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Big Brother – Facebook Style

My friend Ben Hillman is an animator and graphic artist who has his own firm in New York. He possesses an acerbic wit and very definite political opinions. When he learned that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerman was a proponent of (and investor in) the Keystone Pipeline and drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Reserve, he developed a little graphic to display his ire:

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Ben posted this on his wall on Facebook. Shortly thereafter (less than a minute) I saw the post and shared it on my wall. It appeared on my wall for less than one minute. There was a page refresh and then it was gone. It was also removed from Ben’s wall as well. 

The take away is this: Everything you post is being monitored by Facebook in real time. You have no privacy. They will censor your political and social opinions.

Finally, Mark Zuckerberg is a thin skinned douchebag.

For some interesting reading on the same subject, click here.

The censor of the graphic is mine. We’re trying to run a relatively PG blog here. For the actual, uncensored NSFW graphic, click here – Ed.

Minority Report Is Coming | Cryptome

The two-year, $9 million project will create a suite of algorithms that can detect multiple types of insider threats by analyzing massive amounts of data — including email, text messages and file transfers — for unusual activity.

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Who’s following you on Twitter or Facebook? Maybe CIA’s ‘vengeful librarians’ | The Washington Post

“But within an hour, it was all surging out on Twitter and Facebook,” the deputy director said. The CIA homed in on 12 to 15 users who tweeted situation reports and cellphone photos of demonstrations

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Kraft Store Kiosk Scans Your Face Then Knows What to Feed It [Video] | Fast Company

So, when he or she passes by the kiosk, the digital signage, equipped with a freaky sort of Anonymous Video Analytics technology, zooms in on his or her face and instantly determines gender and age group to guess what products might exert some allure (hopefully it won’t scan your second chin and suggest half a South Beach Living Fiber Fit Bar … nothing else).

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New Printer Turns You in for Printing Contraband | The Atlantic Wire

Princeton professor Ed Felten, expressing little faith in the Uniflow 5’s ability to suppress all thoughtcrime, quips, “Prediction: will be buggy, hilarity will ensue.”

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Google Buzz: Your New Best Friend | Fast Company

…there may not be a moment in your day when you’re not sharing deeply-personal data with Google, and having personalized ads thrust upon you.

Sound like the kind of future you’d like to live in?

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