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GOP data contractor Deep Root Analytics exposed voter information for up to 198 million people this month by storing the information on a non-secure Amazon server. In a statement, the firm confirms that a number of files within its online storage system were unknowingly accessed and says it takes "full responsibility for this situation." Deep Root says they have updated the access settings on the server and put protocols in place to prevent further access.

Why it matters: The data leak itself isn't as big as the implications of the leak, as lot of Deep Root's data is is publicly available. The exposure shows that the company, which touts itself as being one of the most sophisticated data management platforms, was lax when it came to protecting its proprietary data, which companies pay big money for. The RNC, for example paid nearly $1 million for Deep Root's insights during the 2016 election.

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Facebook boycott organizers share details on their Zuckerberg meeting

Facebook is in the midst of the largest ad boycott in its history, with nearly 1,000 brands having stopped paid advertising in July because they feel Facebook hasn't done enough to remove hate speech from its namesake app and Instagram.

Axios Re:Cap spoke with the boycott's four main organizers, who met on Tuesday with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives, to learn why they organized the boycott, what they took from the meeting, and what comes next.

Boycott organizers slam Facebook following tense virtual meeting

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Civil rights leaders blasted Facebook's top executives shortly after speaking with them on Tuesday, saying that the tech giant's leaders "failed to meet the moment" and were "more interested in having a dialogue than producing outcomes."

Why it matters: The likely fallout from the meeting is that the growing boycott of Facebook's advertising platform, which has reached nearly 1000 companies in less than a month, will extend longer than previously anticipated, deepening Facebook's public relations nightmare.

Steve Scalise PAC invites donors to fundraiser at Disney World

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s PAC is inviting lobbyists to attend a four-day “Summer Meeting” at Disney World's Polynesian Village in Florida, all but daring donors to swallow their concern about coronavirus and contribute $10,000 to his leadership PAC.

Why it matters: Scalise appears to be the first House lawmakers to host an in-person destination fundraiser since the severity of pandemic became clear. The invite for the “Summer Meeting” for the Scalise Leadership Fund, obtained by Axios, makes no mention of COVID-19.