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05.04.2019

The Gestapo Is Coming for Julian Assange

The Gestapo Is Coming for Julian Assange

If Assange is arrested, that will be our cue to rise like lions from our slumber, which has gone on far too long at far too great a cost. We cannot permit them to use, exploit and oppress us like this anymore. We are the many. They are the few. »

24.03.2019

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

William Dance, Lancaster University for The Conversatiom Intentionally false news stories were shared more than 35m times during the 2016 US presidential election, with Facebook playing a significant role in their spread. Shortly after, the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that 50m Facebook profiles had been… »

10.03.2019

Algorithms have already taken over human decision making

Algorithms have already taken over human decision making

Dionysios Demetis, University of Hull for The Conversation I can still recall my surprise when a book by evolutionary biologist Peter Lawrence entitled “The making of a fly” came to be priced on Amazon at $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping). While my colleagues around the world must have… »

03.02.2019

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Russia and China have already moved to create a shadow bank-transfer system in case the United States unplugs them from SWIFT. Germany, France and even the U.S. poodle Britain joined to create INSTEX — Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges. by MICHAEL HUDSON Originally published on… »

23.01.2019

Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council

Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council

by Julia Reda, 18/01/2019 originally posted under CC here   Today, Council firmly rejected the negotiating mandate that was supposed to set out Member States’ position ahead of what was supposed to be the final negotiation round with the European Parliament, Politico reports. National governments failed to agree on a… »

21.01.2019

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Censorship

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Censorship

By Gray Williams Online censorship is becoming an increasingly relevant topic as various actors vie for control over the free flow of information. The importance of free and independent news and information outlets cannot be understated at the present time, and the influence of a free internet has a profound effect on public opinion. Table… »

10.01.2019

A post-materialist science already exists

A post-materialist science already exists

Thousands of practitioners around the world nowadays use knowledge that sits on the frontier of conventional science with fantastic results, but they are still considered more “witty” than serious professionals. In psychology, they are those who work with family constellations, hypnotherapy, shamanism, past-life therapies, among others. Their patients recognize the… »

01.01.2019

Advertising and academia are controlling our thoughts. Didn’t you know?

Advertising and academia are controlling our thoughts. Didn’t you know?

George Monbiot for The Guardian By abetting the ad industry, universities are leading us into temptation, when they should be enlightening us. To what extent do we decide? We tell ourselves we choose our own life course, but is this ever true? If you or I had… »

29.12.2018

Corrupting the Human Mind

Corrupting the Human Mind

By Fernando Velázquez When talking about computer security, it is inevitable to say the main flaw or weakness of a system lays right in front of the monitor. People, in many cases, are deciding to execute that ‘payload’ arriving by email, through a PDF or an image, without doing relevant… »

29.12.2018

That Con Ed Explosion Big Media Hushed Up!

That Con Ed Explosion Big Media Hushed Up!

By Partha Banerjee Yesterday (December 27), a huge explosion of some sort at New York City’s Con Edison Astoria power plant turned the night sky blue. It was frightening. It was so big that idiots thought it was an alien invasion, and smart people nicknamed it Astoria Borealis (after Aurora… »

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