So Director and operator of Cambridge Analytica, Alistaire MacWillson, has ties to GCHQ and Code and Ciphers. Some of the Directors on all these tied firms are ex MI5 & 6. Who was Analytica really data mining for?
Alistair MacWillson works with other US Tech Firms as well.
There is no way FB execs didn’t know any of Cambridge Analytica ties.
Or Fox news. So why did Perino not hit hard in her interview or Vox?
See the direct connection between Cambridge Analytica LTD and SCL and Mercers’ part ownership of Cambridge Analytica…
Ties to the U.S. Army network security geeks??? Was Cambridge Analytica data-mining Army personnel? When was Cambridge Analytica LTD established? The UK LTD was incorporated on 7/30/2014. The US CA in 2012 and the Canada CA early 2012.
SCL formed Cambridge Analytica to participate in the election process in the United States. It entered the U.S. market in 2012, and was involved in 44 U.S. congressional, US Senate and state-level elections in the 2014 midterm elections. In 2015 it was disclosed that the company had entered the Republican Party presidential primaries for the 2016 election, primarily in support of Ted Cruz. CA is heavily funded by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, a major supporter of Cruz and then Donald Trump, and is now under investigation by both the UK and the US governments. 
Did you know…SCL was Steve Bannon, Mercer and British Nix. Its really not looking good for Steve…
“Today in the United States we have somewhere close to four or five thousand data points on every individual … So we model the personality of every adult across the United States, some 230 million people.”— Alexander Nix, chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, October 2016 
UK Corporation House is peppered with spooks LLCs and LTDs, many as Directors on numerous interrelated companies. One huge web
Looks like a confirmed clown site. POTUS used them for primaries then dropped them after, correct?
Yes. But, I think SCL and Bannon kept at it without Trump Campaign contract. Bannon and Mercer do as they damn please. People Trump should have stayed away from..Manafort, Stone and Bannon. Nothing but headaches and trouble…
Below is an interesting article on some of Dr. Macwillson’s associates…
MacWillson: The Chief Spook Taking Black Ops In A Technical Direction
Alistair MacWillson, as well as being CEO of CA, is a partner or special advisor in the Chertoff Group in Washington. The Chertoff company is stuffed with serious ex-spooks like Michael Chertoff, General [Michael] Hayden, Bill Marshall and Mike Walker. MacWillson is one of only three or four Brits on the team. So what’s the connection? Chertoff is run by Michael Chertoff and Chad Sweet (another ex-spook). During the presidential primaries, Sweet took time out to be the campaign manager for Ted Cruz. Sweet is also a good friend of Robert Mercer and, at that time, contracted with Alexander Nix CEO Cambridge Analytica (SCL bit) to carry out the data mining work on voter preferences. I don’t know if CA (MacW’s bit) was involved, but MacWillson was apparently previously an adviser to In-Q-Tel (not sure how non-US citizen to have such a role) and was involved in the Palantir investment there (according to an ex-Palantir exec). He also links with Nix and, of course, Palantir and Mercer are connected.
MacWillson’s Cambridge Analytica, by coincidence is a ‘cyber analytics’ and ‘cyber security’ firm and according to insider info, provides expert advice on highly technical security measures. Looking at what is in the public domain (mostly from statements given to US, UK or EU agencies) they (or MacWillson) have worked on projects for the World Bank, tracking missing $millions of aid from the Balkans war, worked on the ‘integrity’ of electronic voting machines used in several countries, worked with SWIFT on the security of interbank funds transfers (the SWIFT that was exposed as providing the NSA with a back door!) and is a crypto ‘expert’. I’m told by a reliable source, that MacWillson also does this stuff for Chertoff and, according to his CV on their site works with the US, UK and other governments on very sensitive stuff! MacWillson was (perhaps still is) with MI6 and is a long-term operational career guy. I know that, as a young guy, he was Michael Oakley’s (also MI6) right hand man in setting up the back channel contacts with the IRA during the 70s to 90s. 
MacWillson is announced as Advisor and Director of Chertoff Group in June 2014, then incorporates Cambridge Analytica LTD in July 2014. Nothing is a coincidence as we all know. Chertoff running deflection. This piece is to steer any digging of Chertoff Groups ties to Cambridge Analytica. To steer away attention from Chertoff Group ties.
