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Apple and Facebook are fighting over your privacy. What it means for you
"Apple and facebook are lashing out at each other in the debate over privacy. That could have huge ramifications on you. That's what this all means. Roger chang of this is your daily charge helping sort out this mess between apple and facebook is our social media reported queenie wong welcome queenie. You're having me so. This sort of the basis of this feud for us. What are apple facebook. Actually fighting about so apple is making this update to the software that runs. Its iphones sometime in the spring. And basically it's requiring app developers to get permission from users to track them across apps in websites that aren't owned by that company. So you would see this pop up. Come up in for the facebook app that says facebook with blake to track you across you know other apps and websites and the reason why for personalized advertising. And you'd have to click. I allow them to track me or doing. Allow them to track me on. Facebook really isn't happy about that change because it sees it as sort of an attack on their business model. How they make money right. I understand from a financial perspective y. Facebook would be so bothered by this. But what is the argument that they're making the how this might hurt consumers because ultimately at the face of things when i look at this for consumers having more transparency or having apple. Be more proactive. About how you're being tracked seems like a good thing. Jesus argument is small businesses. You know the really kind of pinning this more onslow. Businesses rely on ads in order to serve the right. Ask the right people you need all this data about who they are Sometimes ads are targeted based on your age or your geography and when consumers see ads they will buy these products from these businesses Fees argument is that if there is a movement away from personalized advertising than one. It would be harder for an app like facebook to offer. Its services were free without a subscription cost and then to these acts would be forced to make up. You know the money somewhere else in so that might be more in-app purchases that might be a subscription fees and bear four move in facebook's mind would make the internet more expensive for consumers essentially the arguments still is making now. It's interesting that they make that point especially calling in small businesses. Does that tactic. The amazon also uses about how damaging amazon also hurt small businesses. It's interesting how big tech likes to serve us. Small business as a shield for their arguments. What apple what. What are they saying about. The criticisms that facebook has lobbied against them. Apple has jim. is actually weighed in on this on twitter and he said you know dared is trying to give people more control over their data and facebook instill serve targeted advertising but they have to get permission from the users. So apple says this. Isn't you know about the making more money or you know making things more expensive for consumers or harming small businesses but this is more about giving users more control about for a over their data and so when they see this pop up bill now like this particular act tracks across multiple websites and other apps About like to you when you look at these arguments respective argument watts which one holds more water. Which or which one you think elliot's will will resonate more with the public. Well i think right now. Part of the issue is that for facebook. There is a reputational problem. I think that's part of the reason why. Facebook has come out swinging swinging against apple after the cambridge. Analytica scandal They've really had to sort of like repair. This image that they care about five ac- because that scandal was about data sharing and for the majority of people. Most people don't like to see ads unless it's during the super bowl and you know there's also these conspiracy theories facebook listens in on your conversations on to serve you ads because they're targeted advertising. So good i mean. I've even had an instance where like one time i was eating yogurt and i'm on facebook Vaccine brand of yogurt was on my facebook feed. So they're asking me pretty spot but they also can be somewhat creepy to her. So i can see why facebook is concerned but i it other companies have also weighed in and they're not saying the sky is going to be falling like facebook saying got it and ultimately how do you think this will actually affect consumers will want i think most people don't think about the business side of you know i get this app for free. Why you know what is sort of the trade off.
Fed Up With Facebook and Twitter, Some Conservatives Turn to Parler
"In recent months. In years we've seen mainstream social media. Companies like facebook and twitter. Step up their efforts to moderate content on their platforms in some prominent conservatives have said many of those measures unfairly target them and censor their viewpoints on the internet. They've increasingly responded by telling their followers to join them. On another social media platform it's called parlor and its billing itself. As a sort of libertarian. Alternative to twitter or puerto jeff horwitz has been looking into parlor and he joins me now to talk more about it. Jeff things being here certainly alright so for the folks who have been leaving book twitter. Can you just remind us what are their concerns with those platforms. Don't like content moderation very much or at least the way that the platforms are doing it. We should say and this kind of all boiled over the with the election the idea that the platforms would be one fact checking claims about voter fraud. That didn't really pan out but it'd be fact checking them at all and to be labeling the president's own speech and in some cases even restricting the spread of it really got people riled up and so many of them have been turning to parlor instead. It's sort of billing itself as this libertarian version of twitter but what exactly does parlor differently. That sort of appeals to these groups so the first thing it does is it does not moderate content except in very rare circumstances. The team does volunteers right now. So you know whether it even does it under. Those circumstances is kind of tb. Rules are no threatening to kill people and no committing illegal acts by means of the platform. Those two things are out aside from that. You wanna share nude sell fees by all means you want to use ethnic slurs. Go right ahead and this is intentional. Design the back of the hat form. It was launched with the expectation that there would be sort of this radical liberty approach and that even hateful speech would be tolerated and the thing that is sort of really different as well is that the platform doesn't push content at all so facebook and twitter and youtube. They all operate by recommending the best content when we think about things going viral it's usually because the platforms recognized that users responding in such a way that it was gonna meant the content was going to have great interest and then pushed it out to a whole bunch of people. This plant doesn't do that at all so you follow you. Follow you see their posts in reverse chronological order. And that's that so if the platform doesn't determine what people see what is doing that so on parlor. The interesting thing is that they've basically left all of this up to users. It is a user's responsibility to label sensitive about would be pornographic or extremely violent or hate-filled content if they post it and it is also used responsibility to use filters to determine whether they're going to see that so instead of trying to make sure that you know bad stuff doesn't go around the platform which is what the mainstream platforms tend to do what parlour is trying to do is making it so that you don't have to see it if you don't wish to and you giving users more control on that level so again it's just based on putting decisions that have typically been done on the platform level pushing it down to the user level and you mentioned the backers of parliament. Who's behind this. So rebecca mercer is the funder that got it off the ground. I mean everyone involved. Is i think has some very solid libertarian credentials executives with sort of ayn rand ian objectivism credentials or you know sort of bitcoin. Devotees rebecca mercer is the sign of robert mercer. Who is extremely wealthy hedge fund manager. Who has both funded. A whole bunch of very libertarian slash right meaning causes and also was involved with the cambridge analytica situation back in two thousand sixteen so he was funded dot company. Which was we all know. Got into a great deal of mass. Based on their somewhat dodgy business practices and as well obtaining of facebook data in ways that were blessed than orthodox. Got an end. Just how popular is this. Gambit of their how popular is parlor so parlour has gone from around four and a half million users before the election to well over ten men had been around for over two years at this point so they were really actually very slam trying to keep up with the traffic and it certainly didn't hurt that. You had some very high profile folks. Dan bongino the facebooks. Most popular radio hosts very right leaning. Talk show type actually. Owns a stake in the thing and has been pumping this on facebook as well based on the idea that people are irritated about facebook. Showdown groups and You know the stop. The steel effort that they sort of crackdown on and so it's kind of been on the platform itself. It's been getting pushed pretty hard. And that's been a big part of their growth. And i guess the question is does this platform present a competitive threat to the mainstream social media companies. Like could it actually compete with facebook and twitter too early to say. I think that there is a lot of skepticism. I mean people always say they don't want you know anyone else telling them what to thank telling them what to read or recommending content or censoring that they say that however the the history of the mainstream platforms basically was of people who had roughly those ideas themselves who were very much first amendment devotees even though they ran private platforms in the first amendment. Doesn't really apply in the full sense. They really wanted to keep it open for everybody and the problem is is that life gets in the way a and really vile stuff makes other users feel uncomfortable crimes get committed. There's kind of a reason why these platforms have cracked down over time. So i think it's sort of to be determined whether people who are leaving facebook and twitter because of their concerns that conservative viewpoints aren't going to be are being treated fairly are going to like being on a platform where like nude sell. Fees are totally cool. Are a wall street journal. Reporter jeff horowitz. Things reporting thank you.
Report: Trump 2016 Campaign Sought To Dissuade Blacks From Voting, Listed Millions For ‘Deterrence’
"Over three million black voters in key states what identified by Donald. Trump's twenty sixteen campaign as people they had to persuade to stay home on election day to help him reach the White House. The revelation comes from an enormous data leak obtained by the respected British public broadcaster Channel Four News. It shows that four years ago the trump campaign prepared files on almost two hundred million American voters and separated some out into eight different categories. One such category assigns to three and a half million black voters was titled Deterrents. The leaked database was reportedly used by trump's digital campaign team, which was critical to trump's narrow victory. Channel phone use has a track record of exposing the unethical practices of Cambridge Analytica the now defunct British digital black ops firm that harvested the facebook data of tens of millions of voters for the use of team trump. The leaked files show that black Americans would disproportionately marked deterrents by the two thousand sixteen campaign making up far more of the category when compared to general population stance in Georgia black people make up around a third of the population but sixty one percent of the trump campaign's deterrence category they're. The same pattern can be seen in data for North Carolina and Wisconsin. Overall people of color labeled by the campaign is black, Hispanic. Asian. And other groups made up fifty four percent of the people in the deterrents category in contrast the list of voters that the campaign wanted to encourage head out to vote were mostly white. It's impossible to say how effective tactics were but research shows that in twenty sixteen black turnout fell eight points. The data does not offer a complete picture of exactly how the deterrents list was exploited though it's likely that it was used to help the campaign microtarget people on facebook in the months leading up to election day in two thousand sixteen.
Does TikTok Really Pose a Risk to US National Security?
