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TODAY: Surveillance State Of Mind

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Spies in the Ointment: Which Way Will FBI, CIA Swing if Trump Returns?
https://www.spytalk.co/p/spies-in-the-ointment-which-way-will

Real-Life Spies Struggle to Adapt to Smartphone Surveillance
https://futurism.com/the-byte/spies-struggle-smartphones

For better or worse, we’re living in a surveillance state 
https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-1129-bentham-penapticon-20211129-vuht2rk5xrhf5garbahr2j2wea-story.html

Biden administration makes first move on data privacy
https://www.axios.com/biden-administration-data-privacy-commerce-department-65c99433-f7ac-49a8-88ce-b377e7e72382.html

FBI Document Says the Feds Can Get Your WhatsApp Data — in Real Time
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/whatsapp-imessage-facebook-apple-fbi-privacy-1261816/

When The FBI Shows Up At Your Door About Your Reporting, That's Intimidation
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211124/17414748005/when-fbi-shows-up-your-door-about-your-reporting-thats-intimidation.shtml

Exclusive: Chinese province targets journalists, foreign students with planned new surveillance system
https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-chinese-province-targets-journalists-foreign-students-with-planned-new-2021-11-29/

Even on U.S. Campuses, China Cracks Down on Students Who Speak Out
https://www.propublica.org/article/even-on-us-campuses-china-cracks-down-on-students-who-speak-out

Is China right to combat celebrity culture?
https://www.techopian.com/is-china-right-to-combat-celebrity-culture/

China’s Silence on Peng Shuai Shows Limits of Beijing’s Propaganda
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/30/world/asia/china-peng-shuai-propaganda.html

Disney+ censors Simpsons episode about Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/simpsons-hong-kong-tienanmen-square-disney

The Simpsons, The Beatles: Get Back have again challenged Disney Plus’ censorship rules
https://www.polygon.com/22807895/disney-plus-get-back-beatles-simpsons-censorship

Jack Dorsey's Exit From Twitter Could Worsen Tech Censorship
https://reason.com/2021/11/29/jack-dorsey-twitter-resignation-parag-agrawal-censorship/

New Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal Already Under Fire From The Right
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2021/11/29/new-twitter-ceo-parag-agrawal-already-under-fire-from-the-right/

Conservatives outraged over old tweet from new Twitter CEO quoting 'The Daily Show'
https://mashable.com/article/twitter-ceo-parag-agrawal-old-daily-show-tweet

Right-Wing Twitter Launches False Rumor That Nancy Pelosi Bought a Mansion In Florida
https://sfist.com/2021/11/29/right-wing-twitter-launches-false-rumor-that-nancy-pelosi-bought-a-mansion-in-florida/

How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads to Monetize Extremism
https://www.propublica.org/article/how-steve-bannon-has-exploited-google-ads-to-monetize-extremism

Google Play apps downloaded 300,000 times stole bank credentials
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/11/google-play-apps-downloaded-300000-times-stole-bank-credentials/

Clearview AI faces possible £17m fine for violating Britain's privacy laws
https://www.computing.co.uk/news/4041292/clearview-ai-gbp17m-fine-violating-britain-privacy-laws

UK’s antitrust watchdog orders Facebook to sell Giphy
https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/30/faecbook-giphy-cma-order/

Facebook (Again) Tells Law Enforcement That Setting Up Fake Accounts Violates Its Terms Of Use
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211121/08201347979/facebook-again-tells-law-enforcement-that-setting-up-fake-accounts-violates-terms-use.shtml

Lying NYPD Officers Cost Prosecutors Sixty More Criminal Convictions
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211113/14001847937/lying-nypd-officers-cost-prosecutors-sixty-more-criminal-convictions.shtml

Black Man Who Served 16 Years In Prison Exonerated Of Raping Author Alice Sebold
https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-man-who-served-16-years-in-prison-exonerated-of-raping-author-alice-sebold/

How A Netflix Producer Helped Exonerate Man Accused Of Raping 'Lovely Bones' Author Alice Sebold
https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/anthony-broadwater-exonerated-in-the-rape-of-lovely-bones-author-alice-sebold-by

