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Department Press Briefing - March 20, 2018

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Publication Date: 2018-03-27
2:55 p.m. EDT MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. QUESTION: Hello. MS NAUERT: Hi. Good afternoon. Welcome. So you may see some very young, fresh faces in the building today, and that’s because – yes, of course, I’m talking about Michelle here. QUESTION: The new Trump political appointees? MS NAUERT: No, just a little bit younger, Michelle. We have a new A-100 class that started this week, so we’re thrilled to welcome them. They’re not in the room with us here today, but they are here at the State...

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-17
The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking to him on a daily basis for hours at a time. On the phone, he was clever, funny, bitchy, profound, intellectually ravenous, compelling. A master storyteller. A politicker. A data science nerd. Play Video 13:04 Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millio...

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Publication Date: 2016-09-03
WASHINGTON – A former Donald Trump campaign insider wants to set the record straight on a major story he says the chattering classes missed: It’s about Trump’s core supporters, who they are, and why they’re drawn to him. It was Matt Braynard’s job to identify these supporters. He led Trump’s data operation in the early primaries, a position that gave him a unique vantage point into an epochal political phenomenon. The media misdiagnosed it, he says. They focused on economics, education and ...

How Cozy: Obama Campaign to NYT to WSJ to USA Today and Now to CBS

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Publication Date: 2015-12-30
Michael Simon, who headed the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign’s targeting and analytics team, has joined CBS Radio, the Tom Taylor Now radio industry e-mail newsletter reported last week in an item highlighted on DCRTV.com. Taylor relayed how “Simon worked on the Obama campaign and later in the administration itself. He also started the ‘data science consultancy’ named HaystaqDNA.” Tagline on HaystaqDNA’s Web site and its @HaystaqDNA Twitter feed: “We pioneered the predictive analyti...

Gallery: The future impact of big data in politics - TechRepublic

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Issue: Opposed to Muslim Ban - L2 Data In the wake of the presidential election many Democrats who relied on big data to predict big wins were despondent. "We were wrong," said one Democratic strategist on condition of anonymity. "We were overconfident and need to completely rethink our models. But let me say that again: We need to rethink our models, and not the use of data." Paul Westcott, Director of Marketing and Communications for L2 Political, cheerfully agrees. Big data was the big w...

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. His "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones — tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign. That information and more is the...

Leaked: Cambridge Analytica's blueprint for Trump victory | UK news | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-23
The blueprint for how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have won the White House for Donald Trump by using Google, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube is revealed for the first time in an internal company document obtained by the Guardian. The 27-page presentation was produced by the Cambridge Analytica officials who worked most closely on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. A former employee explained to the Guardian how it details the techniques used by the Trump campaign to micro-target...

Investigators complete seven-hour Cambridge Analytica HQ search | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-23
Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog have spent nearly seven hours searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica. Eighteen enforcement officers entered the Cambridge Analytica headquarters in London’s West End on Friday night to search the premises after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was granted a warrant to examine its records. The officials concluded the search at about 3am on Saturday. “We will now need to assess and consider the evidence before deciding the ne...

Data tools of Obama veterans aiding Trump campaign - POLITICO

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Publication Date: 2016-07-20
Data tools that once helped Obama have fallen into the hands of the Trump campaign. | Getty Data tools of Obama veterans aiding Trump campaign Donald Trump’s campaign has driven key decisions by using advanced data tools developed by veterans of President Barack Obama’s first White House run, says a former Trump campaign staffer — a revelation that surprised and angered liberal campaign veterans. Matt Braynard, the Trump campaign’s data lead for five months of the primary season, disclosed ...

Bernie Sanders isn’t running for president anymore. | The New Republic

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Publication Date: 2016-06-10
Sanders may not have acknowledged Hillary Clinton’s historic victory yet, but he knows the writing’s on the wall. Slowly but surely, he’s transitioning from “Guy Running for President” to “Guy Leading a Movement.” Sanders has vowed to compete in Washington, D.C.’s primary, but he’s increasingly using his time to signal to his supporters and to the Democratic leadership that he’ll exit the race. Speaking at a rally in D.C. on Thursday, Sanders didn’t mention Clinton or the convention. Instead...

Projections Before the Polls Close: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - The New York Times

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Publication Date: 2016-11-08
In the history of the Obama campaign’s storied analytics operation, the effort to model the results live on Election Day, before the votes were tallied, was undoubtedly a low point. “That was the worst 12 hours of my life,” said David Shor, a senior data scientist at Civis Analytics who was in the “Cave” — the Obama analytics boiler room — on Election Day of 2012. By late morning, some in the Obama team concluded that President Obama was losing Ohio. This year, Election Day could be the wor...

