Category Archives: Big Brother

Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

Reuters | January 20, 2015

By Alexei Oreskovic

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on “hoaxes” and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network.

FBI’s “Suicide Letter” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance

EFF.org | January 20, 2014

The anonymous letter was the result of the FBI’s comprehensive surveillance and harassment strategy against Dr. King, which included bugging his hotel rooms, photographic surveillance, and physical observation of King’s movements by FBI agents. The agency also attempted to break up his marriage by sending selectively edited “personal moments he shared with friends and women” to his wife.

DEA secretly tracked Americans’ calls for over a decade, document reveals

Washington Times | January 17, 2015

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A new document reveals that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly kept track of Americans’ calls to foreign countries for more than a decade to track drug trafficking and other criminal activities.

1975 Video: CIA Admits to Congress the Agency Uses Mainstream Media to Distribute Disinfo

Truth Stream Media | January 14, 2015

By Melissa Melton

It has been verified by a source who claims she was there that then-CIA Director William Casey did in fact say the controversial and often-disputed line “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false,” reportedly in 1981.

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

MIT Technology Review | November 6, 2014

By Antonio Regalado

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch. Have genomes? Store them with us.

Facebook data requests from world governments climb by 24pc

Silicon Republic | November 5, 2014

Social network Facebook’s second report charting data requests from world governments has shown that across the board, requests have increased by 24pc, with requests from Ireland also having increased.

I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on — and you’d be, too

Salon | October 30, 2014

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From facial recognition to personal data collection, this thing is downright scary — and so are the implications