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Jul 31, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Will Facebook work with other countries’ security services to identify American gov influence ops? nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/… Bonus: Facebook is now working with the FBI to make sure #abolishICE is not a Putin plot to divide America — just like #BlackLivesMatter.
Jul 3, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
In @thebafflermag: My recovered history of the EFF, America’s oldest and most influential internet business lobby—an organization that has played a pivotal role in shaping the commercial internet as we know it.

surveillancevalley.com/blog/all-eff-u… Here's the direct link: thebaffler.com/salvos/all-eff…

Jul 2, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Ron Paul is for Liberty. He is not KKK. Oh...ooops. The old racist replaced his tweet with this:

Mar 21, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Cambridge Analytica Con: "with Robert Meuller’s Russia investigation dragging on and producing no smoking gun pointing to definitive collusion, it seems that Cambridge Analytica has been upgraded to Class A supervillain."

thebaffler.com/latest/cambrid… The bigger issue with the Cambridge Analytica freakout: it’s not just anti-historical, it’s also profoundly anti-political.
Mar 6, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
The fact that Google helps the military build more efficient systems of surveillance and death shouldn't be surprising, especially not to Google employees.

Google has spent the last 15 years selling tech to military and intelligence agencies.

surveillancevalley.com/blog/google-ha… Kinda funny that Google employees *just now* got upset at their company's drone work for the Pentagon. Google's been selling tech to the military for nearly two decades.
Feb 17, 2018 46 tweets 20 min read
Thanks to Books Inc in Mountain View for hosting Surveillance Valley last night. And thanks to everyone who came to hear the talk and bought books. Books can't be written and journalism can't be done without your support!


facebook.com/permalink.php?… The West Coast leg of the Surveillance Valley book tour is over. Next up: a blowout end-of-tour reading in New York City — in DUMBO, Brooklyn to be exact.

Be there.

Feb 12, 2018 48 tweets 21 min read
In 1969, MIT students were convinced that the ARPANET — the network that became the internet — was a CIA counterinsurgency project aimed at destroying leftwing movements.


surveillancevalley.com/buy Thanks to @Powells for hosting Surveillance Valley. Next up: Seattle’s @THSEA.

Feb 6, 2018 27 tweets 14 min read
Surveillance Valley on sale today. Read about the internet's origins as a counterinsurgency weapon: an early warning radar system for human societies — from the Vietnam War to the Tor Project.

surveillancevalley.com/buy From the legendary historian Stuart Ewen:

"Defying common Internet tropes that present a battle between valiant and independent rebels versus omnipresent state and corporate powers, no one comes out of this book looking clean."
Dec 21, 2017 5 tweets 2 min read
"...Facebook’s engine of democracy is deployed in an undemocratic fashion." Elections "rank alongside the Super Bowl and the Olympics in terms of events that draw blockbuster ad dollars and boost engagement."