Stephen E. Arnold: Financial Warfare — China, Cyber, Russia, ATMs Down?

Financial Warfare: Another View of FinTech From an intelligence perspective, consider these questions: What’s the impact of the US printing dollars to cover Covid et al? What happens if China takes direct action to add Taiwan to its collection of entities? What happens if Russia annexes Ukraine? What happens if these events occur at the …

Caitlyn Johnstone: The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media. Now The CIA Is The Media

Back in the good old days, when things were more innocent and simple, the psychopathic Central Intelligence Agency had to covertly infiltrate the news media to manipulate the information Americans were consuming about their nation and the world. Nowadays, there is no meaningful separation between the news media and the CIA at all. Journalist Glenn …

Stephen E. Arnold: Justice Thomas, Social Media, and Big Tech

Are social-media platforms more akin to telephone carriers or to conference halls? SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas likens them to the former, we learn from “Justice Thomas Argues for Making Facebook, Twitter and Google Utilities” at Protocol. On the other hand, TechDirt makes a solid, though snarky, argument that social-media companies are more like venues that …