They Know Everything About You

They Know Everything About You

How Data-collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy

Book - 2015
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"In the first week of June 2013, the American people discovered that for a decade, they had abjectly traded their individual privacy for the chimera of national security. The revelation that the federal government has full access to all phone records and the vast trove of presumably private personal data posted on the Internet has brought the threat of a surveillance society to the fore. But the erosion of privacy rights extends far beyond big government. Big business has long played a leading role in the hollowing out of personal freedoms. In this new book, Robert Scheer shows how our most intimate habits, from private correspondence, book pages read, and lists of friends and phone conversations have been seamlessly combined in order to create a detailed map of an individual's social and biological DNA" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9781568584522
Characteristics: xiv, 256 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Beladi, Sara


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Apr 12, 2018

[UPDATE 4/12/18: So the latest is that Thiel's Palantir contracts originally came from the CIA, thanks to his affiliation with the American Friends of Bilderberg, and Palantir was working with Cambridge Analytica in their data harvesting models, and now Palantir is a contractor to the majority of US intel agencies {unlike Amazon, which is a contractor to ALL 17 US intel agencies}, and the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, SCL, used the shady private intel firm, Black Cube, just as Harvey Weinstein also used Black Cube {in Weinstein's case, to go after actress Rose McGowan}, and probably Thiel used Black Cube to go after Gawker; and, of course, Thiel sits on the board of Facebook since he was the original investor - - small world, huh?]
// 9-11 was a gift to NSA \\ - - said NSA SIGINT Director Maureen Baginski at a department conference. Easily 10 plus stars! A treasure trove of information! Robert Scheer, once an editor with the legendary Ramparts magazine of the 1960s, 1970s [THE WikiLeaks of that time], delivers another blockbuster, tying the strands together quite nicely, exposing supposed ironies as glaring actions and purposeful designs. [One clarification: Mr. Scheer reports on how Shane Harris reports on how Richard Perle [super war promoter/Prince of Darkness] connected Peter Thiel and his Palantir with Adm. Poindexter, ensuring major CIA funding {through their In-Q-Tel}, but neither knows how Perle knows Thiel --- easy, Thiel is a major donor to American Friends of Bilderberg, Inc., and attends their functions along with fellow board members, David Rockefeller [since deceased], Henry Kissinger, Jessica Mathews and RICHARD PERLE! Messrs Harris and Scheer have got to start paying attention to those IRS form 990s!] Mr. Scheer suggests that Palantir is the new Total Awareness Information program, and he may very well be right [others have suggested it was broken down into individual parts among private contractors - - See Robert O'Harrow's book, No Place to Hide, also suggest reading Patricia Goldstone's book, Interlock].


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