Federal Agents Urged to ‘Friend’ People on Social Networks, Memo Reveals

via Ben Phillips:


Many of the most popular applications on the social-networking site Facebook have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people’s names and, in some cases, their friends’ names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investiga…
Via Leas Maria:  HACKED THROUGH FACEBOOK. For those of you who are running your computers unable to see what is trying to attach to you: Java is being used to enter computers alot these days. Make sure you know what is trying to attach because the files are hidden. Little Snitch is great for the Mac to alert you to these files. Do not upload any “New Drivers for Java”, unless you know the source. Good luck.
  • A Mac tech explained to me that this attack was intended to set my computer up so that the hacker could use my computer to spam other computers all over the world. Imagine if they could get the entire Facebook community to operate as their dummy computers. Scary whether you’re downloading or uploading.
  • Also, this new invasion of information seeking software DOES NOT SHOW UP ON A SPYWARE OR VIRUS SCAN…..so is necessary to reinstall the operating system.
Dave Thier Dave Thier ContributorAOL News Surge Desk 

(Sept. 16) — Controversial private security firm Xe (nee Blackwater) has long had a checkered reputation. Now a new article in the leftist magazine The Nation says that in addition to its involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Blackwater operated through a related firm called Total Intelligence Solutions to perform work for a range of American corporations with international dealings, including Monsanto, Chevron, Royal Caribbean cruises and Walt Disney.

The article is by Jeremy Scahill, author of “Blackwater.” In it, he reports that Total Intelligence was hired to do a “threat assessment” about a possible filming location in Morocco, which would suggest it was scoping out potential threats to Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Prince of Persia.” Scahill brings more serious accusations against Total Intelligence’s dealings with Monsanto, saying that the seed giant hired the firm to infiltrate activist groups that opposed the company’s often controversial international business.

The New York Times has previously reported that Blackwater used more than 30 shell corporations to continue working for the U.S. government after its image became tarnished in Iraq, lending credence to the idea that the firm could have been working through Total Intelligence.

Facing mounting criticism over questionable actions in Iraq, Blackwater changed its menacing name to the vague Xe in February 2009. But the company remains dogged by questionable dealings, lawsuits and congressional investigations. In August, founder Erik Prince relocated to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, a move that Scahill thought could be related to the fact that the UAE has no extradition treaty with the United States.

Read more at The Nation.


Psywar – The real battlefield is your mind 1/8 [HQ] 

This documentary shows us how propaganda is being used to manipulate our minds. Sources for this film: -Beder, Sharon — Consumerism: an Historical Perspective -Chomsky, Noam — What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream -Darwinia — WWI Propaganda -Ewen,… Stuart — Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture -Lazere, Donald — American media and mass culture -Lutins, Allen — An Eclectic list of Events in US Labor History -Millies, Stephen — The Ludlow Massacre and the Birth of Company Unions -Parenti, Michael — Super-Patriotism -Simpson, Christopher — The Science of Coercion -Smith, Sharon — Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States -Snow, Nancy — Propagnda, Inc., Selling America’s Culture to the World -Stauber, John and Rampton, Sheldon — Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq ; Toxic Sludge is Good For You -Tye, Larry — The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays & The Birth of PR Film created by: http://www.metanoia-films.org/index.php pt2… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp7qOCGiaLg&feature=related pt3… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAq4u__6Aw&feature=related pt4… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH8BUA-pT8A&feature=related pt5… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=306M1uQ-4Xk&feature=related pt6… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xd2oCGKD7M&feature=related pt7… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Om7wg2AXrk&feature=related pt8… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYUJ-m-kLVk&feature=related