"Hank Shaw. He's the senior manager on the security solutions team for the cybersecurity company lookout I asked him whether he thinks Tiktok is actually threat and how it compares to other Social Media Apps when it comes to your privacy, is it really that much different from what's being collected from other social media? In reality no these APPs we give them access to lot and we accept that right. There is this kind of level of access that we all except when it comes to our lives on on the Internet. The difference he says is tick talks parent company by dance, any access, the Chinese, Communist Party, which you'll hear them referred to as C. C. P. May get your data. The core of the concern is who owns it? It's it's the fact. That it's a Chinese own company in that the CDC has demonstrated certain data usage tactics that don't fly in the United States, and that's why the center this whole debate tic TAC itself at least says, the data is secure and doesn't go to China, but Hank isn't so sure by dances under contract with the CCP to promote propaganda in the Chinese equivalent APP, which is called Julian getting getting that pronunciation right? They do that in the Jinjiang Province where The government is to put likely controlling the weaker Muslim population. So when I look at it from a moral perspective, I just personally when want my data potentially accessible by people who are doing something like that and in comparison to a US based company someone like facebook or twitter obviously instagram's owned by facebook they at least have to answer to the US government. As we've seen, know can take a series financial hit they have the US government. In Regulatory standards to answer to, and they've they've got a federal by to answer to which in my opinion bite dance doesn't totally considering they have that agreement with C.. P.. That's why Hank feels the possible Microsoft takeover of Tiktok in the US would be a step in the right direction and would help set some new standards for the APP but I also spoke with Patrick Jackson. The chief. Technology. Officer at the privacy firm disconnect who's also worked. For the NSA test. APPS. For a living I look at the network communication I also reverse engineer, the binoculars areas to see what secrets they hold in them. He says not so fast I would say that anytime you let your data leave your device Goto even if it's a US company or a foreign company that data can wind up in the wrong hands and it's because data is sold, it could be shared or could be stolen he points. To, facebook scandal a few years back facebook a US company allow data to be used by Cambridge. ANALYTICA to possibly interfere with the US election that data was was misused by companies that were US based, and so it to think that just because this APP is owned by a US company that data will only stay in the US and users don't have to worry is is false because you know money talks and these companies will do deals that will. Bring in dollars in May mean exchanging data for those dollars and also data can be stolen if we're giving up all of this data about ourselves location things that we like you know how long we look at certain videos. If we're giving up all this data to a US company and that data is stolen, then we're still back at square one. In fact, he says facebook who owns instagram and is now rolling out the tiktok copycat. Reels may have. More information about us than any other company almost every single APP that I do testing on has an integration with facebook, and so if you think about how much data that facebook is getting not only from the APPS that you use directly owned by Facebook Messenger. What's APP instagram and then eventually reels they're also embedded in so many apps that they don't own including Tiktok and so it's it's you know for a lot of attention to be on TIKTOK. Justified. That's okay. It's it's people's right to be suspicious, but that same suspicion should carry over to even. US. Companies like facebook they know when you're opening your workout apps and they know how much time you spend in them, our phones go everywhere with us. Our phones probably knows better than our loved ones still patrick has found some abnormal things about Tiktok specifically even beyond. Who owns it the amount of data that they collect within the first I counted the first nine seconds I counted two hundred, ten network requests from my device back to tick tock servers. It's clear that they've architect did this in the way to suck up as much data as possible. So knowing what these experts no I had to ask, would they ever download Tiktok? Henshaw says not right now personally for the privacy concerns until it's all hashed out I just is just something that I don't want to be the potential of Patrick Jackson on the other hand has downloaded it, but he gave it very limited access are revoked all the permissions that it's asked of me in the APP is still usable I can't postings because I don't give it microphone and camera permission. But if you just WANNA browse what's popular, you can do that and he says that's a good rule of thumb for any APP give the least permissions prop possible. See that APPs still works without permission that they were asking you for, and if it does then great if it doesn't and let's say you need, it's a calendar APP and you needed to actually access your calendar thing just give it that single permission ultimately, both experts agree it's up to us to understand where our data might be going for. As much as we use mobile phones in for as much as as comfortable as we are with them, people generally don't really know what to do to keep themselves safe. So we have to get really savvy about being able spot that abnormal behavior and then decide for ourselves. What do we feel comfortable with as they know that this is that this is happening then they could make better decisions. But if you don't know that you know High Fructose Corn Syrup is in your children's you know Pancake Syrup. Then you'll continue to buy it, but once you realize then you might say you know what I'll pick this other natural one over here. That just has a sugar
Federal court approves $5B Facebook settlement with FTC over Cambridge Analytica
"Facebook will be allowed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. That's according to a federal judge is ruling on Friday. The five billion dollar deal was originally Corinne last summer and it included some restrictions on facebook's business decisions and ongoing oversight of the social media giant in addition to the fine but since the settlement was first approved privacy advocates have argued that it doesn't do enough to punish facebook for some of its illegal actions after the judge allowed detail arguments from both sides. He sided with facebook and the FTC.
Trump Moves Ahead with Plan to Nominate Kenneth Braithwaite for Navy Secretary
"President trump says he plans to nominate Kenneth Braithwaite as navy secretary Braithwaite who presently serves as ambassador to Norway would replace Richard Spencer the president fired Spencer late November over his handling of navy seal chief Eddie Gallagher's war crimes case Braithwaite could have a tough confirmation following reports he failed to disclose a one year contract with Cambridge analytica as required in his government disclosure for Cambridge analytica shut down in two thousand eighteen following reports of misappropriated data from millions of Facebook users and flooded voters with misinformation in support of the Donald Trump campaign Linda Kenyon
Yal Eisenstat on Facebook and Political Ads
"Last October facebook announced that it would not fact check political ads and their decision quickly. Isolated the social media giant on the Texan twitter on the contrary decided to all political ads and Google restricted them and while that decision angered a lot of people to outside but also inside the company. The critics worry that the twenty twenty presidential elections in the US would be flooded and misinformation and that facebook's decision would make it worse woke up to good code a weekly podcast on ethics in our digital lives may name is gene lobby. And I'm your host to talk about this thorny issue we sit down with your license stats now a visiting fellow at Cornell texts digital life initiative she also teaches a class on tech media and democracy and she has had a fascinating career a public servant for most of her professional life. She served as a sea officer working on eastern Africa in the US then. She was a diplomat overseas before working as a national security adviser to Vice President. Joe Biden in the White House but one day she decided to take her services outside of government and eventually joined facebook where she was hired as their head of global elections integrity operations and the focus of her work was specifically political ads but things did not go as planned and six months she left. I sat down with yellow eyes instead of two weeks ago the day after the Iowa Caucus. I began by asking her. What brought her to facebook. How did she decide that going to? These giant was the next logical step for her civil servants by training who had spent all of her career working on protecting democracy. I left government in two thousand thirteen and my goal at the time was to see what the private sector brings to bear on a lot of the same challenges. I had been working on in government particularly overseas. I was really focused. Middle East and Africa at the time so actually my first role when I left government. It's kind of funny actually. I was looking for one of the biggest I called it. The biggest baddest companies in the world that was having a profound impact on people's lives and wanted to help them figure out how to work better with local communities and in two thousand thirteen. That wasn't actually facebook yet. It was Exxon Mobil so I actually went to head the corporate social responsibility strategy for two years at Exxon and then moved back to New York and started really freaking out to be honest about this breakdown in civil discourse that was happening in the US about. I mean. We've always been polarized. None of that is new but it felt like something really different was happening which is full level of poisonous. Polarization started to dig into. What's what's making that happen. And by the end of two thousand fifteen early two thousand sixteen. I actually really started to think that this breakdown of civil discourse was becoming our biggest threat to our democracy which I know sounds like a big statement for someone who used to head counter extremism work overseas and was like a senior national security person but it really felt really dangerous so I started writing and speaking about it and when facebook called. It's interesting. We're actually recruiting me for slightly different role but still one that was very relevant and we all. We both decided it wasn't the right role for me. And then one minute after Zuckerberg Senate hearing ended. They called me back. They gave me this big shiny title. You said it's a mouthful global head of elections integrity operations For business integrity and for someone like me who fundamentally started to believe that this platform was severely damaging democracy being offered the opportunity to come help them. Really think through this and see if there is a way to steer the ship in a different direction was something I absolutely could not say no to. You realize polarization is a great threat. social media partly responsible of it facebook being the biggest one. You go to facebook your offer that very shiny really kind of cool sounding job you accept it. So can you please bring us back to that scene today? We all have in mind face fixed position on political ads in two thousand and twenty but that was back in two thousand eighteen. That was already in the conversation that the position I guess was very different. What was the political discourse at facebook at the time? And what did you think you were brought to do? And what did you think you could achieve? It really. Wasn't that long if you think about it. After the whole Cambridge analytica scandal became public. So in facebook's defense which is not the way I start many statements but in facebook's defense they were really trying to beef up their teams to really make sure. This didn't happen again to be very frank. It didn't fully understand from recruiters the divisions and the silos within the company yet. So when I came in I realized that what I was really going to be doing I was supposed to be building. A brand new team. Hiring is meant they said as many people as I need on this sort of operational side of how they're going to handle political advertising. How they're going to verify who the advertiser is. What are the lines? They're going to draw between who can advertise. Who needs to be verified ensuring that foreign interference is not happening in the elections. All of those issues but not just for the United States around the world heard of what I really struggled with there is. You're bringing someone like me in whose entire world is about understanding the nuances and the differences between different cultures. Different policies different political realities. And you're asking me to work at a company that Kinda just wants this one scalable solution for the whole planet and people. There knew that was challenging. I'm not criticizing that per se but anyway so the fact checking conversation. We're having right now about political. Ads wasn't actually part of the process. Yet when I first came in what we were talking about when I first came in was it gets in the nitty gritty. What do you even classify a political ad? If somebody WHO's not a political candidate wants to run an ad about climate change is out of political ad and for people who don't understand why it is. It's because in part one of the Russians strategies when they were buying ads on facebook and not just ads. Also the organic contents. Actually a bigger issue was to purposely. Choose the most divisive issues in our political discourse and to fan those flames. This is white. The question is okay. So is that now a political issue? And do we need to verify who the advertiser is if they're advertising something about race relations so it's very sticky very complicated. But that's sort of where we were at. When I first came in those were the issues. We are really exploring. Sounds like you had a lot of Of Room to discuss debate bringing people to maybe steer the boat unfortunately didn't work out that way for me. That was absolutely why I believed. I was going into this role to be frank on my very second day. They're the person that I reported to said. I'm changing your title. She completely disempowers me. They tell me I am not going to be hiring a team. Tell it doesn't let me come to a lot of these meetings. It was very I still to this day. Don't understand why they hired me but I certainly understand. I was never empowered to do the role that I was brought. 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Less, please! Google responds to pressure to eliminate cookies collecting our data