Meet the presidential candidate who's using the internet to reinvent French politics | VentureBeat

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Publication Date: 2017-01-08
After a year in which the internet turned global politics upside down, Emmanuel Macron is trying to use it to strike a new political balance in France. The former Minister of the Economy quit the Socialist government in August several months after founding a new political organization, En Marche! (“On the march!” or “Working!”), complete with Yahoo-style exclamation point. Macron believes there is a political center in France that is not being represented by the traditional left-right partie...

Wahlkampf in der Filterblase : Was die sozialen Medien für die Bundestagswahl 2017 bedeuten | Berliner Zeitung

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Publication Date: 2017-08-16
Politik fängt ja im Kleinen an, bei den zerschlissenen Polstermöbeln auf den Bordsteigen von Neukölln zum Beispiel, Christina Schwarzer weiß das. Sie sitzt früh am Morgen in einem türkischen Frühstückscafé nahe dem Herrmannplatz, wischt über ihr Handy, ihr Facebook-Newsfeed gleitet vorbei, Fotos, eine Aufnahme des Abendhimmels über Rudow, ihre Wahlplakate, dazwischen Nachrichten, es geht um vollgelaufene Keller im Blumenviertel, die Personalnot in einem Neuköllner Reha-Zentrum und eben das Pr...

La startup mexicana que conquistó a Google

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Publication Date: 2017-06-21
Los hermanos Joel e Isaac Phillips crearon Pig.gi, una startup que ofrece internet móvil a los millennials a cambio de ver publicidad. June 21, 2017 6 min read Los hermanos Joel e Isaac Phillips siempre habían querido ser emprendedores. Pero antes de Pig.gi, en 2015, no habían tenido la oportunidad de dedicarse solamente a su propia empresa. Trabajaban en proyectos cortos en distintas compañías hasta que se dieron cuenta de que “para crear un startup hay que dedicar 150% del tiempo”, apunta...

Géographies en mouvement - Faire (plus ou moins) mentir les cartes électorales - Libération.fr

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Publication Date: 2015-12-29
Luc Guillemot Manouk Borzakian Des chatons aux affiches de campagne, les images nous envahissent, ce alors même que les cultures occidentales, depuis Platon dans La République, oscillent entre fascination et méfiance pour des objets soupçonnés d’offrir une vision trompeuse de la réalité. Entre autres occasions, chaque scrutin électoral sert de prétexte aux cartes pour fleurir dans la presse, comme si les journalistes politiques cédaient soudain à la « mystique de la carte » chère à Mark Mon...

Cosmonauts & Kings: Wahlkämpfe ins digitale Zeitalter führen - internetworld.de

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Als "erstes politisches Tech-Start-up in Berlin" bezeichnen sich die Gründer von Cosmonauts & Kings. Sie wollen Wahlkämpfe ins digitale Zeitalter führen. Nicht Wahlkampfspenden und Fake News auf Breitbart, sondern ihre Datenanalysen im Netz haben Donald Trump den Weg ins Weiße Haus geebnet, enthüllte nach der US-Präsidentenwahl die Beratungsfirma Cambridge Analytics - und sorgte damit für enormes Aufsehen. Cosmonauts & Kings: Technische Hilfe für Parteien und Lobbygruppen (Quelle: Cosmonaut...

„Wir sind das erste politische Tech-Startup in Berlin“ | Gründerszene

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Publication Date: 2017-08-08
Technologie und Politik, das ist spätestens seit der Wahl Donald Trumps ein vergiftetes Thema. Vor ein paar Jahren, zu Zeiten des Arabischen Frühlings, glaubten viele noch an die positive Kraft sozialer Medien, heute herrscht vor allem Angst – vor „Fake News“, „Social Bots“ und Manipulations-Kampagnen auf Facebook. Diese seien schuld an der aktuellen US-Regierung, heißt es, am Brexit sowieso. Und was werden sie erst bei der bevorstehenden Bundestagswahl anrichten? „Technologie verändert die ...

Cosmonauts & Kings – "Politics & Tech" | Politik & Kommunikation

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In der Factory Berlin fand am 27. April zum zweiten Mal das Event "Politics & Tech" statt. Zu Gast war der ehemalige Digitalchef des kanadischen Premierministers Justin Trudeau, Thomas Pitfield. In seinem Vortrag definierte er zehn Leitlinien für digitale und datenbasierte politische Kampagnen. Er erläuterte zudem, welche Rolle Datenmodellierung und Testing-Methoden beim Wahlerfolg von Justin Trudeau spielten. Das Format "Politics & Tech" wird in Koooperation veranstaltet vom Berliner Startup...

