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Facebook, Youtube, other tech giants launch joint, state-backed censorship programs

by Zac Corrigan – World Socialist WebSite (excerpts) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/24/face-a24.html The World Socialist Web Site has launched a campaign against state-corporate censorship of the Internet after a change in search algorithms announced by Google in April. In the guise of combating “fake news”, it resulted in a major drop in readership for leading progressive, anti-war and…

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News and Opinions

News and Opinions By John Johnson   We are highlighting Sociopaths this issue. They aren’t getting enough attention lately. First a short definition: Sociopaths do not consider other people’s wishes, welfare or rights. They think nothing of lying for pleasure or profit. They may default on loans, fail to provide child support, or adequate care…

Obama and Civil Liberties

How Obama became a civil libertarian’s nightmare by Steven Rosenfeld When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communitiesgreat hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and open government. But he has become a civil libertarian’s nightmare: a supposedly…

CISPA

CISPA, aka SOPA 2.0, Pushed Forward By For-Profit Spying Lobby By Lee Fang A cyber security bill moving swiftly through Congress would give government intelligence agencies broad powers to work with private companies to share information about Internet users. While some critics are beginning to organize online against the legislation, defense contractors, many already working…

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