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getting donald trump into the white house from fifteen million facebook users was harvested by a troubling analytic company and what appears to be the largest leak in the social network's history in two thousand and fifteen we learned that a psychology professor at the university of cambridge named dr alexander lying to us violated platform policies by passing dates of from an app that was using facebook logon to s. you can which analytical firm that this political government and military work around the globe it all began with the cambridge university professor creating a personality up and passing the information acquired on to a third party cambridge analytical once facebook realized it violated their terms they wanted all data to be destroyed there has the potential to be a lengthy legal battle and the fuel to the fire is the fact cambridge and the liska say they were conducting separate work for the trump's presidential campaign surely the double trump campaign was the first opportunist in data gathering think back to
obama's reelection campaign in two thousand and twelve is former media analytics director claims they managed to get a lot more person in from ation then their rivals if facebook users clicked on the democratic side it enabled campaigners to access a wealth of information all thanks to the loopholes in facebook's privacy terms facebook twenty five election we got people to opt in and the privacy policies at that time on facebook were that if they opted in they could tell us who all their friends were where this gets complicated is that freaks facebook out. so they shut off the feature so that is out there you can take it back to the democrats have this information and with this information gathered they would know which one of your friends would influence you most in making a favorable voting decision davison also says facebook allowed the obama campaign to do things they wouldn't have allowed others to do simply because they were on their size and whatever information passed to the campaigns of trump and obama they have one thing in. common victory another common thread was the involvement of
facebook status and both of victories whether in directly or directly and according to n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden facebook is really a surveillance company in sheep's clothing businesses the make money by collecting and selling detail records of private lives but once plainly described as civilians companies the rebranding of social media is the most successful deception since the department of war became the barman of defense the information that came originally to kill was given was a teen by fraudulent means but what's interesting about it is it didn't seem to be any checks and balances were always happen in this cambridge professor he got away with this facebook seem to know he'd done done this did nothing about it so i think facebook is culpable but also is opening up a much broader debate about how much information facebook is gods and as edward snowden is being quoted out how much it's been allowed to access be honest for the
obama campaign to get access through you click you on up to all your friends and then this week carry on with further down the road became john edwards ago this is queer we all bring our a legal and a moral quagmire and while you're reading articles on how to slate your data on facebook remember there's a simple face that mean claimed to be posted by russia and thought have caused chaos in the us elections perhaps trivial in the grand scheme of things as facebook looks into the nuts and bolts needed to prevent data leaking political campaign isn't their party's better tighten their belts. a meeting between the saudi crown prince and donald trump is currently underway in washington but before the closed door talks president trump welcomed the saudi prince into the oval office the american leader got straight down to business giving a small presentation on u.s. weapons to his guest. three billion dollars five hundred thirty three
million dollars five hundred twenty five million dollars that's peanuts for you. so your enemies are very wealthy nation and we're going to give the united states some of that wealth hopefully. samir khan has more now on the saudi crown prince visit. well there's been a whole lot of criticism in the u.s. over the saudi princes this it as well as the saudi assault on yemen just yesterday there was a rally held in front of congress protesting the latter but first some background more than ten thousand people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict back in two thousand and fifteen and a saudi imposed a blockade has left the country at the brink of famine and the u.n. has deemed it the world's worst humanitarian crisis. there.
