– When the Obama campaign created a Facebook-based app in 2012 that would scour users’ friend lists to figure out who most needed to be contacted prior to Election Day (your friends in Florida and Ohio, for example), privacy groups were not excited about it. The app compared friend lists from Facebook to publicly available voter lists, which, Electronic Privacy Information Center associate Director Lillie Coney told the National Journal, “widely crosses the line” of protecting privacy.


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