Category Archives: Bullies and Scoundrels

Opinion | Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp – The New York Times

The special counsel, Robert Mueller, has not yet presented evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian agents to subvert the 2016 election. But he has already provided an instructive guide to the swampy world of corporations, law firms and … Continue reading

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Opinion | Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp – The New York Times

The special counsel, Robert Mueller, has not yet presented evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian agents to subvert the 2016 election. But he has already provided an instructive guide to the swampy world of corporations, law firms and … Continue reading

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Cambridge Analytica and the Coming Data Bust – The New York Times

The queasy truth at the heart of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is so far the company’s defining disgrace of 2018, is that its genesis became scandalous only in retrospect. The series of events that now implicate Facebook began in … Continue reading

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Ad Scammers Need Suckers- and Facebook Helps Find Them – Bloomberg

It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in Berlin. All the most popular hustles were there: miracle diet pills, instant … Continue reading

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Opinion | Facebook Isn’t Just Violating Our Privacy – By Noam Cohen – NYT

Even as it issues full-page apologies in print newspapers promising ritualistically “to do better,” Facebook and its allies have minimized the importance of the seismic revelation that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on behalf of the Trump … Continue reading

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A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta and Security Experts Shudder – The New York Times

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on. But as the city government’s desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to … Continue reading

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Get Me Back My Turkey – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

Many years ago, the Israeli Bedouin expert Clinton Bailey told me a story about a Bedouin chief who discovered one day that his favorite turkey had been stolen. He called his sons together and told them: “Boys, we are in … Continue reading

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John Brennan- a Former C.I.A. Director- Suggests Russia ‘May Have Something’ on President Trump – The New York Times

“I think he’s afraid of the president of Russia,” said Mr. Brennan, now retired from government service and a critic of Mr. Trump. On Saturday, Mr. Brennan attacked Mr. Trump on Twitter after the president tweeted about his excitement over … Continue reading

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Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters – by Michelle Goldberg – NYT

Cambridge Analytica, the shadowy data firm that helped elect Donald Trump, specializes in “psychographic” profiling, which it sells as a sophisticated way to digitally manipulate huge numbers of people on behalf of its clients. But apparently, when you’re trying to … Continue reading

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Jemera Rone- Investigator Who Bared Human Rights Abuses- Dies at 71 – NYT

A super woman. Jemera Rone, Investigator Who Bared Human Rights Abuses, Dies at 71 Ms. Rone left a legal career on Wall Street to focus on exposing and seeking justice for human rights violations in El Salvador and Sudan. nytimes.com

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