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Barclays' Busted For Stealing, Selling Confidential Financial Data Of Thousands Of Clients

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In recent months, the attention of the public has been consumed by concerns over private data abuse by such public spy agencies as the NSA, as well as what personal financial information may have been intercepted by rogue hacker black hats who in the past two months have been blamed for millions in credit card privacy breaches. However, so far there have been two major loose ends in the story of personal data collection (and abuse): just how web search browsers and cookie-based advertising companies collect everything there is to know about the particular interests and desires of any given individual, and just as importantly, how banks abuse client confidentiality by taking the secret financial data of their clients less than seriously.

Today, one of these loose ends got some much needed public exposure after the Daily Mail, of all places, reported that it had been approached by a whistleblower, who revealed that in one of the biggest breaches of bank secrecy, Barclays had stolen and sold the confidential personal and financial data of up to 27,000 clients to the highest market bidder, in most cases rogue traders who had seen Glengarry Glen Ross one too many times, and who would then use Jordan Belfort-inspired tactics to sell money losing investment products to those unlucky thousands who had entrusted their data to the bank.

Is this the case of yet another "Snowden" growing a conscience and exposing the fraud he had witnessed for all to see? For the time being, it sure looks like it:  "This is the worst [leak] I’ve come across by far,’ said the  former commodity broker and whistleblower. ‘"But this illegal trade is going on all the time in the City. I want to go public to stop it getting bigger."

From the Mail:

Barclays Bank is reeling from an unprecedented security breach after thousands of confidential customer files were stolen and sold on to rogue City traders.

 

In the worst case of data loss from a British High Street bank, highly sensitive information, including customers’ earnings, savings, mortgages, health issues and insurance policies, ended up in the hands of unscrupulous brokers. The data ‘gold mine’ - also containing passport and national insurance numbers - is worth millions on the black market because it allowed unsuspecting individuals to be targeted in investment scams.

 

Barclays last night launched an urgent investigation and promised to co-operate with police.

 

It is not clear how the records were stolen, but the bank could face an unlimited fine if found guilty of putting customers’ details at risk. 

 

The leak was exposed by an anonymous whistleblower who passed The Mail on Sunday a memory stick containing files on 2,000 of the bank’s customers.

 

He claimed it was a sample from a stolen database of up to 27,000 files, which he said could be sold by shady salesmen for up to £50 per file.

Of course, Barclays has had its share of legal troubles in recent years, having been exposed as the first bank in the still growing Libor-rigging scandal for which is was fined GBP290 million, and now this data loss, which is a breach of its obligations under the Data Protection Act to keep personal information secure, will almost certainly cost its many more hundreds of millions in legal fees and damages.

The sources of the breached and stolen files was data collected from customers who had sought financial advice from the bank, and passed on their details during meetings with an adviser. The consultations included filling out questionnaires - or ‘psychometric tests’ - which revealed their attitude to risk. That information could be exploited to persuade victims to buy into questionable investments.

One could call them, the "Glengarry leads", and an example of one is shown below:

But while Barclays collecting detailed data about its clients is perfectly normal, what it did next is criminal:

The whistleblower first became aware of the Barclays leads in September when the boss of the brokerage firm asked him to sell them to other traders. ‘The obvious question I asked was, “These are fantastic leads, why are you not using them yourself?”

 

‘He replied, “We have – sell it as secondary data.” He had got all he could out of them. New, they were worth £50 per file. He asked us to sell for £8.’

 

The whistleblower showed the leads to a select group of brokers ‘who thought they were amazing’, but eventually decided not to sell.

 

‘My conscience got the better of me. It was all just so wrong,’ he said. ‘I wasn’t a broker myself at this stage, but I had a business link to the firm.’

 

Between December 2012 and September 2013 the firm persuaded victims to buy rare earth metals that did not exist, it is claimed. The whistleblower estimates up to 1,000 people could have been ‘scammed’.

Then the party was over as quickly as it started:

When the investors began to suspect they were being fleeced he said the boss chose to ‘shut the trading floor’.

 

His orders were to get rid of the evidence, to show that we were never there. We bleached the desks so his DNA was not in the office. We destroyed his laptop and 15 bags of paperwork. We wiped the computers. During this fiasco he asked me, “Have you got the Barclays leads?” I said, “No, I haven’t, they must have been destroyed”. ‘But I kept them because I thought the whole thing had gone too far. I want to stop it now, to tell people what was happening.’

Alas, the burning down of the crime scene was not enough, and now that Barclays has been exposed, the damage control begins:

Barclays said in a statement: ‘We are grateful to The Mail on Sunday for bringing this to our attention and we contacted the Information Commissioner and other regulators on Friday as soon as we were made aware. 'Our initial investigations suggest this is isolated to customers linked to our Barclays Financial Planning business, which we ceased  in 2011.

 

‘We will take all necessary steps to contact and advise those customers as soon as possible so that they can also ensure the safety of their personal data. ‘Protecting customers’ data is a top priority and we take this issue extremely seriously. This appears to be criminal action and we will co-operate with the authorities on pursuing the perpetrator.

 

'We would like to reassure all of our customers  that we have taken every practical measure to ensure that personal and financial details remain as safe and secure as possible.’ The Mail on Sunday has arranged to pass on the data to the Information Commissioner’s Office. A spokesman said: ‘We’ll be working with The Mail on Sunday this week as well as working with the police.’

That's not all: we also learn that the legacy of the Wolf of Wall Street is alive and well. So alive in fact, he has been in ongoing consultations on how to cold call clients about which the sellers already knew everything in advance:

Brokerages want to hire people who are money-oriented, articulate and who speak the Queen’s English. Their ideal is the young, hungry white guy. They want the most aggressive person, very manipulative and bullish, almost like a New York broker in the 1980s.

In the first interview they would ask: ‘Do you **** whores and sniff coke? Do not come and work here if you don’t.’ They might even ask the interviewee to sing a song. They want to see if they can bend them over a barrel and get them to do what they want. Out of 10,000 brokers, 9,000 will be earning below the minimum wage. The majority will never succeed. The successful ones do not have a moral compass.

