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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, More

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 More

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, 2014Microsoft, the $86.8 billion-a-year technology company, is no longer a More

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, More

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 More

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