Could Brexit discord lead to the rise of a British Macron? | Adam Plowright | Opinion | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2017-11-16
On 7 April 2016, Emmanuel Macron took to the stage in front of a few hundred people in his hometown of Amiens and proposed something that even he admitted “might seem a bit crazy here tonight”. He was starting a national political movement. The economy minister of 20 months, who had never stood before in an election, sensed an opportunity. “I don’t know if it’s going to work,” admitted the then-38-year-old. Emmanuel Macron’s appeal has already worn thin | Gabriel Bristow Read more Just over...

Cambridge Analytica data scientist says he'd testify before Congress

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Publication Date: 2018-03-19
The data scientist who gathered information on millions of Americans for Cambridge Analytica, the controversial data firm that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, says he would be happy to testify before Congress and speak to the FBI about the work he did for the company. Aleksandr Kogan made the remarks in an email he sent to colleagues at Cambridge University this weekend that was obtained by CNN. "I've also seriously been asked if the FBI has reached out, if the two congressi...

Gallery: Voter maps from must-win battleground and swing states - TechRepublic

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US Voters The 2016 campaign is the most data-rich election in history. Voters, like consumers, are bombarded with target-marketed messages engineered to endear sentiment, provoke evangelism, and compel action. Personal information gathered from social media sites, retail data, census data and other public records, voter history, and private sets is curated by data analysis firms. The uber-data sets are exported to CRM-like management tools that segment data and help campaigns craft advertis...

Los mexicanos rechazan a Trump, pero aman las marcas de EU | Expansión.

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Publication Date: 2017-11-21
A pesar de que 75% de los nacionales repudia la administración de Donald Trump, siete de cada 10 cree que los productos y servicios que ofrecen las empresas estadounidenses son 'cool'. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Expansión) - Los temas políticos no influyen en la decisión de compra de los consumidores mexicanos, asegura Douglas Mello, jefe de Planeación de la agencia de marketing J. Walter Thompson. El directivo, quien participó en la elaboración de ‘Brand America: Capítulo México’, estudio que anal...

Cabify, un ejemplo de cómo perder reputación | Expansión.

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Publication Date: 2017-09-18
A pesar de las iniciativas que propone la empresa de servicio de transporte, los expertos aseguran que será difícil recobrar la confianza de los usuarios. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Expansión) - Cabify endereza el barco en su comunicación. Después de emitir posturas tardías, información irrelevante, poco empática y que sólo evidenciaba la falta de estrategias para responder a las acusaciones por el asesinato de Mara Castilla, la empresa de servicio de transporte privado empieza a dar pasos positivos...

Salva a tu empresa de un tropiezo en Twitter | Expansión.

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Publication Date: 2017-07-07
Para superar una crisis en el mundo virtual, no basta con emitir una disculpa, un equipo especializado debe frenar el efecto viral de los mensajes dañinos. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Revista Expansión) - Nota del editor: Este artículo fue publicado originalmente en la edición 1212 de la revista Expansión y fue actualizado en la versión que se publica este 2 de agosto. El daño está hecho. La “profunda disculpa” ofrecida por Oscar Muñoz, CEO de United Airlines, llegó tarde y los usuarios de redes soc...

Documents Show Private Intelligence Web Behind Global Surveillance Program - Truthdig

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Publication Date: 2018-06-05
Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a two-part investigation into Cambridge Analytica/SCL’s global operations. Read the first part here. Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project (and embedded after this article) show how Cambridge Analytica’s UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen called Project Titania. The initiative relied on psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns,” and infiltration of forei...

Cambridge Analytica chief 'withdrew $8m' from embattled data firm shortly before its collapse - as he prepares to testify to MPs today over Facebook information-selling scandal

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© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alexander Nic has been recalled to face MPs today over evidence he gave them in February and also faces new claims over $8million withdrawn from Cambridge Analytica as the Facebook crisis started The polo-loving boss of Cambridge Analytica has today been accused of withdrawing $8million from the firm before its collapse because of the Facebook data scandal. Alexander Nix is set to face MPs and may be asked about damaging new allegations about his h...

Cambridge Analytica Revenue Fell as Questions About Data Tactics Surfaced - WSJ

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Cambridge Analytica LLC enjoyed good results for 2016, when it worked for the campaign that helped to elect President Donald Trump, but its business declined sharply in the next year as questions mounted about its tactics. Revenue at the data-mining company was only about $5 million in 2017, after topping $25 million a year earlier, according to new bankruptcy-court records. Cambridge—facing...

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