Posts Tagged ‘data’

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“Mueller Report based on fabricated evidence”

In other words, it looked like the CIA did this, and that it was a matter of the CIA making it look like the Russians were doing the hack. So, when you look at that and also look at the DNC emails that were published by Wikileaks that have this phat file format in them, all 35,813 of these emails have rounded off times to the nearest even second.

That’s a phat file format property; that argues that those files were, in fact, downloaded to a thumb drive or CD-rom and physically transported before Wikileaks posted them. Which again argues that it wasn’t a hack.

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Facebook reportedly gave tech giants access to users’ private messages

Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users’ private messages. They allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of Facebook users’ friends without permission, and they let Amazon find users’ names and contact information through their friends on the platform, according to the report.

Facebook gave access to user data to about 150 companies in all, including banks, tech companies, retailers and media organization, the Times reported.

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Documents Show Facebook Has Never Deserved Your Trust

Facebook Messenger’s sneaky logging of Android users’ phone call and text message histories. When a user discovered what Messenger was doing this past spring, it caused public outrage right on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica news. Facebook responded with a “fact check” press release insisting that Messenger had never collected such data without clear user permission.

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DOJ demands Facebook information from ‘anti-administration activists’

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Quartz has a decent investigation of what’s happening at the southern border.

Data show taking US immigrant kids from their parents is ridiculous

Asked about the logic behind the policy this week, a DHS official also emphasized the “welfare of the children” to Quartz:

When dealing with families that cross the border, our primary responsibility is to ensure the welfare of the children. Unfortunately, we continue to see too many cases of children being used by smugglers, traffickers, and TCOs [transnational criminal organizations] in an attempt to circumvent our laws and gain entry.

Yet statistics from the department itself show how incredibly rare that situation is. In fiscal year 2017, there were just 46 cases of an immigrant coming across the US’s southern border who fraudulently claimed a child was theirs, DHS told Quartz, out of a total of 303,916 apprehensions. That means the situation happens in 0.015% of all cases.

In the first six months of fiscal 2018, there have been 191 cases of an immigrant fraudulently claiming a child was theirs, DHS says, out of 211,821 apprehensions. That’s 0.09% of all cases.

On the other hand, out of the more than 7,635 “unaccompanied alien children” that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has referred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement in recent years, the government doesn’t know where 1,475 of them are, an ORR official said in April. That means the US has lost 19.3% of all immigrant kids it is in charge of.

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The Supreme Court’s Groundbreaking Privacy Victory for the Digital Age