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Lawsuit targets firm that failed to secure 198 million Americans' data | TheHill


Publication Date: 2017-06-26
Two Floridians filed a lawsuit last week against Deep Root Analytics, the campaign consultancy that accidentally left information on 198 million Americans accessible online without protecting it with a password. "If companies don't do the bare minimum to protect records, we're in trouble," said Jason Zimmerman, a member of the legal team representing plaintiffs James and Linda McAleer in what they want to turn into a class action suit. Deep Root specializes in using data analytics to determ...

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


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...

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


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...

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


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...


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