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Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 2, 2015   Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly     “A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy.”—Writers Against Mass Surveillance THE GOOD NEWS: Americans have a right to freely express […]

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New “Hello” App Puts Facebook In Control Of Screening, Blocking Phone Calls

By Chris Morran Consumerist April 22, 2015   New “Hello” App Puts Facebook In Control Of Screening, Blocking Phone Calls     Because we’ve somehow gotten to a place where we can no longer answer the phone without knowing exactly who is calling and why, Facebook is rolling out a new app, dubbed “Hello,” that […]


What Facebook, Twitter posts reveal about your health

By Kim Brunhuber CBC News March 22, 2015 5:00 AM ET   What Facebook, Twitter posts reveal about your health Scientists mining social media to study collective health feel big data could yield big rewards     In a small conference room with flickering lights, Andrew Schwartz fires up the overhead projector and points to two […]

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West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org March 8, 2015   West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence   Silicon Valley has staked its claim in Washington. From Capitol Hill to the White House, tech money is everywhere — and 2016 looks like it will be the industry’s biggest year yet. Tech may […]


Lawmakers Want To Know Who’s Tracking You Online, And Where The Info Goes

By Kate Cox Consumerist March 7, 2015   Lawmakers Want To Know Who’s Tracking You Online, And Where The Info Goes   (Mr Seb)   Everything you do online — on your phone, on your computer, with anything — leaves a digital wake. Put those trails together and you’ve got one massive big data industry […]

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UK Launches Massive Propaganda Campaign

By Washington’s Blog February 4, 2015   UK Launches Massive Propaganda Campaign   Image via Madeline   The West Goes Crazy On Propaganda The Financial Times reports: The British Army will revive one of the most contentious special forces units of the second world war, the Chindits, as a new generation of “Facebook” warriors who […]


Social Media Giants Adopt “Mob Rule” Tactics

By Janet Phelan New Eastern Outlook February 1, 2015   Social Media Giants Adopt “Mob Rule” Tactics   The recent decisions by social media giants Facebook and LinkedIn to adopt user crowd-censoring strategies may be less than benevolent. According to its recent announcement, Facebook will employ an algorithm, based ostensibly on the numbers of user-generated […]

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Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill

By Julia Angwin and Mike Tigas ProPublica   Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill   An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.     An online advertising clearinghouse […]


US Central Command Hackers: “WE ARE COMING”

By Jon Queally Common Dreams   US Central Command Hackers: “WE ARE COMING” Claiming to back the Islamic State, group was able to hack Twitter and Youtube accounts maintained by U.S. military Social network accounts—namely Youtube and Twitter—maintained by U.S. Central Command were apparently hacked on Monday at approximately 12:30 PM EST by an individual […]

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Facebook Launches NSA-Style Auto-Eavesdropping Feature

  Source: http://www.zerohedge.com By Tyler Durden Facebook Launches NSA-Style Auto-Eavesdropping Feature   “I hope there are people who love the feature and post more,” says Facebook’s product manager excitedly about the new feature they just added. We suspect people will not… As The WSJ reports, starting Wednesday, the app has the ability to recognize music […]


Peter Schiff ~ WhatsApp With That?

  Source: http://www.europac.net By Peter Schiff WhatsApp With That?   Peter Schiff is the CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Two pieces of business news announced this week provide a convenient frame through which to view our dysfunctional and distorted economy. The first (which has attracted tremendous attention), is Facebook’s blockbuster $19 […]


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11-Year-Old Girl BANNED From Selling Cupcakes By Control Freak Government Bureaucrats

  Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com By Michael Snyder   11-Year-Old Girl BANNED From Selling Cupcakes By Control Freak Government Bureaucrats   America is being suffocated to death by red tape.  You are about to read about an 11-year-old girl in Illinois that had her cupcake business brutally shut down by government bureaucrats.  Her name is Chloe Stirling […]


Meet “BOSS”: The Department of Homeland Security’s Facial Scanning Program

Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com         By Michael  Krieger   Meet “BOSS”: The Department of Homeland Security’s Facial Scanning Program   Ever heard of BOSS? Didn’t think so. BOSS stands for Biometric Optical Surveillance System, and it is a crowd-scanning program that has been in development by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for almost three […]