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Tech Giants Drop CISA Support as Controversial Spy Bill Heads for Vote

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams October 22, 2015   Tech Giants Drop CISA Support as Controversial Spy Bill Heads for Vote Following grassroots campaigns, Google, Apple, and other companies come out against government surveillance legislation   Apple and Microsoft are “Team Internet.” Verizon and AT&T are “Team NSA.” (Photo: nikauforestT/iStockphoto)   Following a number of […]


Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately starts following the NSA

By Lauren O’Neil CBC News Sep 29, 2015 3:14 PM ET   Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately starts following the NSA Gets 170,000 followers within an hour of joining social media site     If the NSA ever wants to get in touch with famed whistleblower Edward Snowden, it can do so via direct message on Twitter — a […]

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is only following one other account on Twitter, and that is @NSAGov (Twitter/@Snowden/CBC News screenshot)

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


Spreading Democracy in Cuba?¿

Passing along with no comment.  Well, nope, no comment.   U.S. Cuban ‘Twitter’ Was Part of Bigger Plan   Published on Aug 3, 2014 An AP investigation reveals that USAID, which set up a Cuban Twitter-like social media network, also ran an HIV clinic in Cuba as a front to recruit potential political activists against […]


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Hyper-Sensitive Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account

  Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger Hyper-Sensitive Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account   Just yesterday, I wrote a post about how a South Carolina construction worker was fined $525 and lost his job for not paying $0.89 for a drink refill while working at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in […]


Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have An Exit Plan”

  Source: http://www.shtfplan.com By Mac Slavo Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have An Exit Plan”   His web site may consist of just a single page, but Matt Drudge is arguably the most influential media personality in the world. Garnering nearly one billion readers monthly, the Drudge Report is able to literally shift public sentiment, making it […]

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The Stock Market Has Officially Entered Crazytown Territory

  Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com   By Michael Snyder The Stock Market Has Officially Entered Crazytown Territory   It is time to crank up the Looney Tunes theme song because Wall Street has officially entered crazytown territory.  Stocks just keep going higher and higher, and at this point what is happening in the stock market does not […]


Computer program uses Twitter to ‘map mood of nation’

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino   Computer program uses Twitter to ‘map mood of nation’   There is huge potential (for good and bad) with such a program. It is a lock that pollsters will employ this technology in the immediate future. Likewise the same for authorities. There’s a good chance the government is […]

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The Rise of the New Media

Source: http://drawingforliberty.com By @Drawing4Liberty The Rise of the New Media   In my personal study of new alternative media trends, I think what I’ve been watching is accelerating; the blending of social media, blogging, journalism, activism, “radio”, video, content sharing, etc. Its something I would also like to become more involved in myself. Sites that have pretty […]


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BREAKING: LaGuardia closed as Southwest flight’s landing gear collapses on impact

Source: http://rt.com LaGuardia closed as Southwest flight’s landing gear collapses on impact     New York’s LaGuardia Airport has closed Monday after a Southwest Airlines flight lost its wheels on landing. The landing gear under the nose of the plane, which was arriving from Nashville, Tennessee, collapsed as the aircraft was pulling into the gate. […]


Bahrain Jails Six Twitter Users for Insulting King

Source: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org Written by Amira Al Hussaini Six Twitter users were sentenced to a year in prison each by a Bahrain court on May 15 for allegedly insulting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the micro-blogging site. According to the government-run Bahrain News Agency, the “six suspects” where charged in five different cases “related […]

King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain with US Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England. Released to the public domain.