At stake in Cambridge Analytica scandal? Not just privacy, but freedom itself: Chertoff
Accenture is increasingly doing business with firms that dominate the consumer internet, like Google, Facebook and Amazon, even as Indian IT firms struggle to find new customers. “Microservices is similar to the old world of application development and maintenance; however, instead of building a solution in six months, we’re talking six days to six weeks. Microservices involves massive staff augmentation work and, in some cases, priced out as annuity-based projects. Going forward, we will see the work take shape in more AI-driven patterns and models, where AI is used to generate new code based on the patterns and applied to testing and development,” Wang added. An email sent to the five firms on Friday seeking comment remained unanswered. An Accenture spokesman declined to comment on client contribution, and said: “We continue to make significant investments in new and high-growth areas across Accenture—especially digital, cloud and security services, which together now account for more than 40% of total revenues and grew at a very strong double-digit rate. 
From Accenture: Accenture and the companies with which it engages go through extensive efforts in finalizing contracts for services and managing them over the contract lifetime. The process is one that involves many people, steps and revisions, and lends itself to blockchain for its enablement of full transparency—all parties to a transaction will share the same view of data and information that has been agreed and time-stamped as it is added to the ledger. The idea is to take existing paper contracts between Accenture and its clients and put them on a shared blockchain database that every party can use to securely view contracts, revise and accept changes, all captured on the blockchain ledger. Every step of the process would generate notifications and alerts to all parties involved and produce a shared ledger of all activity. The result would be definitive contracts, stored electronically in one location accessible by only the parties with access, and with clearly recorded versions and activity.
ACCENTURE’S NEWEST CLIENT: THE VATICAN
There are better ways to speak to the people these days than a wave from the papal apartment balcony.
So the Vatican’s communications department has asked business-transformation specialist Accenture for help in simplifying and unifying its digital communications.
The Secretariat for Communications of the Vatican (its ministry of communications) has appointed Accenture Interactive to set up a new channel called “Vatican News” to better communicate and engage digitally with the faithful. Accenture’s mission as “global experience agency” is to help the church define a consistent, clear digital communications strategy under one portal. Previously, the Vatican’s communication channels were separate and independent. 
ACCENTURE’S IDEA: BLOCKCHAIN FOR CONTRACTS
Blockchain is a new type of database system that maintains and records data in a way that allows multiple stakeholders to confidently and securely share access to the same data and information. Blockchain has the potential to fundamentally change the way organizations do business, providing new infrastructure on which the next generation of streamlined business applications will be built.
Blockchain, originally block chain, is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. By design, a blockchain is inherently resistant to modification of the data. It is “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way”. For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for inter-node communication and validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of the network majority.
Accenture and the companies with which it engages go through extensive efforts in finalizing contracts for services and managing them over the contract lifetime. The process is one that involves many people, steps and revisions, and lends itself to blockchain for its enablement of full transparency—all parties to a transaction will share the same view of data and information that has been agreed and time-stamped as it is added to the ledger.
The idea is to take existing paper contracts between Accenture and its clients and put them on a shared blockchain database that every party can use to securely view contracts, revise and accept changes, all captured on the blockchain ledger. Every step of the process would generate notifications and alerts to all parties involved and produce a shared ledger of all activity. The result would be definitive contracts, stored electronically in one location accessible by only the parties with access, and with clearly recorded versions and activity. 
And don’t forget about this interesting piece to the puzzle…
The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos
SOFT ROBOTS THAT can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat,” and artificial intelligence that will sift through large data sets — these are just a few of the technologies being pursued by companies with investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, according to a document obtained by The Intercept.
Yet among the 38 previously undisclosed companies receiving In-Q-Tel funding, the research focus that stands out is social media mining and surveillance; the portfolio document lists several tech companies pursuing work in this area, including Dataminr, Geofeedia, PATHAR, and TransVoyant. Those four firms, which provide unique tools to mine data from platforms such as Twitter, presented at a February “CEO Summit” in San Jose sponsored by the fund, along with other In-Q-Tel portfolio companies. 
Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-For-Hire Undermines US Intelligence
The five intelligence giants that control domestic policy, foreign policy, military, and civilian leaders create the information, analyze the information, and decide who the President of the United States will see as an enemy and who as a friend.
The smaller companies provide the resources for them to work with and base their reports on. In the digital age, intelligence has become a buyer’s market. If the larger company profits more by finding Russian influence at work at a grammar school Christmas play, then that’s the conclusion that will be drawn. If you aren’t up to the task, someone else will provide the “proof.” After all, that’s where the money is.
