Frances Haugen says Facebook's algorithms are dangerous. Here’s why. In her testimony, Haugen also repeatedly emphasized how these phenomena are far worse in regions that don’t speak English because of Facebook’s uneven coverage of different languages.
“In the case of Ethiopia there are 100 million people and six languages. Facebook only supports two of those languages for integrity systems,” she said. “This strategy of focusing on language-specific, content-specific systems for AI to save us is doomed to fail.” She continued: “So investing in non-content-based ways to slow the platform down not only protects our freedom of speech, it protects people’s lives.” I explore this more in a different article from earlier this year on the limitations of large language models, or LLMs: Despite LLMs having these linguistic deficiencies, Facebook relies heavily on them to automate its content moderation globally.
Gebru noted that this isn’t where the harm ends, either.
Journalists without Borders. Africa's Mines. The New Dirty War for Africa's uranium and mineral rights. NSA Whistleblower Speaks: “The Ultimate Goal is Total Population Control” War on Whistleblowers. Waterboarding Whistleblower Released From Prison, Two Months After Torture Report's Release Vindicated His Actions. Guess who went to jail because of the CIA's long-running, illegal torture programs.
It wasn't former director Leon Panetta, who was ultimately responsible for the actions of his agency. It wasn't any number of agents, officials or supervisors who directly or indirectly participated in the ultimately useless torture of detainees. DN! AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now!
Radio and television broadcast exclusive. We spend the hour with John Kiriakou, the retired CIA agent who blew the whistle on torture. He’s just been released from prison. He’ll join us from his home in Virginia, where he remains under house arrest while finishing his two-and-a-half-year sentence. Whistleblowers. WikiLeaks. Whistleblower goes public: CDC buried data showing vaccines increase risk of autism by 340% (NaturalNews) A top scientist and researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had a key role in helping Dr.
Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover manipulated data from the agency that obscured a higher incidence of autism in African American boys. As reported by The Liberty Beacon, the whistleblower came to the attention of Hooker, who has a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering, following a Freedom of Information Act request for the original data regarding the DeStefano et al. MMR (measles, mumps rubella) and autism study.
World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World. This article was first published on September 30, 2013.
Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel. She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rules the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning. According to Hudes, the elite uses a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet. The goal is control. Remember, this is not some “conspiracy theorist” that is saying these things.
Karen Hudes studied law at Yale Law School and economics at the University of Amsterdam. Jan. 2o14. Feb. 2o14. WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks. When you talk too much for Twitter. Obama’s Justice Department: Holder’s Leak Investigations Are Outrageous and Unprecedented. Attorney General Eric Holder has overseen more leak investigations under Obama than were pursued under Bush Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Attorney General Eric Holder has said that he doesn’t want the Obama administration’s leak prosecutions “ to be his legacy .”
John Kiriakiou, Torture Whistleblower, Ex-CIA Agent Needs Your Help Now! Additional NSA Whistleblowers Said To Be Emerging. Source: Common Dreams The "courage" of Edward Snowden is "contagious," according to lawyer and transparency advocate Jesselyn Radack, who says that additional employees at the National Security Agency are now coming forward with what they consider objectionable practices by their employer.
Guardian editor receives European Press award for Edward Snowden story. Alan Rusbridger, the editor in chief of the Guardian, has been honoured at the European Press awards for leading the team which masterminded a series of remarkable disclosures from the files leaked by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Commentary: Context And Accuracy: George F. Kennan's Famous "Quotation," by Gilles d'Aymery - ga192. Swans Commentary » March 28, 2005.
Stood on the side of those who refuse to be dogs. Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out. Thomas Andrews Drake. Thomas Andrews Drake (born 1957) is a former senior executive of the U.S.
National Security Agency (NSA), a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and a whistleblower. In 2010 the government alleged that Drake "mishandled" documents, one of the few such Espionage Act cases in U.S. history. Drake's defenders claim that he was instead being persecuted for challenging the Trailblazer Project. He is the 2011 recipient of the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling and co-recipient of the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) award. On June 9, 2011, all 10 original charges against him were dropped. Drake rejected several deals because he refused to "plea bargain with the truth".
Biography Drake's father was a World War II veteran and his mother a secretary for Pearl S. Glenn Greenwald: 'I don't trust the UK not to arrest me. Their behaviour has been extreme' The dogs can smell Glenn Greenwald long before they see him.
As we drive up the hill to his house, a cacophony of barking greets us. The chorus is so overwhelming it makes me think of the National Security Agency (NSA) chiefs who Greenwald has tormented over the past year. "They don't bite," Greenwald says as we are engulfed by the pack of strays that he and his partner, David Miranda, have rescued. After a beat, he adds: "… as long as you don't show any fear.
" Glenn Greenwald: the explosive day we revealed Edward Snowden's identity to the world. On Thursday 6 June 2013, our fifth day in Hong Kong, I went to Edward Snowden's hotel room and he immediately said he had news that was "a bit alarming". An internet-connected security device at the home he shared with his longtime girlfriend in Hawaii had detected that two people from the NSA – a human-resources person and an NSA "police officer" – had come to their house searching for him. Thomas Tamm. Thomas Tamm (born 1952) is a former attorney in the United States Department of Justice Office of Intelligence Policy and Review during the period in 2004 when senior Justice officials fought against the widening scope of warrantless NSA surveillance that consisted of eavesdropping on U.S. citizens.
He was an anonymous whistleblower to The New York Times, making the initial disclosure regarding the issue. Background A 1974 graduate of Brown University, he is a former attorney in the United States Department of Justice Office of Intelligence Policy and Review. Mark Klein. Mark Klein is a former AT&T technician who leaked knowledge of his company's cooperation with the United States National Security Agency in installing network hardware to monitor, capture and process American telecommunications. The subsequent media coverage became a major story in May 2006. In recognition of his actions, the Electronic Frontier Foundation picked Klein as one of the winners of its 2008 Pioneer Awards. For over 22 years Mark Klein worked for AT&T. Starting with the company as a Communications Technician in New York, where he remained from November 1981 until March 1991, he later continued in that capacity in California until 1998.
From January 1998 to October 2003, Klein worked as a Computer Network Associate in San Francisco. See also References External links Anti protest law. Internet Control: Obama Blames Internet for 'Domestic Terrorism' "X" (George F. Kennan) Russ Tice. Career Tice worked as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force, Office of Naval Intelligence, and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). During his nearly 20-year career with various United States government agencies, he conducted intelligence missions related to the Kosovo War, Afghanistan, the USS Cole bombing in Yemen, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tice was transferred from the Defense Intelligence Agency to the National Security Agency in 2002.
Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Beaten, Arrested for Silent Protest at Clinton Speech. This is a rush transcript. Ray McGovern. 11 April 2008, Phoenix, Ariz. Raymond McGovern (born August 25, 1939) is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. Rob Kall: Former CIA Agent Ray McGovern Discusses Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech.
On Tuesday, as U.S. Dan Kennedy: Obama's War on Journalism. Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Fifth Amendment (Amendment V) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and protects against abuse of government authority. Ex-BP worker files whistleblower suit over cleanup.