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Palantir worked with Cambridge Analytica on the Facebook data: Whistleblower

Palantir worked on the Facebook data that was acquired by Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie tells members of U.K. Parliament.

Check this out. These are no fucking jokes.

Everyone remembers the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and how the mainstream media tried to show how the Trump campaign spied on Facebook users.

Beyond the fact that user profiling for targetted ads, on the Internet, is a legal activity that dates decades back, and that EVERYONE uses – that’s how you get your shoes ads, in exchange for all your activity records, this is what cookies are for, for those that still don’t get it – beyond all that, there are a lot of powerful pieces of information, that you can find if you research a little, and that the idiots thinking they get the truth from their TVs will never get.

Here they are.

* Palantir is a data mining company – just like Cambridge Analytica – based in Sillicon Valley – you know, the place where all the miracle, hundreds of billion dollars worth, “basement startups” like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Uber – another independent startup that spread up like a wild fire across the globe, in a few years, without any obvious competitional reason, promoted by the mainstream worldwide – just like all the rest of the independent miracles – and universal beneficiary of inexplicable operational and financial regulation exemptions in all jurisdictions, compared to all other, normal, private taxi companies. The only differences Uber presents to other cab companies are, across the board, competitional disadvantages – inability to use cash, the impossbility to use taxi stops, the absence of call centers, drivers without background checks or licenses, the absence of special, publci transportation insurance, and every single trip recorded, with the personal data of every user, along with the times, stops, etc.. within a personal car sharing system. We all know how the removal of cash, recording all personal data and activity, and car sharing/pooling, as opposed to car owning, are stated intended implements of the Leftist NWO, but I digress.

* Among Palantir’s clients were the NSA, and FBI. The company itself I’ve seen reported as being backed by the CIA.

* Palantir was co-founded by billionaire Peter Thiel, who owns Paypal – a chairman of which has been, until recently, Elon Musk (Tesla, Space X) – and also stakes in… Facebook. Facebook is the platform Cambridge Analytica worked on.

* Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix was introduced to Palantir by Sophie Schmidt, the daughter of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

* Eric Schmidt himself has established a company which carried on the exact same task for Hillary Clinton, after having done the same for Barraq Hussein. The had of Google himslef – the one that records all your searches, provides the results that you take as news, that own the operating systems of the vast majority of all smartphones in the the world – Android – and claims to be politically objective – but about all this, in a separate post.

* Before the 2016 US elections, these are all Obama’s FBI, NSA, and CIA. I seriously doubt it that they set out to help Trump win.

* Several people from Palantir moved to work at Cambridge Analytica, reportedly at Christopher Wylie’s behest (the whistleblower).

* Wylie, himself, who said that he dreamed of turning CA into “NSA’s wet dream”, is a gay, hair dyed, army uniform wearing, vegan guy, with a resentful, cynical attitude, that fits the Leftist “liberal” profile to a tee. We all know how fond Liberals are of Trump.

I find it very hard to believe that these people decided to go against their convictions, or job descriptions, to help Donald Trump win, against the establishment, and then, all of a sudden, had the revelation that they were working against their conscience, which they were unaware of, until then, and blew the whsitle.

* Another great coincidence – I told you how much I believe in coincidences – is that Donald Trump’s campaign declined using the data from CA, shortly after hiring them, which the mainstream media doesn’t say, preferring to use RNC data instead.

The whstile blowing happened soon after.

So, these are the facts. That you will never hear in the mainstream. You draw your own conclusions.

— Citește pe

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Crypto News: about Goldman Sachs, Blockchain Capital, Shell, LG Electronics & more

  • Goldman Sachs officially launched a cryptocurrency unit and announced a new job of a cryptocurrency project manager. In the message of the organization it is noted that this time the bank is ready to “move further than ever” in the field of digital assets.
  • Anchorage, a crypto-custodian company serving institutional investors, completed a round of fundraising for Series B, raising $40 million. According to the company, this round was led by Blockchain Capital. Visa also took part.
  • One of the five largest oil and gas companies in the world, Shell has invested an unnamed amount in the US energy blockchain start-up LO3.
  • It is assumed that the South Korean corporation LG Electronics is developing its own cryptocurrency wallet. At the moment, the company is trying to register the appropriate patent. This is evidenced by the application on the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Now users of Poloniex from the United States will be able to deposit and withdraw funds using bank accounts, as well as pay tokens with debit and credit cards.
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Capital Crypto markets update

?Facebook has raised about $100 million from Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber and other investors in its cryptocurrency project. The funds will provide the token to be used in WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

?Binance has closed access to the site for US traders. However, the exchange announced the opening of a platform in the United States in partnership with BAM Trading Services.

?Circle Pay is closing, but the company will continue to develop the USDC stablecoin, the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform and the Poloniex crypto exchange. If you used the service, carefully read the terms of withdrawal.

?Google started using Chainlink blockchain startup systems. The Chainlink service will transfer data from web services based on the Google App and BigQuery to decentralized applications on Ethereum. Against this news, the LINK token rate has risen by 60%.

