#AxisOfEasy 154: Police Use Twitter’s Dataminr To Surveil #BlackLivesMatter Protestors

July 14, 2020

Ex security advisor: China’s hacking of Nortel was the beginning of the end
Canadians can opt-out of facial recognition DB by opting into DB
LinkedIn sued for iOS clipboard spying
Police use Twitter’s Dataminr to surveil BlackLivesMatter protestors


#AxisOfEasy 153: Underworld in panic as cops penetrate secret criminal chat app

July 7, 2020

Underworld in panic as cops penetrate secret criminal chat app
New EvilQuest ransomware targets Mac OSX users
BMW to make built-in car features into paid subscriptions


#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




Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 


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