"Google recently announced some big privacy changes for its Internet browser chrome. It's planning to to make what are known as third party cookies obsolete now. These are the trackers advertises plant. So that when you shop for shoes one time you'll then see adverts let's for them for ever loss limits on the amount of data websites can collect other browsers have already made moves to cut tracking and preserve privacy but while Google does is significant. It can change the way the whole web works. Here's the deal with chrome. It is now about eleven years old almost and it's the most widely used browser on the web that Stephen Shanklin's senior editor seen who covers web browsers amongst other things and he says the way. Advertising is deployed online has evolved ads got a bit more in your face video sound animation. People started thinking about blocking ads. That was a few years ago now. What people are realizing is that ads are this vehicle for invading your privacy and the realization? We've had in the last few years. Is that browsers have a role to play in protecting your privacy. A lot of browser competitors take more assertive role in trying to protect your privacy. Google has been a laggard in this area. But it's now on the bandwagon as well. So what's going on here is. We're now moving from an assumption that a browser has much more active role to play protecting your privacy. So is this kind of a move from Google. Just trying to get ahead really of being accused of being evil. I guess yet so right. Now there's a lot of pressure on Google to be a much healthier part of the Internet and this is a key part of that I think. More than a billion people use chrome so when Google changes how it operates that has a very broad effect on a lot of people not just consumers but the developers who create websites. This definitely could help improve the reputation. Asian of Google online and pressure coming from us from consumers or is google sort of anticipating pressure from regulators and others. It's coming from many directions. It's coming from consumers. Increasingly there was a Cambridge Analytica scandal at facebook that really helped elevate awareness for people about just how little privacy we have online. That's that's had a lot of ripple effects one of them is with regulators who are now pushing to protect privacy more the European regulators have been much more aggressive there than the US but we see the action here in the US as well in particular with California so there's sort of a general shift in general consumer attitudes but also in regulatory attitudes but also in the expectations that a lot of technology companies have about how they should be operating so you can be cynical and say that this is just to avoid bad pr are. But I think there's some earnestness here on the part of technology companies that they do to some degree. Want to do the right thing. The cynic in me wonders how effective a move like this will really be. Don't advertisers and others just find different ways of tracking us and monitoring US yes definitely. There's a particular technology called fingerprinting reprinting which relies on measuring bits of information that your browser releases. If you have enough of those little bits of information you can actually profile people without using in cookies or other techniques and fingerprinting is increasingly important as cookies. Get blocked however there also also are pretty serious efforts among the browser companies to stop fingerprinting or to make it harder to make it less effective. Google is also pursuing those efforts. Virtually every browser browser maker is right now. There's a little identifying piece of text that a browser releases called the user agent string and it's very very important. It's probably the single most important piece of data for fingerprinting efforts and Google. This year is going to be freezing. Essentially becomes a useless piece of information for fingerprinting reprinting other browser makers plan to do that but basically fingerprinting is going to get harder but in the big picture. It's a cat and mouse game. There are advertising companies are data brokers. There are publishers who want to track their users and as one avenue get shut down they start pursuing other avenues. So is Google proposing some sort of alternative presumably. Advertisers will still argue that. It's important to be able to track US in some way. Yeah Google has a variety of proposals and one of the interesting things about its proposals for privacy. Is there being more accommodating to publishers into advertisers. Tasers however there are a lot of changes coming to how much that tracking happen so Google Proposals and some of the actions by other browser makers definitely make it harder to track you. But they're also trying to accommodate advertisers to some degree so for example one of the important parts of advertising is something called attribution which is knowing when an ad has been effective if somebody clicked on it for example and Google and apple and some of the other browser makers are working on ways that things like like this can still be measured but in a way that doesn't infringe privacy so we've seen a general shift a lot of technology companies to recognizing private privacy's important. You've seen it from Google using it from apple from facebook but what we're having what we haven't seen right now is that sort of same acknowledgement on the part of the advertising industry. It's it's quite possible though that as the pressure mounts that they will also come to the realization that they need to find a way to make their business work without building immensely detailed profiles on everybody on the
Massachusetts Judge Orders Facebook To Turn Over Info Sought By AG Maura Healey
"A judge here in Massachusetts assorted Facebook to turn over information about thousands of apps that it suspects may have misused user data The Boston Globe reporting that this order comes almost two years after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the probe into Facebook the company reported that the personal information of up to eighty seven million users may have been improperly shared with the political consulting firm Cambridge analytica Facebook is set up to allow third party developers to create apps on the platform including games location based services music services and news feeds and here he is trying to determine if other apps on Facebook are also improperly transmitting user data and if the company made any efforts to protect
Massachusetts judge orders Facebook to turn over data to Attorney General Maura Healeya with third party companies
"A judge here in Massachusetts is ordered Facebook to turn over information about thousands of apps that it suspects may have misused user data The Boston Globe reporting that this order comes almost two years after more Healy announced the probe into Facebook the company reported that the personal information of up to eighty seven million users may have been improperly shared with the political consulting firm Cambridge analytica Facebook is set up to allow third party developers to create apps on the platform including games location based services music services in news feeds he really is trying to determine if other apps on Facebook also improperly transmitting user data and if the company made any efforts to protect
A look at Fred C. Trump's view of the world
"The pioneers important ship with Rolex when Donald Trump was announcing his candidacy for presidency. He said the American dream is dead and talked about how he was going to put America first now. Both of those phrases would certainly have been familiar to Fred. See Trump indeed so Frederick Chris trump to give him his full name. That was a family name. But it's hard not to enjoy the laugh. He who was of course. Trump's MM father now people have slightly misread. The sometimes in assumed that because Fred trump was an adult in the twenty s that he must have been trump's grandfather and in fact reviews of my book talked about Fred Trump as his grandfather. No no no the point is he's his father. We forget and I think to our peril first of all how old Donald Trump is as. He was born in Nineteen forty-six and secondly that he was the son of a much older father. So Fred See. Trump actually was a young man in this era that I'm talking about in the twenty s and so the world that he inhabited was this America. First `isolation xenophobic eugenicist world. Like Tom Buchanan Bannon. That took that stuff for granted it was a highly racist society and even the more progressive people were of course very very racist and many of their attitudes kids and Fred trump raised donald trump. You know in the forties in my view to with this worldview and basically what I'm saying the book is the apple doesn't fall Oliver far from the tree and trump has said over and over again how much he admires his father how much he adheres to his father's worldview most importantly in my live you the thing he said over and over and over again is that he is a believer in eugenics. Now trump himself never remembers the word eugenics. But that's neither here nor there. The attitudes that he's espousing he says over and over again. He's given dozens of interviews. You easy to find just Google Donald Trump and eugenics and you see him on video for twenty years thirty thirty years saying that. He's a believer in what he calls the gene theory. or He's a believer in jeans. He believes in what he thinks of as the racehorse theory of genes. which is that when you get a superior type person and you marry that superior type person to another superior type person you get superior type people that is eugenicist and that is very clearly what he believes? Leaves end in Fred. Trump's world that idea was America first and you can place for trump historically right at the heart of does indeed so in one thousand nine twenty seven it was actually just at the peak of America first political traction it was just starting to lose credibility Partly because of the way that it had been monetize so it was getting associated with corruption. Both by the clan in with a very corrupt Chicago mayor from my hometown the most corrupt city in America. A A guy called big Bill Thompson. Who was using America first to try to? It was a money making scheme. Also some things never change anyway so it was about to kind of really lose credence but at the peak of it in nineteen twenty seven in Queens which of course is where Donald trump would eventually grow up. It's where Fred trump was already living at that point and there was a memorial Oriole Day parade in May nineteen twenty seven at which the clan controversial had been permitted to March. They were given a permit now. This incident has since trump's election and been aronie ASLI described as Klan Rally and. I think it's important that we note the distinction. It was a Memorial Day parade at which the veterans were marching and the Red Cross was marching and children were marching and there were twenty thousand spectators. Not because they wanted to support the clan but because they were there for national parade but the Klan had as I say controversially been given permission mission to March in this parade as long as they weren't roped was what the police told them and it was a first amendment issue again about the right to assemble in the right to free speech. And so you can see why they said that they could. But they couldn't be hooded and gowned and some of them decided to be hooded and gown and scuffles broke out among the twenty thousand spectators. Because some actually objected to it as hate speech just as we would today some defended on the basis of freedom of speech just as people would today so these kind of scuffles broke out and it turned into a full blown riot. Twenty thousand people fighting over the clan in Queens and out of that twenty thousand six men were arrested five of whom self identified the police reports as clansmen and the sixth was Fred see trump. Now that is not proof that Fred trump was clansman and again some people have said arrests shows that he was. I don't think that does I don't think we can make quite that step. But it is remarkable to me that out of twenty thousand people the only six were arrested five of clansmen and one of them was trump. And what I do say in the book is that and I firmly believe this. Is that whatever we think Fred. Trump's reasons for being there might have been. He was not there to protest the clan and we know that because of his later record on race relations he was so racist when he started his property property development in the nineteen fifties which by the way he got from government loans. So all of these guys who you know they hate government handouts. But that's how Fred trump got his start was from a government handout and there was some kind of it is indeed it was he was hauled up before Congressional Committee to admit that he wildly overstated the cost of his loans which is in the book some might call fraud so he defrauded the government went to get handouts and then these and then his son is telling us that handouts are terrible and nobody should have handouts and out of this. He built these tenements. He built these housing projects in the New York area in Brooklyn Brooklyn and Queens and his policies for renting to tenants in these housing projects. Were so racist that Woodie Guthrie in the nineteen fifties wrote a song about how racist it was because he lived in one of them. It's called Almond trump. And it's about how racist Fred trump was and you have to be racist in the fifties to get people's attention for our racist assist. You are by one thousand nine hundred ninety three which was the year that Donald Trump took over the trump property empire from his father. They were sued by the Nixon Administration. Restauration for racial discrimination. And again you know the Nixon administration was not going out of its way to sue over racial discrimination it had to be so gratuitous for the Nixon administration to go after them and then of course in the case of Donald there are things like the central park five the five black men wrongly accused of raping a woman in Central Park. He called for the death penalty. Not with them. They were totally exonerated by DNA. He has never apologized. He has never said that he still calls it. A miscarriage of justice and it was a miscarriage of justice but not in the way that he thinks. So what I say is that although we cannot say that Fred trump was a card carrying member of the KKK. He was arrested with five of them and nothing that he ever did in the rest of his misbegotten life makes me think that he was there to argue against the clamp. Do you think a trump. Donald trump has a full understanding branding given how ignorant and he missed. His supporters appears to be an understanding of the origin of these phrases. And can they be reinterpreted in a positive way so first of all. I think that be the best way to understand. This is that it's like it's a world view that he grew up with. He's profoundly racist. We have so much evidence to see. How racist he is does? Does he know the detailed history of this. Of course not in fact historians don't know that detailed history of this Ri- wouldn't have written the book so nobody knows it but the fact that America first has these meanings meanings is definitely not lost to history and the KKK kept it alive underground. And all of these Neo Nazi groups and right wing groups kept this phrase alive and there's lots of evidence at that they would have rallies in the sixties and say it's an America first rally you can find the flyers and handbills and stuff. So there's lots of ephemeral evidence over the years that they kept this phrase alive and now they're using it on Neo Nazi message boards. It's on the daily stormer on storm. Front it's on their websites. So these guys have always used that phrase and when and David Duke who of course is the the most senior member of the KKK in America when he endorsed Donald Trump. He did so using that phrase he said he stands for what I've always stood for. He stands for America. Erica I it is a racist dog whistle and certainly trump's advisors know that Steve Bannon does read history. And Steve. Bannon doesn't know this Steve. Bannon also resuscitated facilitated a phrase called economic nationalism which he talks about all the time and most people don't realize that economic nationalism was part of the America first platform in Nineteen Nineteen and nineteen twenty and it was to keep America out of the League of nations to keep it from signing the treaty of Versailles because Europe was a cabal of overlords who wanted to create a global economy and they were going to make America a vassal state. which should sound pretty familiar? And it's not only about the ways that has shaped American political debates but of course it sounds an awful lot like the way that people talk about Brexit and as we know Bannon has been closely involved Cambridge analytica which he was on the board of has been closely involved with both of these campaigns and and his idea of economic nationalism is a hundred year old America first agenda. He did not pluck that phrase out of the air. Stephen Miller who remains trump's senior senior advisor he's the author of the policy that separating immigrant families at the southern border. He was also clearly. The author of the speech that trump gave in the oval office when he argued for his wall so he Stephen Miller also knows this stuff and the other phrase that was really associated with America. I which which I spent a lot of time explaining in the book was one hundred percent American which was another code and Stephen Miller on his high school yearbook page that he was one hundred percent American. So these guys do know these codes and I don't know that Donald Trump understands all of this history and understands how all of it intersects but he knows that it all supports his basic world view which is a eugenicist assist world view and that is the one that he learned from his father who also knew that this stuff was America first and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he had grown up in the fifties hearing his father. Talk about America. I that wouldn't surprise me one little bit. So is the American dream dead and do we revive it by putting America first in my view is that we shouldn't try it's like saying. Can we resuscitate tate. Heil Hitler will you could. But why would you want to. I want to do the opposite which is to discredited with.