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    Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    The Obama reelection campaign is providing headquarters staff, field organizers and volunteers the ability to take campaign donations with their mobile phones.
    Campaign personnel are being issued Square mobile credit card readers, allowing them to process donations with their iPhone or Android phones, a campaign official tells POLITICO. The rollout will happen nationwide, and involve staff at all levels.

    Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform - POLITICO.com

    Identity theft, Illegal donations, plus groups you may not want with your personal information now getting it. Are there any other pitfalls y'all can think of here...I think this is dangerous, and suspicious on many levels.

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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Identity theft, Illegal donations, plus groups you may not want with your personal information now getting it. Are there any other pitfalls y'all can think of here...I think this is dangerous, and suspicious on many levels.

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    What?
    How you came to that conclusion from that article i will never understand....
    Please share more...


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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Identity theft, Illegal donations, plus groups you may not want with your personal information now getting it. Are there any other pitfalls y'all can think of here...I think this is dangerous, and suspicious on many levels.

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    You'd probably be suspicious if Obama's daughters knocked on your door to sell girl scout cookies.

    Do you have any evidence that these swipers give that person all your information instead of sending it straight to who ever actually handles the donations for the Obama campaign?
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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Awesome. The same folks who have no problem with unliminted, anonymous corporate donations are now whining because Obama's making it easier for individuals to make small, personal donations.

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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What?
    How you came to that conclusion from that article i will never understand....
    Please share more...
    I can only share what the story said. How I come to that conclusion are questions I have about this practice. Can you provide how in the hell you would even know if the people giving the donations via this method are legal citizens?

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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    You'd probably be suspicious if Obama's daughters knocked on your door to sell girl scout cookies.

    Do you have any evidence that these swipers give that person all your information instead of sending it straight to who ever actually handles the donations for the Obama campaign?
    The story isn't about me. Keep in on topic would you please.


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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Awesome. The same folks who have no problem with unliminted, anonymous corporate donations are now whining because Obama's making it easier for individuals to make small, personal donations.
    So you are perfectly fine giving your credit card information to say a OWS protester?

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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    How is this evil? Seriously, it's just a freaking credit card reader

    Don't be so afraid of new tech.
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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So you are perfectly fine giving your credit card information to say a OWS protester?

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    It rather depends who the person is. I'm thinking that the main point of this strategy is to make it easier for supporters to collect donations from their friends, family, and coworkers, rather than from total strangers.

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    Re: Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    How is this evil? Seriously, it's just a freaking credit card reader

    Don't be so afraid of new tech.
    but its a ... LIBERAL ... credit card reader and that makes all the difference for the paranoid.

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