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Individualism Vs Sacrificial Collectivism

<b>Free, competitive markets have been the engine for both freedom and prosperity. In addition, free market capitalism is morally based on the principle</b> …

Donald Trump’s coming police state: We have a president who wants unlimited power and won’t respect the rule of law

<b>(Getty/Andrew Harrer)</b><p>He wasn’t kidding about being the “law and order” president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>February 8, 2017 1:07pm (UTC)<p>It would appear that some of the folks who were hoping that Donald Trump was actually an isolationist "jobs" president, …

Yes, the NSA Can Spy on Every US Citizen

We've learned from investigations that the NSA and FBI have direct access to the servers of numerous tech-industry giants including Google, Facebook, and Apple through the use of PRISM—a program that enables intelligence analysts to intercept any form...<p>NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.</i> …

Hacker group files criminal complaint against German government surveillance

After recent NSA leaks, the German is now facing a new threat on the legal front. The German hacker group Chaos Computer Club has joined forces with the International League for Human Rights to file a criminal complaint against the government, based on recent revelations of mass electronic …

UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue (update)

The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy concerns. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that extensive patient information from its HES (hospital episode …

Mexico: Crisis of Enforced Disappearances

(Mexico City) – Mexico’s security forces have participated in widespread enforced disappearances, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. …

Republicans Starting to Think the NSA Has Too Much Surveillance Power

Republicans have long supported the sweeping surveillance capabilities of the NSA and have insisted they’re vitally important to national security. …

WikiLeaks says the CIA can use your TV to spy on you. But there's good news | Trevor Timm

If these documents are genuine, then they prove that encryption still offers broad protection. That’s one reason to download Signal and similar apps now<p>The latest release from WikiLeaks detailing how the CIA has allegedly stockpiled a plethora of tools to hack a variety of everyday devices – from …

Televisions

Comey: 'There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America'

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey warned Wednesday that Americans should not have expectations of "absolute privacy," adding that he planned to finish his term leading the FBI.<p>"There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America; there is no place outside of judicial reach," Comey said at a Boston …

Donald Trump

The FBI Admits It Uses Fake Cell Phone Towers to Track You

FBI use of Stingrays is an open secret, but the agency's director has finally spoken about it on the record.<p>Any given time, on any given day, law enforcement could be scooping up your location data using a fake cell phone tower, and you would probably never know about it. In a just-surfaced video …

Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age

With news sources splintering and falsehoods spreading widely online, can anything be done? Richard Gray takes an in-depth look at how we got here – and hears from the researchers and innovators seeking to save the truth.<p>Who was the first black president of America? It’s a fairly simple question …

Journalism

CNN is Sean Spicer's enemy except for when it's reporting good things about Trump

News is fake until it's good and then it's real and we will talk about it.<p>Cool?<p>You may know that the current White House administration is no fan of …

Top source: Trump believes North Korea is greatest threat

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump believes the "greatest immediate threat" to the US is North Korea and its nuclear program, a senior administration official told reporters.<p>Trump has already called on China to take action to rein in North Korea, over which China has considerable influence …

Information In North Korea: Kim Jong Un's Government Cracks Down On Media, Cellphones, Internet

In an already tightly censored society, the North Korean government has developed increasingly advanced ways to stop information from spreading among …

As North Koreans use phones, state finds new ways to censor

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Koreans have gained unprecedented connectedness with greater access to media and devices like cellphones over Kim Jong Un's …

Forget '1984' -- Today, Orwell's Essays Matter More

<b>Forget ‘1984’ — Today, Orwell’s Essays Matter More</b><p>You’ll get more from “Why I Write” than from ‘Animal Farm.’<p>To the surprise of absolutely no one, …

Fact or fiction: Are we living in an Orwellian era?

<i>Tim Conley is a professor of English Language and Literature at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.</i><p>What's the difference between fiction and a lie?<p>As the world watches "truthiness" being supplanted by "alternative facts," George Orwell's novel <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, first published almost 70 …

Movie theaters plot 1984 screenings in nationwide Trump protest

George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> has never fully faded from the popular consciousness, so the protracted spike it’s seen in sales over the last couple of …

Alternative Facts

Please stop comparing Trump’s presidency to Orwell’s ‘1984’

Here’s a simple test for detecting whether you are living in George Orwell’s “1984.” If you feel free to tell everyone you’re living in “1984,” you …

The Real Reason Dystopian Fiction Is Roaring Back

From the "everything old is new again" files: Bygone dystopian fiction is officially back in vogue. As reported last month, Penguin Random House has …

What George Orwell would have made of Donald Trump | Financial Times

The Munich Security Conference used to be the place where western leaders talked about bad and dangerous things happening elsewhere in the world. …

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WATCH: Michael Moore says President Trump’s speech ushered in a “new chapter” of George Orwell’s “1984”

<b>(MSNBC)</b><p>The director called the president a “narcissist” but also said that Trump “always knows what he’s doing”<p>Taylor Link<p>March 1, 2017 1:26pm (UTC)<p>Director and activist Michael Moore joined MSNBC's Chris Matthews Tuesday night to react to President Donald Trump's address to Congress. Moore found …

Keeping eyes on NYPD surveillance: Time for the City Council to increase scrutiny of Stingrays and other technology

New York City styles itself as a vibrant, 21st century city, home to the most diverse population on Earth. It is a modern city, an open city and a …

Abby Martin Exposes The Fake News About Russia

After she was named as a reason Hillary Clinton lost the election, the Free Thought Project interviewed Abby Martin to set the record</b> …

Asio given access to journalists’ phone and web records

Australia’s attorney general, George Brandis, appears to have granted the country’s domestic spy agency access to journalists’ metadata in a small number of cases, the agency’s head has revealed.<p>Duncan Lewis, the director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Agency (Asio), confirmed in …

NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree

US Cyber Command boss lays out plans for next decadeNSA and US Cyber Command boss Mike Rogers has revealed the future direction of his two agencies – …

Special Forces

Five myths about George Orwell

By Gordon Bowker<p><i>Gordon Bowker is the author of "George Orwell," a biography of the writer, and has written articles for the the Daily Beast, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.</i><p>With “alternative facts” airing on the evening news and ominous warnings of “American carnage” issuing from the White …