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'The Circle' trades complex plot for atmospheric chills

7/10 The Circle could have been better in several ways, but mostly gets where it wants to go.

The movie follows Mae Holland (Emma Watson), a recent college graduate who is hired by The Circle, an Orwellian vision of Facebook and Google. 713 more words

Entropy

Dark Mirror

Title:                      Dark Mirror

Author:                 Barton Gellman

Gellman, Barton (2016). Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State. New York: Penguin Group

OCLC:    929055996… 173 more words

NSA

IS THIS RICK'S REVENGE ON THE MI'KMAQ?? ANALYZING THE ANALYZERS 'ENSURING PUBLIC SAFETY'

*** IS THIS RICK’S REVENGE ON THE MI’KMAQ?? ANALYZING THE ANALYZERS ‘ENSURING PUBLIC SAFETY’ ***

Published November 19, 2016
Revised April 9, 2017

You will hear law enforcement from coast to coast using rhetoric like “ensuring public safety”. 3,493 more words

THE RISE OF THE CYBERMEN (AND WOMEN)

‘The Simpsons’ has always had an uncanny knack of predicting the near-future, usually doing so by making deliberately ridiculous predictions that few could imagine actually coming to pass. 799 more words

News

And so it begins...

Here you go.

For the record, my day job is (was!, it’s finished!), designing a service that actually gives people control over their data. Do you want a future where you are the master of your well intentioned destiny, or at the whim of a cold remote entity run by a profit algorithm or worse? 50 more words

Mike Pence is suddenly worried about that expansive surveillance state he helped create

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MIC: Navigating Trump’s America

In a Wednesday night interview with Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence told the network “the American people have a right to know if there was surveillance of any private citizen in this country.” What he did not mention, of course, is that the American people currently do not have that right thanks, in part, to one Mike Pence. 542 more words

U.S. Politics

The US Surveillance State - LewRockwell

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/04/no_author/us-surveillance-state/

Let us return to the point of sale.  It isn’t simply for “inventory.”  The main reason these corporations claim to store your demographics is for “marketing purposes,” but all of them are (at a minimum) “back-doored” by the NSA and other agencies who are scanning your information.  35 more words