image edited by Fernando Kaskais by Aylin Woodward on December 14, 2017 No More Equal Rights For Data In a 3-to-2 decision on December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules that regulate how internet service providers (ISPs) connect us to the world wide web. Termed “net neutrality,” these rules ensured that companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast couldn’t charge more for higher quality service or block certain websites. In short, they helped guarantee equality for all voices and prevented censorship. With net neutrality in place, ISPs had to treat all data — no matter what the … Continue reading Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here’s What The Experts Are Saying.
by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times “No society can understand itself without looking at its shadow side.” ― Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction Something wicked bubbles just beneath the surface of the collective conscience. Our society is rife with corruption, predation, perversion, over-consumption, violence, addiction and so much more. Somehow enough is never enough, as if the driving force behind human existence is pure want. This is not true, though, for we know that spiritually well beings are content beings, looking no further than the present moment’s blessings for satisfaction. We don’t have an inherent need for want. Want … Continue reading IN THE CULTURE OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
byVic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” ~Chamath Palihapitiya In a recent talk with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, former vice-president of user growth for Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, made some rather startling comments about the impact Facebook and social media are having on human culture. He acknowledged feeling ‘tremendous guilt’ about his involvement with Facebook, citing the fact that the technology is so widely used that it is actually affecting how human beings interact with one another, upending our entire cultural history of communication. When asked what ‘soul-searching’ … Continue reading ANOTHER FACEBOOK EXECUTIVE ISSUES WARNING ABOUT ITS DISASTROUS EFFECT ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY
2017 by: Mike Adams (Natural News) I’m going to assume the readers who make it to this article are well informed enough that I don’t have to go into the history of the global money changers and their desire for a one world currency. (If you don’t yet understand the goal of the globalist banking empire and the coming engineered collapse of the fiat currency system, you’re already about 5,000 posts behind the curve.) With that as a starting point, it’s now becoming increasingly evident that Bitcoin may be a creation of the NSA and was rolled out as a “normalization” experiment to … Continue reading Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency
Morphology, an exploratory cartographic tool, turns the whole world into swoops and lines. BY CARA GIAIMO A well-known city, viewed in Morphology. ALL IMAGES COURTESY GERALDINE SARMIENTO/MAPZEN CAN YOU GUESS WHICH CITY is depicted above? If you look closely, there are plenty of clues: the big arterial river, the blocky buildings crowded onto the pier, the carefully plotted streets overlaid by the occasional loop of highway. Do you have it? This is Chicago, Illinois, as viewed in Morphology, an exploratory cartographic tool on the Mapzen platform that eschews common communicative elements like color and symbols. Instead, it seeks to show the world, and all its constituent parts, as … Continue reading How Far Can You Abstract a Map?
image edited by Fernando Kaskais The elite should have to pay for their lifestyle. by Aeon and Iason Athanasiadis Creative Commons Technological advances and historically unprecedented income inequalities have raised living standards while enabling a new global elite to enjoy lifestyles more lavish in energy consumption and environmental impact than those enjoyed by any aristocracy in the past. Real-life illustrations of elites show the excesses afoot. In one instance, a businessman oversees his economic activities across several Central Asian, Middle Eastern and North African countries from a base in Dubai. He largely evades tax through an intricate tax-haven/residence arrangement concocted by his … Continue reading Everyone in the World Should Be Taxed on Their Energy Footprint
Photo: AP by Dell Cameron As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of Carpenter v. United States, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without a warrant via their cellphones, four engineers at Princeton University have revealed a brand-new method for identifying the location of a cellphone user. The result of their ingenuity is as remarkable as it is alarming. Using only data that can be legally collected by an app developer without the consent of a cellphone’s owner, researchers have been able to produce a privacy attack that can accurately pinpoint a user’s location and trajectory without … Continue reading How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent