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The Facebook Dilemma
The promise of Facebook was to create a more open and connected world. But from the company’s failure to protect millions of users’ data, to the proliferation of “fake news” and disinformation, mounting crises have raised the question: Is Facebook more harmful than helpful? On Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. This major, two-night event investigates a series of warnings to Facebook as the company grew from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room to a global empire. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.
events  facebook  politics  privacy 
11 weeks ago by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Aral Balkan — Encouraging individual sovereignty and a healthy commons
Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto outlines his vision for a centralised global colony ruled by the Silicon Valley oligarchy. I say we must do the exact opposite and create a world with individual sovereignty and a healthy commons.
politics  internet  facebook  culture 
march 2017 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Chatham House Rule | Chatham House
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
anonymity  collaboration  politics  community 
january 2017 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
PolitEcho shows you the political biases of your Facebook friends and news feed. The app assigns each of your friends a score based on our prediction of their political leanings then displays a graph of your friend list. Then it calculates the political bias in the content of your news feed and compares it with the bias of your friends list to highlight possible differences between the two.
facebook  politics 
december 2016 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Democratic Confederalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Democratic Confederalism, according to Abdullah Öcalan, is a political system that "is open towards other political groups and factions. It is flexible, multi-cultural, anti-monopolistic, and consensus-oriented."[1]
politics  theory  marxism 
august 2015 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Apple hired lobbying firm in February
The LA Times says Apple has slowly begun hiring more lobbyists in Washington, D.C. to protect its interests as it has grown from a niche player to one of the tech sector's biggest powerhouses. Apple has traditionally placed little reliance on lobbyists, but in February of this year, Apple contracted the services of the high-powered Washington lobbying firm of Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock.

The move comes as Apple has grown from a company worth $2.5 billion in 2003 to a behemoth with $300 billion in market capitalization, and from $37.5 billion in sales in FY2008 to $65.2 billion in FY2010. Accordingly, the company has tripled its lobbying expenses in that time to $1.6 million. The move for more pull in Washington comes as Apple is increasingly coming under the microscope of antitrust issues, primarily regarding the iTunes Music Store, the App Store, and the iBooks Store. [Apple's lobbying expenditures are quite small in comparison to US cell carrier partners AT&T and Verizon; each telco spent more than $15 million on lobbying in 2010. The highest lobbying bill for an individual corporation belonged to Pacific Gas & Electric last year, which spent more than $45 million. -Ed.]

Last year a clause in Apple's iOS SDK spurred an an antitrust investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over anticompetitive measures regarding the banning of the porting of software originally written for Adobe's Flash, Sun's Java or Microsoft's Silverlight/Mono to the iPhone OS. Also just last month Steve Jobs was ordered to give a deposition relating to monopolistic behavior over the iPod and the iTunes Store back in 2004.