Film of Alice Sebold’s Lucky Shelved as Rape Conviction Is Overturned
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/11/film-of-alice-sebolds-lucky-shelved-as-rape-conviction-is-overturned

Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets are being scalped on eBay for ridiculous prices
https://www.cnet.com/news/spider-man-no-way-home-tickets-are-being-scalped-on-ebay-for-ridiculous-prices/

Are You Still Watching?: The work of cinema in the age of streaming services
https://daily.jstor.org/are-you-still-watching/

The Growth Of Influencers Has Impacted The Photography Industry In A Major Way
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/how-influencers-impact-the-photography-industry

Meet the typical Gen Zer, who is quitting their job, has over $17,000 in student debt, and is influencing nearly everything you buy
https://www.businessinsider.com/typical-gen-z-student-debt-savings-y2k-trends-2021-11

Here's why Gen Z is unionizing
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/economy/gen-z-young-workers-union/index.html

Amazon illegally interfered with failed union vote, federal official says
https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/amazon-illegally-interfered-with-failed-union-vote-federal-official-says/

Amazon and Target play ‘outsized’ role in port congestion and pollution, report finds
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/29/22808388/amazon-target-port-congestion-pollution-maritime-shipping

Why Shipping Shit Is a Good Idea
https://hakaimagazine.com/features/why-shipping-shit-is-a-good-idea/

POLITICS and FLEAS

Exclusive: Pro-Life Coalition Prepares For SCOTUS to Overturn Roe
https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/30/exclusive-pro-life-coalition-prepares-for-scotus-to-overturn-roe/

Welcome to D-Day: The Case That Could End Legal Abortion Reaches The Supreme Court
https://jezebel.com/welcome-to-d-day-the-case-that-could-end-legal-abortio-1848133161

Money, schools and religion: A controversial combo returns to the Supreme Court
https://theconversation.com/money-schools-and-religion-a-controversial-combo-returns-to-the-supreme-court-168232

A Capitol Riot Trial Is Slowly Starting To Take Shape
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-trial-polarized-reffitt-jurors

'Patriots 45 MAGA Gang' planned violence on January 6, prosecutors say
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/politics/patriots-45-maga-gang-fanone-capitol-riot/

Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/30/donald-trump-called-top-aides-capitol-riot-biden

Appeals court hears Trump lawsuit to keep Jan. 6 White House records secret from Congress
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trump-records-appeals-court-hearing/2021/11/29/7b86ffe0-46fc-11ec-b05d-3cb9d96eb495_story.html

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

Narendra Modi’s ‘false’ farm promises
https://www.newframe.com/narendra-modis-false-farm-promises/

PM Modi slams colonial mindset, those parroting demands of industrialised nations to stall development
https://www.firstpost.com/india/pm-modi-slams-colonial-mindset-those-parroting-demands-of-industrialised-nations-to-stall-development-10175661.html

Kidlat Tahimik’s Subversive Retelling of the Philippines’ Colonial History
https://hyperallergic.com/694716/kidlat-tahimiks-subversive-retelling-of-the-philippines-colonial-history/

Nairobi's new chapter: These women are restoring and reclaiming Kenya's dilapidated, colonial-era libraries
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/africa/book-bunk-kenya-library-renovations-africa-spc-intl/index.html

Prince William's Comments on Population in Africa Reek of Colonialism
https://jezebel.com/prince-williams-comments-on-population-in-africa-reek-o-1848131561

Barbados declares itself a republic, cutting colonial-era ties with Britain and Queen Elizabeth II
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/barbados-independence-republic-colonial-britain/

How the Commonwealth arose from a crumbling British Empire
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-the-commonwealth-of-nations-arose-from-a-crumbling-british-empire

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

New discovery opens the way for brain-like computers
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211129122758.htm

Scientists developed ‘living robots’ that reproduce
https://thenextweb.com/news/living-robots-can-now-reproduce-xenobots-self-replicate

