“Online Persona Management Services” to Allow CIA, etc., to Control Social Media Conversations

“Online Persona Management Services” to Allow CIA, etc.,  to Control Social Media Conversations
Is Your New Chat Buddy a CIA Agent? Put Away Your Tinfoil Hat–Your New Online Pal Might Really Be a CIA Agent So that faceless online buddy of yours, the one who agrees with all your political positions–did it ever occur to you that he or she might be working for the CIA? It sounds like the kind of thing the true tinfoil hat wearers of internet yore espouse, but there is a growing body of evidence that the agency, the military, and its operatives are infiltrating every corner of the internet by setting up false accounts in order to control conversations about everything from the political process to overseas adventurism to the economy.… Read the rest

Twitter Sings a Different Tune They Learned From Google: We Own Your Mind

Twitter Sings a Different Tune They Learned From Google: We Own Your Mind
If Twitter joins Google in using algorithms to decide what you should see, know, hear, absorb and thus believe, would you continue to use it? Google uses the chillingly named “Knowledge Vault” algorithm to lock us knowledge that it thinks you should not see. Or that the government thinks you should not see.  Or that NSF or DHS thinks you should not see. … Read the rest