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Surveillance Valley: Why Google Is Eager to Align Itself With America's Military Industrial Complex
Posted on: Mar 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Is it wise for us to hand over the contents of our private lives to private companies?
Surveillance Valley Has Put a Billion Bugs in a Billion Pockets
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.
You'll Be Shocked at What 'Surveillance Valley' Knows About You
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.
The Psychological Dark Side of Gmail
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.
Meet Former GOP Public Relations Flak Radley Balko, Now a Libertarian Crusader Against Police Militarization
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.
Being a Democracy Hating, Corporate Power-Defending Newspaper Owner Runs Deep in the Koch Family
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.
Exposed: The Billionaire-Backed Group Strong-Arming Parents into Destroying Their Kids' Public Schools
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.
The Billionaire Brothers Behind America's Predator Drones -- And Their Very Strange Past
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.
Obama Deports Record Number of Immigrants, Using Scary Private GEO Group to Get the Job Done
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.
There Is No Nobel Prize in Economics
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.
How Malcolm Gladwell Shilled for the Health Care Lobby ... and Got Away with 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.
Has NPR's Adam Davidson Betrayed His Listeners? Serious Conflict of Interest Issues Exposed
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.
Freakonomics Author Steven Levitt: Authoritarian Corporate Shill?
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?
Is Malcolm Gladwell America's Most Successful Propagandist and Corporate Shill?
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.
People Locked in Tiny Cages, Crying in Pain: What I Saw and Heard When the LAPD Threw Me in Jail for Exercising My Right to Protest the Oligarchy
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.
Meet the Koch Brothers' Wealthy Right-Wing Grandfather: How His Pro-Corporate Agenda Is Echoed by the Kochs' Assault on Our Democracy
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.
How the Tea Party Gave New Life and a Path to Power for Xenophobic Ultra-Right Extremists
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.
America's Outrage Over TSA Naked Body Scanners Fits Right into Libertarian PR Project to Prevent Workers from Unionizing
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.
How an Obscure Outfit Called MERS Is Subverting Our Entire System of Property Rights
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.
8 Signs Meg Whitman May Lack a Human Heart
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.
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