Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes a photo op in the outback with massive anthropogenic fire victims by Violet Blue edited by O Society Jan 19, 2020 Kaylen Ward's Twitter fundraiser for the Australian bushfire relief ended. The Los Angeles-based model says she raised $1 million (by comparison Jeff Bezos donated $690,000). At the start of Ms. … Continue reading Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’

War Profiteering is a Thing

by Sarah Anderson edited by O Society Jan 19, 2020 The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million people could die if the current tensions lead to a full-blown war. Millions more would become refugees across the Middle East, while working families across the U.S. would bear the brunt of … Continue reading War Profiteering is a Thing

American Feudalism

"Petty quarrels with neighbours, films, football, beer, and above all, gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult. A few agents of the Thought Police moved always among them, spreading false rumours and marking down and eliminating the few individuals who were judged capable of becoming dangerous; … Continue reading American Feudalism

Noam Chomsky (2): On the Lesser of Two Evils

Robert Scheer interviews Noam Chomsky (part 2) edited by O Society Jan 18, 2020 Robert Scheer:  They all started out as kind of sympathetic to some notion of Zionism. And a lot of it informed by the Holocaust, the tragedy that had occurred for Jews, and the feeling maybe there could not be assimilation, or … Continue reading Noam Chomsky (2): On the Lesser of Two Evils

The Power of I Am Not

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We hold this Truth to be self evident: Donald Trump is a confidence man. by O Society Jan 17, 2020 Cons work on people who want to believe due to their own issues with greed, fear, resentment and so on. Trump's specific con appeals to the people who subscribe to the conservative moral hierarchy. I … Continue reading The Power of I Am Not

How the CIA Made Google (part 3)

Why Google Made the NSA by Nafeez Ahmed edited by O Society Jan 18, 2020 Enron and Pentagon war planning In February 2001, when Enron executives including Kenneth Lay began participating concertedly in the Cheney Energy Task Force, a classified National Security Council document instructed NSC staffers to work with the task force in “melding” previously separate … Continue reading How the CIA Made Google (part 3)

How the CIA Made Google (part 2)

by Nafeez Ahmed edited by O Society Jan 17, 2020 Google captures the Pentagon In 2003, Google began customizing its search engine under special contract with the CIA for its Intelink Management Office, “overseeing top-secret, secret and sensitive but unclassified intranets for CIA and other IC agencies,” according to Homeland Security Today. That year, CIA … Continue reading How the CIA Made Google (part 2)