    These people lied repeatedly that they were not selling your personal info when they were from the start.
    Facebook is another monopoly, they have taken over most comment sites, which gives them more personal data for them to sell.
    Facebook sold out America, the company is only about $ and will do anything- sell out you and America to gain more $Billions.
    For this reason people should drop Facebook, they will not change, their babble about change is just more lies.

    Drop FacebookNow, Traitors To America

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      Re: Liar Theif
      Posted on: 2018-03-18 12:17:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Ever was on it.. didn’t trust it with my information on friends , family, etc.

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        Re: Liar Theif
        Posted on: 2018-03-18 12:19:21   By: Anonymous
         
        Never was on it.

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          Re: Liar Theif
          Posted on: 2018-03-19 16:07:58   By: Anonymous
           
          What you have to ask yourself is......does anyone but you give a ratsass about spelling or grammar mistakes ?
          #1 answer ........ nope!
          Go hug your blanket ...

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      Re: Liar Theif
      Posted on: 2018-03-19 18:45:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Sold your info to Trump propaganda project.

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        Re: Liar Theif
        Posted on: 2018-03-19 20:38:14   By: Anonymous
         
        Obama used the same source to win his senate seat in 2005.
        Obama was praised by MSM for his technical genius for using the same source and tactics in 2014 and against Romney.
        2013 Maxine Watters bragged about Obama's massive collection of data on all citizens, "everything about everybody".

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          Re: Liar Theif
          Posted on: 2018-03-19 22:11:16   By: Anonymous
           
          Sources, references, websites, anything you have to support your post?

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            Re: Liar Thief Obama
            Posted on: 2018-03-20 13:24:02   By: Anonymous
             
            What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump
            BY BEN SHAPIRO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 03/20/18 The Hill

            In 2012, The Guardian reported that President Obama’s reelection team was “building a vast digital data operation that for the first time combines a unified database on millions of Americans with the power of Facebook to target individual voters to a degree never achieved before.”

            What, exactly, would Obama be doing? According to The Guardian, Obama’s new database would be gathered by asking individual volunteers to log into Obama’s reelection site using their Facebook credentials. “Consciously or otherwise,” The Guardian states, “the individual volunteer will be injecting all the information they store publicly on their Facebook page — home location, date of birth, interests and, crucially, network of friends — directly into the central Obama database.”
            Facebook had no problem with such activity then. They do now. There’s a reason for that. The former Obama director of integration and media analytics stated that, during the 2012 campaign, Facebook allowed the Obama team to “suck out the whole social graph”; Facebook “was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn’t stop us once they realized that was what we were doing.” She added, “They came to [the] office in the days following election recruiting & were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.”....

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          Re: Liar Theif
          Posted on: 2018-03-19 22:33:04   By: Anonymous
           
          Check it out. Obama’s data base was created out of those who contacted his campaign and politicians who were active. It was not secret invasion of people’s personal expectation of privacy on Facebook. Big difference.

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        Re: Liar Theif
        Posted on: 2018-03-20 09:02:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump and associates instigated and funded this invasion of privacy, and funded trick polls and questionnaires .


        [Reply ]

          Re: Liar Theif
          Posted on: 2018-03-20 11:23:14   By: Anonymous
           
          Kushner and Manafort were the 2 trump agents who instigated this massive intrusion into the private communications of Facebook users.

          [Reply ]

            Re: Liar Theif
            Posted on: 2018-03-20 13:24:46   By: Anonymous
             
            Nothing is private on Facebook.

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