• New Service Sends Summaries of Your Social Media to Landlords, Employers to ‘Assess’ You

    June 24, 2016

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    Posted in: NSA, Post-Constitution America

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    Here’s a shout out to all of you who said “If I’ve got nothing to hide I’ve got nothing to fear” after the Snowden revelations. And this little gem deals only with publicly available information about you. Imagine what it’s like when it gets into the good stuff you think is private.


    An Orwellian startup called Tenant Assured will to take a deep dive into your social media, including chats, check-ins, how many times you’ve posted words like pregnant, wasted, busted, no money, broke, moving back in with the parents, weed, or loan, and deliver to potential landlords and employers a “personality score.”

    While many people already Google folks they might rent to or hire, this new service aggregates a mountain of information and then evaluates it. At the end, someone gets some numbers that describe you (see sample reports, below,) with little idea how those numbers came to be determined.

    How many times did you check-in at a bar? Are you a drunk who’ll screw up at work? How often does your relationship status change? Same sex relationships? Evidence of drug use? Political affiliation?


    The report will also assess your “financial stress level” as a breakdown of five personality traits: extraversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.

    The company says it is aware that some of the information it gathers cannot legally be used to decline a loan, lease or job, but nicely covers itself. “All we do is give them the information,” a spokesperson said. “It’s up to landlords to do the right thing.”

    The company states its goal as “you won’t hire a dog sitter or book an Airbnb without first viewing a social media dossier,” as compiled by the company.

    Welcome to your future. We’ll soon be looking back on the Snowden revelations as quaint.


    A sample report:




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  • Recent Comments

    • rich bauer said...

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      This is a British company, right? So much for “expert” analysis.

      http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-24/brexit-results-are-yet-another-blow-to-experts

      06/24/16 10:05 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      06/24/16 12:33 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      I give it a year or less most people will discover their lives are at stake every time they post their bla bla bla on “social media”. I also give it the same amount of time before Facefuck starts dwindling in posts. Thank god I quit after two posts.

      And speaking of the Dumbest Country on the Planet, get a load of this…

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/06/24/dozens-burned-walking-on-hot-coals-at-motivational-tony-robbins-seminar/

      Barnum must be ROTFIGSL. If ever there was living proof a sucker is born every minute, this is it. Fucking MORONS They deserve a rude awakening. And if this doesn’t wake them up.. nothing will.

      As for this company. ..as the saying goes..EVIL exists because good men don’t fucking kill the entrepreneurs that commit it. Like Trump. And speaking of EVIL…

      https://newrepublic.com/article/134329/american-horror-story

      Always knew there was a contingent of scumsucking savages living amonst us, but this is getting plain fucking weird.

      06/24/16 1:57 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Pitch,

      The real American Horror Story for the geriatric Trump supporters, regardless what Trump promises them, Paul Ryan will then destroy their Social Security and Medicare benefits to pay off the Rich with reduced taxes, like making the Jews dig their own graves and making them pay for the bullets used in their execution. God bless these pinheads.

      PS: Tenet Assured US too and look how that turned out.

      06/24/16 2:42 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      rich bauer said…

      “God bless these pinheads.”

      ummm..God bless which “pinheads”???

      06/24/16 7:19 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Hey Rich, I’m sure you aren’t too concerned with what’s happening here in the Dumbest Country on the Planet,..I mean, hiding out at a 15k ft Bolivian mountain, I’m sure you’re not worried the FBI will come calling anytime soon, or the local LE will stop you to scan your Paypal card, or confiscate what’s in your wallet. But please, do tell me. Now that you are outside of the USG jurisdiction..what ARE you really afraid of??

      06/24/16 7:27 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Pitch,

      What am I afraid of ? Today’s my birthday. At my age I’m just glad my plumbing is still working.

      Actually, I am hiding out in COLOMBIA, where they just signed a peace accord with FARC to end the Civil War. They say there’s balance in the Universe, so Civil War in US-Columbia should start about now.

      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/colombia-farc-sign-historic-ceasefire-deal-160623182953458.html

      06/25/16 7:34 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Colombians call US the E.U. Looks like the E.U. Civil War has began in the UK.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scotland-brexit-reaction_us_576cb843e4b0dbb1bbba23bb?wbrw0cqikfbgfogvi

      06/25/16 7:58 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      rich bauer said…

      “Pitch,
      What am I afraid of ? Today’s my birthday. At my age I’m just glad my plumbing is still working. ”

      Hahahahahaha! Me too. The only thing I’m afraid of is when it stops working. Ok, Columbia it is. Sorry. My plumbing may still be working but my brain is clogging up. 🙂 Hey, I meant no offense. I guess that last beer turned off my neurons. Ha. Wouldn’t be the first time either. sheeezus. Sometimes, the world just makes me want to forget what’s happening. I mean, between Trump/the election crap, the surveillance/police state, war, ..not to mention my step daughter who totally went brain dead yesterday to the point she thought she was grabbing food out of the air, off the table, and even tried to bite me…and we had to call the police.. who wouldn’t want to get shitfaced drunk? Hence..I got shitfaced after they took her away. Only to have the hospital call us at 3am to pick her up. Fuck. Drove 60 miles round trip..shitfaced..at 4 in the morning. Fuck. Insert two rolling eye smiley here.
      Anyway..carry on. Don’t pay any attention to my idiocy yesterday. It was a bad day.

      06/25/16 9:15 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      oh..btw..Happy birthday. 🙂

      06/25/16 9:16 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Happy Bday, Rich, and I hope things get better for your step-daughter, Pitch

      06/25/16 9:53 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      Same from me. Happy birthday wishes sent to Columbia, get well thoughts to Pitch.

      06/25/16 10:42 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Pitch,

      As bad as your day was up there, you are living the life compared to most of the people down here. Unless you are living in Flint, Michigan, the water you drink from the tap won’t kill you, as opposed to down here. Americans are a spoiled bunch; they are too stupid for their own good. They consume the majority of the drugs in the world and possess the majority of the guns too. They are obviously intent on killing themselves, guilt-ridden for trying to kill the rest of the world no doubt. Here’s my birthday wish, if you want to kill yourselves, get it over with already.

      http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/warriors/2016/06/24/warriors-coach-steve-kerr-gives-impassioned-plea-gun-control/86360010/

      06/25/16 9:54 AM | Comment Link

    • Cassandra said...

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      ‘Big Brother IS watching you”…

      06/30/16 10:40 AM | Comment Link

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