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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Scars, Tattoos, And License Plates: This Is What Palantir And The LAPD Know About You

quote [ Newly revealed documents show how Los Angeles police were trained to use the flagship product of the most secretive company in law enforcement. ]

Inside the crystal ball
[SFW] [Big Brother]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Former CIA Agent John Stockwell Talks about How the CIA Worked in Vietnam and Elsewhere

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
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by steele@5:54pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes

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
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Interesting]
[by steele@5:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Targeted

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
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Face masks are breaking facial recognition algorithms, says new government study

quote [ If you?re worried about mass surveillance, here?s another reason to wear a face mask ]

Apart from being the pragmatic option.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:55amGMT] [0 comments]



Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Economic Impact Payments Tracker

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.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by ubie@12:56pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 3 April 2020

Amazon executives privately insulted a warehouse worker, then attacked him on Twitter

quote [ The worker helped plan an NYC warehouse strike ]

interesting look into union busting

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@3:13amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Why Don?t We Just Ban Targeted Advertising?

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.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

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...
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Informative]
[by XregnaR@1:49pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Amazon: How Bezos built his data machine

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
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Underrated]
[by XregnaR@3:22pmGMT] [1 comment]



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