One of the main players in this process is the Chertoff Group, founded by former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. From the Chertoff Group, through the Alliance for Securing Democracy, through the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and through the Hamilton 68 Dashboard – which purports to track “Russian influence operations on Twitter” – the information is distilled and passed down to the mid-level players.
Here’s how the parts tie together.
These experts are the “small players” that developed the Hamilton 68 Dashboard for the German Marshall Fund, which is part of the Alliance for Securing Democracy that Michael Chertoff advises.
The dashboard is “an interactive dashboard displaying the near-real-time output of Russian Influence Operations on Twitter—or RIOT, if you’re a fan of on-the-nose acronyms,” according to J.M. Berger. He says that it’s the product of a research collaboration that includes himself, Clint Watts, Aaron Weisburd, Jonathon Morgan and the German Marshall Fund. 
Another outsourcing of intelligence resources is…
CFR intelligence list links NSA surveillance to media manipulation
Thanks to a leak to Cryptome.org, a list of the CFR members with an interest in intelligence matters was leaked. A close examination of the list, which contains affiliations and contact information for the members, yields a relational picture of the close connections between those pushing the National Security Agency’s surveillance agenda and members of the media, including a large contingent of journalists who are with media organizations who attacked this editor for his revelations about NSA surveillance in Europe.
To peruse the CFR list is to understand how the world’s elites control almost every aspect of the government, the military, the intelligence agencies, big business, the media, and academia.
The most alarming names on the CFR list are not merely those of high-ranking members of the military and Foreign Service, including a “Who’s Who” of current and former U.S. commanders, intelligence officers, and diplomats in the Afghan and Iraqi military disasters, but mid-level military, intelligence officers, and State Department employees, including the commander of SEAL Team 2, who are obviously being groomed for higher rank and positions of responsibility.
One CFR member of note is John Alexander, the former president of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a longtime partner of the CIA in holding training sessions for CIA recruiters in “talent spotting” future agents. CCL masters in the field of spotting future talent, especially among the mid-level military and government officials whose names appear on the CFR intelligence list.
Michael Leiter, the former director of the National Counterterrrorism Center in McLean, Virginia, is listed as the senior counsel to the CEO of Palantir Technologies, the company that specializes in creating “sock puppet” personae on the Internet to conduct smear campaigns against news stories and the journalists who write them. Palantir also developed a meta-data collection program that is very similar to that used by the National Security Agency. Both programs have the name PRISM. Leiter happens to advise Palantir CEO Alex Karp, a recent attendee at the Bilderberg meeting outside of London. Palantir was started up in 2004 by a group of businessmen that included Karp and the Ron Paul-supporting “libertarian” Peter Thiel. The firm began with $2 million in seed money from the CIA’s venture capital firm IN-Q-TEL and $28 million in seed money from unknown sources. The firm is now worth over $2 billion thanks mainly to government contracts.
There are a number of similar and virtually unheard of companies that thrive off the military and intelligence teat. Companies like Stellar Solutions, Inc., of Palo Alto, And there are the usual suspects on the list, including Edward Snowden’s former employer Booz Allen and Hamilton; the Chertoff Group (including former NSA director Michael Hayden); George Soros’s Open Society Institute; NSA’s “go to” law firm for lobbying Congress, Steptoe & Johnson; and the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, still headed up by the 92-year-old “Yoda” of all neocons, Andrew Marshall.
Palantir has developed software that permits U.S. intelligence analysts to launch character assassination and news story debunking attacks using phony Internet identities. Also found on the list are journalists with organizations, including Newsweek/The Daily Beast, CNN, and The Washington Post, that have facilitated such attacks, including the recent one against this editor.
There is also representation on the list from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, which has suddenly appeared as a center for right-wing neocon advocacy and agitation, especially through the use of social media. 
That brings us back to social media and the Facebook – Accenture – Cambridge Analytica fiasco that has been uncovered recently.
Remember Facebook was and is client of Accenutre. A Client at the time Cambridge Analytica was data mining and at the same time MacWillson was at Accenture????
So Facebook has already allowed most of its users’ data to be mined & now wants users to pay for that “privilege.” Facebook appears to think that a few clicks on pay-for-options will magically retrieve your data from those who paid FB to steal it.
So FB already has the data on all it’s users. We know they already sold the use of that data. Now, they are discussing pay-for-options to protect that data going forward. Analogous to a shakedown?
 Wikipedia – OSS