“Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself”

The crew at Antidote magazine have translated this scary piece by European reporters Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus on Trump’s Big Data consultants, Cambridge Analytica.  First is re-blogging it below (though, per Antidote, we’ll take their version down if the piece, which was originally published in a mainline Swiss magazine, gets an authorized translation/launch in America). Please don’t take this repost as an endorsement of the authors’ implicit claims about the effectiveness of Big Data-mining and “psychometrics.” But we should all be alive to what’s being cooked up by numbers scum in Trump’s orbit.

Editor’s update: The article by Grassegger and Krogerus has now received an official translation/launch at Motherboard. We have therefore taken down the version of the piece posted by the “honorable pirates” at Antidote. You may read the authorized version here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/big-data-cambridge-analytica-brexit-trump?utm_source=vicefbuk&utm_campaign=global