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Is Anyone Else’s Life as Stupidly Complicated by Digital "Shadow Work" as Mine Is?

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments
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We seem to have entered a world of anti-leisure and anti-productivity in which the unpaid “shadow work” demanded to keep all the complicated digital bits in motion obliterate our leisure and productivity.

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Maybe We’re Closer to "You’ll Own Nothing" Than We Realize

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 19, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Maybe we should rephrase the slogan to “you’ll appear to own things you don’t actually control and be happy.”

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#AxisOfEasy 350: Malware Disguised As Popular Apps Targets Android Users

By Mark E. Jeftovic | May 17, 2024 | 3 Comments
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… this and more in AofE #350

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The Decay of Everyday Life

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 16, 2024 | 0 Comments
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So where does this leave us? We’re on our own.

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Precarious: One Misfortune Away from Insolvency

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments
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As a result, a significant percentage of households that are considered middle-class are one misfortune away from insolvency.

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Squeezed for Decades, America’s Working Class Is Finally Up Against the Wall

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 12, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The net result is America’s working class is up against the wall, maxed out.

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#AxisOfEasy 349: REvil Ransomware Mastermind Sentenced To Over 13 Years In Historic Cybercrime Case

By Mark E. Jeftovic | May 10, 2024 | 3 Comments
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REvil Ransomware Mastermind Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Historic Cybercrime Case,
Severe WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Exploited: Millions of Sites at Risk, Mal.Metrica Scam Unveiled,
Unmasking the Hidden Vulnerabilities in VPN Security on Untrusted Networks … this and more in AofE #349

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Lost in the Vast Wasteland of Social Media

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 9, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Once we’ve made “digital visibility” the primary source of our identity, status and self-respect, we’ve doomed ourselves to wandering, compass-less, in a vast artificial wasteland.

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Hikikomori and Lying Flat: When "Making It" Becomes Hopeless

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
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No wonder so many people devote themselves to curating an artificial digital representation of themselves that they reckon is worthy of recognition and status.

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Withdrawing from the Rat Race Is Going Global

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 6, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Mere mortals are left in a hopeless situation. In response, they’re withdrawing from the competition en masse.

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#AxisOfEasy 348: FCC Slaps Major U.S. Carriers With $196 Million In Fines For Illegally Selling Customer Location Data

By Mark E. Jeftovic | May 3, 2024 | 0 Comments
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FCC Slaps Major U.S. Carriers with $196 Million in Fines for Illegally Selling Customer Location Data
Kaiser Permanente Notifies Millions of Members Following Major Data Breach Involving Third-Party Advertisers
Active Exploitation of GitLab’s Email Verification Vulnerability … this and more in AofE #348

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I’m Looking for 10 Readers Willing to Pony Up a Few Bucks for the Crazy-Valuable Content Here

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 2, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Sound of coins rattling in a battered bowl.

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Labor Rising: Will Class Identity Finally Matter Again?

By Charles Hugh Smith | May 1, 2024 | 0 Comments
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That this level of incendiary outrage has seeped into the mainstream media tells us that
the bill for America’s gluttony of inequality is long overdue.

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China and the U.S.: What Matters That’s Overlooked

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 29, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Parsing geopolitics is fun but our attention is better directed to the limits and second-order effects of legacy systems in each of the rival states.

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#AxisOfEasy 347: AI Censorship Crisis Escalates As Chatbots Silence Controversial Voices

By Mark E. Jeftovic | April 26, 2024 | 1 Comment
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… this and more in AofE #347

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The Ghetto-ization of American Life

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 25, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Behind the facade of normalization, even high-income lifestyles have been ghetto-ized.

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Cities’ "Doom Loops" Are Even Worse Than You Imagined

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 24, 2024 | 0 Comments
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This is why those who understand these dynamics are getting out, even though the city was their home.

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Is the ‘Housing Shortage’ the Result of Housing-Hoarding by the Wealthy?

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 22, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Those seeking to buy a house as shelter for their household can’t compete with the wealthy seeking assets to snap up and hoard for appreciation.

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#AxisOfEasy 346: Roku Declares 576,000 Accounts Hacked Post Second Security Breach

By Mark E. Jeftovic | April 19, 2024 | 5 Comments
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Roku Declares 576,000 Accounts Hacked Post Second Security Breach,
Kaspersky Researchers Discover LockBit 3.0 Variant Generates Custom, Self-Propagating Malware,
Study maps which countries the most cybercriminals are based in, Canada not even in Top 15… this and more in AofE #346

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Living on Uneasy Street

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 19, 2024 | 0 Comments
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It’s nice to anticipate sunny weather, but it’s a good idea to carry an umbrella just in case the forecasts prove overly optimistic.

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The Spear in AI’s Back

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 17, 2024 | 0 Comments
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That real harm will result from the use of AI tools is a given.

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Financial Forecast 2025-2032: Please Don’t Be Naive

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 15, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Rather than attempt to evade Caesar’s reach, a better strategy might be to ‘go gray’: blend in, appear average.

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#AxisOfEasy 345: Hackers Exploit Fake Facebook MidJourney AI Page To Promote Malware To 1.2M People

By Mark E. Jeftovic | April 12, 2024 | 7 Comments
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Hackers Exploit Fake Facebook MidJourney AI Page to Promote Malware to 1.2M People,
US Lawmakers Introduce Federal Data Privacy Law,
Hacker Leaks 8.5M U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contact Data, CISA Claims Data Already Publicly Available … this and more in AofE #345

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Sound Money Vs. Fiat Currency: Trade and Credit Are the Wild Cards

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 11, 2024 | 0 Comments
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We need to start thinking outside the current system, which has no solutions.

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Could US Treasuries Become the Trade of the Decade?

By Charles Hugh Smith | April 9, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The expediencies and policy extremes have yet to be explored, much less exploited.

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Contributors

Mark E. Jeftovic

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. 

The Canadian Bitcoiners

The Canadian Bitcoiners

Joey Tweets and Len the Lengend are the hosts of The Canadian Bitcoiners Podcast, and you may recognize them as the voices (and faces) behing the AxisOfEasy Podcast. CanadianBitcoiners.com

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.