Besides Apple, Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock represents other powerful companies, including the NFL Players Association, BP America, UnitedHealth Group, and the Recording Industry Association of America.
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antitrust  Legal  lobby  lobbyists  politics  washington  from google
april 2011 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
US elections: Democrats ask court to defend right to vote | World news | The Guardian
"We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren't voting from those addresses," the official, James Carabelli, told the Michigan Messenger.
Michigan  voting  2008  election2008  election  corruption  fraud  us  obama  politics 
september 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Gene Expression: Barack Obama on <i>The Bell Curve</i>
last paragraph ^_^ 1994 HIGHLIGHT: Commentator Barack Obama finds that Charles Murray, author of the controversial "The Bell Curve," demonstrates not scientific expertise but spurious political motivation in his conclusions about race and IQ.
politics  science  obama  intelligence 
september 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
AC Grayling: Safe in our cages | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
In the Queen's speech this autumn Gordon Brown's government will announce a scheme to institute a database of every telephone call, email, and act of online usage by every resident of the UK. It will propose that this information will be gathered, stored, and "made accessible" to the security and law enforcement agencies, local councils, and "other public bodies".
politics  uk  read_later  freedom  1984  WTF  police_state  fascism  privacy 
august 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Toward a Type 1 civilization - Los Angeles Times
subtext of sociopolitical implications Kardashev scale; does capitalism require perpetual growth?
futurism  Kardashev  singularity  history  sustainability  theory  politics  free_trade  economics  science  technology 
Too Weird for The Wire - Kevin Carey
"How black Baltimore drug dealers are using white supremacist legal theories to confound the Feds."
law  baltimore  crime  history  politics  conspiracy  legal 
A Mind Forever Voyaging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AMFV was not a conventional Infocom adventure, having only a single puzzle near the end of the game.
games  interactive_fiction  nostalgia  politics  technology 
Obama's Touch of Class - WSJ.com
"Elitism" is thus a crime not of society's actual elite, but of its intellectuals.
Politics  thomasfrank  obama  economics  media  class  barackobama  2008  election  usa  america  guns  religion  wsj 
april 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Lost world: the last days of feudal Sark - This Britain, UK - The Independent
It's the last outpost of feudalism in the Western world - a tiny island in the English Channel where an elderly 'Seigneur' rules the inhabitants from his 17th-century manor house.
feudal  feudalism  channel  uk  law  politics  island  sark 
april 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Reframing the constitutional debate over gun control. - By Akhil Reed Amar - Slate Magazine
To think straight about gun control and the Constitution, we need to move past the Second Amendment and pay more heed to the Ninth and 14th Amendments.
law  politics  Guns  philosophy  usa  america  constitution 
april 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
God Hates Obama
omg westboro baptist has gone too far!!!
politics  religion  wtf  election2008  obama  god 
march 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Bloomberg's allegation - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg yesterday alleged "fraud" in the unofficial count of New York City's votes, which left Obama with zero votes in 80 election districts.
bloomberg  election2008  obama  nyc  ny  hillary_clinton  fraud  dirty_tricks  democrat  politics 
february 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Obama's Political Origins [Lisa Schiffren] - The Corner on National Review Online
UH "And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually
racism  antisemitism  THAT&#039;S_RACIST  nro  lol  obama  election2008  usa  race  class  politics 
february 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Water war between the states is for real | ajc.com
"If you try to come into my state and steal my water you will pay dearly. This is Tennessee, not South Carolina, Alabama, or Florida. We will react in a manner that will send chills down every Georgian's spine."
tennessee  georgia  atlanta  america  water  politics  sprawl  wtf 
february 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Barack Obama - Conservapedia
Despite a lack of military, executive or foreign policy experience,[1] he is currently a liberal favorite for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 election. He has no clear personal achievement that cannot be explained
Conservapedia  obama  politics  election2008  america  lol 
february 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Rigorous Intuition (v. 2.0)
The image of HRC and Bald Watermelon Britney at the top of this "gonzo conspiracy blog" is soooo rad!
alternative  conspiracy  Politics  blog  news  Blogs  Occult  magick  scientology  rant  subgenius  weekly  weird  theory  strange  paranoia  interesting  culture  history  future  crowley  creepy  crazy  collage  chaos  art 
january 2008 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
The style of a liberal often includes these characteristics:
"using hyperbole instead of fact-based logic in an attempt to tug at people's emotions rather than appealing to their sense of reason."
ilx  lol  wtf  politics  poll  zing  and_what 
november 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
WDBJ7 Roanoke News and Weather NRV Lynchburg Danville | GOP will demand 'oath' of February primary voters
The State Board of Elections on Monday approved a state Republican Party request to require all who apply for a GOP primary ballot first vow in writing that they'll vote for the party's presidential nominee next fall.
oath  WTF  voting  politics  election2008  virgina 
november 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
WorldNetDaily: Letter from a future prisoner
I'm writing this letter from prison, where I've been since the beginning of 2010. Since Hillary was elected in '08, Christian persecution in America has gotten even worse than we predicted.
politics  stupid  fundies  christian  funny  insane  election2008  hillary_clinton  usa  dumb 
november 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Chapter 5: War as Righteous Rape and Purification
What sort of strange emotional disorder is it that war cleanses, liberates and saves people from? And how can killing, raping and torturing people be acts that purify and restore hope in life?
80s  america  childhood  israel  politics  research  society  starwars 
september 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
How Dare You - TIME
When we try to untangle this web of accusation and innuendo, Giuliani appears to be suggesting that it is unacceptable for a Senator to express skepticism about anything said by a general in uniform. If he believes that, he does not understand democracy.
politics  war  GOP  iraq  articles  news  time  election2008 
september 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
YouTube - Bush Video 10 years ago!
Bush was an articulate speaker in 1994. No gaffes, sounds like dad!
bush  fascism  politics  video  youtube 
august 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
white women in PERIL
This website hopes to serve as a tongue-in-cheek look at a media phenomenon which has redefined what qualifies as news.
humor  news  politics  race  gender  media  women 
august 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Video game lets players be immigrants - Yahoo! News
"ICED!" gamers can become a Mexican high school graduate whose family overstayed its visa, or a Haitian war veteran who faces deportation when he turns to alcohol and crime after returning from Iraq.
games  immigration  politics 
august 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
Chilefire.com: On A Tangent: What Makes A Legendary Meal?
The Napkin over the head is part of eating ortolan, and there are several reasons reported. While most claim that it allows you to fully appreciate the aroma and depth of taste of the bird, there are others who claim that it is done in symbolic shame
politics  environment  bird  food  cooking  france 
Google: An explanation of our search results
If you recently used Google to search for the word "Jew," you may have seen results that were very disturbing.
google  politics  search  religion  jewish  via:nervousxcircuits  antisemitism  article  conspiracy  humor  internet  jews  wau 
Hannity.com / Hannidate 2005
Welcome to Hannidate 2005, where you may find your perfect match through Hannity style romance. Be sure to click on each icon to see a full size picture and full description:
cache  hannity  dating  politics 
cbs5.com - Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'
A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.
homsexual  politics  military  funny  sex  news  war  gay  stupidity  government  secret_weapons_of_the_luftwaffe 
brevity.org -- ridcat
part of my motivation was to make visible some of the differences in rhetoric between the candidates in the American election. Most of these texts are carefully crafted, so the insight is not into the psyche but into their organizations' tactics.
freud  images  photo  politics  psychology  research  text  rid  visualization 
Rolling Stone : The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt
Now he would reveal what he'd always kept hidden: who killed JFK
article  articles  conspiracy  history  jfk  story  teaching  politics  cia  toread 
The Missing Protester
No one present at that protest has reported seeing him or hearing from him since he was bundled into a police van and taken away. Police now claim to have no knowledge or record of this man, or of his arrest.
blogs  person  police  politics  protest  missing  uk 
Horses Mouth > Murdoch's New York Post Rewrites Associated Press Story To Make It Way Worse For Dems
While papers are free to edit AP copy, this complete makeover is nonetheless extraordinary -- and extraordinarily revealing.
politics  blogs  interesting  journalism  media  nyc  newscorp  nypost 
april 2007 by WIZARDISHUNGRY
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