Cambridge Analytica data-raid: the number is "much greater than 87 million"


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/18/sex-compass.html


#2

“much greater than 87 million.”

Good, that narrows it down.


#3

How much greater? How many?


#4

All the friends of the 87 million. Especially galling is that this includes careful users that go on every month or so and spend a half-hour re-adjusting their security and privacy and ad settings, but who have “friends” who click on anything.


#5

Surely many of those friends are already among the 87 million? Numbers, I want numbers!


#6

I downloaded an app once to learn Hiragana, and I was disappointed to learn my “free” app would only teach me 10 characters and the rest were inexpensive.

I remember this app demanding a lot of weird permissions. I wonder if they sold me to CA?


#7

I want Revelations! with a side of Deuteronomy!


#8

Stupid quizzes posted on Facebook – I’m thinking this might also provide data to bots, ya? Does anybody know if perhaps Facebook gets access to at least some of the quiz data?


#9

I always assumed it was to scrape for bad passwords. I saw a “what was the name of your childhood pet” quiz the other day. Why not just ask “What was your mothers maiden name?”.


#10

The upper bound is the total number of Facebook users. That’s probably the most accurate estimate.


#11

"much greater than 87 million"

JMcC


#12

All of it.


#13

Well, the buried lede here is that at least CA were good at something!


#14

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#15

I really look forward to the day CA is out of the news so I don’t have to look at that ridiculous logo with its pseudo graph. Why do the lines bend without nodes? WHY?! ANSWER ME!!!


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