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The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters – ThinkProgress

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A secretive data and technology company linked to conservative oil billionaires Charles and David Koch has reached an agreement to share its information with the “voter file and data management company” that holds an exclusive agreement with the Republican National Committee. This will allow the Republican Party full access to voter data collected by the Koch’s Freedom Partners entities and clients — and entrenches the Kochs’ network even deeper into the GOP. Because political parties are no...
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How big data helped secure Emmanuel Macron’s astounding victory | Prospect Magazine

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From the moment that Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency, it was clear that the parliamentary elections on the 11th and 18th of this month would be critical. Despite his status-quo-smashing victory, Macron’s powers would be severely limited without a majority in the French National Assembly. Initially, even supporters feared that he would not be able to beat political odds twice in just over a month. Yet polls this week indicate that his new party, La République en marche! (REM), could...
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Colombia blocks app allegedly linked to Cambridge Analytica

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Publication Date: 2018-03-28
Colombia’s authorities said Wednesday it ordered the shut-down of a mobile phone app linked to Cambridge Analytica, the company that has been accused of mining data from Facebook for electoral purposes. The Industry and Trade Superintendency (SIC) announced it had issues two decrees that seek a temporary shut-down of the Pig.gi app that gave users phone credit if they consumed advertising and participated in polls. The app’s producers have said they stopped working with Cambridge Analytica ...

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