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Former CBS Journalist Exposes Fake, Manipulated and Distorted Media Messages

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In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

Recently VICE media was exposed for altering a story to protect “relationship” with Rogers Inc.

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December 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Hacker? Innovator? Savior.

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Banks, car makers, door lock makers, virtually any product that uses technology at it’s core is an unrestricted playground for what the uninformed (I’m looking at you Fox viewers) usually refer to as hackers.

The problem is that pretty much every single one of these products are unbelievably insecure, regardless of what the bank, hotel or website tells you.

Thanks to the US government allowing their surveillance apparatus to continue to use zero day exploits, and software bugs, especially encryption technology to spy on it’s own citizens rather than actually tracking and catching terrorists.

Hackers like this man are NOT the problem. Governments who continue to use gaping security holes in technology or worse planted trojans (Stuxnet) as offensive weapons instead of hardening our technology and increasing our defensive capabilities against such attacks.

In short, hackers like this gentleman are the kinds of people we need to save and protect or cities, countries and planet. No the spooks from the NSA or any other government based security apparatus.

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November 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

Freedom of Speech and Right to Offend – Brendan O’Neill

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September 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

The Transgenic Human

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The future is coming faster than anyone can imagine. Genetically controlled evolution is on humankind’s event horizon.

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May 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

We’re Taught Not to Call Bullshit on Wildly Idiotic and Unimaginably Stupid Ideas!

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Modern society treats all ideas and opinions as valuable and worthy regardless how absurd so we don’t hurt individuals’ feelings. And because our children are taught not to call bullshit on wildly idiotic and unimaginably stupid ideas they are allowed to exist a persistent realm of fairy tales free from the bother of the real world and the deep logic and critical thinking skills required to navigate and understand it. Think sheep.

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December 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

The Joy of Discovery

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February 12, 2014 at 8:33 am

Posted in Humankind, Knowledge, Video

Bruce Schneier: The Battle for Power on the Internet

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Bruce Schneier gives us a look into two futures for the Internet. Both are equally scary and will be difficult to achieve and/or avoid depending on your perspective.

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October 4, 2013 at 11:56 am