Necessary to the Security of a Free State

by Angelo Guisado  edited by O Society August 13, 2019 On April 16, 2019, a video surfaced depicting a group of armed white males detaining at gunpoint a large group of purported migrants. Operating in the pitch black of night somewhere in New Mexico, these individuals kidnapped and held captive dozens of Latinx individuals, many … Continue reading Necessary to the Security of a Free State

Why Unmoderated Online Forums Always Degenerate Into Fascism

8chan is not unique: selection biases and online psychology mean all unmoderated forums will devolve by Keith Spencer edited by O Society August 10, 2019 he website 8chan, an image and message board modeled after 4chan but committed to even less moderation, is in the news again after the revelation that the El Paso shooter used … Continue reading Why Unmoderated Online Forums Always Degenerate Into Fascism

Only a Fool Would Trust Facebook With Their Financial Wellbeing

by Joseph Stiglitz edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Facebook and some of its corporate allies decided what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their disposal. The fact Facebook thinks so reveals much about what is wrong with twenty-first-century American … Continue reading Only a Fool Would Trust Facebook With Their Financial Wellbeing

Google Reads Your Gmail to Track Your Purchases and Financial Information

by Meghan Graham edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete Google saves years of information on purchases you’ve made, even outside Google, and pulls this information from Gmail. It’s complicated to delete this private information, and options to … Continue reading Google Reads Your Gmail to Track Your Purchases and Financial Information

Spooks Spooking Themselves

As the role of a well-connected group of British and U.S. intelligence agents begins to emerge, new suspicions are growing about what hand they may have had in weaving the Russia-gate story by Daniel Lazare edited by O Society July 6, 2019 With the news a Cambridge academic-cum-spy named Stefan Halper infiltrated the Trump campaign, … Continue reading Spooks Spooking Themselves

Guardian’s direct collusion with media censorship by secret services exposed

Minutes of Ministry of Defence (MoD) meetings confirm the role of Britain’s Guardian newspaper as a mouthpiece for the intelligence agencies. by Thomas Scripps WSWS edited by O Society June 25, 2019 Last week, independent journalist Matt Kennard revealed the paper’s deputy editor, Paul Johnson, was personally thanked by the Defence and Security Media Advisory … Continue reading Guardian’s direct collusion with media censorship by secret services exposed

NY Times admits it sends stories to US government for approval before publication

  The New York Times casually acknowledges it sends major scoops to the US government before publication, to make sure “national security officials” have “no concerns.” By Ben Norton Grayzone edited by O Society June 25, 2019 The New York Times publicly acknowledges it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval … Continue reading NY Times admits it sends stories to US government for approval before publication