Facebook and the Rise of Anti-Social Media

Social media exists atop computers developed by the Federal government, runs on the internet developed by the U.S. military, is transmitted through telecoms controlled by companies acting in concert with the Federal government and was partially funded by the CIA.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

It was a bit over four years ago that journalist Glenn Greenwald reported that British ‘intelligence,’ GCHQ, had developed a program to spread politically targeted disinformation over the internet. The revelation came from a presentation made to the ‘Five Eyes alliance,’ which includes the NSA and was released by Edward Snowden. In the context of

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Court Rules UK Mass Spying Was Unlawfully Conducted For Nearly Two Decades

The decision has been called a ‘long overdue indictment’ of government’s bulk collection of citizens’ private information

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In what rights campaigners heralded as a "significant" reproach to government overreach, a British court which oversees the nation's  intelligence and clandestine services ruled Monday that mass surveillance by agencies—including the bulk collection of private data from unwitting citizens and residents—was unlawfully conducted for nearly two

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UK Spies On Citizens More Than Suspects

Recent documents reveal U.K. spy agencies collect the majority of their data from everyday citizens and not crime suspects.

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British spy agencies may have more private information about its citizens than one may think, thanks to the U.K’s fairly opaque rules surrounding their regulation.   Recently disclosed documents reveal much about the British government’s contentious mass surveillance programs. Privacy International, an organization in London, received

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British Spy Agency Comes Clean About It’s Own Systematic Discrimination

The director of GCHQ apologized to all those unfairly dismissed as a result of the archaic policies, which included a ban on LGBT people joining the agency until the 1990s.

United Kingdom — Britain’s secret intelligence agency has apologized for the “horrifying” treatment of one of its most famous members, as well as for the organisation’s historic prejudice against homosexuality. Speaking at a conference organised by LGBT rights charity, Stonewall, Robert Hannigan — director of Government Communications Headquarters

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New Snowden Docs Reveal British Spy Agency Tactic To Manipulate Social Media

Manipulating the results of online polls, artificially inflating pageview counts, spoofing email accounts — the U.K.’s secretive GCHQ can do it all, and maybe more.

In the year since Edward Snowden disclosed classified documents detailing the private dealings of the intelligence communities of the “Five Eyes” -- the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand -- and their covert surveillance of civilian electronic communications, the world has grown privy to the lengths that these

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Greenwald: Leaked Docs Reveal GCHQ Digital Propaganda Toolkit

Latest files provided by Edward Snowden show GCHQ’s ability to ‘manipulate’ the Internet using ‘hacker’s buffet for wreaking online havoc’.

The latest documents released from a trove leaked to journalist Glenn Greenwald by Edward Snowden reveal that GCHQ has created a virtual toolbox of online hacker tactics that allow British intelligence agents to "manipulate" online communities by seeding the Internet "with false information" and conducting the kind of malicious attacks on networks

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