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Commercial Surveillance State

“Manipulation campaigns can plug into the commercial surveillance infrastructure and draw on lessons of behavioral science. They can use testing to refine strategies that take account of the personal traits of targets and identify interventions that may be most potent.

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Dataist Reformation Revisited: Technocratic Tyranny or Digital Deliverance?

A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece in response to David Runciman’s review of Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus. In it, I argued that Runciman was manufacturing paranoia about the so-called “dataists” of Silicon Valley in order to advance the standard progressive narrative that is The Guardian’s raison d’être. 1,380 more words

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The Internet, The Philosopher's Stone, and the Surveillance State.

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As I have oft reflected here, the emergence of modern technology seems to fulfill the hopes of ancient magicians. One of the goals of alchemists was the obtain the philosopher’s stone, which would provide various types of magical power. 167 more words


Podcast: From The Deep State With Love

From the surveillance state to the deep state, you might not take an interest in the state but the state takes an interest in you. Returning guest Josh Withrow from Free the People and Conservative Review joins the program to discuss some shocking updates. 102 more words


Privacy a fundamental right: India won't be surveillance state now

Legal experts have rightly described the Supreme Court verdict in the privacy case as a watershed movement. The SC on Thursday declared Right to Privacy to be a fundamental right.

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Vicky Nanjappa


I’m sure we all recall the unique interpretation of the Joint Enterprise law as practiced by teachers back in the day. One pupil has broken one of the school rules, but won’t confess to it, despite Sir or Miss’s entreaties for him or her to come forward. 1,020 more words