and now even though there's been a public condemnation over it the u.s. has been supporting the campaign and they've been providing arms just last year donald trump signed a one hundred ten billion dollars arms deal with the saudis one of the biggest in history and reportedly the u.s. is hoping to make more profitable deals with the country now there are some voices in the senate that oppose it and they've put forth a bill that would end the u.s. support to the saudis and that is set to be voted on tuesday and the senate has even grilled the u.s. centcom over the use of american weapons but the pentagon doesn't seem to have that many answers just come track the purpose of the missions that it is refueling
what targets it strikes and the results of the mission senator we did not ok and apparently russia will also be on the agenda when trump meets with the saudi prince senior u.s. officials say president trump and the. hamad bin solomon will look for ways to make russia pay a price for its aggressions now the kremlin has responded expressing regret over the demonization of russia but with all the protests and the senate vote that's coming up it doesn't seem that the meeting will go as planned or as smoothly as trump would have hoped as you mentioned the future of the iranian nuclear deal is expected to be a key point of discussion at the meeting between the saudi crown prince and donald trump both are expected to take a hard line ok we can bring you that some but we can bring in the guess that's been some live rockwell now he's the
editor of the web site lee roth well dot com very good to have you on the just how damaging talking about the senate vote on the yemen war how damaging could it be for saudi u.s. discussions well i would it would be great if the u.s. of the senate forced the administration to stop supplying weapons to mohammed bin solomon and the other saudi killers who have as you pointed out killed more than ten thousand people in yemen and put the whole country on the verge of starvation there are already people vastly you malnourished it's horrific. humanitarian crisis and the u.s. is selling them the weapons the terror the u.s. of course of the biggest weapons management manufacture and weapons seller in the world the suppliers of wars all over the world terrible terrible thing to be doing so now they've got someone meeting with trump. i'd like to think that something good might come of it but solomon is especially anti rainy and he was recently on
a very embarrassing i would say for truth. usua sixty minutes the us new show where he talked about how terrible the first of all he said the iranians don't have a good army they don't have good weapons they're not a threat to anybody but they're hitler and they have to be destroyed so it's sort of a crazy statement to have made he's a very much. in bed with the israelis they have. used to be a secret alliance that would say an increasingly less secret alliance again they want to destroy iran. they want to destroy syria and the u.s. of course is cooperating in this terrible terrible stuff and. this of course is a very bad guy mohammad he's a he's a torturer he's a thief he's a killer he even put his own mother into. confinement to try to get money out of her and of course he's done this to hundreds of rich saudis to get them to give him
the money so this is called anti corruption to take it away from the people who have it and probably they are corrupt who can know but he definitely is corrupt and of course he bought a four hundred million dollar painting allegedly by a lawyer and leonardo da vinci he spends vast amounts of months of money that he takes from others and he's a nasty guy and he's. you know pals with mr trump very unfortunate they both want to do it again destroy iran little more of a coincidence for a minute on the war taking place at the time of this visit and we still don't. the sort of glibly trying to sell his weapons to the saudis. well i i'd like to think that the senate is going to stand up to the trumpet ministration and take away the power to be involved without congressional approval in the war on yemen.
i must say i'm not hopeful but i would certainly would love to see it happen it would be a great thing for american foreign policy would it be in sales or would it affect weapon sales lending on the outcome of the fall that we get it is not going to affect weapons sales that have already been made but it could affect weapon sales in the future would not be a great thing for the u.s. again is killing people all over the world with its weapons we supposed to call this defense and it would be a great thing if they were forced not to do it but like to think the senate might stand up to mr trump but i sort of say i don't think they're going to do it because of saudi arabia's bribes to in washington you know when they make their visits to washington with their billions of dollars. going to shock anybody the some of the sticks to the fingers of some of the u.s. officials some of the u.s. congressmen and senators are paid off by saudi arabia so. little and that
we'll have to wrap it up there i'm afraid to time the live rock was my guest editor of lou rockwell don't call him thank you and i say that's a wrap it were a bit short on thomas push in the actual break up that when he's free in a moment. it's. what politicians do do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to be president. it's a going to be press that's what the four three in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of my calls. american men one is the. second is the.
american who works are so this is a whole group of people all generation in america. there is no melting pot we're not being assimilated there's no opportunities we can so their response essentially is to go into conflict this is a major. comeback two students have been injured and the suspect shot dead this is in a school shooting in the u.s. state of maryland police say the shooter is a student of the great middle school which is where the incident occurred to the local sheriff the attacker was injured in a native died from those injuries after a school resource officer was shot in one of the two students injured in the school
is in a critical condition. exactly fifteen years since the start of the u.s. led operation iraqi freedom you probably know it better as the iraq war started out as a promise to liberate a country from a dictator well it turned into years of conflict across the region here's a reminder of how things unfolded. less than a teaspoon full of dry anthrax in an audible open shutdown the united states senate arac declared eighty five hundred liters of anthrax cut i mean iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast and i have a message for them the tyrant will soon be gone. the day of your liberation is near . i.