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Editor in chief of the verge host of the verge cast even vamping virtuous more and more lately and coming out the episodes twice a week sometimes even a third bonus episode on Tuesdays I talked to influential people around the world attack like Microsoft founder Bill Gates and other exacts a founder of lime scooters the CEO beyond meat we've also been talking a lot of reporters in academics but the major pressing policy issues in tech like facebook's content moderation around great youtube harassment plan or lack there of and whether or not the government should break up Amazon which maybe it should and then every Friday I sit down with executive editor bone and Paul Miller listen join us so again subscribe to the virtuous wherever you get your podcast we'll see there were here with Britney Kaiser she's the author of targeted as a new book about the insights story of the Cambridge Analytical Scandal. There's another one out by Chris Wiley who is in the technical part of that he was also a whistle-blower it's interesting that you look at that book for your coming in at the same time but you're talking about similar shoes from different viewpoints I mean I think the more information that's out there the better as long as it's accurate unfortunately only the few pages that I've seen of his is not accurate what's not accurate about I've only seen the parts that he wrote about me. People have sent me photos of what is not accurate I was told that it says in the book that I was director of operations of the Levy Campaign for Brexit even though we were at the time in unpaid consultant there is no official title or involvement whatsoever and there's quite a you things in there that say that I consulted to Julian assange is legal team never happened I did pro bono work for human rights law firm that also represented him but he's trying to say you are knee deep in it presumably exactly so it's just fortunately a bit of misinformation there but you know he could have asked me and I could have given him the information sure but in terms of what he what you both were doing trying to unveil the same thing which is abusive data of course I totally support him in doing that one hundred percent I actually in fact wish that more whistle blowers would come out have companies that have abused data so that we can right this wrong faster than we are right now so you think facebook is non-existent the destroyed democracy meaning not just not just with the American election but that's had repercussions today right now we're seeing in Syria and other places but but also repercussions across the globe uh-huh what are you what are you imagine face had done nothing what should they have been doing at this time understanding their power or what yeah I mean being a little bit more open about the fact that they were not prepared to make the changes that they needed to make to keep people safe if you think about some of the basic things that they did it wrong let's start with basic know your customer anti money laundering identification of individuals who are purchasing political advertising on facebook so you have to be an American or an American registered organization with the FCC in order you too bye political ads now somehow facebook allowed people with a Russian credit card from Russian bank to pay in rubles Russia for political advertising. Now that's something that inherently in the platform should not be allowed that shouldn't be a loophole there should there's an easy technology fix for that if you're a five hundred billion dollar company that is a quick fix with for a very small business with right all right the other is enforcement of data that's used by third parties which they have sort of clampdown mall by clamping down the told everybody you're not allowed to use our data anymore they actually gone to those forty thousand developers the millions of companies that that data was then sold onto and made them delete it no no not that I know of I think we'd know right if they were doing something like that and Kudos to them if they are and and what else what else well ah release of the system by foreign malcontents and governments aiming at messing up the system of course and unfortunate we I've seen mark soccer on television and say that he doesn't have the ability to measure hate speech now this is a huge problem considering hate speed Chen Misinformation on his platforms caused genocide in Myanmar besides violence and hatred around the world when it goes completely unchecked now I have worked for very many organizations that have been using very basic data in order to measure hate speech the International Criminal Court has interns having it the United Nations many departments do it big NGOs do it all the time Amnesty International certainly helps do that how is it penny that is worth that much money lacking in all abilities to measure hate speech when this is in easing investment into some data scientists and data in engineers that can start solving this problem with psychologists and experts it's not a huge investment to stop people from killing each other because they're using your platform we'll be the reason why they say they're working all these things of course it's late it's rather late in the game to have having done this secondly they continue down roads of not taking the down the Nancy Pelosi video and explain it or labeling things the the recent re announcement of something they were already doing which was allowing politicians to lie and ads but then delete any links that our allies which was sort of confusing on seeking up saying how do you assess how they think of things now I that the direct there's a direct contrast in trying to say that they are upholding free speech and the publisher and being held liable for nothing absolutely nothing now I've spoken to a lot of executives the big news organizations who are livid that one of the biggest publishing platforms in the world is not held liable for what they allow Pe- fold to publish now we've heard all of facebook's excuses for why they don't fall under these laws but I don't really understand how how they themselves elves can continue to purport that when the amount of crimes and violence and death that has come out of that has gone completely unchecked you know just if you hold your mouse over an image and you all of a sudden see a tag that it's a political ad or that video or image has been manipulated is that enough to stop people from believing in its content and seeing it anyway right and they're these essential questions you know I'm not someone that that is going to clean that censorship is one hundred percent the right answer but there has to be some better policing and management of content because you can be sure if the New York Times or The Washington Post published even a small percentage of what goes through facebook the entire executive board would be in jail right so folks sometimes they would visit the office order to show my digital buying team in order to to sell new tools to them show them how to use the new stuff facebook and it was very much a buyer seller relationship you know if we were willing to buy something from them they were willing to do anything to let us do that would you imagine is going to happen and what has to happen for it not it it can happen again for quite a few reasons one I would say that this election is going to be even more contentious than the last one someone that's trying to say power from all of my former work in research about what goes on in politics around the world someone trying to stay in power wields as much use of tools as they possibly the walls they pull up all the yeah they pull out all the stops and so any of the tools and the hatred bening and so where I really hope that regulators and legislators are going to concentrate our on solving multiple problems at once it's to be one law you know it's not it's not just monopoly legislation that's going to help it's not just data protection legislation it's not just you know further definite nations and policing of hate speech voter suppression it's going to have to be all of those unfortunately the good and the bad thing about cutting edge technology is that it moves a lot faster than the law does that's a good thing when technology is doing better humanity it's a really bad that nobody predicted could have possibly happened but the fact is we have identified a lot of problems right now and if the proper investment is not happening via face spoke to actually solve these problems we're not seeing the result of that then unfortunately I think we've given them quite a lot of time to prove that they're making a difference and they haven't yeah I mean well Marcus having dinner with Tucker Carlson so joke but he was he's snarky about Elizabeth Warren and meetings not having meetings with her by using facebook all of the different places they're collecting data from you how they're using it and if there is any way for people to have knowledge into that hatred and violence is not okay and we need to find a way to make sure that language and content that is insightful of that doesn't Friday tune in then.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Quickly engagement is engagement right I mean if you think about it like that's how you do it when did you feel that this was a problem when you are doing this or was it just sort of a Malaj of different would send a team to whatever country and have me move on and keep on doing pitches selling selling selling so what you're saying sales over operations what did you mean by that he prioritized sales correct throughout my time there it was very obvious that if he could sell something then he would figure out a way for the company to do it and I think you were delivering actual when did the wall in turn for you to did you think about it I mean the only reason I'm asking I think the CFO same thing I- idea like like everyone visually didn't see the whole chain of offerings naturally no so your various silent silent so you but you were quite close with Knicks himself did you worry about so it seems a lot more whenever it is in the yeah seems a lot different looking back on it then it was at the time I was taking their advice to make sure that whatever I was then it's absolutely the example of the kind of abuse that started online and continues to do that we're here with Brittany's Kaiser whose new book is called targeted the Cambridge analytica whistle blowers inside story of how big data trump and facebook broke democracy and how it can happen again ran take a quick break now we'll be back after this how many of you are what about losing your top staff here in Silicon Valley you hear a lot about growth but scaling up while serving the diverse needs of your workforce can be a challenge trinet can help whether it's guidance for hiring in different states offering access to great benefits to attract top talent trying it.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Fresh Air
"From whyy in Philadelphia I'm terry gross with fresh air today the whistle blower who exposed Cambridge analytic as role in the trump president all key you know you have the rise of extremist groups in in the United States it's just you don't call them that right you've got you know some very cultish followings walk up to the secretary and squeezer bum. It's no long you can't cat call you can't do things that for for these men when they were growing up being oppressed and I now have a an easy explanation as to you know wh why why I feel this way and actually I'm angry about it because know they will come out when you look at a tea party rally you know one of the things that I even told him as I said when you look at a tea party rally to me it sounds a lot like gay pride because you know they would have these flags I'd say don't tread on me don't get in my way let me be who I want to be and just get out of my way you look at a gay pride rally there's more glitter by the same message and so you know part of this for him was to like an closet these people the you know these these racists in the artists needed to come out my guess is Christopher Wiley his new book is called Mind F- Cambridge Analytica and the plot to break America after a break week we'll talk more about the company's role in the trump campaign and Wiley will tell us why he became a whistle blower and then Ken Tucker will review the first solo album by Brittany Howard the lead singer of Alabama shakes I'm terry gross and this is fresh air support for NPR and the following message come from third love working to create bras and underwear that are comfortable for all women co founder and CEO. Heidi Zack explains why it was important to have real women as their models women come in all shapes and sizes and we really wanted to illustrate that through the imagery that we use and through the way we even talk about women's bodies third love is meant to be a brand that all women can see themselves being a part of to find your perfect fit and get fifteen percent off your first order go to third love dot com slash fresh let's get back to my interview with Christopher Wiley the whistle blower who revealed the role that the voter profiled company Cambridge Analytica played in the brexit and trump campaign's he revealed how the company had harvested the information of tens of millions of facebook users and combine that with other data to create psychological profiles and then use those profiles to target pupil susceptible to disinformation racist thinking and conspiracy theories Cambridge Analytica then helped shape the disinformation narratives and push them out widely served as Cambridge analytic as research director for a year and half then quit in two thousand fourteen disturbed by the direction it started taking after Steve Bannon became a major player in the company while these new book is called Mind F- Cambridge Analytica and the plot to break America when we left off we were talking about how Cambridge analytica wanted to target people who had racist or sexist views but were afraid to reveal those views in public how did Cambridge Analytica know who to target who people who would have those kind of you know like racist or sexist opinion to feel too and him inhibited to express them but felt hour when they heard people in the trump campaign or trump himself expressing them so how do they know who to target so there's no sir the thing is sort of a silver bullet like if you like this one thing on facebook that that means that you're going to be an outright target but there are certain common features you know for example certain kinds of movie viewing right so if you look at movies with Adam Sandler in it not to Bash Adam Sandler word to associate him in any way with the alright there were certain kinds of films for example where if you actually looked at the narratives within those film uh-huh guy gets girl it's very you know a very standard sort of formulaic relationship or some kind of formulate problem men are exhibited in a certain way women are exhibited in a certain way you know that would be for example a clue how people engage.