Plan B for the Internet

planb I’ve been a wild advocate for the Internet since the beginning, and I still believe in it as a massively liberating technology… but not in the current, popular form. The Internet that we know has been recaptured by the power mongers with a massive assist from hucksters. It is, to be very honest about it, all but finished. And considering the massive inertia and mindless obedience of the dominant 9/11 culture, it won’t be saved.

Yes, You Are Being Manipulated by Your Government

governments manipulate The truth that government agents are influencing people online has been visible for some time to those who were looking. For example, in 2011, we got proof that military contractors and the US Air Force were doing this. (See here and here.) There were other facts as well, including the publicly-stated wishes of Cass Sunstein. Most people didn’t see those stories, of course, and those who mentioned them were thought …

Paul Rosenberg on RT: Online Surveillance in the US

online surveillance in the US You will probably be quite familiar with the idea that the government has a nasty habit of spying on Americans who haven’t done anything wrong. Until recently, most of us have been called kooks, conspiracy nuts and worse… But, as the scandals keep coming, the general public is starting to wake up to the abuses. One leading voice in the effort to help people recognize and make sense of what’s …