‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

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Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention The Guardian Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which […]

DOWN THE ‘TUBEYouTube accused of CENSORSHIP over controversial new bid to ‘limit’ access to videos

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Jasper Hamill UK Sun YOUTUBE has been accused of censorship after introducing a controversial new policy designed to reduce the audience for videos deemed to be “inappropriate or offensive to some audiences”. The Google-owned video site is now putting videos into a “limited state” if they are deemed controversial enough […]

Netflix’s ‘Wormwood’ Spotlights CIA’s Secret LSD Mind Control Experiments

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Victoria Kim The Fix The upcoming Netflix docudrama dives deep into the conspiracy theory about the CIA’s attempt to develop tools for mind control. The CIA’s mind control experiments from the 1950s and 1960s—known as MK-ULTRA—are the subject of a new Netflix series that revisits the epic conspiracy theory. Wormwood is part […]

Mark Zuckerberg calls for universal basic income at Harvard speech

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Todd Haselton CNBC Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on the need to consider universal basic income for Americans during his Harvard Commencement Speech. Zuckerberg’s comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator. “Every generation expands its definition of equality. […]