PRICELESS: Watch speaker give ‘TED talk’… on how TED talks are worthless.

21WIRE + TEDx | So few ever dare ask if TED really achieves anything, or is it merely a nice high tech talking shop?

The Social Grid: ‘Facebook saves the NSA and CIA money’

21WIRE + Brasscheck TV | “The manpower that Facebook saves is huge…”

‘Fit Facebook Mom’ Account Deleted By Facebook Censors Over ‘Anti-Obese Hate Speech’

21WIRE + Greatist | Maria Kang has been accused by the communitarians and censorship gods of broadcasting ‘Hate speech’ over Facebook.

Kreditech, tech startups use Facebook and ‘data points’ to determine future loans

21WIRE + CNN | This is guilt by association, moving us further into a corporate consolidated culture, seeking to cut the individual out of the future pie.

Proposed Wiretapping Legislation Bureau’s Top Priority

Washington Post | Proposal would fine tech companies for noncompliance with wiretap orders.

Celebrities Need More Cash: Which celebrities would you pay to contact on Facebook?

21st Century Wire | How stupid are you if you believe celebrities will be chained to their computers responding to your FB pings?

Chris Dorner Contacts BIN: Claims He’s Being Framed by LAPD

Chris KitzeBefore Its NewsHe’s out and about friending people on Facebook, including yours truly! People in the USA are INNOCENT until proven guilty.  Let’s not forget that.  He’s on the run, accused of killing three people, but Chris Dorner claims he hasn’t killed anyone — he says he’s being framed by LAPD.  Let’s try to […]

Facebook Outage takes down Gawker, Mashable, CNN and Post with it…

Hayley TsukayamaWashington PostA Facebook glitch briefly took down a large number of sites that use the social network’s login credentials on Thursday — highlighting just how wide Facebook’s reach has become.The glitch lasted a few minutes and affected only those who were logged into Facebook at the time. But there were widespread reports of users having trouble […]

In Reaction To Swedish Riots and Privacy Concerns, Instagram Makes Advertising U-turn

21st Century Wire says… In a direct reaction to the mayhem caused by Facebook and Instagram’s data free-for-all, pressure is being applied to the digital moguls to claw back previous plans to use children and adult pictures for commercial marketing and advertising applications. Ronan Shields Dec 21, 2012 Instagram has reverted to its original advertising […]

Facebook To Fight Germany’s Demand of Anonymity for Its Users

AP/Washington Post BERLIN — Facebook will fight a German privacy watchdog’s demand to allow users to register with fake names, insisting Tuesday that its current practice fully complies with the law. The California-based social networking site has long required users to register with their real names — a policy that the data protection commissioner of […]

Facebook and Instagram’s New Ad Policy Change ‘Could Compromise Privacy for Teens’

21st Century Wire says… this story appeared only yesterday in the Washington Post, and it’s uncanny how neatly this ties into the Instagram riots in Sweden on the same day. It would be uncanny – unless you believe that’s it’s part of a larger step by step plan. Hegelian dialectic: Problem+Reaction=Solution… their solution, of course. This […]

Disgracebook Diaries: Facebook Privacy Chain Letter Resurfaces

Hayley Tsukayama Washington Post Hoaxes are hard things to put down — particularly when they seem to offer something that people want. to hear. Such is the case with the latest Facebook hoax, actually a rehash of one that cropped up in June, that claims users can change their copyright rights by simply posting a status […]

Unmasking Violentacrez – Internet Pond Life and ‘The Biggest Troll on the Web’

Gawker | Inside the life of a super-troll.

Facebook in new privacy row over facial recognition feature

Social network turns on new feature to automatically identify people in photos, raising questions about privacy implications of the service – By Charles Arthur Guardian June 8, 2011 Facebook has come under fire for quietly expanding the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about its privacy practices. The feature, which the giant […]

Patrick Henningsen on Coast to Coast AM Radio with George Noory

21st Century Wire Listen to Patrick’s first appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio show with host George Noory. Coast to Coast AM is one of the biggest and best syndicated radio programs in the US and internationally. In this segment George Noory and Patrick discuss aspects of Facebook’s new currency, cyber security, technology, climate […]

THE CONSPIRACY THAT WASN’T: WHAT HAPPENED TO LIBYA

Are foreign interests steering this uprising? By Andrew McKillop 21st Century Wire March 2011 Weeks are unfolding with almost nothing from the Conspiracy Corner that gives any solace to average persons wanting to know why the Arab world is seemingly falling apart. Ditto from the mainstream media. And it’s not only the pundits who don’t […]

Road To Damascus: Sheriff Google and Deputy Facebook Skidaddle To Syria

By Cochise Johnson 21st Century Wire March 3, 2011 Yes, it’s an order, the Facebook page telling people to meet peacefully across Syria for freedom and democracy, now go do that voodoo that youdoo best. Nevermind the central bank, that comes after you topple the government for them, more important things on the agenda now, […]

CASHLESS SOCIETY: ‘Facebook Nation’ unveils its new currency

By Patrick Henningsen21st Century WireJan 31, 2011The 21st century has certainly witnessed a progression towards a ‘cashless society’, but social networking giant Facebook is taking things a step further, throwing their hat into the ring with the introduction of a new compulsory monetary policy that will initially govern its share of the multi-billion dollar online games […]

WHO IS BEHIND THE DEMONIZATION OF THE WEB?

By Patrick Henningsen21st Century WireDec 14, 2010 “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the public believes is false.”  – William Casey, Director of CIA in his first address to his staff in 1981. Whether the Wikileak media phenomenon has been actually engineered from a cluster of office cubicles in Langley, Virginia or has been corrupted […]

Teenagers who text up 120 times a day ‘are more likely to have had sex, use drugs and drink alcohol’

Editor’s Note: This new US study unveiled in the UK Mail can also be applied to Britain and only confirms what we have suspected for a while now: namely that it’s like, much more bett’a to be on contract than on pay-as-you-go, innit? Daily Mail Reporter Nov 9, 2010 Hyper-texting and hyper-networking are more common among […]