Interesting research, but no, we don’t have living, reproducing robots
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/mobile-clusters-of-cells-can-help-assemble-a-mini-version-of-themselves/

This Ink Is Alive and Made Entirely of Microbes
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/23/science/microbes-construction-bacteria.html

THE MEDIA SCRUM

Brainwashing has a grim history that we shouldn’t dismiss
https://psyche.co/ideas/brainwashing-has-a-grim-history-that-we-shouldnt-dismiss

Political misinformation, and a matter of scale
https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/political-misinformation-and-a-matter-of-scale.php

Inside the ‘big wave’ of misinformation targeted at Latinos
https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-joe-biden-entertainment-health-lifestyle-334d779a4ec41aa0eef9ea80636f9595

American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/29/american-vaccine-misinformation-and-extremism-are-entering-new-zealand.html

How the Far-Right Is Radicalizing Anti-Vaxxers
https://www.vice.com/en/article/88ggqa/how-the-far-right-is-radicalizing-anti-vaxxers

Tucker Carlson Calls Fauci a ‘Shorter Version of Benito Mussolini’ Who Took Over the U.S. and ‘Promptly Went Insane’
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/tucker-carlson-compares-anthony-fauci-to-benito-mussolini/

Lara Logan Says ‘People’ Tell Her That Fauci Is Just Like Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/lara-logan-says-people-tell-her-fauci-is-like-mengele/

Auschwitz Museum Slams Fox News Host Who Compared Fauci to Mengele
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/auschwitz-museum-slams-fox-news-host-who-compared-fauci-to-mengele-1.10427793

Republican Dismisses Vaccine on Fox News, Praises It on CNN in Breathtaking Flip Flop
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/nancy-mace-covid-vaccine-flip-flop-1263967/

CNN host Chris Cuomo used his media sources to find out info on brother Andrew’s accusers, records show
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/29/cnn-host-chris-cuomo-used-sources-to-find-info-on-andrew-cuomo-accusers-records.html

CNN says it will have 'conversations,' seek 'additional clarity' amid Chris Cuomo revelations from NY AG probe
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-statement-chris-cuomo-investigation

Chris Silent on Journalistic Malpractice in Helping Bro, Spews Hypocrisy
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2021/11/29/chris-silent-journalistic-malpractice-helping-bro-spews

Chris Cuomo Caught Doing Something That Would Get Any Other Journalist Fired
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/chris-cuomo-andrew-cuomo-cnn-1264204/

ODDS, ENDS

Was Kant the First “Woke” Philosopher?
https://www.discoursemagazine.com/ideas/2021/11/18/was-kant-the-first-woke-philosopher/

Spinoza still cancelled 350 years on, rabbi's astonishing letter reveals
https://www.thejc.com/news/world/spinoza-still-cancelled-1.523113

A Jewish expert on Spinoza was named ‘persona non grata’ in Amsterdam’s synagogue and library
https://www.jta.org/2021/11/29/global/a-jewish-expert-on-spinoza-was-named-persona-non-grata-in-amsterdams-synagogue-and-library

Josephine Baker: Dancer, WWII spy and civil rights activist honoured at France's Pantheon
https://news.sky.com/story/josephine-baker-dancer-wwii-spy-and-civil-rights-activist-honoured-at-frances-pantheon-12482812

Giving Josephine Baker a Hero’s Grave Won’t Bury the Truth… 
https://www.thenation.com/article/world/josephine-baker-france-racism/

Wonderwall of Snow Traps 60 People in Pub With Oasis Cover Band for 3 Days
https://gizmodo.com/wonderwall-of-snow-traps-60-people-in-pub-with-oasis-co-1848132267

Can We Still Bump n’ Grind to R. Kelly? 
https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2021/11/29/can-we-still-bump-n-grind-to-r-kelly/ideas/essay/

DEVO’s Gerald V. Casale talks about his new music videos and the vertiginous pace of de-evolution! 
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/devos_gerald_v._casale_talks_about_his_new_music_videos_and_the_vertiginous

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