Facebook fined by Brits for their part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

By | 2018-07-12T13:31:53+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Well, it’s a start at least.

Courtesy of The Guardian:

Facebook is to be fined £500,000, the maximum amount possible, for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the information commissioner has announced.

The fine is for two breaches of the Data Protection Act. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) concluded that Facebook failed to safeguard its users’ information and that it failed to be transparent about how that data was harvested by others.

“Facebook has failed to provide the kind of protections they are required to under the Data Protection Act,” said Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner. “Fines and prosecutions punish the bad actors, but my real goal is to effect change and restore trust and confidence in our democratic system.”

It has been pointed out that Facebook actually makes about this much every seven minutes, so it is unlikely they will see this as a hardship. 

However, CNBC is reporting that it is likely that the FTC will end up fining the social media giant a whopping 5 billion dollars so that might actually leave a mark. 

I have no idea if any of this is going to teach Facebook to have more respect for their user’s privacy, but if it fails to do so perhaps it is time for a mass exodus.

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12 Comments

  1. anonymous July 12, 2018 at 7:07 am - Reply

    “Senate confirms lawyer for Russian bank to head DOJ corruption division
    Brian Benczkowski was nominated to lead the Justice Department’s criminal division despite ties to Russian bank”
    “The FBI’s counterintelligence team, which is also looking into Russia’s suspected hacking of Democratic National Committee servers and the email account of [Hillary Clinton’s] campaign chairman, is investigating why a computer server owned by Alfa Bank repeatedly looked up a computer server owned by the Trump Organization in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Eighty percent of the attempts to look up that Trump computer server were performed by Alfa Bank — 2,820 in total — with almost all of the rest being conducted by Spectrum Health, a medical facility chain for which Dick DeVos, the husband of Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, serves as chairman of the board.” Ping Ping BONG!

    https://www.salon.com/2018/07/12/joe-manchin-joins-republicans-to-confirm-russian-bank-lawyer-to-head-doj-corruption-division/

    https://www.salon.com/2018/07/12/donald-trumps-global-chaos-tour-as-he-runs-wild-in-brussels-gop-senators-start-to-back-away/

    “This NATO debacle was just the opening act of the Global Chaos Tour. Now he’s off to London, where he’ll meet the queen, encounter large protests and be followed around by a gigantic “Baby Trump” blimp. That should be highly entertaining. It’s when Vladimir Putin joins him on stage for the big finale in Helsinki that we’ll see the real pyrotechnics.”

    “he claimed that all NATO member nations had promised to “substantially up their commitment” to defense spending after he had told them he was “extremely unhappy.” “

    • anonymous July 12, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/12/trump-calls-himself-a-very-stable-genius-who-believes-in-nato.html

      ‘“Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to up it at levels that they never thought of before,” ‘
      ‘I told people that I’d be very unhappy if they didn’t up their financial commitments substantially. I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening, and they have now substantially upped their commitment.”
      “The United States was not being treated fairly, but now we are,” Trump said. “I believe in NATO.”

      One foreign reporter asked Trump if his message would change once he got on Air Force One”- Trump replied. “I don’t. I’m very consistent. I’m a very stable genius.””

    • anon July 12, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

      https://www.politico.eu/article/trump-threatens-to-pull-out-of-nato/

      ““There is a communique that was published yesterday,” he said. “It’s very detailed … It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024. That’s all.””

      “At the summit, officials said Trump was more conciliatory, but he was apparently furious after reading news coverage that he felt did not reflect his anger over the slow pace of allies increasing their military spending.

      “I let them know, yesterday — I was surprised you didn’t pick it up — it took until today,” Trump told reporters at the news conference. “Yesterday I let them know I was extremely unhappy with what was happening.”””NATO is now really a fine tuned machine,” Trump told reporters. “People are paying money that they never paid before.”

      Asked what might happen if allies do not meet his demands, Trump said confidently, “They will.””

      • ANONYMOUS July 12, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

        https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-impromptu-press-conference-at-nato-signals-a-huge-shift-in-u-s-foreign-policy-b465196ba710/

        “Trump said he “thinks” he could “probably” pull the United States out of NATO without congressional approval, which in reality, is against the law. As the name implies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a treaty. The president cannot unilaterally pull out of a treaty.

        The president also said the felt that making threats to leave NATO was “a very effective” way to diplomatically deal with the 28 other member countries who make agreements that he doesn’t approve.”
        “Trump did not reject the possibility of accepting Crimea as part of Russia, instead leaving the door open for accepting the illegal 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The president blamed former President Barack Obama for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and, oddly, highlighted Russian spending in Crimea.

        “Long before I got here president Obama allowed that to happen. That was on his watch, not on my watch. People like to say ‘Crimea,’ but the fact that they built bridges and they just opened a big bridge that was started years ago and they built a submarine port substantially added billions of dollars,””Trump also said he might consider stopping military exercises in the Baltic states if Putin asked him to.”

        “asked about how he felt about the massive protests awaiting his arrival in London later on Thursday, Trump replied, “I think it’s fine. I think they like me a lot in the U.K..””the president used the press conference as a victory lap for victories that he has not yet achieved.”

    • anon July 12, 2018 at 7:41 am - Reply

      “I want a clear answer. Macron denies that the allies agreed to spending beyond 2%. We need to know the facts,” Amanpour demanded to know.

      “There’s a new sense of urgency,” Stoltenberg parried.”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/watch-cnns-christiane-amanpour-corners-nato-secretary-trump-military-pledge-want-clear-answer/

    • anonymous July 12, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

      90%<NOT

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/fox-news-claims-entire-us-defense-budget-goes-nato-minutes-trump-lies-says-us-funds-90-percent-nato/

      ".@FoxNews graphic shows entire U.S. defense budget, $706B, is designated as "Contributions to NATO in 2018"

      Fact Check: this is U.S. TOTAL defense spending, not @NATO spending"

      https://www.pbs.org/video/amanpour-victoria-nuland-and-dr-homer-venters-t6uvam/

      'Former U.S. ambassador to NATO Victoria Nuland joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the fallout from Wednesday's summit in Brussels. '

      • Anonymous July 12, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

        ‘ Dr. Homer Venters from the NGO Physicians for Human Rights then talks about his work documenting crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.’
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    • Immoral July 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Money. Laundering. Code. Location. ID.

  2. Anonymous July 12, 2018 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Jordan’s Boss, The Head Coach, Admits He Knew

    The head coach Jordan worked for, Russ Hellickson, admits he knew Dr. Strauss was acting inappropriately with wrestlers on his team and confronted him about it.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/jordans-boss-the-head-coach-admits-he-knew

  3. USA July 12, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

    100 subpoenas, who is on the list? Who is America? don john rump, sara scara? mr badlatte, mr gowdy? mr nunes? Who are the traitors? Who are the liars? We shall see. Rachel was good last night explaining how the kgb works. It really is time to clean Our House of traitors. NO excuse for being a moronic moron. Russia is the most polluted country on earth. Russians are the most controlled and bamboozled citizens along with north korea. Both communist chitholes.

    • Immoral July 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      The longest running racket is being exposed. Sucks for them. Whhaaaa!
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  4. anon July 12, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

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