“No, the presidential election can’t be hacked”

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The Obama administration is accusing Russia of hacking US political organizations. States are reporting attempts — in one case successful — to breach voter registration databases. And the final days of the campaign are dominated by talk of whether the race is “rigged.” Source: CNN Date: October 27th, 2016 Link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/19/politics/election-day-russia-hacking-explained/index.html Discussion 1) “Nobody is going to be able to change the outcome of… Read more »

Facebook Conducted Another Secret Experiment On Users

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Description: Once again, Facebook is up to their old tricks again organizing social experiments on it’s users, unbeknownst to anyone. Source: Huffington Post Date: November 3, 2014   Facebook quietly tweaked the news feeds of 1.9 million users before the 2012 election so they would see more “hard news” shared by friends. That change may have boosted voter turnout… Read more »

How Obama and Romney Are Targeting Americans

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Description: The capabilities of the Internet have given American politicians a more targeted reach than ever before. With an estimated spend of 160 million dollars in digital marketing for the 2012 American Elections, both the democrats and republicans are relying on the ability to target and persuade specific individuals online. Source: FastCompany  Date: October 23, 2012… Read more »