Posts Tagged ‘ Google ’

The New Media

Want more homogeneity and lack of insight in your media diet? Well, you’re in luck.
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The Daily Rattle (Presidential Edition)

The Daily Rattle (Presidential Edition)

A couple of news items before tonight’s VP debate: -The Department of Homeland Security has scotched an investigation into the Clinton family’s bagman, Governor Terry McAuliffe, as well as Hillary’s younger brother, ex repo man/current parasite Tony Rodham. Both men were involved in a scheme to fast-track visa applications under the E-5 investor visa...
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The Matrix

The Matrix

I think we’ve established that those who control new media, our primary means of collective communication and social interaction, share neither our beliefs nor goals. The decision by Internet behemoths to enforce draconian abrogations of speech at the behest of the European Union merely crystallizes what we’ve known for some time, i.e. Mark Zuckerberg...
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Leave Now (The Case For Brexit)

Pat Condell, in his own inimitable way, cuts to the heart of the issue. Although we’ve spent the better part of a week demonstrating how Internet monopolies like Google and Facebook are subtly or blatantly manipulating the type of news we ingest, the truth is that there are much larger, more pernicious forces at...
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Youtube Politics

Youtube Politics

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the value of a moving image is incalculable. That’s why the impact of a website like Youtube should never be underestimated. Although often marginalized as an endless repository for cat videos and dwindling supply of unlicensed songs and films, the truth is that Youtube, especially since...
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Faceberg

Faceberg

I distinctly remember taking part in an online discussion several years ago where one of the interlocutors warned me what would happen if Google ever became an evil monopoly. I couldn’t help but think to myself, have you not been paying attention? Leaving aside its extensive invasions of privacy, its intense cooperation with the...
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Inside The Googleplex

Inside The Googleplex

When I first saw the now infamous Google doodle published last week I was a bit perplexed. Was every social justice warrior’s favorite search engine honoring an unsung Asian suffragette, or perhaps one of Anita Sarkeesian’s cyber-feminist forebears? As it turns out, Google was paying tribute to a Marxist, anti-American demagogue who admired cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal...
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The Oracle of Omaha

The Oracle of Omaha

A friend I had supper with this week spent 3 hours with the Sage of Omaha the other day. Flew to Omaha and sat in a ”terrible neighborhood diner” and ate terrible food, and spoke with him for hours. He said it was the kind of place you see in horror movies, where ghosts...
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Cartel Snuff Films Go Viral (Warning: Graphic Images)

Cartel Snuff Films Go Viral (Warning: Graphic Images)

While the police dragnet for the murderers of ICE agent Jaime Zapata continues, in spite of potential obstruction by a systematically corrupt Mexican polity, the brutality of the cartels that are thought to have been behind his murder continues to be documented by the news media.
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