Stories by Yasha Levine

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Posted on: Mar 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Is it wise for us to hand over the contents of our private lives to private companies?

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: PandoDaily

While Google is notoriously private, one thing we do know is that the company has a nasty reputation for repeatedly making a farce of users' privacy.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: PandoDaily

The most intimate details about a person’s life, packaged and sold over and over again to anyone willing to pay.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2013, Source: PandoDaily

Google is using its popular Gmail service to build profiles on the hundreds of millions of people who use it.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013, Source: NSFWCORP

Radley Balko’s “journalism” career began as a marketer and seminar coordinator for Karl Rove’s and James O’Keefe’s college Republican recruitment outfit.

Posted on: May 17, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation

The Koch bros are rumored to be possible bidders for the Tribune company and its large regional papers including the LA Times ... their grandfather Harry Koch would be proud.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation

You won't believe the predatory behavior of this education "reform" outfit, Parent Revolution.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation

Linden Stanley and James Neal Blue's General Atomics has a massive stake in the drone industry. But that's just the start.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation

The largest deportation prison in the U.S. is a former jail in the hyper-corrupt City of Adelanto, California, where public officials are often criminals.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's awarded by Sweden's central bank, foisted among the five real prizewinners, often to economists for the 1% -- and the surviving Nobel family is strongly against it.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Gladwell has carried water for the health insurance companies in his articles, while getting paid for numerous speaking engagements to the industry.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2012, Source: eXiled Online

Davidson is a shrewd propagandist with a long, consistent history of shilling for powerful interests—and failing to disclose his financial ties to the companies he reports on.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012, Source: eXiled Online

Levitt is assumed to be a harmless, quirky pop economist for trivia nerds. But is that really the case?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012, Source: eXiled Online

Propaganda works best when it is not perceived as propaganda, but works more subtly. The master of this nuanced approach is Malcolm Gladwell.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2011, Source: eXiled Online

Don't believe the PR. There was nothing peaceful or professional about the LAPD's attack on Occupy LA -- or the way detainees were later treated.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2011, Source: Texas Observer

The Koch brothers have bankrolled a broad attack on progressive government programs. Their grandfather's history in Texas helps explain why.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A good chunk of the Tea Party Movement's High Command is made up of former leaders and active members of border vigilante groups.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The right fears nothing more than unionized workers, and found a cunning way to scapegoat workers to derail a campaign to organize the TSA.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Banks have scrambled America's system of private property ownership to the point that no one knows who owns what.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

She's got billions, but Whitman has yet to perform a single significant charitable deed for the Golden State.