10:43 AM 10/27/2017 – Cambridge Five, Cambridge Analytica, Cyberwars, Cyberlinks, and The Cyber-Collusion – 2017 | M.N.: The missing link appears to be found: Cambridge Analytica’s software system…

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M.N.: The missing link appears to be found: Cambridge Analytica’s software system…

If the Cambridge Analytica’s software system was based on the Russian (or any other: German, Israeli, etc.) designed algorithms, which it appears to be likely (cease and examine it ASAP), or had the ability to connect and “consult” 0nline with the special websites – sources providing such the algorithms, and on the other hand, was fed the voter data information from the RNC, then it was, and maybe still is, the major connection link in the hidden Trump Campaign – Russia communications chain, and indeed, the major and the entirely “legal”, on a surface of it, “the communications hub”. 

10:02 AM 10/27/2017

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“We as a campaign made the choice to rely on the voter data of the Republican National Committee to help elect President Donald J. Trump,” Michael Glassner, executive director of Donald Trump for President, said. “Any claims that voter data from any other source played a key role in the victory are false.”

But campaign filings show that the campaign paid Cambridge Analytica $5.9 million for data management services between 2015 and 2016.

A former GOP source said that Cambridge Analytica primarily fit into the digital operations of the campaign and used data produced by the RNC for marketing on social media and other platforms. 

“[The RNC] provided the data to Cambridge, and they used that for marketing,” the source said, adding that the company had roughly 12 to 15 employees on the ground in San Antonio, where Trump digital director Brad Parscale’s company is located. 

Parscale met with members of the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Tuesday as part of its Russia probe. – Scrutiny mounts for Trump digital operation – The Hill 

The Case Study of Donald Trump for President: “A Full-Scale Data-Driven Digital Campaign”

Let’s return to the case study of CA’s data collection and analysis for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Let’s try to figure out what CA did that was different — and how The Guardian‘s expose was so controversial that it led to a lawsuit.

CA built 20 custom data models to forecast the voter behavior of 180,000 individuals. Their digital marketing efforts led to a large-scale operation with 8-figure ad budgets and an infrastructure that supported all aspects of the campaign, “influencing voters where and when it counted.”

Dr. Jonathan Rust, director of Cambridge University’s Psychometric Centre, says,

“The danger of not having regulation around the sort of data you can get from Facebook and elsewhere is clear. With this, a computer can actually do psychology, it can predict and potentially control human behavior. It’s what the scientologists try to do but much more powerful. It’s how you brainwash someone. It’s incredibly dangerous.

“It’s no exaggeration to say that minds can be changed. Behavior can be predicted and controlled. I find it incredibly scary. I really do. Because nobody has really followed through on the possible consequences of all this. People don’t know it’s happening to them. Their attitudes are being changed behind their backs.”

So, CA influenced voter intention, and it also inspired people to take specific actions. What were the results? “Donations increased, event turnouts grew, and inactive voters who favored Trump were motivated to get out and vote on election day.”

In the final months, reports based on the new data that emerged from polling were sent daily to the Trump campaign. Those reports demonstrated how voters might be shifting their perceptions of issues and candidates. What might that have looked like? Well, with CA’s ability to assess state-by-state reactions to any political event, they were able to understand any unexpected shifts in voting intention. The constant FBI Director Comey announcements about Secretary Clinton’s emails come to mind. – Trump Campaign Used Social Media Manipulation, Says The Guardian | CleanTechnica 

“What has now been made clear is that Russian trolls and automated bots not only promoted explicitly pro-Donald Trump messaging, but also used social media to sow social divisions in America by stoking disagreement and division around a plethora of controversial topics such as immigration and Islamophobia.

And, even more pertinently, it is clear that these interventions are continuing as Russian agents stoke division around such recent topics as white supremacist marches and NFL players taking a knee to protest police violence.

The overarching goal, during the election and now, analysts say, is to expand and exploit divisions, attacking the American social fabric where it is most vulnerable, along lines of race, gender, class and creed.

“The broader Russian strategy is pretty clearly about destabilizing the country by focusing on and amplifying existing divisions, rather than supporting any one political party,” said Jonathon Morgan, a former state department adviser on digital responses to terrorism whose company, New Knowledge, analyzes the manipulation of public discourse.

“I think it absolutely continues.” –  10.14.17 – How Russia used social media to divide Americans | US news | The Guardian

Links

Cyberspace, cyber control, cyber wars – 10.26.17

The E-Curtain And Control of The Cyberspace – Google Search
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11:00 AM 10/25/2017 – The E-Curtain | Michael Novakhov – In My Opinion
11:49 AM 10/25/2017 – A common link is a sharp contrast to the opinion polls, pre-election, and pre-referendum… | Michael Novakhov – In My Opinion
2:52 PM 10/25/2017 – Did foreign paid social media ads affect the outcome of elections 2016? Do the high quality and high power statistical study. | Michael Novakhov – In My Opinion
10:07 AM 10/24/2017 – This is the attempt to control and manage the electoral system, not just to undermine trust in it. – M.N. – 10.24.17 | Global Security News
5:41 PM 10/19/2017 – The Impact of Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election and its outcome – Trump Investigations Report
4:16 AM 10/22/2017 – This appears to be solvable in principle by good statisticians and other researchers, which will address the dilemma… – Trump Investigations Report
Russia is in alliance and in tandem with Germany, just like in their previous anti-American shenanigans! | Michael Novakhov – In My Opinion
I DO NOT LIKE YOU, FACEBOOK!  | The World News and Times
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Trump Investigations – 10.25.17

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Trump – Russia Investigations – 10.25 – 23.17

10.22.17 – Turning Tables in Magnitsky Case, Russia Accuses a Nemesis of Murder – The New York Times
Who Are The Major Players in Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation?
Andrew Weissmann, Robert Mueller’s top prosecutor, known for hardball tactics – Washington Times
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Cambridge Analytica – 10.25 – 21.17

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3.6.17 – Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff – The New York Times
10.16.17 – Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained – Vox
10.12.17 – Cambridge Analytica: Russia Probe Panel Turns to Trump Data Firm
10.11.17 – House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm | TheHill
10.11.17 – Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data Gurus
9.25.17 – Here’s What Trump-Linked Cambridge Analytica Knows About iPhone Users
9.15.17 – Did Jared Kushner’s Data Operation Help Select Facebook Targets for the Russians? | Vanity Fair
9.15.17 – Cambridge Analytica Darren Bolding says Donald Trump Facebook
6.13.17 – Privacy Advocates Criticize Kenyan Government’s Hiring of Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Five

cambridge five – Google Search
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Russian Social Media – Facebook Ads – 10.25 – 23.17

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Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped. – The New York Times
10.22.17 – Hopes Dim for Congressional Russia Inquiries as Parties Clash – The New York Times
Campaigning in the Age of Facebook – Bloomberg
The U.S. and Global Security Review: “I am your robot! Meh, eh, eh…”: Tishe, tishe, tishe, malchishi-kibalchishi! – By Tom Jones, a marine adviser at Hampton Watercraft and Other Underwater Witchy Crafts Facilities
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Russian “troll farms” – 10.25.17

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Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York
8.13.16 – Russia’s Cyber Warfare Has Bigger Aims Than Electing Donald Trump
10.1.16 – MI5 chief not alone in voicing fears about Russian cyber-threat | World news | The Guardian

FBI Statistics – 10.23.17

9.20.17 – FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorised Informants To Break The Law | Gizmodo Australia
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