Welcome to The Beard World Order: On today’s episode Tom, James, and Guillermo take on “meta-conspiracy” and the “conspiracy to inject conspiracy.”
Do the infiltration and subversion tactics of the NSA and private intelligence contractors present a unique challenge for activists and the alternative media in the 21st century? Are “sockpuppets” and other disinfo exploits any different than the decades old COINTELPRO? What is cognitive infiltration, and how has it already succeeded in invading our minds? Have privacy norms (#aftersex) been irreversibly altered? Is there any hope left for humanity? And why would the Department of Defense be involved in the making of Ernest Goes to Camp?
Your answers to these questions, beards, beards, yeah, and more.
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Beard World Order: Episode 01 — Uncorking Conspiracy
Wired: Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It
Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything
Americans say they’re shopping less online. Blame the NSA.
Many say NSA news changed their behavior
How Did Snowden Change Search Behavior? New Research Shows, More Than You Might Think
Beyond Snowden: Don’t Coddle the National Security State; Smash It
Border Patrol Throw Political Bone to Civil Libertarians; Will We Fetch?
TOR Radio: Drug Culture, Bodycams, and Romanticizing the Republic
The Corbett Report: Solutions: Sousveillance (video)
ClandesTime episode 025 — Fun with FOIA
Complete list of DOD-assisted movies
The House’s NSA bill could allow more spying than ever. You call this reform?
The #aftersex selfie is a betrayal of intimacy
Bearded bands and facial hair appreciation clubs: the hairy-faced trend is back
U.S. government sues Philadelphia schools over beard policy
Beard transplants (video)