Archive for ‘free speech’

April 28, 2013

Totalitarian systems always begin by rewriting the law

The slogans WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH used in the image are taken from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

quote “Totalitarian systems always begin by rewriting the law” is from Chris Hedges

April 28, 2013

Facebook – SPYbook

Julian Assange: Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo– all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use. Now, is it the case that Facebook is actually run by US intelligence? No, it’s not like that. It’s simply that US intelligence is able to bring to bear legal and political pressure on them. And it’s costly for them to hand out records one by one, so they have automated the process. Everyone should understand that when they add their friends to Facebook, they are doing free work for United States intelligence agencies in building this database for them.

“They ‘trust me’. Dumb fucks.”
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

April 28, 2013

What Is Steubenville Still Hiding? – The Atlantic Wire

Nobody knows exactly what investigators were looking for when they raided Steubenville High School in Ohio this week, as well as the local school board and a local computer forensics firm. But as the grand jury kicks off next week looking for charges in the aftermath of the Steubenville rape case looked upon by a nation, all signs point to something big. Or at least big enough to bring another social media uproar about rape, cover-ups, and big-time high school football. And guess which Big Red football coach decided to speak out again?

Full article: What Is Steubenville Still Hiding? – Alexander Abad-Santos – The Atlantic Wire.