If you have not grasped the extent of this fiasco, it could be because it was late evening in the U.S. on Friday last and the weekend has dawned in most other parts of the world when this new broke.
In a nutshell, a Facebook app developed by one Dr. Aleksandr Kogan called “thisisyourdigitallife” had obtained user data through that app (which was originally built in 2014) by scraping data from the profiles of people who took the quiz as well as that of their friends—apparently allowed under Facebook’s policy for third-party apps at the time!!
On Friday, Facebook announced that it was suspending Cambridge Analytica from the site, which stops the latter buying ads or accessing Facebook data. This appeared to be a pre-emptive response to stories which broke over the weekend in The Observer and The New York Times, of how Cambridge Analytica acquired data on 50 million Facebook users without their consent. The stories came from interviews with Christopher Wylie – a whistleblower intimately connected with Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica is a British data analytics firm which helps political campaigns target voters online. The company (and its parent company SCL) claims to have built “5,000 data points on over 230 million American voters”allowing political campaigns to target voters susceptible to certain messages with precise accuracy.
This is the scariest part: Although only about 270,000 people took the survey, the New York Times reports, yet that Dr. Kogan was able to obtain data on 50 million users, probably through connections and other means!
“I’ve also seriously been asked if the FBI has reached out, if the two congressional committees in the United States have reached out, and if Parliament or any authorities in the UK have reached out. No one has—I suspect they realize I’m actually not a spy. Though if anyone does, I’d be more than happy to testify and speak candidly about the project,” Aleksandr Kogan wrote in an email that was obtained by CNN.
The question is how they acquired this data – and much of it is alleged to come from Facebook, without user consent.
Pruitt Asks Trump to Make Him Attorney General
While its very possible that Scott Pruitt will not survive being the EPA Director for another week, he has being lobbying Trump for another job as Attorney General.
Yes, the man who is now under Investigation by the EPA Inspector General for using millions of tax payers money for his own person first class travel, believes he should be rewarded with a new job as the top cop.
Current AG Sessions has recused himself from investigations into Russia’s ties to the campaign of President Donald Trump, effectively prohibiting Sessions from firing Mueller. Pruitt, who has not recused himself, would seemingly not face the same constraints.
Switching out Sessions for Pruitt could have its pitfalls. Pruitt would face a tough confirmation hearing in the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow majority and Democrats would interrogate him about Russia, his EPA tenure and other thorny topics.
VIDEO: Ted Nugent Raped Me when I was 12, According to Courtney Love
According to this Howard Stern interview, Courtney Love claims that she was raped by NRA Director Ted Nugent at the age of 12. We have confirmed with her representative that she is still claiming this.
Courtney Love claims to have performed oral sex on Nugent when she only 12. When pressed, an uncharacteristically somber Love elaborated, “I didn’t have breasts yet… it’s sick.”
This would have been around the time of Nugent’s 29th birthday and only a few years before he raped his adopted daughter.
Even weird, his oldest daughters say in an interview, v a story about Ted bringing home a 13 year old year for a girlfriend when they were either living with him or visiting. They said it was really sad because the girl was so young all she wanted to do was play basketball.
Nugent dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. In an interview for the Detroit Free Press (July 15, 1990), Nugent described how he avoided the draft: He claims that 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last ten days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside pants caked with excrement and stained by his urine.
That spectacle won Nugent a deferment, he says. His quote: “ but if I would have gone over there, I’d have been killed, or I’d have killed, or I’d have killed all the Hippies in the foxholes… I would have killed everybody.”
NRA’s Ted Nugent Had Sex With Adopted Daughter Then Wrote a Song About It
Many people don’t know that Ted Nugent adopted a young underage girl at one time, who legally became his daughter. However, despite him being over 30 years old, and her his legally adopted daughter he used the relationship, and admits to having sex with her. Yes, NRA Director Ted Nugent admits that he’s a pedophile and adopted a girl to be a predator. Worse, he even wrote a song about his love of under age girls as young as 12 and 13.
Yep, when Ted Nugent was 32 years old, he released the song “Jailbait.” Here’s a taste of the lyrics (written by him):
Well, I don’t care if you’re just 13
You look too good to be true
I just know that you’re probably clean…
Jailbait you look fine, fine, fine…
It’s quite alright, I asked your mama
Wait a minute, officer
Don’t put those handcuffs on me
Put them on her, and I’ll share her with you
The albums’ next track is titled “I Am a Predator.”
Oh it gets worse: in a VH1 documentary he admits he is a serial pedophile. He claimed to have had several relationships with underage young girls, and seems to brag about gaining their parents’ approval, and possible trading money too… but didn’t adopt any of them.