Charles Hugh Smith: Don’t Be Too Sure ….

Cultural Intelligence, IO Impotency
Charles Hugh Smith

Don’t Be Too Sure

Don’t be too sure that the coronavirus will blow over and have no effect on global growth.

If there is anything that characterizes this moment in history, it’s complacency: everyone’s so sure that current trend lines will continue, onward and upward, and risk has been tamed for the foreseeable future.

Don’t be too sure.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Google Manipulating Search…Again

Commerce, Corruption, IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Google: Making Friends Everywhere

Would it surprise anyone if Google alters search results to favor itself? Nope! Reuters explains that Europe is once again fed up with Google’s shenanigans, so “Axel Springer Unit, Others Say Google Still Playing Unfairly, Want EU To Act.” Axel Springer owns the shopping comparison Web site Idealo and it has teamed with forty other companies to accuse Google of altering search. The companies want the European Union to enforce a ruling against Google.

The claimants are pressuring European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to enforce an order she made two years ago for Google to stop favoring its own price comparison shopping service.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Openness is Search — Does Money Displace Ethics & Efficacy?

Commerce, Corruption, IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

A Call for Openness in Search

Opening Up Search Is an Ethical Imperative” presents an argument for opening up search. “Opening up” appears to mean that Google’s grip on ad supported search and retrieval is broken. The write up states:


Advertisers go where the eyeballs are. Money can alter the meaning of ethics. And that money issue may be the reason Web sites are not indexed comprehensively, US government Web sites are indexed infrequently and superficially, and why Google ignores certain types of content.

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Betty Boop: Online “Behavior” Scores — The New Fascism?

07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 10 Transnational Crime, 11 Society, Commerce, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, IO Impotency

Your online activity is now effectively a social ‘credit score’

Especially when the Morality Police get acquired.

…people who have “authored online content with negative language” will be marked down.

Phi Beta Iota: The President is not protecting the 1st, 2nd, or 4th Amendments of the US Constitution. What is being done by BigTech / #GoogleGestapo is outrageous and demands Presidential attention.

John Petersen: Utility Meters as Surveillance Devices

Advanced Cyber/IO

The Role Of Utility Meters In Mass Surveillance

Jerry Day in Crime & Power

The big data farmers discovered a lucky accident: your utility meter can be juiced up to collect all kinds of personal data from you in your home. Just by jamming some special electronics in utility meters, they are creating the most invasive and massive surveillance program ever undertaken in history. Imagine collecting the daily and hourly behavioral habits of every household in the developed world.

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Stephen E. Arnold: The End of SciTech Publishing Silos? The End of Amazon?

Autonomous Internet, IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Why Sci Tech Publishers Fight Online Innovation: Money

Who reads academic papers? Give up. Answer: Other academics, students, and curious people with an interest in often arcane research.

Here’s another question: What characteristic do many of these journal readers share? Answer: A desire to zoom through information without paying.

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Robert Steele: Open Letter to POTUS on Reinventing Intelligence 4 Pages, Book, & 9 Minute Video

Advanced Cyber/IO, Collective Intelligence, Commercial Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Ethics, Government, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence, Policies, Strategy, Threats



Via: (1) Mr. Matthew Pottinger, Deputy National Security Advisor, copy w/encl
(2) Mr. Robert O’Brien, National Security Advisor, copy w/encl
(3) Mr. Mick Mulvaney, Chief of Staff, copy w/encl

Dear Mr. President,

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Zero Hedge: New Cambridge Analytica Leaks Reveal Psychological Manipulation Of Global Population

Corruption, IO Impotency, Media

New Cambridge Analytica Leaks Reveal Psychological Manipulation Of Global Population

Authored by Derrick Broze via The Mind Unleashed,

On New Year’s Day 2020, Twitter account @HindsightFiles began posting documents from data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) which expose the extensive infrastructure used to manipulate voters on a global scale.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Informatica Data Catalogue an Amazon Play?

Advanced Cyber/IO
Stephen E. Arnold

Informatica: A Play for Greater Relevance in an Amazon Chess Game?

According to “Informatica Aims to Better Track Data Lineage with AI-Powered Data Catalog,”

its AI-powered data catalog, called Catalog of Catalogs is notable because it is trying to track data lineage across ecosystems. Catalog of Catalogs includes metadata scanners for business intelligence, data warehouses, big data and third party repositories.

The “new” Informatica is represented in this graphic, which has a remarkable resemblance to Amazon Web Services blockchain diagrams:

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