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Literal campaign Cambridge Analytica collected personal data from tens of millions of facebook users and used it to target people susceptible to conspiracy stories and disinformation Christopher Wiley was the research director of Cambridge analytica before leaving in protest over the direction it had taken when he joined the company its goal was countering extremists extremists using social media to find potential converts the things that I was building you know originally for the defensive the democracy had been completely converted to really in my view attack our democracies while has written a new book and Ken Tucker Reviews the first solo album from Brittany Howard the lead singer of Alabama shakes my guest became a whistle blower exposing the role of the British voter profiling company Cambridge Analytica in the trump presidential campaign and the brexit campaign Christopher Wiley revealed how the company at harvested the information of tens of millions of facebook users and combine that with other data decorate psychological profiles and then use those profiles to target susceptible to disinformation racist thinking and conspiracy theories Cambridge Analytica then helped shape the disembarkation narratives and push them out while he also revealed Cambridge analytic has links to Russia while they had the documents and tapes back him up he'd served his Cambridge analytic as search director for a year and a half then quit in twenty fourteen disturbed by the direction it started taking after Steve Bannon became a major player in the company widely became the chief source for a year long investigation into Cambridge Analytica jointly undertaken by the British paper The Guardian and The New York Times Both papers published their stories on March seventeenth last year ten days later widely was called before parliament testify after that several U s US Congressional and Senate committees asked to talk with him within weeks the EU and more than twenty countries had opened inquiries into facebook social media and discipline mation while he has written a new book whose Title I can't say on the radio so I'll just call it mind F- Cambridge Analytica and the plot to break America Christopher Wiley Welcome to fresh air I let me Oh it's my pleasure I'd like to start with a brief overview of how Cambridge analytica figured into the trump campaign and we'll get into more detail about this later brick just so we have a basis of understanding of what what did the basis of Cambridge analytic is mark was essentially to take Large amounts of highly granular data about each individual voter in the United States urge bulk of that came from facebook it came from many sources and to look for patterns in that data to essentially infer different psychological attributes and from that to find target groups of people particularly on the fringes of society who would be more vulnerable to certain kinds of messages they focused on a lot on disinformation are they targeted people who are more prone to conspiratorial thinking and they use that data and they use based on social media more broadly to first identify those people and then engage those people and really begin to crafts in my view wasn't insurgency in the United States feeding them disinformation sometimes conspiracy theories in support of the trump campaign yes and more broadly the when Steve Bannon took over he wasn't just concerned about particular elections he followed sort of this notion of the art doctrine which is that politics exists downstream from culture so don't just focus on the day to day politics try to actually make an impact on injuring Asian culture because politics will just flow from that when you say when Steve Bannon took over he had a big role in Cambridge Analytica and then became campaign manager for for trump yes he did he he found us in in London he convinced the billionaire to acquire the company and then he the company into you know a set of tools that he'd be able to use to in effect manipulate certain segments of the American voter population so I want to talk about your contribution to this before you became a whistle blower so you want to work for a company called Seal Strategic Communication Laboratory raise what were they when you join what's their relationship to Cambridge Dental Annika young so I got a recruited to join a recent each team at seal group which at the time was a British military contractor Based in London most of its clients were various ministries offense in NATO countries and what we were looking at is how to use data online to identify people who be likely targets of different extremist groups and from that Try to understand impact how woods AH fairly extreme ideological message spread through different kinds of social networks and what could we do in order to mitigate its its effectiveness when Steve Bannon got introduced to the company he realized that a lot of that work could be inverted and rather then trying to mitigate an extremist insurgency in certain parts of the world he wanted to essentially catalyze one in the United States this one of your major contributions to Cambridge analytica which started off as SC L. Yeah so one of your major contributions was to find this technique of personality profiling that you thought could be applied to the clown of Work Cambridge Analytical was doing can you describe that personality profiling approach yeah so you know when you think about all of the things that you put online so whether it's you know you're what TV shows you like who are you know what's what movies you watch or what you listen to these are all little discreet clue news about sort of who you are as a person and you know originally when we were looking at this for defense purposes we want it's you figure out beyond what the military had already identified which was essentially young unmarried males with certain demographic characteristics what were this sort of psychological character mystics of those people that would make them more prone and more vulnerable to certain kinds of of messaging so that we can engage them beforehand that was based on a series of studies as many of which came out of the University of Cambridge that looked at essentially how particularly with facebook data you can quite accurately predict a person it's personality profile and from that if you can understand how a person thinks and feels engages in the world and what kinds of biases we have you can then figure out what's going to be most effective at engaging them in a particular objective so originally in some kind of counter extremism or mitigations strategy later when it became journalistic it essentially became identifying people who in the same way that you'd be looking for people who'd be more vulnerable old CEO Isis messaging people who were more prone co conspiratorial thinking or you know paranoid idea in effect it looked for the same kinds of people but rather than discouraging them from joining Isis it would be to encourage them to join the alright you had to figure out a way to harvest data that you could use to create personality profile so that you'd know who to target and a lot of the data came from facebook how to Cambridge Analytica get the data you know when the when the story blew up one of the things that bowl kind of often talked about is how it was a hack facebook or some kind of data breach and what actually happened was that facebook authorized the applications that came analytica ended up using to access the data the company engaged Professors at the University of bridge to create an application that then got put onto facebook where people would go and fill out personnel the inventories like surveys about you know who they are and their attributes but the way the AP words was that they wouldn't harvest the data of the person who responded survey but it would go into their profile and look at all of their friends and harvest all of their friends data as well so when you had one person fill out a survey by default they effectively consented by proxy for you know hundreds of other people simply because they were facebook friends with them so that scaled really quickly and at the time facebook the way facebook worked they allowed applications to have that feature they've since turned it off and rightfully so but at the time you could acquire a lot of data really quickly because with each respondent to that survey you'd get another sort of three hundred profiles with it in return fulfilling out the personality profile you were given like a couple of dollars or something yeah so some you know different kinds of people have different motivations for Philly out surveys so you know sometimes you would have a group of people who just would fill it out because they're bored they don't have anything to do or they just genuinely.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Word but to single out the spanking yeah running through the Shredder Maya Wiley thank you both for joining us thanks trump's abrupt announcement to federal US troops from Syria is alienating Republican senators who might one day be his impeachment jurors that's next for five years the US has been at the head of international coalition to defeat Isis they've had a bunch burs including the Iraqi government opponents of Syrian President Bush thought and perhaps most important allies armed Kurdish forces the border of Turkey in Syria unbelievably ferocious fighting and many believe had done more than just about anyone else to roll back Isis and those Kurdish forces currently control a big swath of land in Syria on the Turkish border now here's the problem there is almost nothing in the world that the president of Turkey Iran is more worried about the prospect Kurdish independence the Kurds of course have long wanted independence and air to one doesn't want them to have it and he and his government had been threatening basically forever that as soon as this whole isis it is over they're just GonNa roll right through and clean out those Kurdish forces and now for five years across two different administrations US policy's been no those are is we're not going to let that happen we won't let you Turkey massacred them until last night out of nowhere with no formal process surprising everyone the White House released a statement saying quote Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into northern Syria. US Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation the US forces having defeated the territorial caliphate will no longer be in the immediate area in other words have added Turkey got out of the way now this blindsided pretty much everyone particularly those on the ground fighting there trump made the decision after phone call yesterday with air to himself which NBC News reported was held to try to I just moved over and so that I guess we are I should be clear nobody knows what the actual policy is defense secretary mark s for tweet of the US does not endorse a Turkish operation northern Syria and pointed to a statement but then he deleted the tweet senators from both parties including many staunch trump allies are freaking out condemning the move Marco Rubio calling a grave mistake amid emerging reports a Turkey has already begun attacking the Kurds in that area as he was withdraws and then there's the fact the president himself seemed to kind of maybe walk back as announcement though who knows what to make of this completely deranged tweet in which he claimed if Turkey does anything that why in my great and unmatched wisdom considered to be off limits I will totally destroy the economy of Turkey I've done before sort this all out has been roads he served as deputy national security adviser under President Obama he's also MSNBC political analyst also with me George Mason University law Professor Jameel Jaffer former chief missile and senior advisor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ben let me start with you I I guess what what does all this mean what does it mean what the president said last night well it means that we're selling out our closest allies and look the turning point in the counter Isis campaign was in two thousand fourteen you will call there was a battle at a Syrian Kurdish town called Kabbani Habbaniya Yeah we started airdropping weapons to the Kurds and then we started flowing weapons into the Kurds they're the ones who fought on the ground with US air support all the way uh-huh thousands of Kurds were killed to root out and take back territory from Isis beginning under Obama than under trump we also very carefully put us advisors booth to help them but also frankly is a bit of a trip wire to prevent the Kurtz from coming in and the Turks from coming in potentially massacring the Kurds so it was US policy to protect our allies in what Donald Trump is done against the counsel of his entire administration this entire campaign that we put together he is sold these people out put their lives at risk just because one authoritarian leader called them up instead he wanted a favor it's a it's a horrific way to make foreign policy Djamil you're I believe a Republican staffer on that Senate Foreign Relations Committee these are the GOP senator so far posing the move Mitch McConnell Lindsey Graham Romney Rubio Ted Cruz Susan Collins Ben Sasse Joni Ernst Marsha Blackburn Cornyn Pat Toomey I think a lot of people are looking this and saying Whoa Kurdish territorial integrity turns out to be the Republican tripwire for breaking with Donald Trump not to what do you ascribe this strong rebuke from GOP senators look I mean it's basic common sense these are the people who actually defeated Isis that territorial caliphate on the around we didn't do without them they did on their backs and so for the president to walk away from them after we spent all this time and effort defeating Isis and then helping us then lose lives Ben said correctly is completely outrageous the only Republican senator to defend Donald Trump is rand Paul and he's singing the same line the president is frankly abroad Doc Obama line which is end endless wars which is ridiculous I mean this is a war we didn't choose brought to us and we stand by them it just it just momentarily take up the rand Paul Devil's advocate here to both you any US withdrawal even if done ah thoughtfully and with allies manage withdrawal particularly in Afghanistan for instance Ben would be at some level betraying our allies writing there's people that we've worked with on the ground in Afghanistan that if were to leave would be in a tough position I guess my worry is that like the danger is that that argument applies in all places of current US military activity arrigo withdrawal from anywhere has ever okay what say you ben and then Jimmy Yeah no you know Chris I'm sympathetic to that point except here's the reality it sounds like we're losing service members in Syria we've cleared out territory the main function of having people there to maintain relations with those Kurds on the ground and frankly to prevent Turkey from coming and and massacring them which could give isis by the way another opening to reestablish itself in Syria this is a small number of US troops it is having an outsized role in terms of protecting these Kurds I do agree with you at the same time though the Republicans have stood by nothing while trump has repeatedly broken international agreements repeatedly picked fight to their allies they should not be surprise somehow that this is the approach you take on this particular issue if you want to end that presence you can manage it over time negotiated over time and try to do so in a way that protects ext the the livelihoods of Kurds who with us what he's doing is a rash and impetuous way of essentially going after going against the advice of his entire government coalition here and leaving these people hung out to dry that's not how you end wars you have to end wars responsibly to well look I mean Benelux talk about it anymore the reality is that the president was rightly critical of President Obama for pulling out of Iraq creating a vacuum for isis to walk into he's now repeating the exact same mistake in Syria it was a mistake that in Iraq it's mistake now the president is rightly being casting about Republicans and Democrats let me ask you this do you you you seem passionate about this I'm just so struck like the president was talking about members of Congress should go back to where they came from even though they were Americans he had crowded trading senator back the other hey was like soliciting Chinese secret police investigations I guess in the Biden's I don't know who do it if you're asking the Chinese state like what is it that now all of a sudden this this thing is the thing that makes everyone feel emboldened to come out and be passionate about like this is where Donald Trump lost them look it's a fair point there are reasons rightly legal the president for a variety of other things whether it's Ukraine or some other stuff but this is a this is a huge moment Republicans have always thought national security is our thing right we defend our allies we make our enemies afraid of us and this is a great example of Donald Trump doing something that has emboldened our enemies and making our allies not trust us I'm really curious how this how this goes data mining firm Cambridge Analytica the whistle blower from that company joins me for an exclusive interview I and I think one thing to starts next uh-huh there are two places where you can see the total complete breakdown or president appears to be having right before our eyes happening right now one of them is on twitter where this weekend's barrage of crazy included demand that Mitt Romney be impeached video clips