Like many millennials, I feel a societal expectation that I’m bound to eagerly accept just about any groundbreaking thing remotely resembling a new technological convenience: apps to help me focus, trackers to help me get more fit, an Amazon Alexa blinking in my living room, recording my every word. However, technologists like Ray Kurzweil are […]
YouTube users who click links Aceloewgold.com content are now, in some cases, met with a message discouraging them from visiting the site on the basis of it being “unsafe.” The message, seen below, implies that attempting to read an article on Aceloewgold could result in “malware, phishing attempts, or disturbing content” being delivered to your […]
Demetri Kofinas of Hidden Forces has been recently leading the charge in reporting on what may be one of the biggest technological breakthroughs of our time. Much of the tech and finance worlds have naturally become entranced by blockchain technology. Investors are making lots of money, and engineers are getting carried away by the sexiness […]
by Carla at The Right Side of Truth Censorship is a first step towards a totalitarian dystopia and the total reign of ignorance. No matter how good intentions might be, Americans, and everyone else around the world, must remain vigilant to the ever-more concerted efforts to censor information and ideas, regardless of how disagreeable they […]
Mainstream Press on Wikileaks’ Vault 7: “Nothing to See Here.” Meanwhile, Big Data Leveraged to Create Deep State AI God
The formation of a Deep State-controlled digital surveillance God would be the ultimate, most apocalyptic form of dictatorship. And with ubiquitous digital devices, data-gathering services, and the Internet of Things collecting seemingly mundane information 24/7, we’re opting in to deliver the raw material needed to create it.
With WikiLeaks unnleashing the long-awaited and mysterious “Vault 7” this morning, sleuths both amateur and professional across the globe have begun to dive in and sift through its contents. The Vault 7 release is allegedly the largest trove of documents on CIA activities ever leaked, and focuses on the CIA’s global hacking division, revealing a sort of second NSA within the CIA itself.
Reports came out earlier this month about a destructive “Trojan Horse” malware program that has infected critical U.S. software infrastructure capable of penetrating power plants, electrical grids, water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines, etc. Although there has been no attempt yet to “activate” the trojan horse since 2011, this malware sits ready to wreak havoc […]
Risk to Avoid: Mobile Wallets While the mobile wallets and Near Field Communication (NFC) businesses are currently the primary growth drivers of the $90 billion mobile payments industry, it is best that PayPal let Google, Apple, Amazon, and roughly 170 other smaller companies battle it out in an overly competitive space where margin compression will […]
May 27, 2014 Public Policy Report on Bitcoin (BTC). As Amagi Metals correctly notes, FATCA is in a footnote, but requires more attention. “In essense, it’s a regulation that creates barriers to entry (international trade and money management). Regulations like this and other regulations issued by the IRS/FinCen/FBI/DOJ/etc just make the cost of doing business […]
-Mayor Bloomberg ‘s response to “Big Brother” concerns?: “Get used to it.” The Drone Future is inevitable, Bloomberg says -“People are working” on facial recognition software -NYC already has “all-seeing” surveillance system -Bloomberg equates surveillance cameras on street corners to patrolling drones: “What’s the difference if a drone is up in the air or on […]
The Air Force is testing new micro-drones from General Dynamics that are the size of bugs and can watch, listen to and kill their targets. One method of deployment: Swarms of them released from the bowels a passing plane, like some Hive-Mother of The Surveillance Creature giving birth to a thin black cloud of tiny […]
With PBS’ ominously-titled “Rise of the Drones” special on NOVA, it seems like a good time to talk about what kind of bizarro oppression tech the bright minds at DARPA have been funding lately. DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is the research and development arm of the US military. They’ve done some great […]
An article in CNN yesterday carries this headline: Cyborg anthropologist: We can all be superhuman. The definition of being “superhuman,” according to the author – a “Cyborg Anthropologist” – is inextricably tied to dependence on tech. Tech, she says, makes us all superhuman. However, she then goes on to describe a world of human cyborgs […]
With the proposal to open a “Center for Study of Existential Risk” at Cambridge University, news media are reporting on the possibility that humans may someday produce machines capable of acting on their own and ultimately seeing humanity as a resource threat or, at the very least least, a nuisance. This kind of “science fiction” […]
We all know the power of tech for changing the world, and there’s no doubt that it can provide incredible tools for activists, organizers, and other enemies of authoritarian oppression. Videos of government crackdowns, police brutality and other injustices can go viral and spread like wildfire, Twitter users can give live updates of protests and […]