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What is the direction of the UN with the world's richest multinational companies as partners?

Klaus Schwab and Thiery Malleret: Covid 19: The Great Reset

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: The book Covid-19: The Great Reset is about a transformation of a social structure where the nation state is out, and global governance is in.

The cynical creation of the Internet

Yasha Levine: Surveillance Valley. The Secret Military History of the Internet

SURVEILLANCE: State surveillance would not have been possible without the services of Silicon Valley's technology companies. For example, Google in Surveillance Valley is described as "a full-fledged military contractor, who sold versions of the company's consumer data and analytics technology to police departments, city councils, and major U.S. intelligence and military organizations."

"Immunological disability"

PANDEMIC: Perhaps the fear of bacteria and viruses in the future will increasingly lead to a disease preparedness characterized by totalitarian surveillance and control. A blind trust in vaccinations can lead to a phasing out of the human own immune system.

Coronary vaccines: science and myths

CHRONICLE: Science has made rapid progress in producing a vaccine against Covid-19. But can vaccine programs be based on active consent and autonomous choice by citizens? And does scientific rationality now go hand in hand with creative forms of irrationality?

Vaccine compulsion – some corrections

RESPONSIBILITY: Author Trond Skaftnesmo comments on MODERN TIMES 'review of the book Vaccine intake.

Is there any reason to rejoice over the coronary vaccine?

Trond Skaftnesmo: Vaccine coercion in the shadow of the corona crisis

COVID-19: There is no real skepticism from the public sector about the coronary vaccine – vaccination is recommended, and the people are positive about the vaccine. But is the embrace of the vaccine based on an informed decision or a blind hope for a normal everyday life?

Infection tracking, monitoring and consequences

Surveillance: How much freedom do you really have, if your movements are restricted by a corona pass and you get fired if you refuse to be vaccinated?

Economic motives can ruin artificial intelligence

Stuart Russell: Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control

KI: What happens if we create something more intelligent than ourselves, a machine that might do something completely different than we want?

The coming technological decade

: Will increased control or surveillance in this decade gradually be left more to algorithms that carry out actions based on so-called "actionable intelligence"?

The hidden services

: Everyone knows that the secret police (Surveillance police) exist, but few have knowledge of how it works.

Social control 4.0

: China's digital social credit system operates with a form of gamified control, which rewards users while scoring points for online and offline behavior. By 2020, the Chinese authorities plan to establish a nationwide system. Western commentators react with disgust, but is our own social media really that much better?

Disc boom in the Sandberg case 

: Per Sandberg did not have to go to Iran to be monitored. New monitoring techniques make it possible to locate mobile users – regardless of where they are. We take a closer look at this development.

Invisible omniscience

David Lyon: The Culture of Surveillance

: George Orwell's 1984 is still relevant, but "Big Brother" is an outdated and misleading metaphor for today's surveillance, according to author David Lyon. He claims "Big Data" is a more up-to-date linguistic picture.

Silicon China's emergence

: China's technology giants are expanding, and their attitude to data collection and privacy will challenge other countries.

Life without thinking

Franklin Foer: World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

BIG TECH: Author Franklin Foer gives a historical overview of Big Tech's influence on society and asks how we can combat its pervasive power.

Immortality and artificial intelligence 

: The artificial intelligence (AI) of technology is suggested by many as more significant than the discovery of fire and later electricity. So what are we facing now? 

An ordinary day at the intelligence office

Eric Rochant: The Office

: The agency series Le Bureau takes place in a recognizable political reality, where knowledge is both power and a tradable commodity – in addition to focusing on the French intelligence service as a workplace. 

Aadhaar: India's new caste system

: The comprehensive census in India maps the population – but also cements the caste society the country has tried to get rid of. Amnesty International warns, and Indian human rights lawyer Shyam Divan has sued.

China's digital glasses

: Chinese security authorities have begun equipping the police with "digital glasses", and are already sitting on a computer bank where the faces of 1,3 billion adults in the country are digitally stored.

Germany's new digital inquisition

: Anyone who has seen the film The Lives of Others on Surveillance in the GDR State knows that the East German authorities knew their lousy craft at their fingertips. The United Federal Republic is now introducing comprehensive statutory surveillance using new digital spyware.

Pentagon, Watergate…

: The story of the Washington Post, and Nixon's attacks, is reminiscent of President Trump's insult to the press. Criticism of covert abuse of power is hit today in several ways.

Monster with billions of eyes

: The United States may soon have global access to all private data traffic abroad each time Microsoft, Google or similar companies are used.

Be prepared

Kevin Mitnick: The Art of Invisibility

: A former hacker delivers a gloomy account of our privacy at a time when the technology giants are absorbing all information about you. Some simple precautions can be of great benefit to you.

Artificial intelligence

: Totalitarian? At Partnerforum in Oslo, we heard that Orwell was wrong.