in the Sunday shows and trump TV and plenty of all caps Internet shouting the other places of course every single public appearance he makes today was a precedent to announce trade deals with Japan where all the invited guests got to stand there for an hour while the president rant and Rave D- This is a scam and the people allies to and that's why my pulse went up I think they said seventeen points in the last two or three days I've never had that one digital is becoming a very big fan during the world they even have signs make China great again make Hong Kong again I'm saying get the sites a lot of American flags a lot of a lot of besides it's a very powerful wall that's got everything you can have we had mountain climbers literally come in which is the hardest one to climb you can't impeach the president in a great job prefect his polls did not go up seventeen points the last few days but don't feel bad for those people standing there they've got a front row seat to history much like the group who got witnesses up teleprompter apocalypse on Friday that's thing to in sixty seconds we've documented that trump teleprompter creek many times here one thing to where the president stumbles over thing and then pretends he meant to say it that way she goes by DJ and CJ said call me they want we will arrive at peace and a place they sacrificed every day for the furniture future your children authority and authoritarian powers through their lives and though their lives they were cut short tolerance for human struggling and human smuggling my administration's fighting with everyone and all our heart to reverse the pain inflicted Orlando together we will express the corruption we will defeat the Socialists we will defraud tomorrow's a big day in the life of one Gordon Sunlen a man who was basically nationally anonymous before last week and it's now about to be extremely famous maybe if things go really sideways John Mitchell indicted and Watergate famous who knows last week suggest we stopped the back and forth by text that we later found out that despite what he wrote there oh there's no quid pro quos for everyone to eventually see sun later told Republican according to Ron Johnson himself okay so sunland is right in the middle of this and you peers to have been the president's point person running this entire Ukraine operation here he is cream international public broadcasting on the day after the infamous phone call between trump and the Ukrainian president I actually spoke with President trump just a few minutes for he placed the call we have what are called the three Amigos and the three or migos our Secretary Perry again ambassador Volker and myself and we've been tasked with sort of overseeing the Ukraine US relationship okay three Amigos if you're wondering why was this guy the guy the even deeper with the law and order S._V._U.. 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GDPR in Practice with Joshua Prismon
"How do you think that GDP our impacts the world of startups so it depends again on what those startups are actually doing right so GDP our break things down into two really big categories awesome that customer so those are processors at the end of the day what you have to do is different depending on what your relationship is with your customer or with your customers customers specifically what do you have to do to make sure that you always are keeping the customers Kita private and there's wasted this one is that you can build out all these processes but the second is you can do everything within your power to minimize the data that your taking in and so the way I like to describe this strategy is I think everybody is familiar with the concept of technical debt right every line of code that you have basically is a liable Elodie but a generate some revenue associated with it so to get what revenue you need to get to run your business you have to run your software against it and data protection regulations and because of that the higher the cost of maintaining that particular line of code is and so another way to kind of tackled in a minimize your it might have bad consequences for you and if the answer to that is no is what are the practices that you're building in to pack do you have a data protection officer but also what are you building into your software right is all of your data always being encrypted is do you have standard ways of getting data that you can exposes the outside world etcetera so it's kind of gradual depending on what you're doing and there are strategies that you can use both minimizing your data and then of course any that's large or small how should they prepare for GDP are how should they change their internal strategy their org structure because there's actually a set of legal requirements around that so from a purely business oriented point of view that's where I would point at from a technical point of view I would actually say treat every single record that has anything to do with a person going through your system as if it were your social security number your credit card number your name your children's name etc if you start thinking that way and then you start thinking about the steps that you take to protect your own identity and you start applying those mechanisms to your customer I think you're going to get into a much better place very very quickly it's really easy you know to look at a database table and select star by name Count Right and say oh I've got twenty five million records in my database if all of those are basically some bit of information about you or some bid of of information about your wife your kids your family your friends etc I think you're going to take a very different view of it so start with shifting thinking about how you view data right and portability what processes and what's Code you have in place to make sure that people are not accessing what they shouldn't access but then also understand more data breaches that those data breaches are catastrophic that we don't have anything more like some of the stuff that's happened with Cambridge Analytica
Facebook's Big Purge: Tens of Thousands of Apps Suspended Amid Privacy Probe
"Facebook is cleaning house USA's John hunter reports Facebook announced it suspended tens of thousands of apps made by about four hundred developers as part of the investigation following the Cambridge analytica scandal the announcement came the same day as unsealed legal documents in message. disclose that Facebook had suspended sixty nine thousand other apps in the vast majority of these cases however the suspensions came not after any kind of serious investigation but because after Bella pers had failed to respond to email information request starting in March of two thousand eighteen Facebook begin looking into the apps that have access to users data the probe came after revelations that the data mining from Cambridge analytica used ill gotten data from millions of Facebook users through the app then use the data to try to influence US elections Facebook said its app investigation is on going and it is currently looked at over a million apps so
How Data Tracking Affects Your Life
"How I wear my Fitbit all the time I mean all the time and it was a Christmas gift that you gave me and that actually stayed in the box for eight months when I took about the boxes it where if you been all my life is wonderful Washington posted a story the other day that said that the day may come if it hasn't already happened where the data. that is gathered via my Fitbit that's the hours that I sleep how much of it is rem sleep how many flights of stairs I walked calories are burned blah blah blah that data could be valuable to someone somewhere or maybe the government and I said whoa yeah now we're not talking about the apple watch which I again if the Fitbit is harvesting data you know the apple people to do doing the same thing and they're been stories about your smart TV is that TV ads your watch and watching you and listening to what you're. so that point is great is cited to to turn to a man who has been nice enough to join us for how many years now well he was just a kid he has the college kid and now he's a doctor is doctor Patrick Crispin joining us tonight by popular demand because we put out the word we're going to be on the radio people that are you gonna have doctor Crispin odd so we do have him on the radio with us tonight and Patrick how are you this evening. how are you okay wait wait wait verily here Patrick okay because we're talking technology when. transaction okay take you to get home. go we can't blame this on. no that was operator error my first mistake how you know what okay guess what they're gonna send you home that's it yeah. real soon. Patrick I know when I sent you a text the other day and I said is this possible I could almost hear you rolling your eyes this is been going out for a long time right. yes I I a and it was your devices your smart devices aren't necessarily listening to use so that what you're saying that Hey I really like leopard print and leopard print you showing up in your in your feet because some computer is listening. you take her computer is predicting you. we are so absolutely tracked in everything we do every place we go on the internet every different like that we had on Facebook everything that we do in the end Instagram or whatever that there are no giant databases about you and people like you and it's eight and it's really relatively easy to target very very very specific subgroups like people who like rockabilly and collect guitars and live in Chicago and wear all black. a group for the socks. right. ruby is actually it is absolutely trivial for this the amount of data that is available about you is just. overwhelming there's actually a documentary on Netflix called the great hack and it talking about Cambridge analytica and all the other things and he once you realize what's going on there yeah this is where we're in a really interesting world were every one of us could be really have the advertising targeted us just a very very pointed way where I can sit there and say I want people in Pasadena possible I need to track just be the the whole thing I think. that really was a a a red herring basically the the United States government is thinking about creating this advanced research projects agency performed Beastie Klay like DARPA entered it was great I mean darker came up with the internet became a unix to kick off the cloudy can't with GPS Seery web conferencing any now I want to do it with health data and looking for more days they are say in our European would normally behavioral signs of someone headed towards a violent explosive act no I can't imagine what bike fit it would tell me now but that I'm headed to some sort of a violent exploits the explosive act that said if you take that data. from an combine it with data from other smart devices like apple watches Amazon echo Google homes along with information from your health care provider slate the radio grasp lake. even can't analysis white has our cause yeah it it's really actually pretty simple to. kind of identify certain behaviors that might be a warning sign I would also say that if you really want to track. what you do is you track for somebody cell phone location and this is where it gets real scary and and for those who are are big fans of the second ma'am and I'm going to send a chill down your spine there's really nothing stopping the government right now tracking how many times you go to a gun right. or how many times at our how many times you go hang out at at certain locations by tracking your cell phone so. this is something that would be like a red flag the wooden makes them look to you first I think I can read it but I don't think there's any any law that prevents them all yeah. everything's which you can do is if you really want to kind of make yourself. not not even on the internet could you can't be hidden on the internet but some things you can do there is a browser plugin that I've been recommended for a long time it's got a really silly name and it's from the Electronic Frontier Foundation a call privacy badger. and privacy about your work to chrome Firefox opera Firefox an android. does is you can solve this whole this whole thing your browser and it sends a trigger to all the websites that you're visiting say do not track me track me I don't want to be tracked. now if the site. ends up finally the network norm reads it what ends up happening is this privacy badger is going to look for tracking cookies and if it sees the same tracking cookies on three more or more different web sites it blocks does how so what it's meant to do is there are cookies that are being put on your computer some computer good like you you know it's it's it's your card to get back into a website some some of tracking for site to site to site so privacy badger says okay you're you're you're working too much information about this for seven o'clock you and absolutely free of charge tracker blocking. outgoing make clicking for on Facebook Google Twitter this is a three just do a Google search for DFS twice privacy badger I really recommend installing that on your browser will just run in the background it just sits there until you start going out on the internet. it just sits there in the background running all the time and again hunter foundation is a not for profit organization at that is very very famous highly respected and you don't have to worry about losing any
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Skullduggery
"They pitch them the whole cambridge analytica pitch on how they can do it better and and they got the gig and she actually drafted the contract because she's a lawyer as well for cambridge and the trump campaign so she was definitely definitely integral part of that operation and was a was a right hand to alexander knicks the c._e._o. In terms of how they then parlayed getting trump contract and trump's victory into doing things all over the world as well so just in winding down. I i want to come back to facebook because there's a character sure. I don't remember who it is but someone in the movie says that at the end of the day. It's not really about cambridge etiquette. It's about the tech platforms as long as there are these tech platforms that are unregulated regulated or underregulated. You're gonna have cambridge analytic as doing the kinds of things they did so mark zuckerberg is in the museum in the movie. He testifies for congress at the end of the day having done this movie. Do you think that zuckerberg facebook. The other platforms are going to change their ways that they we'll be regulated in ways that deal with some of these kinds of challenges desperately sign five billion dollars stock when that same the stock drop in the bucket they made a billion billion dollars off as as cara swisher says as a parking ticket look. I think that we have to understand in my opinion. That facebook has become a crime scene. That's just the reality of what's happened and we have we have rule rule of law which is how we've maintained western civilization this long and we should use the rule of law to actually understand what's happened and hold power accountable as we always have have just because it's happening in this fear of technology does not mean that it should be above the rule of law the problem has been is that we're dealing with these borderless monopolistic tech platforms that don't operate under the auspices of one country another mar. The british parliament was unable to get mark zuckerberg to even show go up and attend their investigation. The conclusion of the parliamentary increase at the election laws are not fit for purpose and called facebook digital gangsters. I mean this is british. Parliament isn't tabloids like this is what we're dealing with and yet there's no accountability the way it's being framed from facebook's perspective perspective is cambridge analytic <hes> or these bad actors. They broke into the they broken in the middle of the night. They stole people's things and yet happened on our watch. We're like we didn't have the security alarm system on and we're so sorry guys. We'll do better next time. That is baloney. The reality is is that cambridge analytica yes. He understood how to use the facebook data data but the weaponization of information that's facebook. The weapon is facebook's algorithm. The brilliant is facebook algorithm not cambridge analytica so with cambridge gone so now we are just as vulnerable if not more vulnerable than we were in two thousand sixteen and we've got twenty twenty around the corner and nothing has been done to protect.
