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Cambridge Analytica: Joining the Dots with Anonymous & Žižek

No surprise when we learn of Palantir Technologies’ involvement in the Trump campaign, alongside Cambridge Analytica. There’s even a third intelligence agency called Quid, but what of Wikileaks? Is it even likely they would be playing ball with Palantir, and its co-founder Peter Thiel? He is also the founder of Paypal, who staged the world-wide blockade of Wikileaks funding. It’s hard to imagine, and Slavoj Žižek has aptly signalled how at odds their agendas are: “Assange characterized himself as the spy of and for the people: he is not spying on the people for those in power, he is spying on those in power for the people”. Peter Thiel also sits on the board of Facebook, and was the site’s first major investor.
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Cambridge Analytica News – Cathy Vogan on RTR FM 92.1

“What we have now is scary cross-talk between the tech companies that store our personal information, intelligence agencies, election campaign service providers such as Cambridge Analytica, and the politicians themselves.” Cathy Vogan Continue reading

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CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA, TRUMP & BREXIT – can we just talk about the real problem?

Speaking at a Sydney ‘Politics in the Pub’ event last month, Cathy Vogan, founder of THING2THING.COM and author of ‘The Wikileaks Tapes’, offered a comprehensive view of how the use of behavioural micro-targeting, big data and psychometrics by Cambridge Analytica got Donald Trump elected, and led to a vote for Brexit. This is an update of that talk. Continue reading

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CITIZENFOUR – The Story of Edward Snowden

CITIZENFOUR (the Edward Snowden story) screened in Sydney this evening, ahead of its release in Australian cinemas on February 12th. What an amazing film. Yeah, it’s a documentary, but it felt more like a spy-thriller from the edge of my … Continue reading

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Daniel Ellsberg – TOXIC SECRETS

I visited Daniel Ellsberg as a citizen journalist in 2012, to talk about Wikileaks. After my second question – about his possible interest in the Milgrim Experiments (vs the empathy-inducing Internet) – we talked for a while about why people haven’t leaked in the past – neither in the government, church or private sector. Continue reading

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Palantir Technologies – The Philosopher’s Stoned

Palantir Technologies, is a premium Silicon Valley start-up, whose business it’s been to write clever software to track your digital footprints, and then JOIN THE DOTS to predict who you are, and where you might go next. Its directors are Peter Thiel, Mr Paypal-Facebook, and Alex Karp an “eccentric philosopher” who has turned their Palo Alto head-quarter into a replica of The Shire. If it sounds like a fairy story, it’s not. Palantir’s software has been labelled the KILLER APP. It was used to hunt down and murder Osama Bin Laden. Continue reading

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“DON’T GIVE IT OXYGEN!” – The Rise of Unscientific Journalism

The following article was written prior to the removal of Robyn Irene’s ‘The Betrayal of Julian’ from the Western Australian newspaper The Stringer. Since Robyn’s article was also published on Indymedia, my reference links are now pointing to that site.

“DON’T GIVE IT OXYGEN!” was temporarily approved for publication by The Stringer’s founder, Gerry Georgatos, but I was advised within the hour, that the newspaper had opted instead to remove Robyn Irene’s ‘The Betrayal of Julian’ .

A shame – and painfully ironic? – that “DON’T GIVE IT OXYGEN!” cannot address the same audience, but I respect Mr Georgatos’ wishes to have “never published ‘The Betrayal of Julian’ in the first place”, for the reasons he stated.

I also appreciate Gerry’s kind advice that I try uploading my article to the other site, Indymedia, where he is apparently a ‘Trusted User’ with publishing rights for his own and other writers’ articles. Robyn Irene may also be an Indymedia ‘Trusted User’, so I would advise her, Gerry or Anonymous (name listed as the publisher of ‘The Betrayal of Julian’) to carefully re-read the Indymedia Editorial Policy:

“Newswire articles and/or comments will not be placed on our promoted newswire if they are [among other things] (1) inaccurate: posts that are inaccurate or misleading; (2) from political parties: the newswire is designed to generate a news resource, not a notice-board for political parties; and (3) a personal attack: articles and/or comments that contain abusive language against other activists or site users.” (coughs…) Continue reading

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A Long-Forgotten Echo…

As far as I can see there is no journalist willing to probe deeply and at length into Wikileaks due to its masterful manipulation of media and its artful concealment of its operation under guise of necessary security. Simply put, Wikileaks behaves like a secret spy operation. John Young, Cryptome.org Continue reading

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Wikileaks Party for the Australian Senate

Whatever your choice of political party for government in the House of Representatives, you can still vote for the Wikileaks Party in the Senate. This short film explains how… Continue reading

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PRISM BREAK

Why is it important to have a Wikileaks Party in Australia? Perhaps, no more important than to have one in the US, New Zealand, Canada or the UK, since these countries form the “5 EYES” alliance which surveilles every citizen … Continue reading

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