?On June 17, the first IEO will start at the Binance DEX site from Raven Protocol. The project plans to raise $500,000 through the sale of a 3% issue of the issued token.

?Europol began developing a computer game through which employees could learn how to combat crypto crime. The main skill that will give the game – tracking transactions in the investigation of crimes.


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Latest news on Crypto industry & bitcoin bull run

?Only 376 people own the third of all issued Ethereum coins, and 20% of bitcoins are in the hands of 448 people, analysts of Chainalysis calculated.

?Opera Web 3’s crypto wallet will soon start supporting Tron cryptocurrency, as well as other altcoins throughout the year.

?On May 15, the Stellar blockchain ceased to function correctly for two hours due to the fact that all trusted validators from the Stellar Development Foundation, chosen by the majority of network validators, were offline.

?The outflow of funds from cryptographic, including Bitfinex, BitMEX and Kraken, has exceeded the inflow by $622 million over the past five days.

?The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again postponed consideration of the Bitcoin-ETF application from Bitwise.

?Because of the hacker attack on the Binance exchange, among the holders of crypto assets, the demand for hardware wallets from Ledger has doubled. After updating the security systems, the exchange will add support for hardware wallets.

?Blockstream has launched its first Liquid Sidechain product for the simple release of adjustable security tokens.

?After hardfork of Bitcoin Cash, on May 15, the network started having technical problems: updated and non-updated nodes also split into different chains, which is why the Bitcoin Cash network became unsafe for transactions. The developers managed to create a patch and stabilize the system.

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PayPal Backs Digital Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain – Coinjournal

PayPal has joined Cambridge Blockchain’s Series A funding round, marking the US payment giant’s first blockchain investment.

Cambridge Blockchain, a startup developing digital identity management software for financial institutions, initially closed its Series A in May 2018 after raising US$7 million from Foxconn’s HCM Capital, Partech Partners, Future\Perfect Ventures and Digital Currency Group, but according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the startup has raised a further US$3.5 million from a number of other investors including Omidyar Network and Flourish over the last nine months.

With the investment, PayPal and Cambridge Blockchain said they will “explore potential collaboration to leverage blockchain.”

Cambridge Blockchain provides financial institutions with blockchain-based digital identities solutions geared towards both protecting identities and streamlining know-your-customer (KYC) compliance, all the while allowing them to be compliant with rules such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and PSD2, a European payments directive.

The startup plans to use the new capital on new hires as well as research and development.

A spokesperson for PayPal told CoinDesk in an email:

“We made an investment in Cambridge Blockchain because it is applying blockchain for digital identity in a way that we believe could benefit financial services companies including PayPal. Our investment will allow us to explore potential collaborations to leverage blockchain technology.”

Matthew Commons, CEO of Cambridge Blockchain, said PayPal has been involved with the startup for the past year or so.

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Eyes On Banks: Swedbank Fires CEO in $151 Billion Money Laundering Scandal

In recent years, government agencies across the world have vamped up their efforts to crackdown on money laundering involving cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

Yet, money laundering scandals involving some of the largest banks in the world dwarf any cryptocurrency-related incidents.


On Thursday, the board of Swedbank fired Birgitte Bonnesen from her position as the CEO at the bank, recognizing the seriousness of its $151 billion money laundering case and the pressure it placed on the company.

“The developments during the past days have created an enormous pressure for the bank. Therefore, the board has decided to dismiss Birgitte Bonnesen from her position,” Swedbank chairman Lars Idermark said.

The problem with the Swedbank money laundering scandal is that it is the second multi-billion dollar case to be unraveled in the Nordic region, following Danske Bank’s $224 billion money laundering incident in November.

It is the second case of a scandal in the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars to emerge within a span of five months in the same region, raising questions on the complacency of financial regulators in dealing with major banks.

In November 2018, Reuters reported that the European Union’s banking supervisor criticized Denmark’s financial watchdog for trusting the bank too much.

“Denmark’s financial watchdog faces an inquiry by the European Union’s banking supervisor, and the Danish business minister has criticized the regulator for not being critical enough toward the bank and for trusting it too much,” a Reuters report read.

The size of money laundering scandals involving banks and bitcoin businesses is vastly different and the scale is on an unprecedented level

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Telegram Gained 3 Million New Users During WhatsApp, Facebook Outage

WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram faced a widespread outage yesterday with users from around the world reporting issues with sending messages on WhatsApp and Messenger, posting feeds on Facebook and accessing other features on the three Facebook-owned platforms.
While the outage was quite troubling both for the social media giant and its millions of users, guess who benefits the most out of the incident?
Pavel Durov, the founder of the popular secure messaging platform Telegram, claims to have had a surge in sign-ups within the last 24 hours, at the time duration when its rival messaging services were facing downtime.

