Are government-backed privacy tools really going to protect us from President Trump?
The crypto industry says forget collective action, forget politics. Use encryption apps! Tech trumps everything in our fight for collective freedom.
NSFWCORP Flashback: City Of LA Finally Charges Me For Reporting On LAPD's Occupy LA Raid
Journalism as Criminal Vagrancy.
Tor Project: The super secure anonymity network that will definitely keep you safe (as long as hackers don't break the rules)
A lot has happened to Tor since I last reported on it, and not much of it good.
Silicon Valley welcomes the Indian Prime Minister!*
* And promises not to mention the pogroms, or the human rights abuses, or the State Department visa blacklisting. Whatevs!
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley: End of the Road
One day out here is enough to get you down. A few days can turn into full-blown depression.
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 8: Redwood City (Detour)
You can pick up the scent of Oligarch Valley overlords in the most unexpected places.
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 7: Corcoran (Exit 334)
Here in Corcoran, everything except the air belongs to the Boswell clan, an old slave-plantation family hailing from the state of Georgia.
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 6: Cowschwitz (Exit 334)
The stench—the awful stench—was better than any visual landmark. Welcome to Harris Ranch, California...
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 5: Resnicks (Exit 253)
The economic viability of this piece of Oligarch Valley depends on Iran being kept in a state of a permanent economic blockade.
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 4: Moron (Exit 225)
Taft is an oil town, swept up in the toxic fracking revolution that’s taking the U.S. energy sector by storm.
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 3: Septic Tank (Exit 244)
Green Acres is not so much a farm, as a place where the great big city of Los Angeles dumps just about all of its shit.
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 2: Tejon Ranch (Exit 215)
Tejon Ranch shows how a small clique of lowkey aristocratic families continue to plunder California, all because one of their ancestors got here earlier than anyone else.
Today on Twitter: The US Ambassador and the fascists
I’m writing my Surveillance Valley book, but I just can’t help but peer from time to time at the giant catastrophe taking place in my ancestral homeland of Ukraine.
A journey through Oligarch Valley
I head up California's I-5 to discover the putrid truth lurking beneath Central Valley.
The CIA helped sell a mapping startup to Google. Now they won't tell us why
Agency denies my FOIA request, telling me they can "neither confirm nor deny" existence of documents explaining the deal.
"We got geeks": Inside Google's ugly war against the homeless in LA
In Los Angeles, Google has a brilliantly simple plan to combat homelessness: Hire private security to harass and push the homeless out sight, and then make sure that the smelly bastards and their tents and carts never come back.
Tor reportedly hires Verizon's PR firm to fight back against Pando's reporting
Internet privacy, funded by spooks: A brief history of the BBG
Support Yasha Levine's "Surveillance Valley" — a book about how Silicon Valley created the world's most effective surveillance apparatus
How leading Tor developers and advocates tried to smear me after I reported their US Government ties
Refugees, neo-Nazis, and super patriots: Heading into the Ukrainian war zone
Welcome to The Luhansk People's Republic: Following the Russian convoy into rebel-held Ukraine
Hall of Mirrors: Wikileaks volunteer helped build Tor, was funded by the Pentagon
Almost Everyone Involved in Developing Tor was (or is) Funded by the US Government
Why's Google aligning itself with hated ISPs? It plans on being one of them
No, Facebook doesn't need better "self-regulation." We need better laws to protect us from Facebook
The Fog of Twitter: Ukraine's civil war and the limits of social news gathering
Uhhhh... Occupy Google gets help with "messaging" from Google-funded Silicon Valley think tank
Twitter's mission to Moscow is happening right now. How's it going?
Yes, Google works with "former military operations people." But they won't tell us who, or from where
Give Tweets a chance: Twitter's peace mission to Moscow won't be easy
Cato Institute writer defends Google's projection of US "soft power" overseas. I wonder why...
The Pig Punisher: Building drones to fight devious crop-devouring hogs
Google works with "former military operations people” to develop its WiFi drone army...
Al Gore says Silicon Valley is a “stalker economy”
Reset the Net wants to end NSA snooping, is fine with Google snooping
Bad news for whistleblowers. Secret is far less secret than you think
Ruh Ro. How the Valley's favorite politician may be foiled by a Hindu supremacist banned from the US
EFF defends the right of neo Nazis to spew hate... unless it's bad for business
Twitter "micro-censors" Ukrainian neo-nazi accounts at Russia's request
Russia is driving out Visa and Mastercard, creating huge opportunity for domestic tech companies
End of the Ro? Disruption meets old dirty politics in the heart of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley gives Frontline the finger
Tim Donnelly, Weimar Republican.. and next Governor of California?
Emails showing Google's closeness with the NSA Director really aren't that surprising
Pando at the NRA: The "Zuckerberg of guns" could save lives and make millions, but he'll have to fight the NRA first
Pando goes to the NRA convention to find the Mark Zuckerberg of guns
The revolving door between Google and the Department of Defense
Google apparently scrubs military contractor partner listing, after Pando report
Google distances itself from the Pentagon, stays in bed with mercenaries and intelligence contractors
Putin ramps up Internet censorship, citing Google and Snowden to ensure public support
Oakland emails give another glimpse into the Google-Military-Surveillance Complex
Ro Khanna: Silicon Valley's own(ed) man
The problem with WhatsApp's privacy boasts: They're not true
Occupy Wall Street leader now works for Google, wants to crowdfund a private militia
Surveillance Valley has put a billion bugs in a billion pockets
Google and encryption: why true user privacy is Google's biggest enemy
Obama is right: privatizing metadata storage would be a nightmare
Undercover Googlers Defend Surveillance Valley
Privacy advocates freak out at Google's Nest acquisition. What took them so long?
Surveillance Valley scammers! Why hack our data when you can just buy it?
Rentacops on desktops: Edward Snowden's dismissal of Surveillance Valley is wrong, and dangerous
What Surveillance Valley knows about you
Google's for-profit surveillance problem
The Everywhere Store: Civil libertarians welcome Amazon's drone army
iHave a Dream: The unanswered questions behind LA's ed tech fiasco
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