The Panopticon Perplex – Waking up Watched and Behaviorally Modified in Surveillance Society

https://youtu.be/OMOGaugKpzs Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take Every single day Every word you say I'll be watching you. ~ The Police by James Heddle Ecological Options Network Reader Supported News Feb 8, 2019 Digital Domination Back in the 1780’s British social theorist Jeremy Bentham and his entrepreneur … Continue reading The Panopticon Perplex – Waking up Watched and Behaviorally Modified in Surveillance Society

Far from being Non-Partisan: Admission by FBI Veteran Shows Why The FBI Probably Should Not Exist

by Caitlin Johnstone Jan 21, 2019 On the 18th of November, 1964, the FBI’s appallingly corrupt boss J. Edgar Hoover denounced Martin Luther King Jr. as “the most notorious liar in the country.” A few days later, a Hoover deputy named William Sullivan wrote King a letter posing as a disillusioned follower and using powerful, manipulative … Continue reading Far from being Non-Partisan: Admission by FBI Veteran Shows Why The FBI Probably Should Not Exist

It isn’t just the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica – The Koch Brothers Own a Data Mining Company That Gives Your Personal Info to Politicians Too

The Koch Big Brothers Are Watching You https://youtu.be/ao0uFIuF_HQ Cambridge Analytica, owned by Robert Mercer, is in the news, but other companies — like the Koch Brothers’ i360 and Karl Rove’s Data Trust — are far more dangerous, says investigative reporter Greg Palast Republican Candidates are Paying a Fossil Fuels Conglomerate for Voter Data Mining by … Continue reading It isn’t just the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica – The Koch Brothers Own a Data Mining Company That Gives Your Personal Info to Politicians Too

The infantilization of Western culture

What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse? by Simon Gottschalk  Conversation If you regularly watch TV, you’ve probably seen a cartoon bear pitching you toilet paper, a gecko with a British accent selling you auto insurance and a bunny in sunglasses promoting batteries. This has always struck me as a … Continue reading The infantilization of Western culture

Surveillance fears grow as Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans (Echochamber Friday)

Welcome to Echochamber Friday, when we intentionally read stories we wouldn't usually look at so we don't become frogs in a well. Today, we hear the sheep say, "But I don't care if Taylor Swift has this facial recognition tech to keep stalkers away from her! It will get me into shows and I won't … Continue reading Surveillance fears grow as Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans (Echochamber Friday)

Privacy Settings

Today, we are watched as never before, through surreptitious governmental data collection and through corporate profiles of our desires and habits. Yet we also divulge private matters aggressively, seeking freedom through publicity. by Daniel Immerwahr Dissent Fall 2018 In August 1939, the photographer Dorothea Lange, on assignment for the government, came across a couple in West Stayton, Oregon, … Continue reading Privacy Settings

Who’s More Likely to Be Audited by the IRS: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

Gutting the IRS Who Wins When a Crucial Agency Is Defunded? If you claim the earned income tax credit, whose average recipient makes less than $20,000 a year, you’re more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making twenty times as much. How a benefit for the working poor was turned against them. by Paul … Continue reading Who’s More Likely to Be Audited by the IRS: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?