Posts Tagged ‘web’

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Israeli soldiers paid to “Tweet, Share, Like and more”

 

How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet

 

Numerous well funded, organized projects by and for Israel work to flood social media with pro-Israel propaganda, while blocking facts Israel dislikes. The projects utilize Israeli soldiers, students, American teens and others, and range from infiltrating Wikipedia to influencing YouTube. Some operate out of Jewish Community Centers in the U.S.

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We’ve entered the age of cowardly sniping, drone button-pushing without the possibility of retaliation. And I’m just referring to people shooting their mouths off in blissful ignorance, while hiding behind digital firewalls, banishing any and all critical responses to their moronic assertions.

The mouthpieces of the entrenched media don’t respond to the critics. They use the bully pulpit to advantage, and alternative voices are silenced by default. That’s the point of owning a media empire, and it’s not dialogue.

But this one-sided broadcast model has filtered down to every realm now. It’s a firewalled world. The ignorant remain unchallenged and hostile to alternative points of view, no matter how grotesquely wrong they happen to be.

The modern age is an insular, mindless exercise in edited perception. Even Facebook groups and message boards are heavily policed to avoid uncomfortable truths, and for the maintenance of whatever delusions prevail locally.

And it’s resulted in a pandemic of douchebaggery. These people cannot debate the most mundane, simple topics. They have no concept of logic, fallacy, evidence, accuracy, meaning, none of it. It has never mattered to them, and may never. They simply ban those who confront them with superior logic and facts.

This is the status quo today.

Decline of the western world?

It sure looks that way to me.

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For weeks the Chrome browser has failed to produce any RT news pages, while Opera works.

The message is seemingly to blame the victim, claiming that the server sent no data. I do not believe you, Google. I believe you are lying.

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“any comments that could be construed as offensive,” all contribute to the threat score.”

The totalitarian China styled police surveillance can also be used for, “fishing expeditions and revenue generation.”

Welcome to the New World Order. I just got a “red” score. Secretly of course.

“An annual subscription to Beware costs police departments around $36,000 dollars a year, the majority of which is covered by federal grants”

Does anyone out there believe this is what the founders had in mind?

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#OpKKK: Anonymous hacks KKK websites, Twitter over Ferguson threats

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40 People Who Are So Dumb, You’ll Actually Be Grateful for School…

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Towards the criminalization of personal satire and controversy in America

“It is, the brief goes on to assert, wrong to “jail the actor for causing a bruised ego or, at worst, diminished credibility as a scholar”; if Raphael Golb’s conviction stands, “virtually anyone who impersonates others on the Web for wholly innocuous reasons” can be unjustly arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated.”

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Wired fights back:

A 10-Point Plan to Keep the NSA Out of Our Data

 

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Filmmaker Alex Winter presents a radical and potentially disturbing take on the web beyond the law, the secretive parts of the internet nicknamed the “dark web.”

Winter already did a film favorable to Napster, calling it a “revolution” and giving a one-sided view of file sharing.

 

What strikes me is the total contempt and opposition to the music artists (and other copyright holders) who want to get paid so they can survive.   There is no balance to his presentation, and his fawning description of a web beyond the law, the realm of drugs, organized crime and terrorism, sort of gives pause.  Just what is he advocating?  Some laws are a good thing.

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I remember a documentary from 1970 about the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin touring across Canada.  Just after Woodstock, when the massive crowds tore down the fences and the concert turned free – the bands met up with Canadian crowds who only wanted free concerts.  The kids tried to tear down fences in several shows, and Jerry Garcia discussed it with others about how the band needed to get paid so they could tour at all.   The musicians do need some compensation, and the expectation of free everything is childish and unrealistic, actually detrimental to all concerned.  If artists can’t survive then they will be out of the game.  Some compensation needs to be part of the system, or else it validates the claims of music corporations that downloading is “theft.”  Many people hate corporations with a knee jerk response, and the big ones deserve it.  But the musicians themselves are a part of this equation.

Alex Winter’s new project Deep Web is described here:

Deep Web: The Untold Story of BitCoin and The Silk Road

His pitch for a $10,000 sugar daddy is another moment to give pause.  Seems like someone oblivious that he’s playing with fire.  Or else he’s a bit of a pyromaniac.  Something to consider, anyway.

How can we balance the needs of free communications with the need to uphold the law and fight crime?  The new age is scary, for so many reasons.  The rise of hackers, government and corporate sponsored, as well as individuals and straight out criminals has us all at a disadvantage.  The modern condition is hackers 1, citizens 0.  As systems become more complex and pervasive that score is going to get a lot worse.

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Jerry finally got his show about nothing, and that’s what Larry David told him, on it.  It’s reality enough tv, shot with little GoPro cams stuck to the windshield and minimal crew.

Each week Seinfeld takes famous friends of his out for coffee (often forgetting money), and he shoots the breeze with celebrities like Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles and even Michael Richards made a rare, nervous, public appearance.

The webisodes are like a car wreck, because you can’t stop watching.  You never know what the hell they’re going to say next.  Mostly fluff, small talk and trying to be funny, but absolutely nothing is off-limits.  The depressed, bleak, absurdist views of the host shine through.  Seinfeld also has a caretaker/curator mentality for dinosaur comedians and producers, getting them on the record before they croak.

What I like about it is that there’s no character, and no script, and whatever happens is the show.  In the season opener with Chris Rock, for example, they get pulled over in a classic Ferrari for speeding, Seinfeld driving of course.  And Chris is truly nervous about being hauled out and beat on for being black in America.

Seinfeld himself is without guarded image protection, and he comes across as a bit spoiled and full of himself.  Most of the cars – a different one or two every show – are from his own personal car collection.  No effort is made to disguise that the guests are paid to be there, and Seinfeld’s the producer, which guests occasionally bring up.

It’s an exercise in minimalism, just highlighting these quirky personalities.

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