Cambridge Analytica Reborn? Private Spy Agency Weaponizes Facebook Again

Thursday, 12 May 2022 MintPress News

DeMENLO PARK, CA — On April 4, plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit brought against Facebook over its data-sharing practices following the eruption of the Cambridge Analytica scandal filed a fresh motion, charging that the social media giant deliberately obstructed discovery of information revealing the scale of its malfeasance.

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From offshoring to policing: How governments learn from each other

Thursday, 12 May 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

Our regular calendar of racism and resistance, which covers not only events in the UK but also across Europe, is not just an information-gathering exercise. We aim to provide our readers with opportunities to see how governments learn from one another. For instance, earlier this month, we reported on how the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda draws on an existing Danish-Rwandan framework agreement to strengthen cooperation on immigration – with an extra twist provided by the Danish government’s recent indication that it wants to study the UK’s ‘reception scheme’. And in this week’s Queen’s speech, the UK government confirmed its intention to introduce an ‘anti-BDS’ bill, modelled on similar legislation passed in several US states.

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In a World of Great Disorder and Extravagant Lies, We Look for Compassion: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 12 May 2022 — The Tricontinental

Francisca Lita Saez Spain An Unequal Fight 2020Francisca Lita Sáez (Spain), An Unequal Fight, 2020.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action. Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to treat people during these outbreaks. Not so.

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Ukraine News Links 11-12 May 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022 • 16:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least readers have some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in ‘democratic’ West.

The War Budget: Biden Wanted $33 Billion More for Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised It to $40 Billion. Who Benefits?

From the Finlandization of Ukraine to the Ukraine-ization of Finland

Media names date of Sweden’s NATO bid

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EU stumbles over Russian oil slick

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 — Indian Punchline


Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (R) with  President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Budapest, May 10, 2022

The European Union officials are insisting that oil sanctions against Russia are coming. On Sunday, France’s Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili was certain that “we will reach (an agreement) by the end of the week.”

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EU has spent over €340 million on border AI technology that new law fails to regulate

Thursday, 12 May 2022 — Statewatch

The EU has spent €341 million on research into artificial intelligence technologies for asylum, immigration and border control purposes since 2007, yet the proposed AI Act currently being debated in EU institutions fails to provide meaningful safeguards against harmful uses of those technologies, says a report published today by Statewatch.

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