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Orwell warned us about this

Close to home: Neil Coppen’s adaptation of Animal Farm, which was staged last year, featured an all-female cast Picture: Leon Sadiki<p>Njabulo Ndebele<p>A …

Chris Hedges- Inverted Totalitarianism

This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity

Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions.<p>Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you …

Machine Learning

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to put it through its paces, chances are you just clicked "I agree" to all those screens of legal mumbo jumbo that came up during the setup process.<p>Did you know one of …

Amazon Fire TV

Deep State's Message: Prepare For Totalitarianism - SoT 141

Are We In The Beginnings Of Totalitarianism?

Totalitarianism and its Effects on Society (George Orwell 1984)

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide

These days, everyone on the internet already knows if you're a dog. Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even …

Cao

Here's why the former head of the CIA says Obama never tapped Trump's phones

Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, says that President Obama never could have tapped Trump's phones and explains the reason why. Following is a transcript of this video.<p><i>It didn't happen. It couldn't happen. What he</i> …

EFF to Court: Forcing Someone to Unlock and Decrypt Their Phone Violates the Constitution

The police cannot force you to tell them the passcode for your phone. Forcing you to turn over or type in your passcode violates the Fifth Amendment …

FBI Drops All Charges in Child Porn Case to Keep Sketchy Spying Methods Secret

Federal prosecutors have dropped all charges against a Washington man who allegedly downloaded explicit photos of minors from Playpen, a popular …

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> …

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

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

Julian Assange 'happy' about the rise of fake news

Confusion helps his brand of high-minded doxxing.<p>Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taking time out from hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to sing the praises of fake news. He appeared via satellite at a Q&A in Sydney, Australia this weekend, where he defended his organization and painted …

How Do We Fight Back Against Trump and His Fake News, Fake Media Propaganda?

During a recent CNN segment with Don Lemon, panelist Karine Jean-Pierre pointed out that Donald Trump is continuing to profit off his business while …

Propaganda in the Digital Age - Mind Control on a Massive Scale

- Advertisement -<p>"World War III will be a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation." - Marshall …

Digital Age

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former …

Protect your phone from secret spyware

The smartphone has become one of the most important tools in millions of Americans’ lives. It tracks your movements, displays emails and text messages, and notifies you of every birthday and appointment. Every second, information floods your smartphone. Unless you switch them off, your apps work …

10 Creepy Ways the Government Is Spying On You Right Now

Russian government hackers have been spying on private Democratic emails for about a year

The hackers were expelled from the systems over the weekend, according to The Washington Post, which broke the story. Before they were removed, the hackers downloaded the entire database of opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the organization's internal …

Orwell Was Right – Kellyanne Conway and “Alternative Facts” - The Ring Of Fire

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Big Brother is Watching; Thoughtcrime is Illegal.

This Tool Will Crack and Extract Data from Any iPhone 6

Cellebrite– the Israeli firm believed to have assisted the FBI with unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter– has announced that its …

Surveillance state? More than half of councils give body cameras to staff

More than half of UK councils have given body-worn cameras to their officials to snoop on minor offences such as littering, bad parking and …