Monthly Archives: April 2014

Data anarchy

‘Dark Wallet’ Is About to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering Easier Than Ever   Dark Wallet was conceived last summer by Wilson and Amir Taaki. Wilson first gained notoriety by creating the world’s first entirely 3D-printed gun; Taaki is an Iranian-British free-market anarchist and developer of high-profile bitcoin projects like the decentralized online marketplace prototype DarkMarket.

Revolving doors

The revolving door between Google and the Department of Defense After 9/11, Weslander Quaid felt a patriotic duty to help fight the War on Terror. So she quit her private sector job at a CIA contractor called Scitor Corporation and joined the official world of US government intelligence. She quickly rose through the ranks, serving in executive positions at the National […]


Foreign data propaganda #CancelCastro: Why Is U.S. Policy Toward Cuba So Absurd? According to documents obtained by The Associated Press and multiple interviews with people involved in the project, the plan was to develop a bare-bones “Cuban Twitter,” using cellphone text messaging to evade Cuba’s strict control of information and its stranglehold restrictions over the […]

Big data has one purpose

And it’s not necessarily the advance of mankind, no matter how hard people believe in their illusions. The Parable of Google Flu: Traps in Big Data Analysis Big data: are we making a big mistake? How A ‘Deviant’ Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut