Friday Movie Night - Both Campaigns Are Tracking You

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!


Do you know political campaigns have 160 ways to track you? That they are profiling your every move? The Financial Times outlines how badly campaigns are figuring out everything about you, without you knowing about it. Election 2012 is non-partisan violation of your privacy. hosted 160 unique tracking technologies on its site from May until August, according to Ghostery, a firm that monitors online tracking. had 110 unique tracking technologies over the same period.

Frontline went further describing the targeting of the electorate in the documentary Digital Campaign. There is additional information at the link.


Frontline - Digital Campaign

Watch The Digital Campaign on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.




ProPublica's dark money and microtargeting

Another thing to read on how people were seriously manipulated into voting and I'm sorry, that's what this is, is ProPublica's piece here.

Good God, and I think both sides did this but clearly the Obama campaign has this down to beyond Target's knowing you're pregnant before you do profiling on a finely tuned level, all to get you to cast a ballot in their favor.

Nothing to do with issues, reality, all about "dates with George Clooney" or "Rock star x is giving a concert" or "if you don't vote for Obama your family will be deported next week" and so on.

Talk about taking this to a whole new despicable level, this is it. Makes the infamous evangelical "God will damn you to hell if you do not vote GOP" look like amateur hour.

For all of you potentially involved in any organization, campaigns, politics and so on. A good tip is to never give your real information and always use a disposable email and a temporary forwarding phone number.