"The Hack Attack!"
"Hiring is challenging but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple and smart. That place is ziprecruiter where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Let's try it for free at ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash tech talk ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire everyone. You're listening to talking tech. I'm Jefferson Ram. We have Jillian wetland here. He was the Acting C._E._O.. Of Cambridge Analytica for many people they hear those two words in Facebook facebook and they can they go <hes>. Something bad happened to tell everybody about the great hack. It's a new documentary that's on Netflix about this whole <hes> facebook Cambridge Brazil Melinda situation and you're in it. I mean that speaking a little bit about what it was like to teen the teen mess up what it was like seeing threes and and <hes> how how devastating the the whole saga wars okay raises questions about the With the companies with the social media company stopped monitoring our every move. I mean it would can that happen and will it happen. I when I take the perfect world I think it depends on the individual user. I should be competition in this shouldn't choice so if some people won't to keep all of that data try it and then pay a subscription for using the AH social media platforms and they should be able to do that if other people say actually I'm happy to use my data and and and <hes> <hes> and monetize it because I want the three service then. They should be free to do that as well. I'll be honest with you. I I from a personal point of. Did you say yes to Google on everything. They know everything about me. They follow me around on my phone and I love it when they told me things had I want to know my life is my personal. Life is so interesting to make me scared but that's not anything to do with my life it's to do with my attitude of mind and other people have different. S G to mind and I'm not sure to be respected. We should have the ability for people to be informed about the way data's being used and make an informed choice about. Out whether or not they want to access that whether they want to trade that data for or whether or not they want to not have the services or whether they decide to pay for them so you think that facebook should offer a paid option <hes> stop monitoring me and I'll pay ten dollars a month. I definitely should I definitely we should <hes> good idea but it it will never happen. Do you think do you actually think no sir so we were talking about the world and and and I agree with you. I didn't think classic world will happen. It wouldn't happen very easily. I think if facebook was was regulated. Tennessee then could happen then <hes> I think that to be honest responsible approach from facebook would be to make it happen when they <hes> they suffered a huge impact on the ship price and damage to the brand reputation <hes> as a result of the Cambridge generally scandal another scandal with a follow <hes> and as a matter of sound corporate governance. They ought to be working out how they can be both trunks pant. Plea sound inspired the confidence. Inch public and still make money but I'm not sure that they're there yet already. We'll see what happens. Jillian wheat land the former former acting C._E._O.. Of Cambridge Analytica you can see him on Netflix in the new documentary the great hat a thank you Jillian for spending time with us here on talking tech. I'm Jefferson engram looked for me on twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham. I'll be back tomorrow with another quick it from the world attack hiring used to be hard it was and still is one of the biggest challenge is businesses face before it meant dealing with endless stacks of resumes flipping through them and hoping the perfect candidate would jump out at you and the manual review the process wasn't any easier but in today's high tech world hiring can be easy and you only have to go to one place to get it done ziprecruiter dot com slash tech talk with with their powerful matching technology ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find the most qualified contenders for your job and to actively invites them to apply ziprecruiter is so so effective that eighty percents of employers who post on the site get a qualified candidate within the first day and right now talking tech listeners can try Ziprecruiter for free at this exclusive Joseph Web address ziprecruiter dot com slash talk. That's ZIPRECRUITER DOT COM slash T. E. C. H. T. A. L.
Will Facebook's Record-Setting Fine Send Message to Big Tech?
"Here the extraordinary secrets of how to thrive in disrupted world the old rules of management and already correct anymore so what works making heavy to the future with will I am and Omar Bosh subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. This is tech news briefing. Im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in New York coming up facebook agreed to pay a record five billion dollar fine twenty times greater than the largest privacy or data security penalty ever imposed worldwide more on this after these tech headlines The Justice Department is poised to approve T. mobile's merger with sprint under their plan that would equip satellite T._v. operator dish with the building blocks for a new wireless network. The companies have spent weeks negotiating with antitrust enforcers and each other over the sale of assets to dish needing satisfying were concerns that the more than twenty twenty six billion dollar merger of the number two number four wireless carriers would hurt competition. The department could announce a settlement with the companies as soon as this week but the timing remains uncertain the Union of T. Mobile and sprint would create the third major U._S. wireless company with more than eighty million customers closing the gap with industry leaders horizon and A._T. and T. and coming early for we work a September I._P._O.. The company's new target date of September is earlier than many investors had expected. Did a journal reports that we work meets with Wall Street banks this week about an asset backed loan that could be finalized in the coming weeks and it is expected to raise up to six billion dollars the I._P._O.. Will be the latest test of investor appetite for money losing companies that are highly valued in the private market coming up inside facebook's record setting privacy fine capital one knows life doesn't alert you about your credit card. That's why they've created. E-e-e-e-no the capital one assistant that catches things things that might look wrong with your credit card. He no catches over tipping duplicate charges or potential fraud and then sends an alert sheer phone and helps you fix it. It's another way capital. One is watching out for your money when we're not capital one. What's in your doc wallet Dot Com for details? I let's talk earnings in the second quarter facebook pushed past a record setting privacy fine to post strong earnings and revenue of sixteen point nine billion dollars. That's up twenty eight percent from a year ago. It also clocked in two point six billion dollars in profit or ninety one cents a share now back to that record-setting privacy fine federal regulators find facebook facebook five billion dollars for privacy violations and are now creating new oversight and restrictions on its business. The F._T._C. opened their investigation after discovering that the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica had gathered details on as many as eighty. Eighty seven million facebook users without their permission and Joe Simon's F._t._C. Chairman says the resulting historic fine was a longtime coming. This settlement is the result of an exhaustive investigation which concluded that facebook betrayed the trust of its users and deceive them about their ability to control their personal information less there be any confusion Gus Eyler director of the Justice Department's Consumer Protection Branch made it clear what facebook he's accountable for despite offering users privacy settings the promised to share their information with friends only facebook in fact shared users information with every developer of an application installed by users users friends in other words for most facebook users their data privacy was set not by their own choices but by the choices of their most click happy friends facebook also deceived Americans about how it would use their gathered phone numbers and about win facial recognition technology was active on their facebook accounts. These were all serious breaches of trust. The five billion dollars civil penalty that facebook facebook will pay to settle that complaint is historic. It is by far the largest penalty ever received an F._T._c. case and it is the second largest civil penalty ever obtained by the Department of Justice in any context as. Ask for its CEO. The Commission only holds Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible and unlimited fashion Christine Wilson F._T._C. Commissioner explains why we do not have the legal authority to remove Mr Zuckerberg from the driver's seat but but we have imposed a robust system of checks and balances that extinguishes his ability unilaterally chart the path for consumer privacy at Facebook we have required that privacy risks be taken into account at each fork work in the road and we have mandated heightened protections for certain categories of products and services including those directed at minors this enforcement action provides immediate protections for facebook users and the five billion billion dollars civil penalty will deter future privacy and data security violations not only by facebook but by all other companies in the United States so what happens now F._T._C. Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips breaks it down facebook under this order is having to make structural changes to its management to its corporate charter and to the selection and operation of its board of directors management mm-hmm it matters governance matters particular as we have learned in the context of privacy facebook is not the first company to elevate privacy issues to the board level but it is the first company to do so in this way to be clear. My my view is not that every company should have this kind of structure but based on what we uncovered based on the facts of this case and the violations at issue. I think it's something that facebook needs and that ultimately will benefit facebook users and the American public.
Facebook ends Microsoft, Sony access to friend data
"FACEBOOK's board must establish an independent Privacy Commission to Remove C._E._O.. Mark Zuckerberg's control over decisions affecting user privacy and compliance officers from facebook must submit quarterly certifications that the company company is following all F._T._C. mandates regarding privacy an independent assessor will review facebook's privacy program twice a year facebook also announced. It's stopping potential access to friends list by Microsoft and Sony Doodoo some Old Code facebook will also pay one hundred million dollar fine to the U._S.. Securities and Exchange Commission over misleading disclosures the S._e._C.'s says facebook knew about the misuses of data by Cambridge Analytica in two thousand fifteen but described it as hypothetical to. Investigators
FTC may force Facebook to set up independent privacy committee
"And independent privacy oversight committee may be in Facebook's future. Politico is reporting that the social media giant is in talks with the Federal Trade Commission over a settlement that would force Facebook to create the privacy panel. The FTC has been investigating Facebook since a privacy breach allowed the data of millions of users to be given to Cambridge Analytica. And as part of that agreement the CEO Mark Zuckerberg would be personally accountable for the handling of the company's privacy policies. The companies also expected to pay a fine of as much as five billion dollars because of the issue
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Oh yeah visits to it's worth oh i think so too well and here's here's the whole other thing that we're not even going to get into too deeply in this episode but some of the some of the ways that cambridge analytica was using this data included influencing if not just you know the american president presidential election the entire brexit situation yes that is true that is true and this is one and they're uk based company to cambridge so this is the primary impetus for officers from britain's information commissioner's office getting involved their data watchdog group so they raid the offices at cambridge analytica in london they take their time there they have an hour i heard npr piece where someone like was able to get their kind of dossier their digital you know dossier the cambridge analytica assembled about them particularly and i it's not the most alarming kind of sounding stuff that you might imagine it's like year who who are you what party are you more likely to identify with you know represented that kind of stuff and in zuckerberg even in his testimony said this is all stuff people would share openly themselves so you know he in an attempt to absolve him so i'm just wondering what you guys think like how is this different like how what makes this so different i wanna walk through the rest of the time line and get to the testimony here because that is a good question so the organization the information commissioner's office was given the search warrant by the high court judge to determine whether the group tampered with brexit as many as you just brought up and they are currently still analyzing considering the evidence right on march twenty fifth zuckerberg who has become at this point known as the zack in a lot of online forums takes out a full page ad in multiple uk us papers it's a it's a profound apology repeats his three step plan the ftc the next day confirms they're investigating facebook for these privacy practices on the twenty seventh.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Yeah absolutely and on march seventeenth this all goes public right the next day facebook bands cambridge analytica and they ban its parent company and then they banned cogan himself they also on the same day band christopher wiley the whistle blower yeah a march nineteenth facebook stock plummets takes a nosedive on the same day congress starts to stick around senator edward markey from massachussetts says hey we got a hold some hearings against these facebook in cambridge olympic jokers and paraphrasing and specifically he wrote to the ranking members of the senate committee on commerce that senator john thune and senator bill nelson of south dakota and florida respectively and markey says we need to move quickly to hold hearings since facebook is required to quote obtain explicit permission before sharing data about its users facebook holds an emergency meeting they also in this is enjoyable they also for everyone at the meeting their version of an all hands they have a poll for the employee's in swimming what you think berg doesn't say anything about this for three days it's not until march twenty first that he addresses it with a post on his facebook account gotta respect the consistency and he says what happens is his responsibility but there changes made to the platform that will prevent it from happening again he proposes a three step plan going forward investigate third party apps restrict developers access to user data on the whole and give users tools to see what information of theirs is being shared so then if i didn't install my digital life was my data breached.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"We he was onto something pretty crazy that's kind of deep in the heart of all of us to very true it's very true i mean we you know that's why we're going to get into this later but it's hard to accuse people of stealing your data when you give it so willingly yeah it's it's i think the common human trait we're talking about is narcissism is look at me itis right which we we suffer from as a species but also compels our species to do some amazing things and now what happens what happens with one company has all of this information at its fingertips fastforward way past two thousand four but not as far as you would think an inter cambridge analytica that's right this company cambridge analytica which i knew precious little about until you know the kerfuffle of late was started in two thousand thirteen the company markets and marketed and markets continues to market itself as a source of consumer research targeted advertising and other are data related services to both political and corporate clients so you know in short they're they're kind of mining data and crunching the numbers running it right according to the new york times it was launched with fifteen million dollars of seed money backing money by billionaire republican donor robert mercer and steve bannon o steve bannon that sounds familiar stevie b yes the adviser for the trump campaign and later for time in advisor to the trump administration now bitter enemy also was the kind of power behind the throne of breitbart this very divisive right wing website and everything was going along swimmingly until that is in march of twenty eighteen when the house of cards began to tumble and we will sort through the debris when we return from a quick sponsor break.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on CRYPTO 101