 

Most people drop out after a couple of years because they burn out but I know old school brokers who’ve done it since the 1980s. 

 

We got trained by Jordan Belfort, the real-life Wolf of Wall Street. It cost £38,000 for an hour’s conference call with him from New York. Three different firms took part and there were 40 brokers in the room, sitting around a phone.

 

He’s big on ‘rapport building’. He shows how to apply pressure in the right places - how to manipulate people in a controlled way. In all cases, brokers try to find the person’s motive for investing. When trust is established  it’s very easy to make the ale or ‘load’ a client with a commodity. Loaders are a breed of broker and some can earn 40 per cent a deal on just the commission.

...

A lot of contracts between broker and investor include ‘exit confirmation’ - the date when the return on investment is expected. But in many cases those clauses are a lie. A month or two before the exit strategy is due, the firm winds up and disappears.

 

The owners - criminals in sharp suits - will set up shop, trade for a bit, then the company will close, only for the brokers to open another one.

 

The next day they ring the same clients, but with different voices on the end of the phone. You might use a different name - nobody uses their real name. Many on the Barclays list were born in the 1930s. Old people are perfect targets because they are more trusting and they haven’t got long left. You hope they die before your exit strategy comes up.

Hopefully this anecdote serves to illustrate the link between insolvent (but bailed out) and cash-strapped banks, boiler rooms, and criminal salespeople.

Finally, it goes without saying, that if this is happening in the UK it most certainly taking place in the US as well. And as a follow up - while the general public has every right to be concerned about how its private data is being abused by public spy entities such as the NSA, perhaps it is time to inquire just how it may be abused not only by private banks such as Barclays, but by all those private corporations who interact daily with the countless users who share their data on the Internet assuming that it won't be used in a criminal fashion by virtually everyone.

 

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Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:24 | 4417297 LawsofPhysics
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Unless Barclay's goes bankrupt, this behavior will continue...

Same as it ever was.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:29 | 4417314 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Barclay's: "But, but, but Google does it all the time!"

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:44 | 4417337 macholatte
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Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.

Ambrose Bierce

 

Now nobody get nervous, you ain't got nothing to fear. You're being robbed by the John Dillinger Gang, that's the best there is!

John Dillinger

 

We're not children here. The law is-how should I put it? A convenience. Or a convenience for some people, and an inconvenience for other people.

Paul Castellano

 

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Al Capone

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:55 | 4417362 James_Cole
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Know your Barclays, most interconnected company in the world:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed--the-capital...

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:27 | 4417410 knukles
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Barclays to BoE:  Now with this bad news of client abuse, we'll loose money and require another bailout
BoE:  OK, just let us know how much and when.
Barclays:  Will do, thanks, mate!
BoE:  No problem.  Say, about those Libor, dollar, cable, silver and gold levels we spoke about.  You're keeping your eye on em', right?
Barclays:  Exactly as you approved.
BoE:  Lunch?
Barclays:  Sure, my treat.

And so as it was in the beginning is now and forever...

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:32 | 4417428 NoDebt
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When lying has no consequences, all other crimes become within easy reach.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:42 | 4417460 Pure Evil
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This same behavior goes on down here in Florida, except instead of brokers trying to screw old people out of their money its a bunch of questionable heating and air conditioning companies.

Since there's a shiitload of senior citizens in this area they call either pretending that they talked to you six months ago about coming out to work on your A/C unit, or they relentlessly pursue you daily until you capitulate.

I had one with the gall to stop by insisting that we had ordered a service rep to come out and fix out unit.

And as the article stated, they would call one day with one person and a company's name and the next call with someone else about a different company.

They must have had a limited number of people making calls cause after about a week it circled around back to a person's voice I had heard a few times before.

And no amount of cursing and yelling would stop them from calling. You could demand to be taken off their list and the next day someone else would call and you'd have to go through the schtick again.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:40 | 4417623 Colonel Walter ...
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Just hang up on these "salespeople." You do not have to hang on for the schtick. If they get you talking there is a chance for them to make a sale. They have no guilty feelings about wasting your time trying to sell you a service you do not need, so do not feel bad about being rude by hanging up on them. They'll stop calling if they know there is not a potential mark at the other end of the phone number.

 

Whose got the Glen Gery leads!

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:34 | 4417755 11b40
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Much better still.....don't hang up.  Just lay the phone down and let them talk to themselves.

Eventually, they figure out that all you are doing is wasting their time while going on about your own business.  That really does piss them off.  It's especailly nice if you have a radio or TV on in the background for them to listen to.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:11 | 4417824 Pure Evil
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Nah, none of that stops them. They know all the tricks. And they have a manager that pushes them to try again and again. They may give it up for a few days but in another week they're back to calling again with a brand new person.

And why you may ask. Cause they know there's an old fogey with dementia on the other end that might pick up the phone. And they don't make money by giving up.

I had one give me a call and started his spiel and I just hung up on him. He had the gall to call back while acting all innocent and tried to tell me that we must of been disconnected. I told him then and there, that, no, we weren't disconnected, I hung up on you on purpose, and then I hung up on him again. He didn't call back a third time.

They haven't been calling lately and I don't know whether its late in the season or they were turned into the state for harassment. I'm waiting to see if they start up again in the spring when everyone starts needing A/C checks before the heat of summer starts.

Lately I've been getting calls from some Hindu Monkeys telling me about a problem with Microsoft on my computer. I think the next time they call I'll listen to the whole spiel just so that I can hear what the full scam is.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:27 | 4417878 Winston Churchill
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I just let tem do their whole script and try to close the sale,then I say:

"why are you asking me, I'm just the janitor".

They don't ring back.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:18 | 4418023 logicalman
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A guy I know usually says 'you must have a wrong number, I don't even own a phone' - usually leads to silence at the other end.

I recently had someone phone trying to sell me a water filter.

Their opening gambit was 'do you know what's in your drinking water?'

I said - Fluoride, mercury, PCBs, pesticide run-off, herbicide run-off, pharmaceuticals, artificial sweeteners......

Click.

