Tag Archives: Facebook

On the Media: Facebook Censorship, “You Are the Product,” and the Global Internet and Copyright Directive

THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE IS SET TO RESHAPE THE INTERNET GLOBALLY

Big Tech’s Dangerous Crackdown on Social Media, by Max Blumenthal and Abby Martin

A discussion of the establishment’s efforts to censor and control independent voices including Venezuela analysis and TeleSUR English.

Facebook codifies its censorship regime

The technology giants, unbeknownst to their users, are blocking “alternative” news sources and promoting “trusted” news outlets…

Facebook is a tyranny – and our government isn’t built to stop it

The greatest tyranny yet would be the merging of corporate monopoly and governmental power to create the most invasive surveillance state in history.

Facebook’s ‘Secret’ File on You Is Bigger Than You Think — Here’s How to View It

Whigham urges people to download their file so they can see the extent to which their privacy is being violated by what he calls “surveillance capitalism.”

UK Column News | Syria, Facebook British Style (Video)

UK perspectrives on the US and Sytia, chemical weapons, Facebook and phychologiccal warfare through social media

Glenn Greenwald Calls Out Facebook for Working With Israeli Government on Censorship Plan

Facebook officials, Greenwald revealed, have laid out plans with the Israeli government on how to block material that they feel “incites violence.” This news comes at a time when the Israeli government is pushing legislation that would censor social media content from platforms its members consider disagreeable.

Henry Giroux: Selfie Culture at the Intersection of the Corporate and the Surveillance States

Giroux: The critique of the flight from privacy fails to address how the growth of the surveillance state and its appropriation of all spheres of private life are connected to the rise of the punishing state, the militarization of American society, secret prisons, state-sanctioned torture, a growing culture of violence, the criminalization of social problems, the depoliticization of public memory, and one of the largest prison systems in the world, all of which “are only the most concrete, condensed manifestations of a diffuse security regime in which we are all interned and enlisted.”

Snowden: iPhones Have Secret Spyware That Lets Govt’s Monitor Unsuspecting Users

The NSA whistleblower’s lawyer says the secret software can be remotely activated to watch the user. By Andrew Griffin / The Independent   Alternet.org   January 21, 2015 The iPhone has secret spyware that lets governments watch users without their knowledge, according to Edward Snowden. The NSA whistleblower doesn’t use a phone because of the secret software, […]

David Swanson: Everything Wrong With Liberalism in One Image Found on FaceBook

 Moving away from militarism requires identifing with humanity, not a nation. “We” must begin to mean humanity.  By David Swanson (about the author)  OpEdNews.com  October 21, 2014 (image by http://warisacrime.org) Here’s a fairly typical image of a sort that constantly clogs up my FaceBook page. I take it to be the full and open expression of […]

Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

ALECexposed, a project of CMD:  Microsoft has left ALEC, but big technology companies Google, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo reportedly still fund and remain engaged with ALEC. A number of energy companies have also left ALEC at the request of Greenpeace. Posted by REBEKAH WILCE  PRWatch.org  August 21, 2014 Microsoft, the $86.8 billion-a-year technology company, is no […]

de Boer, The Dish: Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script

“Suppose you’re a young college student inclined towards liberal or left-wing ideas. And suppose, like a lot of such college students, you enjoy Stephen Colbert and find him a political inspiration. Now imagine that, during the #CancelColbert fiasco, you defended Colbert on Twitter. If your defense was noticed by the people who police that forum, […]

Bruce Dixon: Top 10 Reasons Why Corporate Social Media is Not Your Friend, and Dark Social Media Is

With a billion users, Facebook is far and away the largest player in the world of corporate social media, so all these criticisms apply to Facebook.  But many also apply to Twitter, Pinterest and their little brothers as well.  Bruce A. Dixon  BAR.com   June 17, 2014 by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon For […]

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft reveal how many accounts are snooped by gov’t

A little more detail on government’s 0-999 info grabs from big tech companies. by Joe Mullin  arstechnica.com  Feb 3 2014 Tada! Several major tech companies finally pulled some NSA statistics from their collective hats.  Flickr user: Jenn and Tony Bot NSA LEAKS New Snowden docs show Canadian spies tracked thousands of travelers How to stop the […]

Evergreene Digest: Jim Hightower | The Absurdly Dangerous Militarization of America’s Police

Police departments across the U.S. have a growing collection of toys used by the army. Are the good people of Bastrop facing some imminent terrorist threat that warrants military equipment? Swat-Team Nation Jim Hightower, Other Words <http://otherwords.org&gt; Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from […]

Upworthy: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

Published on Dec 3, 2013   Upworthy.com    There was a lot to celebrate this year for women in the media. But some things aren’t changing fast enough… Join the campaign: http://bit.ly/ChangeMedia  Miss Representation Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times.wordpress.com. Rise Up Times is also on FACEBOOK! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

TED Talks: What FACEBOOK And GOOGLE Are Hiding From The World

 Andre Gross Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times.wordpress.com. Rise Up Times is also on FACEBOOK! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.  Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.

Rebecca Solnit> Welcome to the (Don’t Be) Evil Empire: Google Eats the World

So we know what you may not yet: they are not your friends and their vision is not your vision, but your data is their data, and your communications are in their hands, and they seem to be rising to become an arm of or a part-owner of the government or a law unto themselves, […]

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface By B&B blog team – Thu, 2012-11-22 15:33- Boxes & Briefs  english.al-akhbar.com   Thanks for the Iron Dome, Darkie. You probably thought ‘dome’ meant mosque, Hussein Obama. Lol. For all its high-tech industries and self-promotion as a western-style democracy, Israeli public officials apparently still enjoy forms of entertainment […]

Glenn Greenwald> Surveillance State democracy

Surveillance State democracy As the FBI seeks full access to all forms of Internet communication, it is not voters who need to be convinced. BY GLENN GREENWALD    SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 06:37 AM CDT     salon.com President Barack Obama at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., on, Friday.(Credit: AP) CNET‘s excellent technology reporter, Declan McCullagh, reports on ongoing […]