Wednesday, 23 September 2020
quote [ John R. Stockwell (born 1937) is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving seven tours of duty over thirteen years. Having managed American involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies. ]
Alan Macleod describes finding much of this sort of thing still going on when he was researching the misinformation campaigns around Venezuela in western news media. In one case talking directly with a Bloomberg journalist (Anatoly Kurmanaev) who bragged about starting a false claim regarding condoms costing $750 per box that went viral through US news media.
Buying Venezuela?s Press With U.S. Tax Dollars
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
quote [ US firm CLS Strategies spread propaganda on Facebook & Instagram for the Bolivia coup regime and right-wing opposition in Venezuela and Mexico ]
Good thing there's no chance of this sort of thing happening in the US. Definitely not a bunch of ongoing campaigns of misinformation against other nations saturating our news cycles.
U.S. commander: Intel still hasn't established Russia paid Taliban 'bounties' to kill U.S. troops
A Reddit AMA Claiming To Be A Uiyghur Quickly Exposes A CIA Asset Slandering China
Saturday, 5 September 2020
quote [ Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco took office in 2011 with a bold plan: to create a cutting-edge intelligence program that could stop crime before it happened. ]
For all my future crimes-oh
Thursday, 30 July 2020
quote [ If you?re worried about mass surveillance, here?s another reason to wear a face mask ]
Apart from being the pragmatic option.
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
quote [ The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. ]
For those eligible in the US, the tracker is now live. If you have filed for 2019 it will use that data, otherwise it will use your AGI from 2018.
If they do not already have your direct deposit payment info on file you need your AGI, and the dollar amount of any refund/owed amount, plus the expected address and banking info.
Friday, 3 April 2020
quote [ The worker helped plan an NYC warehouse strike ]
interesting look into union busting
Saturday, 28 March 2020
quote [ Let?s pretend it really happened. Imagine Congress passed a law tomorrow morning that banned companies from doing any ad microtargeting whatsoever. Close your eyes and picture what life would be like if the leading business model of the internet were banished from existence. How would things be different?
Netflix could still surmise that your life has felt empty ever since you finished season 7 of the Great British Baking Show, and suggest the appropriate spinoffs. ]
Nice summary, except maybe for the annoying Brave browser promo at the end.
Thursday, 12 March 2020
Don't be fooled, experts warn, America's anti-child-abuse EARN IT Act could burn encryption to the ground
quote [ Wait, a proposed law tackling the sexual abuse of kids and they name it... the EARN IT Act? Seriously? ]
With everyone focused on stocking up on TP and getting the fuck out of Europe, this is sneaking under the wire...
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
quote [ You might call me an Amazon super-user.
I?ve been a customer since 1999, and rely on it for everything from grass seed to birthday gifts.
There are Echo speakers dotted throughout my home, Ring cameras inside and out, a Fire TV set-top box in the living room and an ageing Kindle e-reader by my bedside.
I submitted a data subject access request, asking Amazon to disclose everything it knows about me
Scanning through the hundreds of files I received in response, the level of detail is, in some cases, mind-bending. ]
Everybody is paying attention to Facebook & Google, all while shopping away their information on amazon.com
Sunday, 22 December 2019
quote [ Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according to documents seen by the Guardian.
Notes from a strategy session for a militarized raid on ancestral lands of the Wet?suwet?en nation show that commanders of Canada?s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), argued that ?lethal overwatch is req?d? ? a term for deploying snipers. ]
Meet the young Indigenous organizers working to bring together ceremony and activism in Alberta | The Narwhal
I love how we're still building pipelines despite shooting far beyond the genocidal 2C limits of the Paris Agreement... but then again in ExxonMobil?s 2019 Outlook for Energy, the company projects no reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector through 2040?and no date at which emissions reach net zero, implying indefinite warming.
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