I guess they figured I'd be hard to scam.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:07 | 4418363 philipat
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"This call is being recorded" usually works.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:34 | 4418431 negative rates
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Prolly those same Lehman clients who bought the dust.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:17 | 4418927 Dave Thomas
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Take a few cue's from ol Jim Florentine!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wI1DfBAOvo

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:04 | 4417837 SoilMyselfRotten
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Barclays will surely pay the price for this behaviour. A strongly worded op-ed should put them on the straight and narrow.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:33 | 4418063 NoDebt
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Here, here.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:08 | 4419227 jeff montanye
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indeed.  because...cameron.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:44 | 4417629 max2205
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Too big to prosicute? I say not....i say death penalty....

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 23:16 | 4418792 slightlyskeptical
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Fuck Aztil Air Conditioning and whoever they changed their name to.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:27 | 4417413 LMAOLORI
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Don't know if I should be saying this I know Google is evil and everything but seriously with the NSA it doesn't matter they know everything you do anyway no matter what browser you use.  BUT at least if you do use chrome there are free extensions for DoNotTrack, etc. that leaves the normal business predator's who want to follow you around with cookies out in the cold. You can also disallow Google from tracking you around.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:35 | 4417759 11b40
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My AdBlocPlus tells me there are 19 ads on this page (that I don't see).

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:35 | 4417760 11b40
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Dup

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 23:11 | 4418774 0b1knob
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The Iron browser and Comodo Dragon are clones of Chrome with most of the spyware cut out.   Change the DNS servers to anything other than Google.   Add some cookie blockers, ad blockers, keyscrambler app, and ZenMate tunneling encrypted network to obfuscate your location.

At least they will have to work to keep track of you.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:48 | 4417480 scrappy
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Had enough corruption yet?

http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/

If we build a Grand Jury, the people will come.

Join us.

http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/what-happend-constitution

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:22 | 4417866 ArkansasAngie
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Goes Bankrupt?  You mean insolvent?   

Hahahahaha

They are ... errrr ... would be if it werent for their TBTF status.

Our financial problem is a political ... law enforcement problem

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:23 | 4417301 bigdumbnugly
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starting to wonder if we have enough lamp posts

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:30 | 4417310 Silver_K-9
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There are enough tall buildings.... #LookOutBelow

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:18 | 4419234 jeff montanye
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historical note: On May 16, 1562, Adham Khan, Akbar's general and foster brother, was defenestrated twice for murdering a rival general, Ataga Khan, who had been recently promoted by Akbar. Akbar was woken up in the tumult after the murder. He struck Adham Khan down personally with his fist and immediately ordered his defenestration by royal order. The first time, his legs were broken as a result of the 12 meter fall from the ramparts of Agra Fort but he remained alive. Akbar, in a rare act of cruelty probably excarberated by his anger at the loss of his favorite general, ordered his defenestration a second time, killing him. Adham Khan had wrongly counted on the influence of his mother and Akbar's wet nurse, Maham Anga, to save him as she was almost an unofficial regent in the days of Akbar's youth. Akbar personally informed Maham Anga of her son's death, to which she famously commented, 'You have done well.' She died 40 days later of acute depression.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:30 | 4417316 Retronomicon
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I'd help you put up more if not.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:15 | 4417394 ElvisDog
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Is it wrong that I don't feel sorry for these "investors" who lost all their money? If you're stupid enough to give large amounts of money to a stranger who calls you up on the phone for an investment you know nothing about, then you deserve what you get. Stupid old people should just convert their money into a monthly annuity or donate it all to charity and be done with it.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:34 | 4417434 James_Cole
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Is it wrong that I don't feel sorry for these "investors" who lost all their money? 

Yes.

Stupid old people should just convert their money into a monthly annuity or donate it all to charity and be done with it.

Great advice. 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:42 | 4417458 ElvisDog
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My point was if they weren't trapped by this scam, they're going to give all their money to the next one. It's like if you're an alcoholic, you need to remove all alcohol from your house. The monthly annuity takes those terrible investment decisions out of their hands.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:58 | 4417811 New World Chaos
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A monthly annuity is a terrible investment decision.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:35 | 4418068 NoDebt
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So they can pay you with the interest on your own money and then keep the principle?  Um, pass.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:26 | 4417412 knukles
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About that rumor of Goldman buying all the lamppost manufacturers....

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:45 | 4417459 jbvtme
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the aztecs would flay the fresh pricks and the priest would wear their skin.  you guessed it there were no bankers in mexico in those days

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:44 | 4417636 resurger
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No problem!

3 nooses/lamp post.

On another note, maybe they out source a guy to do part time job and create "Imaginary" ULTRA HIGH NET WORTH, and sell it to the next muppet bank/broker ... crooks slaying another crooks...

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:25 | 4417303 williambanzai7
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Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:39 | 4417332 Money Squid
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WB - If you take requests can you do Barack as Black Dynamite - the movie? One of the best dumb movies I have seen.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:14 | 4417390 williambanzai7
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Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:32 | 4417430 greased up deaf guy
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well played, sir. lol

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:37 | 4417447 olenumbersix
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fucking awesome! thanks 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:56 | 4417584 ebworthen
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LOL!

This one is good too; "I'm gonna git you sucka!" - a parody of '60's and '70's blaxploitation movies, circa 1988:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BddDCZwWkw0

(link opens in new window/tab)

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:02 | 4417683 StychoKiller
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Well, slap my 'fro!! :>D

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:19 | 4417864 TORNasunder
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Dynomite, Dynomite!

If you've not seen Black Dynamite do so, it is a classic spoof.

Note: I know I spelled Dynamite wrong, Just being true to the movie.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:49 | 4418984 Barack Obama
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I loves me some Brickwilla

I blowed yo deficit sky high

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:26 | 4417308 Uncle Remus
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Orbit, nuke, sure.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:29 | 4417311 Sudden Debt
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is it me or is it getting more and more difficult to trust banks these days?

