Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

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TheRealNews on Aug 28, 2018

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi joins us to examine the dangerous juncture our freedom finds itself in when Facebook, Twitter, and Google work with the government and its intelligence services to control what we see and hear.

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Max Blumenthal on the Merger of the National Security State and Silicon Valley + Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites + US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided

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Updated: Aug. 15, 2018

Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content (Pt 1/2)

TheRealNews on Aug 11, 2018

From Alex Jones to alleged Russian trolls, major internet companies are increasingly policing content on their platforms. Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project says the partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council highlights “the merger of the national security state and Silicon Valley.”

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook — Serf Labor, Overpriced iPhones, and Wasted Burning Profits by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Aug. 7, 2018
August 9, 2018

The New York Times screamed its headline — “In 1997, Apple was 90 Days from Going Broke. On Thursday [Aug. 2, 2018], it became the first publicly traded American company to be valued at… $1,000,000,000,000.” The first trillion dollar company!

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Chris Hedges, David Swanson, et al Interviews in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (#Unity4J)

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with Chris Hedges

#Unity4J on Jul 15, 2018

In a world of divide and conquer, unity is the ultimate act of resistance.

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Silicon Valley Will Not Save You from the Surveillance State by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 6, 2018

There was something quite odd about the very welcome news that some Google employees were objecting to a military contract, namely all the other Google military contracts. My sense of the oddness of this was heightened by reading Yasha Levine’s new book, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.

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“Google Should Not Be In The Business of War”: Understanding the Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence by Marc Eliot Stein

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Republished with permission from David Swanson at World Beyond War

by Marc Eliot Stein
World Beyond War
June 9, 2018

In early April, more than 3100 Google employees signed a letter that begins with the words “Google should not be in the business of war”. The letter is a response to the company’s participation in a new US Department of Defense artificial intelligence program called Project Maven, which it describes as a “customized AI surveillance engine” designed to interpret visual images from drones, and concludes with a powerful request from Google employees to their management:
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Google Has Disappeared Dandelion Salad by Lo (updated)

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Updated: June 7, 2018

by Lo
Editor, Dandelion Salad
June 6, 2018

Like many of the larger independent websites on the Left, Dandelion Salad’s blog posts have been removed from Google searches and Google Alerts.

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The Two-FacedBook by William Bowles

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
January 7, 2018

At the end of the 1970s, when I first started using and investigating digital media, it quickly became apparent to me, that what became the World Wide Web, was very much a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it afforded independent journalists and investigators, a vehicle for reaching a public outside the control of corporate/state media and whose only parallel lay back in the 17th century, with the invention of the printing press and moveable type, broadsheets and later the so-called Penny Dreadfuls. Sold on street corners and in coffee houses, and produced in literally hundreds of small printing shops, they challenged the status quo in ways previously impossible. Often banned and their writers/publishers thrown in jail under the then new sedition laws, they heralded the arrival of modern capitalism.

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The Green Party Convention Speeches: Jill Stein, Ajamu Baraka, Cornel West and Julian Assange

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Jill Stein FULL SPEECH At the Green Party Convention

TYT Politics on Aug 6, 2016

Dr. Jill Stein’s full acceptance speech from the Green Party Convention in Houston, Texas on August 6, 2016. Dr. Stein accepted the Green Party’s nomination for president, as well as addressed issues such as the prosecution of whistleblowers, campaign finance reform, student loan debt, and more.

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Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky: A Conversation on Privacy

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with Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden

acTVism Munich on Jun 6, 2016

On the 25th of March 2016 the University of Arizona hosted an event with Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden and Noam Chomsky about Privacy. Below you will see Part I of the event. You can find the full video on “The Intercept”.

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America’s Surveillance State, Part 4: The Surveillance Industrial Complex

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PressTV Documentaries on Oct 26, 2014

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We live in the United States of Surveillance — with cameras increasingly positioned on street corners and with much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone who is paying attention knows that privacy could be out the window. All of this is not happening by accident -well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.

To many in the world, today, the face of America also has A BIG NOSE for sniffing and sifting mountains of data—phone calls, emails and texts. And with many mouths silenced by paranoia to keep what they decide is secret, secret. America has become a Surveillance-Industrial State where everyone’s business has become its business, and where one huge US intelligence Agency has been given the sanction and unlimited amounts of money to spy on the whole world.

Mass Surveillance is the focus of this new 6 part investigative documentary series examining who is watching whom and why.

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Julian Assange: Google has Revolving Doors with State Department

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RT on Sep 20, 2014

Afshin Rattansi goes underground about the time WikiLeaks met Google. Julian Assange discusses the meeting he had in 2011 with Eric Schmidt and three others. Schmidt, now chairman of Google, was then a top executive. Assange maintains Google is in bed with the state department and also reveals the false allegations the US military made against WikiLeaks, which surfaced during the Chelsea Manning trial. Assange talks about Guardian gaffs, Glenn Greenwald, FinFisher spyware and the NSA’s rampant antics. The interview reveals ‘an extremely alarming phenomenon’: how more and more security-cleared Americans are joining the ranks of the ‘state within a state’ – 6 million to date. The interview wraps up with a discussion about the likely consequences for Scotland after the ‘No’ vote in their historic referendum.

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Secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt + Transcript (2011)

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libribooks on Apr 24, 2013

Leaked Full Secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Thanks to Wikileaks.
Date – 23 of June, 2011

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Sen. Al Franken Introduces the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011

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Today, U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation that would require companies like Apple and Google as well as app developers to receive express consent from users of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets before sharing information about those users’ location with third parties. The bill, called the Location Privacy Protection Act, would close current loopholes in federal law to ensure that consumers know what location information is being collected about them and allow them to decide if they want to share it.

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Eli Pariser on “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You” + Assange: Facebook, Google, Yahoo spying tools for US intelligence

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May 27, 2011

The internet is increasingly becoming an echo chamber in which websites tailor information according to the preferences they detect in each viewer. When some users search the word “Egypt,” they may get the latest news about the revolution, others might only see search results about Egyptian vacations. The top 50 websites collect an average of 64 bits of personal information each time we visit—and then custom-design their sites to conform to our perceived preferences. What impact will this online filtering have on the future of democracy? We speak to Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. “Take news about the war in Afghanistan. When you talk to people who run news websites, they’ll tell you stories about the war in Afghanistan don’t perform very well. They don’t get a lot of clicks. People don’t flock to them. And yet, this is arguably one of the most important issues facing the country,” says Pariser. “But it will never make it through these filters. And especially on Facebook this is a problem, because the way that information is transmitted on Facebook is with the ‘like’ button. And the ‘like’ button, it has a very particular valence. It’s easy to click ‘like’ on ‘I just ran a marathon’ or ‘I baked a really awesome cake.’ It’s very hard to click ‘like’ on ‘war in Afghanistan enters its 10th year.'” [includes rush transcript]

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