. what's concerning is people who populate the os by those in the city people of mosul are the ones who get large humanitarian assistance. one of the darkest pages in the war was the exposure of the top iraqi detainees at abu ghraib prison and the jail was originally used by saddam hussein for political prisoners but after the u.s. invasion of two thousand and three it became a military prison that was for thousands of captured iraqis now that many of the iraqis suffered torture sexual abuse rape and humiliation and reflect images of soldiers posing next the tormented prisoners shocked the world when they were
released and led to the convictions of eleven u.s. soldiers the story itself received a massive public outcry in america r.t. spoken to former abu ghraib prison as they describe their ordeal there and i must warn you could well find the following images upsetting below and might well we'll know more when the americans arrived with their tanks we thought they would readers of the harsh regime everyone would have their own house and car just like in the wealthy arab countries or in the west but it turns out to be the opposite. which was they would hang a prisoner on the metal door of the cell and subject them to electrocution or you're a nation they would stick a rifle into a sense to various or they would use a broken broomstick causing internal bleeding prisoners would need surgery. after i was released whenever i saw americans on the street i would be terrified
they would send me back to that place and torture me again it still keeps me up at night remembering the torture they hear the screams i mean that i still have nightmares and suffer physical and mental pain as if it all happened yesterday i work night and day to try to forget it what we went through and what happened to iraq was a terrible crime it broke us even now i can't get inside a bathtub because it makes me think of waterboarding. thanks thing without say on the headlines of the top of their. goal make its manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling
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chilton and coming up the pentagon wants to tap silicon valley to assist with artificial intelligence ai will discuss with todd shipley a virus software plus today just recently u.s. president donald trump announced that there are new sanctions against venezuela's pledging petro cryptocurrency which was envisioned to assist and stabilize the economy of the latin american nation we have futures and currency experts raihan are what it means as we look at global oil and before we go the german delivery service d.h.l. is set to make a major move in same day delivery in the united states will they do a delivery right all that coming up but first let's get some headlines. russian president vladimir putin has won an impressive reelection victory to his fourth six year term with over seventy percent of the boat while the russian economy has not been as strong as in previous years mr putin is credited with increasing living
standards for russians during his eighteen years in office the victory comes as mr putin is facing increased tensions with western leaders. and breck's at news the european union and the u.k. have reached a conditional agreement on a twenty one month transition period after great britain and britain officially withdraws from the process during that phase the u.k. will have to follow all e.u. laws but will lose any role in policy and legislation negotiators also reach terms on the rights of four million e.u. citizens currently living in the group in great britain but resolution has not been reached on some of the toughest issues including the status of the border with northern ireland negotiators are anxious to find a solution to brics it does not require the creation of a hard border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland which still officially is part of the u.k. removal of checkpoints on that border were a important part of the good friday peace agreement from one nine hundred ninety eight. and last time we met here at the headlines we reported on the proposed
european union digital tax on technology firms like google facebook apple yahoo and some others well the u.s. . treasury steve i'm a new chin says the tax which would prominently punish u.s. companies is in retaliation to the trumpet ministrations plan to impose a twenty five percent tariff on steel and a ten percent tariff on aluminum the e.u. is also listed nearly two hundred u.s. products representing roughly two point eight billion dollars of u.s. exports that would be candidates for increased e.u. duties should the e.u. fail to secure an exemption from those u.s. steel and aluminum tariffs for those who could tell that there's no trade war this news proves otherwise. finance ministers and central bankers from the g. twenty group of nations kicked off a meeting today in buenos aires argentina the leaders will race through an agenda full of tough issues including those issues related to those terrorists we just
spoke about german chancellor angela merkel and chinese president xi jinping reported plan to use this summit to push a multilateral response to level out global overproduction of steel germany is also working with host nation argentina on a resolution that reaffirms the importance of quote the rules based international trading system while not directly criticizing mr trump the issue of crypto currency is waltz will be discussed by the policymakers ahead of the meeting the brazilian central bank told forbes that quote all of us are in favor of the technologies however as in the past the g twenty is expected to take a leadership role in establishing general parameters for financial reforms and may do so with regard to crypto currency. the former south african president jacob zuma is now facing some seven hundred eighty counts of corruption fraud racketeering and money laundering just weeks after he's resigned some of the charges date back to as long as two thousand and five the arms deal involving b.a. systems based in the u.k.
