#AxisOfEasy 152: US Bill Would Make Encryption Back-Doors Mandatory

June 30, 2020

New US Bill aims to end warrant-proof encryption
PayPal preparing to enter Bitcoin marketplace
Hackers use Google analytics to steal credit cards
Julian Assange hit with additional conspiracy indictment


#AxisOfEasy 151: Surveillance Is A Business, And Business Is Good

June 23, 2020

Canada to deploy voluntary nationwide contact tracing app , Surveillance-capitalism firm Palantir files to go public
Gigantic telecom outage was not a DDoS from China, and more….


Transhumanism: The new religion of the coming technocracy

June 22, 2020

As we move into a more algorithmically controlled society, I would expect that technocratic social credit systems will supplant conventional moral structures, and the prospect of having your mind uploaded into an everlasting paradise will be the religious payoff for conforming to the rules.


#AxisOfEasy 150: Zoom Shuts Down Dissidents Marking Tiananman Square Massacre

June 16, 2020

Last week, a report surfaced that Zoom had shut down the accounts of student survivors of the Tiananmen Square massacre who were meeting virtually to commemorate the June 4, 1989 event.What to do about fake news when the gatekeepers are worse …and more in AofE #145


#AxisOfEasy 149: Facebook rebrands Libra as Novi to try again

June 9, 2020

CCP monitors foreign WeChat to tune domestic censorship…Negative oil price triggers trading software bug, wipes out trader…
What to do about fake news when the gatekeepers are worse …and more in AofE #145


Amazon spikes book on COVID-19 and lockdowns: only official sources permitted

June 5, 2020

Yesterday, author Alex Berenson reported via Twitter that Amazon had spiked his new book about COVID-19 and the lockdowns. Berenson is a former New York Times reporter, author of other books, fiction and non-fiction,




Mark E. Jeftovic

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