Control of the internet


#251

Google cache got it.

He’s only 36. Sad someone so young is this ill-informed


#252

Nope.
finegael.ie/latest-news/2014/odonovan-calls-for-crackd/index.xml
Its just been moved. They don’t know how thick they are.


#253

#254

:smiley:


#255

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers -> nytimes.com/2014/01/15/us/ns … .html?_r=1


#256

TRANSCRIPT: Another NSA Whistleblower, Russell Tice - Liu Wei -> whowhatwhy.com/2014/01/16/transc … sell-tice/

RTs Abby Martin is becoming persona non-grata on wikipedia-> youtube.com/watch?v=c_50wRWuoT8


#257

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep -> theguardian.com/world/2014/j … obal-sweep

Spying plunges U.S.-German ties lower than Iraq war: Merkel ally -> reuters.com/article/2014/01/ … TX20140116

America’s Spies Want Edward Snowden Dead -> buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/am … owden-dead


#258

Vodafone asks to reveal phone tap data requests - Louise McBride and Nick Webb -> independent.ie/business/voda … 28630.html

This could lead to panic in GHQ…if the DoJ allowed the request.

Intelligence agencies have access to all private travel data - -> google translate]


#259

We keep hearing reports about how pissed off Merkel is with the USA.
Yet they still do not offer Snowden safe residence.

Something’s not adding up.


#260

They probably want to get their gold back.


#261

Thinking of organising a protest via twitter? What are all those unemployed youth going to do?

British Police Arrest Protesters Before Protest -> thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/0 … blogs&_r=0
April 13, 2009

Schoolboy warned by police over picket plan at David Cameron’s office -> theguardian.com/uk/2010/dec/ … ice-picket

New York man accused of using Twitter to direct protesters during G20 summit -> theguardian.com/world/2009/o … ter-g20-us
Sunday 4 October 2009


#262

The Blackberry network was better for that sort of thing.


#263

If you’re up to no good on the Darknet don’t use Tormail.


#264

Revealed: the day Guardian destroyed Snowden hard drives under watchful eye of GCHQ – video -> theguardian.com/world/video/ … ment-video


#265

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo release US surveillance requests - -> theguardian.com/world/2014/f … e-requests


#266

New Snowden Documents Show that Governments Are “Attempting To Control, Infiltrate, Manipulate, and Warp Online Discourse” - -> washingtonsblog.com/2014/02/ … gency.html


#267

There are so many aspects. Government infiltration and manipulation of private communications is only one small aspect imho.

The aspect that most interests me is the shaping of the entire communication channel to a particular purpose. - In this regard, Google is the behemoth.

Basically, they have turned (and are turning) the entire channel into an evolution of the newspaper business.

They foster the creation of “content” in their own manner (E.g. Look where they are going with organic search prescriptions)… The reason for that is to pin as many eyeballs as possible to the medium so that they can put paid advertisements in front of them.

Simples. No more.

(Now, I’m not sure where their other businesses like robotics fit into that at the moment. But I have no doubt it fits.)

… And the implications in terms of “control” are truly alarming. - It is human tendencies and habits of thinking, discourse, articulation, and other mental activities (that lead to the human concepts and by extension the cultural and social artifacts that determine how we live out our social existence and personal lives) that are being controlled in this manner.

Do no evil my arse. In fact similar mantras have always lain under the worst and most “evil” works of the human race.


#268

Indeed…the following quote springs to mind…

Uttered by Mr Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud and creator of the Public Relations industry…


#269

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#270

I am not sure that people use google in the way you think to seek out information. The internet increasingly intensifies groupthink and ideological identities eg. alternet.org vs frontpagemag.com,this is where people get the analysis and opinion that forms their world view not google. Curated content is the future of the internet not search engines. How people end up in the particular ideological bubbles they do goes way beyond search engine results.

EDIT: here is an example:
scoop.it/t/arguments-for-basic-income