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:44 | 4417343 shitco.in
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Bitcoin requires no trust. 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:15 | 4417388 Sudden Debt
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and no brains either

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:57 | 4417402 Things that go bump
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Tulip. Except with a tulip you can at least plant the bulb and get a pretty, if ephemeral, flower.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:28 | 4417416 CitizenPete
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Perhaps the Bitcoin Exchanges then.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:59 | 4417501 Spanky
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-1

For...

Bitcoin requires no trust. --shitco.in

Bullshit.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:52 | 4417486 Urban Redneck
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If this what they do after promoting Anthony Jenkins to to CEO, then they really are beyond redemption. Scorched Earth, burn the fucker to the ground, and start over from scratch is the only viable path left.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:31 | 4417312 ebworthen
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No doubt British .gov will be happy to fine Barclays X number of millions of pounds to pad their coffers and not a pence going to victims nor a single individual jailed for malfeasance.

"It's a big club and you ain't in it!"

R.I.P. George Carlin and Justice.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:32 | 4417317 williambanzai7
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Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:33 | 4417322 Money Squid
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Is the plastic panda taking a nuclear dump outside the gates of the Fukushima plant?

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:40 | 4417331 williambanzai7
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The fucking plastic panda will get his sooner than later...

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:31 | 4417318 Kaiser Sousa
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PHYSICAL GOLD AND SILVER....

 

outside of the system completely....

 

that is all...........

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:46 | 4417339 Kaiser Sousa
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"its a big club...and you aint in it...."

G. Carlin

"In charge of selling the facilities for the Postal Service is CB Richard Ellis Group, one of the world's largest real estate companies, chaired by San Francisco financier Dick Blum. CBRE, which has worked with the post office since 1997, was awarded the exclusive contract to market Postal Service facilities in 2011. Blum is married to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a relationship some critics of the post office have duly noted.

"Historically, USPS has worked with multiple real estate service providers. The new contract enables USPS to consolidate these activities with one service provider," CBRE said in a statement at the time.

On its website, CBRE shows 57 post offices nationwide listed for sale or in the process of being sold. They include Sausalito's main post office, priced at $5.2 million, two in Fresno for a combined $2.9 million, and one in Los Angeles for $8.3 million. The main post office in Modesto, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sold for $1.02 million in 2011 to a developer who plans to convert it to lofts, The Chronicle reported in August.

Other Bay Area post offices on CBRE's website, and confirmed by Wigdel, are in Burlingame, Half Moon Bay, San Rafael and Palo Alto. Berkeley's main post office, which dates to 1915, is "being considered for sale but still in due diligence or the public process," he said.

s for accusations of a conflict of interest and suspicions that Feinstein may have influenced the awarding of the contract to her husband's firm, Feinstein's office strongly denies the charges.

"Sen. Feinstein is not involved with and does not discuss any of her husband's business decisions with him. Her husband's holdings are his separate personal property. Sen. Feinstein's assets are held in a blind trust."

http://www.sfgate.com/business/bottomline/article/Grim-outlook-for-post-...

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:51 | 4417350 I am Jobe
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Propose the following

Gaybars

Strip Clubs

Whore Houses

Beedi smoking

Hookah Houses

Single Mother hangout for fun times

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:58 | 4417498 Rafferty
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Feinstein's office strongly denies the charges.?

 

That's good enough for me.  Don't be cynical!

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4417607 Colonel Klink
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FeinSLIME, enough said!  NSA Queen.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:33 | 4417319 Money Squid
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There will always be financial fraud. The whole concept of law enforcement is to keep the fraud to an acceptable level so the economy can be perceived as legitimate. Bush redirected the FBI's financial fraud squad to fight terra ists and the level of fraud in the government and at Wall Street exploded along with the housing bubble. Almost as if the timing was an important factor.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:38 | 4417326 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Carlin used to talk about language and words. Think about this one since language tends to betray true intentions.

You ever notice they always say "we VALUE your privacy".

Think about that for a minute and why value and privacy should never be used in the same sentence when refering to yours.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:47 | 4417341 williambanzai7
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What they mean is: We strip mine your privacy.

You will notice, for example that while it is not ok for them to sell your data to third parties, it is ok for them to constantly mail you junk offers from third parties. Buy this buy that, get discounts etc. Someone is paying them to do that. And they use the data to target their coveted "gold card" customer base.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:01 | 4417376 RaceToTheBottom
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""we VALUE your privacy"."

We know the value of your informaition, and we will receive good money for it.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:45 | 4417467 olenumbersix
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looks like they valued the privacy............ in the millions

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:47 | 4417469 Things that go bump
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We should pay close attention to language as George Carlin understood very well. Charles Hugh Smith used the word "degrowth" in a recent article http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-22/dead-mall-syndrome-self-reinfor.... What the heck is "degrowth?" It has no emotional value and it's use in the context just screamed at me. I have never seen that word before and I questioned his use of such a substandard, inelegant word rather than choosing the correct term, as he was writing about the phenomenon of economic contraction. I believe it is a matter of semantics - avoiding words that have negative connotations to keep us calm and compliant until we are all in the showers with the door locked. Then they won't care if we notice that the soap they've given us is just a rock and what is coming out of the shower heads isn't water.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:52 | 4417470 Things that go bump
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Sorry, I must have hit the save button twice.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:42 | 4417338 williambanzai7
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Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:02 | 4417679 Doctor Faustus
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Okay. Having been in London and using "The Tube" a month ago, that is quite apropos. Bravo.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:48 | 4417344 NoTTD
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Gee, an 'unlimited fine", eh?  We're talking about theft.  By human beings.   If I steal millions what would my "fine" be?

 

That's right.  Leroy and I are going to pound-you-in-the-ass federal prison.

 

But no one at Barclays will face that fate.  Not to worry, they'll pay a huge fine, something in the range of, oh, I don't know, maybe 3 - 4% of the theft value.  