"You'll you'll welcome to crypto one to one the average consumer's guide to crypto currency this is matthew aaron in i don't know about you but i'm concerned and i'm concerned with my data cambridge analytica facebook they're not hacking systems are not hacking servers they're hacking the people there taking your data they're collecting your clicks your likes your browse your searches comments creating profiles about you and understanding how to manipulate you us we the people what can we do about it well today talking to roger heine of datum and dam is aiming to put the control of data your data are data back into the individuals control my control your control not on a server in facebook not in google controlled by you is a good idea can this really work do they have a good plan and what is the future of our data well we're going to talk about that in this conversation with roger and we're gonna get to the bottom of their company data and if this is a really good solution to the problems that we're having problems that we're seeing in the world right now with cambridge analytica google facebook amazon you name it but before we get into that conversation please go to crypto one one podcast dot com that's crypto one one podcast at com send us an e mail say what's up with love to hear from you go to a patriot page become a patron in the patrons are backbone to our community and we put up episodes rants commentaries and some hidden gems of conversations up there just for the patriots also please check out our facebook page our facebook community is a great place if you have any questions resources or what have you share and also please go to items subscribe raiders leave us comment it helps us stay on the top chart so that people can find us if you like the show please tell your friends family co workers to listen and subscribe without further ado here's my conversation with the ceo in.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Facebook is not a very trustworthy company in my view and with the cambridge analytica information it's only gotten worse i think that facebook certainly was taken advantage of by cambridge analytica but facebook also put themselves in a position for it to happen did not put proper oversight in place to prevent that type of thing from happening in the first place which as stewards of personally identifiable information they should be doing that's kind of their obligation whether or not the regulatory hammer in the us will drop on facebook we will see obviously right now you have a republican control of all branches of government and they're they're not particularly pro regulation and i understand that i'm not personally especially for regulation either but at some point you have to do something you know and this is a situation that's gotten a little out of hand and it's unfortunate and apple obviously would never find themselves in this position which is why series so bad you know if apple were willing to collect more data than they would be able to hire more data scientists to have fun san block sandbox play and because they would have just have a lot more data but apple puts user privacy i they've proven that time and time again and what you've seen here is kind of it's interesting microsoft and apple or strange bedfellows obviously rivals for many years it's still rivals but they are pe i feel like a lot of times you know because apple has so much money and they were accompanied it was reinvented in the ipod people forget that they are the old guard of tech and the old guard of tech microsoft and apple versus the new guard.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"What do you want me do at via the that's the difference between a good system right like facebook's and that's that's not as the data now what's the second claimed the second claim is election fraud and and the the claim of election fraud is that cambridge analytica served as a pipeline between super pacs supporting donald trump and the trump campaign so the campaign legal center has filed a complaint with the f e c a alleging the cambridge analytic acted quote as a conduit for sharing information between the superpac and the trump campaign and that is illegal and and that's true there's they're very few restrictions on super pacs but the primary restriction is that while a presidential campaign is in the works the candidate the official campaign may not coordinate with the superpac supporting that campaign and you know there's another shout out to john oliver right like he's he's exposed the the hilarity of this and we can talk about some of the the crazier examples right like so let's go back to our friend mike murphy when jeb bush announced that he was running for president in december of twenty fourteen what he announced his statement was that he would quote actively explore the possibility of running for president of the united states okay now everybody reported that as jeb bush is running for president but because he didn't say he was running for because he's thinking about it that meant he could work directly with his superpac right to rise and he continued to work with right to rise until the very day that he had to declare his official candidacy to comply with state filing requirements and then from that point on as far as we can tell right there was no coordination no prohibited coordination between right to rise and between bush i should say i happened in i you know i wanted to pick on mike murphy who i think you know if i'm.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"And that's why trump went to michigan in the weeks before the election and then by implication that's why trump won michigan now you know i mean i heard that at the time and i was like okay you know like you know success has a million foll has a million fathers and you know failure has one like it okay whatever i i didn't i didn't particularly it didn't strike me as implausible but it struck me as the kind of thing that a campaign operative might say you know somebody who has a vested interest in convincing people that the campaign one because of them and obviously the things that we are seeing about cambridge analytica are the ceo of cambridge analytica has vested interest in convincing people that they were the ones that got brexit past and got donald trump elected by the way those were the two primary political contracts that they had and the two things i would say you know the one thing that i would say those two things have in common is grossly over performing the polls and and one way to grossly over perform the polls is to have migrated micro targeting where you know the crucial people to get even if you're not winning in the aggregate so you know take that for whatever it's worth i i don't want to say i think cambridge analytica got donald trump elected what i want to say is it strikes me as not implausible that that it played a role in the campaign and given the closeness of the campaign given the closeness of the three states which were crucial for for trump to of one you know that that claim is not an implausible but i guess what i wanna know is did anyone break the law and if so who.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Like you know there's a difference between being ethically ambidextrous as a consultant and saying like no we just send ukrainian girl's around or you know try to serve like entrap people bribes i mean there's nothing sort of that's actually the opposite of their sort of like analytic woo that's those are pretty tried and true techniques they also happen to be illegal and they don't have you know ethical discretion about clients is how i would put it and that's not just trump that's you know in a horror kenya who you know is very intelligent very charismatic kenyan leader he also is very much plausibly wanted by the international criminal court so again the ethics are clear but that being said you've made the point that cambridge analytica has also served this really interesting cultural function and whistle blower who has been sort of doing the row rounds and exp and exposing cambridge analytica the most interesting thing one of the more interesting things he actually said was the way cambridge analytical one of their most effective pieces of political strategy and public manipulation was how they got steve bannon on board with their approach which is essentially even changing their name to something like cambridge analytica and presenting this kind of sense of as you said etonian sophistication and intellectualism which would simultaneously validate trump's you xena phobic rantings and steve bannon sort of like cobbled together personal philosophy of prodole proto right wing populism and ethnic nationalism so that this was the firm that even if it was who they aligned exactly with the people that wanted that whoo to put an intellectual and analytic container around what they were selling anyway.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"You are listening to a free version of majority report with sam cedar to support this show and get another fifteen minutes daily program good already dot s m please the majority rapport with sam sita it is thursday march twenty second two thousand eighteen my name is michael brooks pinch hitting for sam cedar and this is the five time award winning majority report we're broadcasting live steps from the industrial ravage guana canal in the heartland of america downtown brooklyn usa on today's program writer political strategist consultant to the dark side luke thompson on his observations of cambridge analytica beyond the sleaze the lack of ethics is their science bunk we're getting into how campaign strategy data mining digital targeting how does it actually work the crown prince of saudi arabia nbs has apparently boasted that jared kushner is in his pocket i think that that is a very easy person to fit trump and joe biden both talking about kicking each other's asses theresa may tells allies to be aware of russia and expel it spies no sense of cooling that situation down at all trump's call where he congratulated putin on winning election has turned into a nother administration uproar about leaks and mark zuckerberg finally steps forward to say that the massive data breach cambridge analytics was all about helping with connectivity it's okay no i know you can't do help with connectivity trump plans trade tariffs and other penalties on china and no charges for eleven turkish agents who physically assaulted protesters in washington dc a couple of years ago and a new york agency is investigating more than a dozen kushner family buildings.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Because it's it's kinda complicated there was a professor at cambridge who ran a survey on facebook and got about two hundred seventy thousand facebook users to take this personality survey he said he was doing it for academic research because of the rules that facebook had in place at that time that allowed him to get the profiles of those people's friends that leverage them up to about fifty million facebook users he then sold that data to cambridge analytica cambridge analytica had major persons in it that we've all heard of like steve bannon and robert mercer they used that data for political purposes now there's violations all down the line because this data was taken originally under the pretense of academic use and then as used them used for political then cambridge apparently told facebook that they had deleted the data but they really hadn't deleted it meanwhile we now see undercover videos that were made of cambridge analytica top executives and their ceo by the way was suspended by the company just today talking about dirty tricks and sexual honeypots claiming that they're responsible for getting donald trump into office and there's no proof at this point that the trump campaign actually used any of this facebook data but facebook i knew about this some time back and didn't inform users so there's blame all around facebook for letting the state go out in the first place cambridge analytica for misusing it it's just a terrible thing and and frankly you know how i felt about facebook for a long time i i really am not happy about their whole business model because i think it's very very manipulative of users that's why i'm not on facebook and it this is a real terrible crisis for the company now of course cambridge analytic isn't a lot of trouble to both of these companies are being looked at by regulators on both on both sides of the ocean at the u k d the facebook wanted to do an audit and then they got the regulators you said you can't do an audit at cambridge analytica because the is going to be doing it at facebook really doesn't know how to respond my advice has been kind of what it's been.
"cambridge analytica" Discussed on 710 WOR
"And he may be leaving shortly let me try to let me try to put this in a nutshell because it's it's kinda complicated there was a professor at cambridge who ran a survey on facebook and got about two hundred seventy thousand facebook users to take this personality survey he said he was doing for academic research because of the rules that facebook had in place at that time that allowed him to get the profiles of those people's friends that leveraged them up to about fifty million facebook users he then sold that data to cambridge analytica cambridge analytica had major persons in it that we've all heard of like steve bannon and robert mercer they used that data for political purposes now there's all down the line because this data was taken originally under the pretense of academic use and then as used them used for political then cambridge analytica apparently told facebook that they had deleted the data but they really hadn't deleted it meanwhile we now see undercover videos that were made of cambridge at analytica top executives and their ceo by the way was suspended by the company just today talking about dirty tricks and sexual honeypots claiming that they're responsible for getting donald trump into office and there's no proof at this point that the trump campaign actually used any of this facebook data but facebook knew about this some time back and didn't inform users so there's blame all around facebook for letting this data go out in the first place cambridge analytica for misusing it it's just a terrible thing and and frankly you know how i felt about facebook for a long time i i really am not happy about their whole business model because i think it's very very manipulative of users that's why i'm not on facebook and this is a real terrible crisis for the company now of course cambridge analytic is and a lot of trouble down to both of these companies are are being looked at by regulators on both on both sides of the ocean at the uk d the the facebook wanted to do an audit and then they got the regulators that uk said you can't do it audited at cambridge analytica because the government is going to be doing it at facebook.