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Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. s Trend Briefing covering "7 Consumer Trends To Run With In 2014" Growing numbers of consumers can no longer escape an awareness of the damage done by their consumption: to the planet, society, or themselves. But a mixture of indulgence, addiction and conditioning mean that most can’t substantially change their consumption habits. The result? A never-ending guilt spiral.

News Republic Une enquête était en cours jeudi en Russie contre un journaliste qui a appelé sur le ton de la plaisanterie Vladimir Poutine à envoyer des forces armées dans sa région pour protéger la population locale contre les fonctionnaires corrompus. Une enquête a été ouverte contre Roman Romanenko, rédacteur en chef d'un journal de Vologda (500 km au nord-est de Moscou), "conformément aux exigences de la législation actuelle", a indiqué à l'AFP la porte-parole du parquet local Oxana Vinogradova. Elle a été lancée à la demande du gouverneur de la région de Vologda, Oleg Kouvchinnikov, a-t-elle précisé. M. Romanenko avait posté son message sur Facebook en mars après l'arrivée en masse dans la péninsule de Crimée de troupes russes. Il avait aussi ajouté, sur le ton de l'ironie, que nulle sanction internationale ne guetterait le Kremlin s'il améliorait le quotidien des habitants de la région de Vologda.

Glasgow University Magazine Welcome to My Blog He said to his friend, “If the British march By land or sea from the town tonight, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light, One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” Welcome to My Blog: The world is a very dangerous place at the moment and it is becoming more treacherous with each passing day. The reason for this is because the self-proclaimed “global elite” or TPTB, whatever you want to call them, have declared war on the rest of us. It is not just financial and economic war but it is also a moral and spiritual one.

Is Major Censorship Happening on Reddit? How Glenn Greenwald’s Blockbuster Article Was Banned Over and Over I’m not a regular Reddit user. I signed up to try it last year because I noticed my site traffic exploded whenever one of my posts got upvoted on the forum. Since I never actually crossed over into a consistent user, I’m still trying to get my head around how the community operates. Headlines in recent days about the fact that Glenn Greenwald’s blockbuster article on the Intercept detailing how spy agencies work to intentionally ruin a person’s reputation using lies and false stories, was consistently being banned on the subreddit “r/news” have been making the rounds. For those unaware, r/news is a default subreddit which all users are automatically subscribed to, thus it generates a huge amount of traffic. It’s basically the front page news section of the 64th most popular website in the world (according to Alexa data).

10 Content Marketing Lessons from The World's Fastest Growing Websites The media world is witnessing the changing of the guard. The new brash upstarts have embraced, integrated and are applying the technology of the social web. Buzzfeed, Upworthy and the humble blogs of this world are the new content kings. Alexander Hanff is a globally respected privacy expert and advocate with a background in computer science, pyschology, sociology and law. For over twenty years Alexander has worked in the field of technology, specifically online technologies and has had a diverse career from technical management roles to training and teaching. In 2005 Alexander decided to investigate the impact of technology on society and returned to University to study these issues as a sociologist, then in 2008 moved into privacy advocacy full time after graduating in Information Systems and Applied Sociology from Lancaster University in the UK. Alexander cut his teeth running a campaign against Phorm, a corporation trying to enter the UK advertising market by using technology called Deep Packet Inspection to intercept citizens' web communications in order to build behavioural profiles which would then be used to sell advertising.

What Is Deep Packet Inspection? It’s easy to turn a deaf ear to the controversy surrounding recent copyright protection bills like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the PROTECT IP Act, which threatened to curtail free speech on the Internet by allowing the U.S. Department of Justice to blacklist and block access to websites suspected of copyright infringement. Most of us don’t visit websites suspected of illegally distributing copyrighted material, so blocking us from accessing them seems harmless. But should your ISP ever be legally obligated to prevent you from accessing restricted websites, it will have to find a way to monitor your online activity, and that could cause your privacy to be compromised if your ISP employs deep packet inspection tools to keep tabs on you.

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View offerings, Google Earth is a treasure trove of oddities.