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Former Facebook exec: Facebook is 'destroying how society works'

”‘The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works,’ said Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and served as its vice president for user growth,” Kerry Flynn writes for Mashable. 368 more words


#BigData: the commercialisation of everything #Snowden condemned? #thoughtexperiment #surveillance #NSA #GCHQ #businessmodel 

Here’s an idea which has been gnawing away at me for a couple of years.

Since my Master’s dissertation on surveillance this year, and my growing familiarity with the concepts of both Big Data and Open Data (I am currently unclear if the latter’s supporters deliberately do not capitalise the term!), as well as commercial work I have recently been doing on the concepts, I have had the opportunity to wonder whether all is right in the commercialisation of data: in particular, Big Data; in particular, the philosophies underlying its harvesting and posterior processing. 378 more words

Thought Experiments

A conspiracy proven true: Snowdon blows global surveillance wide open

Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? It’s not paranoia. You are…

Edward Snowden, formerly a systems administrator for America’s National Security Agency (NSA), has been called hero, patriot, and traitor. 1,023 more words

Conspiracy Theories

"Will The Supreme Court Legalize Privacy?" TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

This morning the Supreme Court heard Carpenter v. United States, a case concerning legal protection for the privacy of location data collected by cell phone service providers. 223 more words

Don't Let It Go...Unheard

A secretive British police investigation focusing on journalists who have worked with Edward Snowden’s leaked documents is still active more than four years after it was launched, The Intercept has learned. 742 more words

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Key's 'Speargun' claims questioned

Documents obtained by NZ Herald under the Official Information Act suggest that claims made by Prime Minister John Key about the Speargun surveillance project may not have been accurate. 334 more words


British, Dutch governments spying on citizens

This 2014 video is called NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says UK surveillance law “defies belief” | Guardian Interview.

By Julian Vigo in Britain:

British and Dutch states challenged on snooping…

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