and sub based in switzerland mr zuma has denied any wrongdoing. i. can hear discussed sanctions that the president has placed on argentina and he's what he's done is he has actually put a ban on the petro the petro is the crypto currency used for several things it's including gold oil and diamonds and it's based that was supposedly going to help the argentinean economy grow out of the sanctions of the u.k. u.s. placed on earlier and away to join us now the currency and futures expert from simpler trading is rajiv horner well she thanks for joining us what do you make of the late breaking news on the sanctions thanks for having me on to be here these
very way then as well and petros cryptocurrency story is an interesting one because it was it it's a fascinating way that majoris trying to backdoor the cross border transactions that he knows would not be allowed out of the current sanctions but it opens the door up to what russia and iran might do in response right now you know they've also talked about doing crypto currency but does this say something about crypto currencies i guess i know you're really an oil person so i don't want to get too far afield but i mean the president has not done anything else with regard to cryptocurrency is but this twenty felt like he needed to do does that mean that he thinks that perhaps the existing u.s. sanctions that this cryptocurrency was going to be a way around them. this is the first time these acts to banda crypt so i think in that regard it's probably more interesting than other crypto news at the moment especially because i'm sitting down underneath you know eighty five hundred so i
believe this is really an attempt to do a couple things a lot of people are already expecting venezuelan oil to be off production anywhere and in iran for that matter to which is going to impact the monthly supply of about one to one half million barrels per day so the impact is pretty significant and the crypto story works into this because you know as well it was actually able to raise approximately seven hundred fifty million dollars and their ambitions were for a full six billion and this is going to derail that completely if the u.s. isn't on board it's really going to sweep the legs out from under my door with this move great response and i'm and i'm told i said argentina earlier but you help correct me you know one thing that strikes me is the script those less critical questions promise the script those really do seem to be looking for something that's based upon something real you can touch and feel whether or not it's the petrol whether or not it's with regard to gold and diamonds or oil or or anything
else wheat or sugar generally seen as a move that way but let's stick with your forte and my super interest and many around the people run the world who pay for gas and oil and that's oil so what do you make of the recent circumstance i wrote an opinion editorial not too long ago that i said there was a lot of optimism about oil and i cited the international energy agency figures and some of the u.s. energy information agency figures which talk about supply and demand perhaps being rebalanced what do you make of that and do we see prices you see prices going higher given the data. absolutely you're one hundred percent on track i mean if you look at the seasonal tendencies where between mid february to june or july we have the typical climate for the driving season that's already well underway with another sixty to ninety days behind that but i always look at new news versus old news true news so if you have true and new news and that is right now what we're
getting with the demand story and the reduction in supply so the venezuelan story's absolutely part of the narrative you're out you know to tie that in is so a political because at the moment we have a lot of potential you know millions of barrels per month coming off line you look at the way they're the opec markets between iran and saudis the opec cartel is going to be duking it out as to where the fairway for crude should be all of this injects a lot of uncertainty that's going to be the volatility that's going to be the higher prices and i absolutely agree where we're looking at the i think what will be a next leg up in crude oil the trick will be who's going to want to limit prices below seventy and that's likely to be iran. i want to get into that but i you said something that made me curious we talked about the volatility some of the uncertainty and there's a graph i don't know if you can see it if you have looked at it earlier but it was released with the opec monthly oil report and what it what it shows that in the
last two quarters of twenty seventeen they really missed the mark their production estimates were off by a decent amount predicting pretty low numbers for the first two quarters of twenty eight to eighteen also and then jumping up at the end of the year based on the current cuts that are in place these are the production cuts that opec and and russian a few other nations have put into place do you think that they're going to meet the estimated projections for the for the fall. i think this is where and i like to use i.p.o. shenanigans for this particular description because who does it serve to have these cuts in place and that's going to be the saudis they've pushed out a ramp i.p.o. out to twenty nineteen and i think they need to see crude oil stay above sixty five dollars a barrel they just finish their tour of their round go i.p.o. to frigid response so they're pushing out a year and i think when we start to see these production drops it's going to serve the saudis and i think that's really
a lot of what's behind that right now but if you think a bit what would be a great strategy for them is to have prices stay you know around seventy bucks and then when they go to the i.p.o. then have really an increase in oil prices along with the i.p.o. but given that we have you know the says that we the u.s. going to produce ten point six million barrels of oil per day this year about the same as saudi arabia and we may even overtake russia by two thousand and twenty three do you think that any cuts will ultimately just be out produced by the u.s. absolutely number number two will produce are right now in the world as us we've got canada coming up brazil so the non opec producers are absolutely going to make up for that what's interesting though is that glut narrative is absolutely off the table even with the u.s. at absolute almost because coal historic production levels at the moment we haven't seen these production level.