 

Next time they're caught?  Same thing.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:47 | 4417346 Kaiser Sousa
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"Blum’s wife, Senator Dianne Feinstein, has received scrutiny due to her husband’s government contracts and extensive business dealings with China and her past votes on trade issues with the country. Blum has denied any wrongdoing, however.[3] Critics have argued that business contracts with the US government awarded to a company (Perini) controlled by Blum may raise a potential conflict-of-interest issue with the voting and policy activities of his wife.[4] URS Corp, which Blum had a substantial stake in, bought EG&G, a leading provider of technical services and management to the U.S. military, from The Carlyle Group in 2002; EG&G subsequently won a $600m defense contract.[1]

In 2009 it was reported that Blum’s wife Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to provide $25 billion in taxpayer money to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, a government agency that had recently awarded her husband’s real estate firm, CB Richard Ellis, what the Washington Times called “a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms.”[5]

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2013/06/cronyism-sen-diann...


Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:19 | 4417559 WillyGroper
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ALL of it is so gawdamned in your face blatent even the biggest idiot non-savant haggis headed half-wit can see it.

 

RTFG 

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:25 | 4418947 holdbuysell
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To boot, Feinstein conceal carries, while demanding the unwashed masses to give up all of theirs.

The height of hypocrisy indeed.

I'm pretty sure she puts her panties on the same as anyone else in the morning and I'm quite sure here s$% stinks just as much as the next person's.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:51 | 4417351 williambanzai7
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Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:52 | 4417352 Offthebeach
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We have bank examiners....and..and Jack Lew....and the SEC. Plus Congress. Them too.

( Have to log off now. Pill time and Nurse Ratched doesn't like me using the Tandy. )

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:52 | 4417353 Peter Pan
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So now that we kniw that neither our money ( think haircuts) nor our information is safe with banks paying almost zero per cent interest, can someone remind me what the reason for having banks is, from the customer's point of view?

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:57 | 4417363 Lumberjack
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Give em another bonus  sarc/

 

No fall in Barclays bonuses

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26064949

 

I would expect Barclays in results on Tuesday to disclose it is paying more in bonuses to its investment bankers than the £1.3bn it paid for 2012 - and that it has allocated a higher proportion of investment banking revenues to the pay of its investment bankers than last year's 39%.

 

My sources there tell me that the board has become increasingly concerned that its huge investment bank is being damaged by defections to higher-paying US banks - and is therefore maintaining pay and increasing it for some, even though revenues have been under pressure.

 

The bank is increasingly concerned that it has become too easy for the giants of Wall Street to pick off its best people, by pointing to the looming imposition of the EU's cap on bonuses.

 

Which is why Barclays is finding ways to get round the bonus cap and feels the need to publicly make it clear that it still offers substantial rewards for investment banking stars.

 

None of which is designed to make it popular with millions of British people, whose living standards are not yet rising and who continue to feel sore about the widespread misconduct by bankers and their contribution to making most households poorer.

 

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Ex-Barclays CEO Diamond Hires Schamis as Founding Partner

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-28/ex-barclays-ceo-diamond-hires-s...

 

Atlas Merchant Capital LLC, the investment firm started last year by former Barclays Plc (BARC) Chief Executive Officer Bob Diamond, hired David Schamis as a founding partner.

Schamis, a former managing director at buyout firm J.C. Flowers & Co., will oversee private-equity investing, according to a statement yesterday from New York-based Atlas. Schamis was also a director at MF Global Holdings Ltd., the bankrupt brokerage that was run by Jon Corzine

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4417611 Lumberjack
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http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-11-11/barclays-unit-funds-1-billion-south-africa-clean-energy-plans

 

Barclays Plc’s (BARC) African corporate banking unit said it will fund almost a third of the $3.3 billion of clean-energy projects that South Africa approved last month to cut its reliance on coal.

Absa Corporate Investment Banking will provide 10.8 billion rand ($1 billion) of debt funding for six of the 17 preferred projects announced in the government’s third of five renewable-energy procurement rounds, the Johannesburg-based company said in an e-mailed statement.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:11 | 4417703 Lumberjack
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Barclays bank scandal stirs up Colby College

https://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/14/news/mid-maine/bank-scandal-stirs...

 

WATERVILLE, Maine — Robert Diamond, the former Barclays chief, gave $6 million to finance a Colby College building that has become a focal point for student dissent over his role at the 199-year-old school.

Diamond, class of ’73, was forced out at Barclays after the London-based bank admitted to manipulating a key lending rate affecting $300 trillion in finance products worldwide. Since Colby trustees backed him as chairman in August, a group of students and local activists has rallied outside the Diamond Building to call for his removal.

“It’s not just what Bob Diamond stands for,” said Gordon Fischer, a Colby senior from Camden, who has helped set up protests, including one that attracted more than 30 people on Nov. 11. “It’s how the decision was made by the board to strongly affirm their support for him.”

The market crisis that led to the longest recession since World War II highlighted a cozy relationship between academia and Wall Street. College presidents such as Brown University’s Ruth Simmons served as paid bank directors while academics failed to reveal industry support for research backing deregulation. As campus protests focused on financiers, leaders including Harvard President Drew Faust urged graduates to resist the lure of banking and investment jobs.

Yet executives who’ve been tarnished by scandal are rarely forced to cut ties with schools and nonprofit organizations they’ve supported, said Stanley Katz, a professor of public and international affairs at Princeton University. Usually a trustee caught up in such situations simply isn’t re-elected, Katz said.

“There’s a big gap between that and forcing a person off the board,” Katz said. “What you’re relying on is the common sense of the guy to throw himself overboard in the best interest of the organization. At some point you’re doing more harm than good.”

Richard Fuld, the former head of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in New York, is an example. He quit as a trustee of Vermont’s Middlebury College after Lehman went bankrupt in September 2008, upending credit markets worldwide.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:14 | 4417716 Lumberjack
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"Richard Fuld, the former head of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in New York, is an example. He quit as a trustee of Vermont’s Middlebury College after Lehman went bankrupt in September 2008, upending credit markets worldwide."

 

Ever hear of Bill McKibben (350 dot org)?

 

http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/es/faculty/node/39051

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:50 | 4417796 Lumberjack
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Speaking of where in the world is Dick Fuld...

 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-12/where-is-dick-fuld-now-f...

