Ten minute test could spot psychopaths A simple test could one day help police to catch psychopathic potential serial killers. Psychologists in Wales have adapted an existing psychological test to identify people with psychopathic tendencies. The 10 minute test is based on the Implicit Association Test, developed in the United States, and used to reveal people's deepest thoughts and feelings. Psychopaths may be capable of committing violent or antisocial acts but rarely demonstrate any remorse or guilt. They are often highly skilled at lying, can be charming and are adept at faking the emotions they lack. For this reason, many psychopathic serial killers can go on murdering without detection for years. Why I’m Supporting the #FBrape Campaign Facebook users are asking advertisers whether they really want their logos to be seen alongside jokes and threats about beating and raping women by Jarrah Hodge Trigger-Warning for rape jokes, rape threats, misogyny Over the past week there’s been a lot of buzz around the campaign launched by WAM! (Women, Action, & the Media) to call on prominent companies like Dove and Audible.com to pull ads from Facebook until the social networking site implements new policies and enforcement to ban gender-based hate speech.
The Netocracy is coming (you better be ready) We are in the middle of a social revolution spawned by the possibilities of the Internet and its democratization that gives 2 billion humans the possibility to obtain information, interact and develop ideas. This process has given birth to a collaborative web (2.0) as people realized they could get connected to each other as much as to websites. Today the Internet has changed our relationships to almost everything from work (the possibility to work from anywhere and to co-work with anyone, virtual workspaces), the economy (Internet economy, online consumption, crowd funding) culture (collaborative creation and sharing of artworks in P2P networks) knowledge (we are readers AND editors of Wikipedia), human relations (social networks, chats and VoIP), politics (citizen journalism, blogs, hacktivism, Wikileaks), etc. Through laws like ACTA, SOPA or PIPA, they have tried to limit this empowerment.
BanksterUSA The people's shareholders This spring, in coordinated actions across the country, retirees who lost their pensions, families whose homes are underwater, students with impossible debt, the unemployed and underemployed, family farmers, immigrants, vets and more will be knocking on the doors of corporate boardrooms, holding CEOs of major American firms responsible for crashing the economy then turning their backs on their fellow Americans. With hundreds of shareholders on the inside and thousands of folks on the outside, the largest shareholder demonstrations in U.S. history are underway and spreading across the land.
The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies 25 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Full-Spectrum Cyber Effects: 24 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Online Deception: GCHQ DISRUPTION Operational Playbook: Crazy Making - Form of Emotional and Psychological Abuse Are you in a relationship where you are made to feel like you need to doubt yourself, doubt your sense of what is real or that your every thought and behavior is questioned? Do you feel like you may be "going crazy?" If so, you may be in an emotionally abusive relationship. According to the University of Missouri Extension service, the term "crazy making" is used to describe a process in which a victim of abuse questions their sense of what is real and what isn't. People who constantly have their perceptions denied by an abusive partner can tend to lose this ability to see what is real, thus questioning whether their own mental health is to blame and not the emotional abuse that is actually occurring. Crazy making can also be called psychological abuse.
The false paradox: freedom of expression and sexist hate speech When we talk about freedom of expression we are within the paradigm of human rights. Human rights are indivisible, interrelated and interdependent, which means that the improvement of one right facilitates advancement of the others and the deprivation of one right adversely affects the others. This also means that they should not be hierarchized, that freedom of expression does not trump the right to live a life free of violence. It also means that there are limits to freedom of expression that are legitimate in order to strike a balance with other human rights. As a society we seem to have been able to understand this very clearly when it comes to hate speech and racism, but for some patriarchal reason the issue becomes subject of debate when we talk about hate speech and sexism. In contrast, feminist Dona Lilian argues that: “sexist speech can be framed as hate speech, as it functions to denigrate women as a group, in the service, ultimately, of patriarchal subjugation.
The Spy files WikiLeaks: The Spy Files Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for ’political opponents’ are a reality. Today WikiLeaks began releasing a database of hundreds of documents from as many as 160 intelligence contractors in the mass surveillance industry. Working with Bugged Planet and Privacy International, as well as media organizations form six countries – ARD in Germany, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the UK, The Hindu in India, L’Espresso in Italy, OWNI in France and the Washington Post in the U.S. Wikileaks is shining a light on this secret industry that has boomed since September 11, 2001 and is worth billions of dollars per year.