Defence entered a Not Guilty plea this morning in Westminster Magistrate Court. Trial is set for January 2019. #CambridgeAnalytica
It’s a criminal act in the UK to defy the Information Commissioner’s specific order to comply with data protection law. This order is from May 2018 and now we can confirm it will go to trial in the UK next year. wired.com/story/uk-regul…
A “defunct” company sure seems willing to spend its allegedly sparse resources going to trial against the data cops for refusing to hand over all the personal data it collected about me. What are they hiding? Will their creditors tolerate this?
The proposal from July 12 to liquidate #CambridgeAnalytica and most (but not all) of its affiliates is a public filing that you can find on Companies House. It’s about as weird as you’d imagine. beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/082562…
I know a lot's going on but this is notable news that won't cut through the noise:

UK's data cops are proceeding with criminal prosecution from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Trial set for early January 2019.

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Oct 8, 2018
The election of 2016 was a PSYOP. No, really. nyti.ms/2E6xgmD
Cambridge Analytica and Psy Group had a memorandum of understanding, reported in May. wsj.com/articles/israe…
Fact that Cruz’s Cambridge Analytica appears to have sought to team up with Psy Group, which sought to run a social media PSYOP against Cruz is…awkward.
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Oct 6, 2018
So many simultaneous Kavanaugh scandals, overloaded the system.
- sexual (how can he deny blackouts?)
- financial (how did he pay off debt?)
- hacking (how can he deny knowing about pilfered docs)
- surveillance (how can he deny his role?)
- perjury (how can he lie about it all?)
- financial scandal: the unexplained mystery of the impossible Kavanaugh family finances is nicely documented and explained here (although I do bristle at how it downplays the sexual scandal; again see above on scandal overload) medium.com/@gregolear/sup…
- hacking and surveillance scandal: this piece by @nycsouthpaw is a twofor in that you get deep coverage on both the surveillance FOIA revelation and the senate hacking scandal context yahoo.com/news/lawsuits-…
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Oct 4, 2018
Kavanaugh’s toxicity poisons an already reeling Facebook, enraging employees and flummoxing executives. nyti.ms/2CpoSwI
Facebook’s behavioral microtargeting political ad business unit is a moneymaker. They all shouldn’t be surprised when the chickens they hatched come home to roost.
Joel Kaplan was sitting behind Zuckerberg for his Congressional hearings. That too was a rather perjurious affair. (Zuck remains in contempt of UK parliament committee for failing to appear.)
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Oct 2, 2018
If you’re up for SCOTUS then yeah all your shit is gonna get dredged up. Welcome to the future.
Kavanaugh stands to be the most anti-privacy justice on the bench. His view of the 4th is as warped as his view of the 1st. He’s most likely to rule in favor of a Citizens United-type decision for Silicon Valley, ruling that business surveillance is protected commercial speech.
It’s hard to imagine a future where Kavanaugh is confirmed and we don’t find ourselves, a decade later, in some fucked up dystopia.
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Oct 1, 2018
I suspect one reason this mega-breach isn’t causing a bigger reaction is that it has no name. Usually hacks and breaches are quickly dubbed something catchy which catapults them thru the coverage and watercooler debates.
Cleverest I can come up is #ChuckE in reference to Chuck E Cheese’s where you get tokens for your birthday parties, in reference to how access tokens were hacked thru exploits in birthday video upload tool. But that’s quite a US-centric reference.
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Sep 29, 2018
To clarify this twete, the general story, not necessarily Guardian or Motherboard coverage, went viral, which triggered the Guardian and AP spam/hoax(?) detection snafu which got us off topic from the hacking story. This headline accurately refers to it as hacking not a breach.
Motherboard is badass. My op-ed appears to have been translated into Italian. motherboard.vice.com/it/article/d35…
Italy has a Bannon problem too now, in case you hadn’t noticed.
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