Saturday, March 24, 2018

And the award goes too..........

A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

Long before news broke that Cambridge Analytica had harvested information from Facebook users to help Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, Sandy Parakilas says he warned Facebook executives of dangers that users’ data could be misused by third-party apps. WATCH:

New England Patriots fly Parkland students to DC for march on official team plane

Third graders from the East Village Community School at the March for our Lives in New York.

This is what democracy looks like. Beautiful

Wow! The young people are speaking....

March for Our Lives: Hundreds of thousands expected to rally across U.S.


In rare bipartisan show, Congress rejects Betsy DeVos’ dream of privatizing education.

Mark Zuckerberg promises this time his company will really protect your data, after Cambridge Analytica revelations. Except Facebook just pushed legislation that does the opposite

WSJ: Kushner Failed To Disclose More Than $1 Billion Of Debt On His Security Clearance Form

WTO chief warns of disruption to global economy, urges restraint

Behind Facebook's baby steps: Protecting its ad business

IMPORTANT THREAD: Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file

New Russian disinformation on Skripal. They’re now saying Skripal “regretted becoming a double agent and wanted to come back to Russia”. This was the same spin Putin came up with on Berezovsky right after he was found dead

The woman behind a series of videos pushing a conspiracy theory about Broward County, Fla., Sheriff Scott Israel has admitted that the content of the videos is false and that she was paid to make the claims, Politico reports

John McCain wants CIA director nominee Gina Haspel to provide a “detailed account” of her role in the agency’s torture program.

Taylor Swift typically stays out of politics. Now she’s publicly supporting gun reform

John Bolton SuperPAC and John Bolton PAC. Yes my friends Bolton has TWO.

Emma GonzΓ‘lez on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control

Elon Musk has deleted the Facebook pages of SpaceX and Tesla

After Another Week of Chaos, Trump Repairs to Palm Beach. No One Knows What Comes Next.

Russia may be determined to stamp out terrorism inside Russia, but they are equally comfortable supporting terrorist groups at war with the US, including the Taliban and Hezbollah. Russia hasn’t helped the US effort to tackle terrorism.

The ratio of firms opposed to Mr Trump’s protectionism to those in favour may be as high as 3,000 to one

W.H. aides huddled with Trump after he threatened to veto the spending bill, warned him that he might catch blame for shutting down the government on a weekend he planned to spend at Mar-a-Lago. “F— that,” Trump said, WSJ reports

If every state had the same gun death rate as Mass., 27,000 people could be saved each year. Here's what your state can do.

Meet the psychologist at the center of Facebook's data scandal

Trump openly bragged about how many weapons he's selling to Saudi Arabia

Wisconsin GOP defies court order to hold special elections, will attempt to change law instead


Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica’s Rise and Fall

I see no reason why the Trump administration can’t make public which 21 states were targeted by Russian interference efforts during the 2016 election. Americans have a right to know if their state was targeted and if so, how their state is protecting future elections.

The loss sent Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $65.1 billion

"Horrified has been the ongoing feeling," is how one State Department official describes Washington's reaction to John Bolton's appointment as national security adviser. "Many recall his poor tenure at the U.N. [and] as undersecretary.

Cyprus is at the center of a circle of corruption surrounding Trump FILED UNDER

British data protection agency takes center stage in investigating Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook

Where are you, Devin Nunes?

OK, you've deleted Facebook, but is your data still out there?

Why Trump Hasn't Fired Mattis

When will Trump stop firing people and settle on his A-team?

‘You should do it’: Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’s foreign outreach, documents show

Wisconsin GOP operative Mark Block helped link Steve Bannon, Cambridge Analytica

The Trump administration, after 9PM on a Friday night, has issued orders to ban transgender troops from serving in the military except in select cases.

White House official: 'Never been this wild' in the Trump admin

The White House is crazier than ever, insiders say, as it deals with affair allegations, fights off conservative critics of the spending bill Trump signed, and handles reports the W.H. counsel may be leaving. Ruth Marcus & Maria Teresa Kumar join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer sends 'warning shot' to Trump

Michael Avenatti tweeted an image of a DVD that he says contains "evidence" of Stormy Daniels' relationship with Donald Trump. Judd Legum says Avenatti's comments predict larger legal issues for Trump. Ruth Marcus weighs in on the Karen McDougal interview.

Colin Kahl: John Bolton believes that Trump should only meet...

Former national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, Colin Kahl, talks with Rachel Maddow about new National Security Adviser John Bolton’s extreme stances on North Korea and Iran and how that may impact upcoming national security tests for the president.

Roy Moore supporters tried to buy off his accuser’s lawyer...

A jaw dropping new storyline surrounding last year’s Alabama special election ties Steve Bannon and Breitbart to a plot aimed to undermine Leigh Corfman’s accusations on Roy Moore

Republicans on the House Intel Committee voted down a Democratic proposal to hold a hearing with Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs, according to Adam Schiff.

Citigroup will not do business with companies that allow certain kinds of gun sales. It is the first Wall Street bank to take such steps.

The Dow’s 5 worst single-day point declines

Donald Trump’s new national security adviser John Bolton is...

John Bolton, Trump’s new national security adviser, has connections to both Cambridge Analytica and an NRA group that may have used Russian money to help the Trump campaign.

Remember this one. Trump: "I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again. I'm not going to do it again.

LIVE: National Cathedral in DC is having a vigil for victims & anyone hurt by gun violence

Bolton bragged about his PAC's use of "advanced psychographic data modeling" at CPAC last year. "We will continue to expand our activities in 2018 in order to achieve a filibuster-proof national security majority in the Senate."

John Bolton's political committee was one of the earliest customers of Cambridge Analytica, which it hired specifically to develop psychological profiles of voters with data harvested from Facebook profiles, according to former Cambridge employees

"The March for Our Lives will last a few hours. Its impact will last a generation."