 

Aug. 29, 2013: Dick Fuld in exile

“Hi, I’m Dick Fuld, the most hated man in America.” It was just after the crisis, and Fuld was making a rare social appearance at a party in the Sun Valley, Idaho, mansion of Jim Johnson, the former head of Fannie Mae. The self-mocking introduction, described by a guest, was Fuld’s armor—his way of broaching, and deflecting, the first thought that leaps to mind whenever someone hears his name: Dick Fuld was the chief executive officer who, on Sept. 15, 2008, led Lehman Brothers into the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, setting a torch to the global financial system.

The party was a reminder of Fuld’s old life, packed with familiar faces from the highest levels of business and government, including former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo. Fuld owns a $19 million compound in Sun Valley, but he couldn’t escape his new status as a pariah. One guest at the party recalls President Obama’s then-national security adviser, Tom Donilon, who owns a home nearby, showing up, spotting Fuld and Mozilo, turning white as a sheet, and slipping back out the door. (Johnson, Donilon, and Mozilo all declined to comment. Through a friend, Fuld said he wasn’t able to talk to reporters.)

Five years after the fall, Lehman Brothers no longer evokes the intense public anger it did in the weeks after the crash, when Fuld was hauled before Congress and made to answer for the firm’s demise. “If you haven’t discovered your role,” Republican Representative John Mica of Florida told him, “you’re the villain.” Most of the company’s top executives found lucrative jobs elsewhere on Wall Street. Many went to work for Barclays (BCS), which bought much of Lehman’s U.S. banking business out of bankruptcy. Lehman’s president, Bart McDade, and a top trader, Alex Kirk, founded investment firm River Birch Capital. George Walker, who ran Neuberger Berman, Lehman’s wealth management division, has continued to do so, thriving since the firm became independent. “I certainly don’t think there’s any Lehman hangover on the individuals themselves,” says Robert Wolf, the former chairman and CEO of UBS Americas (UBS).

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:28 | 4417889 Lumberjack
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Residents in Maine’s unorganized territories deserve basic right to have say on wind projects

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/02/07/opinion/residents-in-maines-unorganized-territories-deserve-basic-right-to-have-say-on-wind-projects/

Some years ago, my wife brought home a bumper sticker that read, “No, you can’t have my rights. I’m still using them.” We never did put it on our car. Maybe we should have.

We’re among a small number of rural Mainers who lost a right to have a voice in our communities’ futures. We live in a part of Maine’s Unorganized Territory that overlaps the state’s vast expedited permitting area, the place where large wind projects are fast-tracked under a law created in 2008.

Last month, we were back in Augusta with our neighbors and other Unorganized Territory residents for the second year in a row. We’re working to regain access to a process that was taken from us, perhaps unwittingly, by the Maine Legislature.

When the Legislature rewrote the rules for siting large wind projects, it treated some Unorganized Territory residents differently than all other Mainers. Exclusively for wind developments, it cut the sole connection we had to the body that serves as our planning and zoning authority, the Land Use Planning Commission.

By eliminating our means to participate in how our communities proceed with this type of development, the Legislature made us second-class citizens. We’re the only people in the state — less than 1 percent of Mainers — who’ve been statutorily denied this basic right to process.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:03 | 4417893 Lumberjack
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Barclays Fined Record Amount For Channelling Enron, Manipulating California's Electricity Market

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-01/barclays-fined-record-amount-ch...

 

Tyler's, this hits close to home and that's why I push it. There will be Hell Toupe.

 

In the event the above link doesn't work, try this ;)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/01/us-barclays-ferc-manipulation-idUSBRE8A004X20121101

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 19:05 | 4418166 Lumberjack
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Ex-Barclays Carbon Chief Trades From Home as Prices Surge

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-06/ex-barclays-carbon-chief-redsha...

 

Louis Redshaw, the former head of carbon trading at Barclays Plc (BARC), returned to the market amid a jump in permit prices since he left the bank in April.

Redshaw, 41, who resigned from Barclays in London after more than eight years at the company, is buying and selling European Union permits for his own account from his home in the southeast of the capital, he said by phone, declining to provide further details. Allowances climbed 33 percent this year, the best performance of 80 commodities tracked by Bloomberg. They rose to their highest level in more than a year today, trading at 6.74 euros ($9.17) a metric ton on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London.

EU lawmakers are completing details of a plan to curb an unprecedented oversupply and boost prices, which fell to a record in April. Allowances may rise to as high as 15 euros by 2015, according to Patrick Hummel, an analyst at UBS AG.

 

“There’s no reason why the market shouldn’t double within the next 18 months,” said Redshaw, who also worked as a trader at Enron Corp. and Electricite de France SA. (EDF) “At 6 euros, it’s still cheap.”

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:02 | 4417372 ncdirtdigger
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If you aren't doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?
If you are a bank, what do you have to worry about?

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:15 | 4417395 williambanzai7
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I thought the same thing a while back. Thanks for reminding me I never did the picture.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:04 | 4417378 Joebloinvestor
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Barclays is just one big criminal enterprise.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:24 | 4417578 MsCreant
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"The banking system is just one big criminal enterprise."

Fixed that for you Joe. You are welcome.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:15 | 4417392 logicalman
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It would appear that banks exist to enrich bankers.

Hope this guy has multiple copies and eyes in the back of his head.

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:28 | 4417415 Northern Lights
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I have quite a bit of savings in my bank.  I used to get all sorts of calls from the bank trying to sell me investment products and vehicles.  When I'd inquire on the what kind of earnings I could get, I told them forget it and to put a note in my file never to solicit me for stuff like this again.  Months later they called again.  I asked them if they still had that note on my file.  Dude said, yes, I see it here.  I asked him why did he call me then.  He appologized for the intrusion and hung up.

 

 

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:30 | 4417423 CitizenPete
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Pretty Please jump, (you Fuckers).

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:43 | 4417456 Miss Expectations
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Barclays data seems fairly benign compared to what's being collected on ALL school children via the Longitudinal data bases (tied to Common Core).

Nothing in Utah’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards promotes data mining of student’s personal information or other inappropriate use of student data. The Utah State Board of Education is committed to student and teacher privacy and will not share personally identifiable data.

