Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits

The company’s tech incubator and think tank subsidiary Jigsaw is trying the ISIS-fighting technique Google knows best: targeted advertising. WIRED | by Andy Greenberg | September 7, 2016 Google has built a half-trillion-dollar business out of divining what people want based on a few words they type into a search field. In the process, it’s […]

The New Mind Control | by Robert Epstein | February 18, 2016 Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about humanity’s future. In The Iron Heel (1908), the American writer Jack London pictured a world in which a handful of wealthy corporate titans – the ‘oligarchs’ – kept the masses at bay […]

Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions

Protests over secret study involving 689,000 users in which friends’ postings were moved to influence moods Poll: Facebook’s secret mood experiment: have you lost trust in the social network? The Guardian | by Robert Booth | June 29, 2014 It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and […]

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser. Politico | By ROBERT EPSTEIN | August 19, 2015 DP Editor’s Note: This is an article from the 2016 election cycle that is very relevant today. Robert Epstein is senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral […]