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Facebook just declared war against "disruptive" information. In addition to hundreds of new human censors, they are training AI censors capable of identifying and deleting 'unacceptable' information found in the discussions of all two billion members in real time. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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Facebook, with a COMPLETE social graph, becomes more than an advertising platform. It becomes an arm of government. Facebook's Global Social Network Visualized Here's how. Facebook recently passed: 2 billion monthly users. That’s~70% of the 2.8 billion Internet users living... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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Some random items of interest: Alt Right vs. Alt Left (Vice). The US is now ground zero in an open source war for the future of democratic governance. 'Whatever happens next, the genie is out of the bottle, and intelligence... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
Trump is in the White House today because an open source insurgency put him there. I first wrote about Trump's open source insurgency a year and a half ago (February 2016). At that point, it was already apparent Trump was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
Here's a framework for understanding how social networking is changing US politics. It's raw, simple and (hopefully) useful. _______ The political parties and the media aren't the primary actors in the US political system anymore. Increasingly, politics is being waged... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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Charlottesville wasn't a standard protest. It was a social blasting cap. An open invitation to a public fist fight between the left and right. A fight orchestrated to create widespread social disruption. A fight the police didn't want to referee.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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Some items of interest: Singapore: "Changi (airport) will be using facial recognition technology to offer self-service options at check-in, bag drop, immigration and boarding" What happens over the long term? Automated systems like this will seek to partner with companies... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
I recently ran into a European counter-terrorism expert who complained that it was getting very difficult to build a fake profile on Facebook. Every time his team tried to set up a fake profile, it was shut down in less... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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The Ukrainian SBU now believes that the destruction of arms depot at Balakliya in March that did a billion dollars in damage was carried out by a small drone armed with a thermite grenade. That's an ROI (Return on Investment)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
Six years ago, I floated a business plan for building a new type of company (an open source venture). An open source venture is structured in a way that makes it possible for millions of worker/owners to collaborate on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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It's a pretty good bet we're going to see a rise in sea levels (we already have). Here's a good report by the Union of Concerned Scientists with some much needed detail on how it will impact us. How it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
I figured out what I'm going to talk about at the Prime Minister's conference in Singapore next month: the automation of terrorism. Here's the outline of what I'm going to discuss (I already have most of the thinking on this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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Mass killings in London, Portland, and Orlando over the last seven days (occurring at an increasing rate). We have categories for each type of attack: London: Homegrown Jihadi terrorist attack. Portland: Hate crime murders. Orlando: Lethal postal rage in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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Here's an indicator that Americans are suffering from deep psychological distress. Americans are killing themselves in record numbers. The method of choice? Overdose. This year, there will be over 50,000 deaths due to overdoses in the US and it's still... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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In Die fröhliche Wissenschaft, Nietzsche proclaimed "God is dead, and we have killed him, you and I!" Even back in the late 1800's, Nietzsche had the genius to see that science was in the process of killing God and with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
"I was only following corporate algorithms" Testimony given at a future war crimes trial (riff on the Nuremberg defense) United Airlines forcibly removed a man from an "overbooked" flight. The incident was captured on video by other passengers and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
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Here's a new drone (warning, acronym creep) called the CICADA, or Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft. It's tiny and weighs only 65 grams. It is meant to be dropped by an aircraft in a swarm (dozens at a time). Once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
It appears that neo-conservatives are now in control of the Trump White House. The bombing of the Assad regime in Syria announced to the world the US was still in the business of micromanaging global political outcomes through the selective... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
It was a terrorist attack. MSM intentionally downplays all terrorist attacks in the US/EU.
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Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats Last summer I wrote about how hacking the phone system could be used to automate terrorism. That analysis is proving to be spot on. Today, we learned that a 19 year old American-Israeli living in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
Thanks Max
Here's some more thinking on how Trump (with Bannon's help) could (~will) use social networking to turn the populist insurgency that got them into the White House into a dynamic (or extremely dangerous, depending on your perspective) political force. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Global Guerrillas
Survey is just info gathering. App provides a vote, which generates legitimacy.
Thanks Nils. Exactly on point.
Thanks Zach. Can't be a generic voting app. Has to be built as a platform for this specific purpose.