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Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:44 | 4417464 logicalman
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So, they don't know EVERYTHING then?

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:36 | 4417609 monad
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:47 | 4417479 KickIce
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What is truly sad is they have bribed our politicians so the system is set up to favor them in almost every manner - and they still feel the need to cheat.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:25 | 4417573 WillyGroper
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They are the politicians.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:03 | 4417505 Rock On Roger
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If they want your personal private informations - lie to them. Lie to government, banks, business, spread as much dis-information as you can. They lie to you, you lie to them.

 

Stack On

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:32 | 4418059 logicalman
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Be sure to visit all kinds of websites you don't even intend to read, in a separate tab or two.

If anyone is trying to profile you, it makes it more difficult.

We know the buggers are spying on us - don't make it easy, make 'em work for a living.

Spend cash sometimes and use debit others (please don't use credit cards!)

The debits are tracked, so you can muddy the waters there too.

Time for a full re-set.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:05 | 4417515 Loanman26
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Yah, sure, thats the ticket

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:08 | 4417521 Gohn Galt
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This must be another reason why the 'know thy customer' criteria is such a big push.  Hopefully this will wake some more people up to the point of taking back their power.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:10 | 4417530 e_goldstein
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Most likely candidate to "commit suicide" next goes to...

the Barclays whistleblower.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:12 | 4417535 MedicalQuack
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This is probably the best article I have seen here!  Not really, as there's a lot of great articles here but darn this hits home with me being a privacy advocate.

I just wrote a post comparing Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates and problem with the virtual worlds today and people not knowing the difference.  Ok so we have this start up company in the UK and it's being backed by not only Facebook but they added in Barclays bank as a support...twilight zone time...guess what we have a couple big data sellers here, do we not...why I really liked this article.  Facebook can back a start up that teaches the younger generation how to write code without a bank, God knows they are not lacking on funds...so why are we pulling Barclays in?  After reading this post and what I said, sure they have "code" to gain.  For the last year I have been calling it code for cash..Verizon and other companies do this.  About half way through my post you'll find the links that talk about this Facebook/Barclays partnership.

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/02/big-difference-between-philanthro...

The code for cash thing is a way banks and companies get cheap code..not that the code is cheap, but what they pay for it is cheap.  You see all of these wonderful news articles about "incubators"...well who sponsors them..banks, insurance companies, etc. and wow they look like heroes.  Ok, so let's dig a little deeper here and we all know the odds on start up companies making it...maybe one shot in a million...so what happens to those that don't make it.

They spent time and hours writing code to pursue that dream and while what they wrote is not enough to substantiate a start up company, the code has use to integrate into current enterprise software systems...happens all the time, and the coders who busted their fannies to compete are give a few thousand dollars, a lot of free recognition and they hope they can still pay their rent with the proceeds.  This is the data mechanics and code shoppers behind all of this. Here's how Verizon's cash for code works at the link below..wrote it up about a year ago.  As side note with net neutrality with these folks, yesterday I checked into Twitter as see a doctor from Harvard Medical asking and posting his conversation with Verizon as they have already hit them with throttling the download speed of medical images...beasts!  Now who would think they would hit a hospital first on wanting more money for speed!  He posted the whole conversation on Twitter to where Verizon said they were being throtted...so keep that in perspective as you read about how they like to fund all these accelerator programs...they want to buy cheap code and not pay inhouse for some of the development...

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2013/01/verizon-latest-to-enter-code-for-...

You don't get this side in the news today...they are too busy working on click bait as so many reporters have this pay for performance model as newspapers are going broke, so get that click bait out there and expose as many readers as you can.  Of course you do get some good quality reporting too, don't get we wrong but systems as such encourage cheating if you will as what's going to get the most clicks and if you are reporting needing your job, you work it, not their faults and shoot if I had their job, would be doing the same thing as they need to eat. So up next, the "journobot" and I shocked as heck to find the big VC, Mark Andreesen staredt talking to me on Twitter and favoring my post..blew me away.  I'm just a little geek with a brain that does logic.  Here's what he liked, and if you read news it's wake up to tell you what's coming, news content farms as paper go broke, algos writing news for the stock bot algos to react with...geez..and even Eric at Nanex agreed too as if there's such out there to move stocks "they will build it" he said on a response on Twitter. 

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/01/cms-modifies-policy-on-disclosure...

So again why does our virtual Facebook billionaire have to buddy up with a bank...data...data...data...mine and scrape more data...and buy cheap code.  Facebook to as background information is backing a company that claims it can crank a data scientist for any company that wants one in 12 weeks...going after those PHDs out there, giving them a 12 week class and as company you pay for the PHD's schooling and in 12 weeks your miracle statistician is ready to go to work. Of course these would not be the quality of course of the Quants who work on Wall Street...and more than likely it will be a data mining focus I would guess.  It's not good when Facebook is looking for allies with banks...just my opinion as we don't have a clue as to what else it entails besides writing code..and this article here gives you a ton of room to doubt the "nice boy" stuff you see in the press.  Cash for code...alive and well..

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2013/09/data-scientist-jobs-about-to-be.html

I have been a broken record for my campaign to license and excise tax ALL data sellers with a secondary obligation for all to have to list and update what types of data they sell and to who as part of a laws.  I get in the face of the privacy advocates too, stop crying for privacy until we get an indexing system built, a license, so we know who in the heck to regulate...there's tons hiding under the rug, again this articles spits it right out.  Dummies in US Congress can't get this at all and I bomb the FTC about it all the time..how in the hell can you regulate data sellers with no index?  Duh??  Crap, I need a license to drive a car, get married, etc so this is not a new concept at all. We have Rockefeller trying on data selling and yup he's on my list of who I bug:)  Look at this...a healthcare marketing bunch..amongst the latest getting letters and of I'm on his case to do more than letters...but he's about all we have right now to deal with the data selling epidemic.  It is an very profitable epidemic and nobody else has the guts as I have to call it one so far.  Walgreens makes over a billion a year selling data to give you an idea of how much money it makes. 

