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# 215277 20-Jun-2017 09:34
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Private details of 200 million Americans have been dumped on the Internet. Open season for identity thieves.

 

 





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  # 1803857 20-Jun-2017 09:55
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No big deal - almost everyone publishes easily garnered info-metrics on Facebook, etc.

 

No one will be fined, no one will fall on their sword, all will be brushed under the carpet, and no one will trip on the resultant carpet-covered hump.





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


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  # 1803865 20-Jun-2017 10:07
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SepticSceptic:

 

No big deal - almost everyone publishes easily garnered info-metrics on Facebook, etc.

 

No one will be fined, no one will fall on their sword, all will be brushed under the carpet, and no one will trip on the resultant carpet-covered hump.

 

 

 

 

Ehh, it's a bit worse than that - 

 

"Each record lists:

 

  • a voter's name,
  • date of birth,
  • home address,
  • phone number,

and voter registration details, such as which political party a person is registered with. The data also includes "profiling" information, voter ethnicities and religions, and various other kinds of information pertinent to a voter's political persuasions and preferences, as modeled by the firms' data scientists, in order to better target political advertising."


 
 
 
 


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  # 1803883 20-Jun-2017 10:40
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Ironic that this data dump comes from a analytics firm hired by Republicans to use Big Data for better targeting voters, at the same time they complained about Clinton's email server not being "secure" - a server that AFAIK wasn't breached into.





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  # 1803940 20-Jun-2017 11:50
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"very seriously" is in some way different from merely "seriously"?






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  # 1803966 20-Jun-2017 12:48
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I'd been asked to create something similar for NZ sites for an unnamed client, like stuff comments, nz herald comments, geekzone, and blogs like whaleoil but had some difficulties scraping.

 

Thought I'd take a look at this list out of curiosity (its on some common darknet sites currently), but it downloaded slowly plus I've run out of space, so off to buy another SSD from PBtech.

 

...kidding...




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  # 1804051 20-Jun-2017 14:37
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Geektastic:

 

"very seriously" is in some way different from merely "seriously"?

 

 

They said it, not me. Every time there is any kind of breach anywhere, or any doubts expressed about some new super-database (or government-mandated privacy penetrator), or the data collection policies of any large organisation, the standardised boiler plate bla bla response is: 'we take your security very seriously'. I was merely quoting/paraphrasing/sarcastifying.

 

 





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  # 1804113 20-Jun-2017 15:17
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As I read this it's combination of information from public registers and assumptions/predictions about political views, religion etc





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  # 1804115 20-Jun-2017 15:19
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Geektastic:

 

"very seriously" is in some way different from merely "seriously"?

 

 

"very seriously" = "bigly"  wink





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  # 1804136 20-Jun-2017 15:47
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Rikkitic:

Private details of 200 million Americans have been dumped on the Internet. Open season for identity thieves.



The gathering of all that info and the classification and identity matching is far more interesting than the fact it became public.




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  # 1804141 20-Jun-2017 16:04
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Hmmm, are you ever going to respond to a survey ever again?

 

So the take-away for your average Joe as I see it is don't use your real name on the internet, use different names on different sites, and don't allow IP logging on forums. Keep big brother guessing.

 

Am I right, or is there something more technical that I'm missing?


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  # 1804143 20-Jun-2017 16:11
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tehgerbil:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

No big deal - almost everyone publishes easily garnered info-metrics on Facebook, etc.

 

No one will be fined, no one will fall on their sword, all will be brushed under the carpet, and no one will trip on the resultant carpet-covered hump.

 

 

 

 

Ehh, it's a bit worse than that - 

 

"Each record lists:

 

  • a voter's name,
  • date of birth,
  • home address,
  • phone number,

and voter registration details, such as which political party a person is registered with. The data also includes "profiling" information, voter ethnicities and religions, and various other kinds of information pertinent to a voter's political persuasions and preferences, as modeled by the firms' data scientists, in order to better target political advertising."

 

 

so basically a souped up white pages .





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  # 1804144 20-Jun-2017 16:14
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I thought the Republicans used Cambridge Analytica? Or was that just Cruz and Trump?


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  # 1804326 20-Jun-2017 20:31
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Sideface:

Geektastic:


"very seriously" is in some way different from merely "seriously"?



"very seriously" = "bigly"  wink



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