Your link mentioned this:
Originally Posted by teedubya
Read between the lines, dipshit.
To be clear: There is no evidence at all that Obama's team used national security information inappropriately to win reelection. But they have opened the gate. The NSA is surveilling and analyzing the social networks and communications of the American people to an astonishing degree. And this is occurring at the exact same moment pols have launched an information arms race in presidential campaigns like we've never seen before.
The people in the next administration will be privy to a platinum-grade level of information about those whose votes they want to win. To say a reelection campaign won't use their position to gain advantage is naïve.
he people in the next administration will be privy to a platinum-grade level of information about those whose votes they want to win. To say a reelection campaign won't use their position to gain advantage is naïve.
To say it won't be inevitably revealed is short-sighted.
That TV special, said the did enter the gate. They are prowling all around social media...but it also mentioned emails, texts and cell phone usage. So where'd they get that?
Now, back to the Times piece:
Culling never-before-used data about viewing habits, and combining it with more personal information about the voters the campaign was trying to reach and persuade than was ever before available, the system allowed Mr. Obama’s team to direct advertising with a previously unheard-of level of efficiency, strategists from both sides agree.
This was also mentioned on that program but it mentioned access to emails, text and cell phones too. So where'd they get that?
All I can say is when there was a murder trial last year in the Boston area for a friend that was killed, the authorities had it all cell phones, texts and emails with content. They had it all!