Obama Has Data Base on Us That Needs Regulation And It Is For His Campaign

Posted on June 10, 2012


Question:  When does a database kept on possible voters cross the privacy line?  The one Barack Obama has developed to help in his campaign this go round is more formidable than the last time he ran.  Now it includes information on who your friends are and how your mother voted in the last election.  This is pretty scary stuff in my opinion. Only his pal at FaceBook could have provided friend information – right?

There are rules about how long social networks can retain information about you. But what about presidential candidates?  Who is minding the store here?  Is there a need for this?  If I ever had a moment of voting for Barack Obama again, this killed it.  Our information is the hottest commodity going.  We don’t benefit from its sale; others do.

First encountered as a reference on Drudge and published on Politico, it was removed.  Here is what I saved of it:

It apparently first appeared on Global Conspiracy. At this point either the Administration is nervous about this information or it is inaccurate information. Either way, here is the text of part of it from Global Conspiracy:

On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.

The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the president’s much-heralded 2008 social media juggernaut — which raised half billion dollars and revolutionized politics — look like cavemen with stone tablets.

SamHenry is not one to publish what is not referenced or that comes from off the beaten track sites, but this bears further investigation by all of us who care about freedom in the US.

 

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