“I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel. “Good. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone.”
Telegram is an excellent alternative to Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp services, offering users an optional end-to-end encrypted messaging feature, so that no one, not even Telegram, can access them.
Telegram adopted end-to-end encryption support way back in 2013—three years before WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Besides this, Telegram messenger has introduced many unique features in recent months that no other widely-adopted messaging app is yet offering. Two of these features include:
Multiple Account Support: Users can add up to 3 Telegram accounts and easily switch between them simultaneously without logging out.
Create Polls: Telegram offers built-in polling feature for large communities, allowing them to coordinate their activities and discuss complex issues efficiently.

The telegram has previously faced restrictions and bans in countries like Iran, as well as in its home country Russia, after Durov refused to comply with government requests for encryption keys and information on its users.
“In 5+ years, Telegram disclosed exactly zero bytes of private data to third-parties including governments. That’s why Telegram is banned by authoritarian governments such as Russia and Iran. Other apps such as WhatsApp have no issues with there,”

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Why AI researchers should reconsider protesting involvement in military projects – MIT Technology Review

AI expert who was involved in Project Maven, the DoD’s program to accelerate artificial intelligence and machine learning for military uses—said that “constructive engagement” with the armed forces was necessary to avoid bad decisions.

In June, Google said it would no longer work with Project Maven after more than 4,000 employees signed a letter that accused the company of being “in the business of war.”

But speaking at EmTech Digital, MIT Technology Review’s AI conference, McCord said that it would be better for society as a whole to see such collaborations continue, and for those dissenting employees involved in AI projects to reexamine their stance.  

“Most here today would agree that militaries and their role in deterrence, offense, and defense are a part of the world, and they will be for the foreseeable future,” he said. “A strategy of constructive engagement versus one of opting out is a far more optimal one.”

“Working on AI for defense does not make you less principled,” he added.

The secretive nature of Project Maven, which was said to be focused on improving analysis of footage captured by military drones, had caused concern across a wide group of AI researchers. But the US armed forces remain a “powerful force for promoting peace and stability in the world,” said McCord, reflecting arguments that AI researchers who reject the military on principle are actually handing the advantage to those with less rigorous ethical standards, including other nations.

While McCord said he would not expect “antiwar pacifists” to change their minds, he asked researchers to consider what would happen if other countries were making their own advances in emerging fields. A more positive attitude to the military was particularly important, he added, since governments now play a lesser role in the development of new technological discoveries than they once did.

“At the end of the Cold War the locus of innovation shifted to the private sector,” he said. “The world has changed. The capacity for government, and the role of government, has been diminished to a point where it’s never been so low in my view. The net effect is that big tech companies have assumed the mantle—whether they wanted to or not—of being the arbiters. They’re often self-regulating.”

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2019 the year of blockchain

On the first day of this year’s DC Blockchain Summit in Washington, D.C., concern that a heavy-handed approach from the federal government may stifle blockchain innovation within the u. s. was lessened by the regulators themselves, who told attendees that they often support permitting the technology to flourish.

That message was bolstered on day 2 of the conference, when U.S. Representative Tom emmer (R-Minnesota), a lawmaker who has taken on blockchain as a difficulty on capitol hill. Emmer, who co-chairs the legislative assembly Blockchain Caucus, expected that 2019 “stands to be the year of blockchain, the year we separate hype from reality, and begin harnessing blockchain in the right-use cases to lower costs and increase efficiency,” he told attendees on March seven.
But he conjointly stressed the requirement for coordinated government oversight. “Congress has a clear role: we must insure that regulation is simple and precise,” Emmer said. “If a patchwork of regulations emerges, the industry will suffer, and prove government to be ineffective. This confusion will beyond question result in a lot of regulation, which is able to solely stifle the innovation and potential application of the technology.”

The financial stakes were highlighted throughout the conference once it absolutely was noted that there’s $130 billion in price presently being keep in public blockchain networks, and that ten percent of the world’s gross domestic product is predicted to be stored by 2025.

Emmer counseled the Chamber of Digital Commerce for releasing its National Action plan for Blockchain, that necessitate a pro-growth restrictive approach to developing blockchain technology within the U.S. The document specifically mentions however the technology is already being applied in supply chain networks for following food safety.

“The National Action plan also provides a required need clear regulation before enforcement. although regulators of blockchain and cryptocurrency have been considerably restrained and have allowed innovation during this area to flourish, we’re presently operating beneath ‘regulation by enforcement.’ Regulators should offer clear rules of the road to make sure that even the tiniest start-up with a superb plan will become a serious enterprise.”

Emmer said he’s doing his half to hurry the expansion of blockchain within the U.S. through his Blockchain regulatory Certainty Act, a bill he introduced in January. The legislation ensures that blockchain developers that never take charge of client funds don’t have to register as a cash transmitter within the states in which they operate.

“Money transmitter laws were enacted to ensure the protection of the buyer entrusting another entity with their funds so as to transmit them. If no funds are being entrusted to a different, it ought to make sure that these rules don’t apply,” he said

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PlanetMobile company public update

The company is conducting contracts with telecom providers and makes appropriate adjustments to the logic of the system.

Information on the web site will be updated in the coming days. Also, our SIM cards will be offered to a selected group of users for testing.

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