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/02/senator-rockefeller-sends-precede...

When the data is flawed that is sold, well you and I are free labor out there to go fix it as we get stuck with denied access to something along the line as they have already profited on what data the sold and don't give a darn.  Ever wonder why credit data is so hard to fix?  There you go.  I'm sorry to be a bit of a rant today but it's how they get our money...math models and codes too that use this data and lies too.  Government worries so much about verbiage in laws and rules and in the meantime, code for data selling and beyond "runs hog ass wild"...

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:59 | 4417675 hooligan2009
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don't stop!

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:37 | 4418080 logicalman
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Here's a site you may find interesting - linking taxation with criminal banking practices in Canada.

http://paperednotes.com/

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:30 | 4417591 MsCreant
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FUUUUUUCK Barclays!
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 15:56 | 4417662 tony wilson
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this is a lie.

no doubt about it.

barclays the best of british.

as english as the queen and just as upstanding.

as honest as prince phillip and as correct.

you liars are syrian stooges trying to weaken a pure icon.

a beacon of light in a dark world.

barclays and hsbc show the world the direction.

a pure signal a moral compass.

the bbc yesterday said this information was hacked stolen.

I SAY TO YOU SIR RETRACT THIS OUTRAGE.

WHY WOULD THE BBC LIE.

yes a few jimmy saville bbc types raped and collected children for the royal family

but that is old history.

history is whats happening now i say

let sleeping dead kids lie

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:12 | 4417713 buzzsaw99
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Their customers don't mind one bit. I doubt they will change banks or even close a single account.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:01 | 4417818 Rising Sun
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Pay your $1000 fine at the counter and apologize to the clerk behind the glass Barclays.

 

Another fucking bank.  Figures.

 

Fuck you Barclays - here's hoping for your collapse.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:13 | 4417871 smacker
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There's nothing to worry about folks.

Barclays Bank has launched an investigation into this racket. They'll get to the bottom of it, so the police won't have to do anything.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:27 | 4417879 22winmag
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Why not archive the records with Iron Mountain?

 

They'll be in good hands with a company run by former CIA agents.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:35 | 4417902 TORNasunder
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Selling data with corporate permission but without the clients/users permission, must be common at any large corporation. Then you have employees doing it without permission, and then you have hackers doing it without permission.

This shit is happening constantly. McNealy from Sun nailed it in 1999; "You Have Zero Privacy Anyway. Get Over It"

Now that were all comfortable with finding out 1 organization like the NSA is spying on us. Wait until we find out just how many corps, gov'ts, and institutions are doing it and at every level; local, state, national, international. Brave New World indeed.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:22 | 4417924 New World Chaos
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.

the firm persuaded victims to buy rare earth metals that did not exist

"Deep storage", or imaginary?  I wonder how many people are that dumb?  I know most people have never heard of most of these elements, but that's what Wikipedia is for.

"Hello Mr. Sheeplemeyer, how is the alzheimers today?  What alzheimers?  Good, Good.  Look, about that gold you wanted... gold is rather useless and not even all that rare.  That's why it's in a bear market.  Its COMEX price could decline even more.  Did you know there is actually more gold aboveground than silver, yet silver is much cheaper and much more useful?  But forget about that.  I have a very special metal just for you:  UNOBTAINIUM!  A rare earth metal so rare, it's not even in the periodic table!  It's a mathematically proven fact that only 21 million atoms of unobtainium-666 will ever exist in the entire universe!  I only got some by calling in a favor from the head of NASA's secret interstellar space program.  They mine it because just one atom of unobtainium will turn ordinary mineral crystals into room-temperature superconductors.  This is the Next Big Thing!

Sorry, you can't take delivery of this amazing metal.  You can't even come in and hold it.  We bought laws against  this.  For your own safety.  Please think of the children.  See, unobtainium is made of, um, anti-matter magnetic monopoles or something.  That's why the storage fee is 20% per year.  So, how many atoms can I interest you in?  How many have I got?  Well, I can sell you up to 21 billion..."

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:22 | 4418037 kurt
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Wow, scum acting like scum. How novel.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:56 | 4418147 Miles Kendig
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Our initial investigations suggest this is isolated to customers linked to our Barclays Financial Planning business, which we ceased  in 2011 - Barclays

Looks like Bob Diamond gets to play Thumper under the bus some more

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 19:29 | 4418228 logicalman
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So the company ceased to exist.

Did the people responsible cease to exist too?

I know the odd one is careless with a nail gun or how close to the edge of the 33rd floor roof he gets, but, come on, it's the people who made the decisions that should be dealt with - a corporation can't make a decision, a human being has to. That's the bastard that should face the music.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:28 | 4418414 Goldilocks
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D-Day: Hey, quit your blubberin'. When I get through with this baby you won't even recognize it.
Otter: Flounder, you can't spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You fucked up... you trusted us! Hey, make the best of it! Maybe we can help.
Flounder: [crying] That's easy for you to say! What am I going to tell Fred?
Otter: I'll tell you what. We'll tell Fred you were doing a great job taking care of his car, but you parked it out back last night and this morning... it was gone. We report it as stolen to the police. D-Day takes care of the wreck. Your brother's insurance company buys him a new car.
Flounder: Will that work?
Otter: Hey, it's gotta work better than the truth.
Bluto: [thrusting six-pack into Flounder's hands] My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.
Otter: Better listen to him, Flounder, he's in pre-med.
D-Day: [firing up blow-torch] There you go now, just leave everything to me.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:53 | 4418467 jonjon831983
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That's crazy.

 

The part of destroying evidence... completely, even efforts to rid the material of DNA.

 

Then the Belfort lessons. Wow.  I wonder if hiding in plain sight protects him or if he's going to be "silenced" from revealing clients and "star pupils".

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 08:19 | 4419343 Tic tock
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There's a small difference between losing Personal data...to 'bad apples', and an institutionalized 'spank(?) shop culture. ...and these are the people who can issue, and evidently worship, unlimited amounts of money..?  This is not 'systemically necessary'. Would it really be such a bad thing to bury London under the waves.

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