Thursday, January 9, 2014

Down the rabbit hole

Sorry for the Alex Jones-y nature of this post, but some really strange things have crossed my desk lately.

5 Unnerving Documents Showing Ties Between Greenwald, Omidyar & Booz Allen Hamilton (AlphaMinds)

Snowden Lied About China Contacts (Daily Beast)

Naomi Wolf Is a Snowden Truther (Gawker) But is she right? What if the Snowden "leak" has been planned all along to normalize mass surveillance? After all, what's really changed?

ACLU's Senior Policy Analyst Offers NSA Blackmail Conspiracy Theory (Daily Kos)

NSA statement does not deny 'spying' on members of Congress (Guardian)

We’ve Known for Some Time that the NSA Is Spying On Congress (Washington's Blog)

'Underwear bomber' was working for the CIA (Guardian) I find it interesting to note how many terrorists are later found to have links with the CIA, FBI, and so on. 

And about how those wonderful new silicon valley digital tech companies were going to"change the world', what are they changing it to?:

CIA Cloud Over Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post (IPA)
McChesney said today: “When the main shareholder in one of the very largest corporations in the world benefits from a massive contract with the CIA on the one hand, and that same billionaire owns the Washington Post on the other hand, there are serious problems. The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media. Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself.”

He added: “If some official enemy of the United States had a comparable situation — say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government — the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.”
Google Wins DARPA Challenge to Produce Terminator-Like Robot (DailyTech) and What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots? (Forbes)

Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data? (Salon) And Global Warming Reality Check (The Reality-Based Community)

Bank of America employs 20 full-time social media spies, watches anarchists and occupy protesters (PrivacySOS)

I wonder how much longer this type of information will even be on the Internet anymore. Stop the world, I want to get off!

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