Vickery was able to download 1.1 terabytes of "entirely unsecured" data, which uses 9.5 billion data points to describe 198 million potential US voters' likely political preferences across 48 different categories.
A California-based cybersecurity firm found a database of almost 200 million American voters - along with their preferences and modeling data - left unsecured on an Amazon cloud server by data contractors working on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential bid.
UpGuard risk analyst Chris Vickery discovered the trove on 12 June while scanning for publicly accessible data.
The data leak by Deep Root Analytics contains personal information of roughly 61 per cent of the U.S. population, technology news website Gizmodo reported. Roughly 61% of the population of the US has had information about their political leanings alongside home addresses, birth-dates, and phone numbers had personal information about themselves exposed.
Deep Root Analytics kept voter information in databases contained in the Amazon cloud, the Hillreported Monday. The information was originally meant to be used by political candidates to target potential voters and tailor their campaigns appropriately.
In addition to the PII, other types of data such as analysis on voter sentiment on various issues was also found.
"This exposure raises significant questions about the privacy and security Americans can expect for their most privileged information", O'Sullivan continued.
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The bulk of the data is split into two huge spreadsheets, one containing information collected around the 2008 general election and the other with data from the 2012 election.
The 198 million records were found on an Amazon storage server owned by Republican data analytics firm Deep Root Analytics.
Perhaps the worst part about all of this is there's very little voters can do to ensure their information is stored privately and securely. "This is valuable for people who have nefarious purposes", Joseph Lorenzo Hall, the chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology, said of the data.
The data-protection watchdog said it is also looking into the broader use of data analytics techniques to influence public opinion and how they capture and use citizens' data.
Even though the number had dwindled to about 500 at 11:00 p-m Friday, Interstate 94 remained closed to traffic. But Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who filed charges against the officer, declared such fear unreasonable.
Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the Trump campaign in February, a move that also provoked Trump's ire. He fired FBI Director James Comey , as he told NBC newsman Lester Holt, because of the Russian Federation investigation.
PM Modi also expressed his gratitude towards the other member countries that supported India's membership to SCO. We want connectivity to pave way for enhancing cooperation and confidence among the societies and young people.
Trump, however, stopped short of breaking diplomatic relations restored in 2015 after more than five decades of hostilities. The Cuban state run news published an article painting Trump's move as vastly unpopular in the U.S. and backwards-thinking.
Mexico's all-time top scorer grabbed his 48th global goal from 93 appearances after some terrible defending by Portugal . It's an honour to play against the best teams in the world and that's what Mexico really needs.
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Hall, who is committed to play at Texas A&M, will now have to make the decision to sign or stay pledged to his commitment. Hall has a long way to go in terms of his physical development, but projects as a middle infielder at the next level.
With not enough time to get the boat back to dock for an inspection, divers had to check on the boat in the water. Burling said the team were still assessing the damage - and the precise cause of the mishap.
The entire security detail for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey left the country with him just hours after the incident. DC police have reportedly identified 34 of the 42 people who were allegedly involved in the broad daylight melee.
He says Democrats proved in court that their rights were violated and "now this story will be told on a national stage". The Supreme Court has never struck down a state redistricting plan on the basis of a partisan gerrymander.
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He referred to a survey published this week, according to which 65 percent of USA citizens want the opening with Cuba to continue. When Obama finally went forward with a limited opening, he was doing more to end the isolation of the USA than of Cuba.
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In 10 of 15 videos sent by Victim A and eight of 25 videos sent by Victim B, the victims were sexually exposed, the document said. Jones , arrested Monday at O'Hare International Airport, is expected to enter a plea at a later court appearance.
His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the USA was directly supporting the group. Iran repeated accusations that Saudi Arabia funds Islamic militants including Islamic State.
Knicks team president Phil Jackson and top advisor Clarence Gaines Jr. were among a group of Knicks executives in attendance. The 20-year old has recently conducted a few workouts with a number of the teams holding the top picks in the draft.
There are now 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan training, advising and assisting the Afghanistan army. A U.S. military spokesman in Afghanistan said: "We are aware of an incident in Eastern Afghanistan".