Traces of Reality
April 14, 2014
“All Your Internet Will Belong to Facebook: The US Corporate State Threatens Free and Open Exchange” with Alfredo Lopez
On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by activist, writer, and founding member of May First/People Link, . We discuss the ways in which the United States government, along several key corporate partners, continues to militarize the internet to further imperialistic goals. We focus on Facebook, the ubiquitous social network, and “internet.org” — the company’s “humanitarian” effort to connect the entire world to the internet through drone and satellite technology provided by its partner, the NSA.
Also on the program, we discuss the “Cuban Twitter” program ZunZuneo, sponsored by USAID (CIA); how the attempt to provoke a “Cuban Spring” fits within the framework of the “New Cold War”; how similar efforts to spark “Twitter Revolutions” in the Arab world were successful with the cooperation of companies like Google and Apple; and the heartbleed “bug” and what it means for open source technology.
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