Kosmos: Double Enclosure — the shut down of democratic accountability, participation and transparency

kosmos logo‘Double Enclosure’- the shut down of democratic accountability, participation and transparency

What’s going on is a double-enclosure: a massive privatization and commodification of the physical world – the atmosphere, land, forests, genes, life forms, and more – and a massive privatization and commodification of economic decision making and democracy themselves.

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Apr 22

2015 ANSWERS Robert Steele for Sean Lorenz on OSINT Update 3

Sean Lorenz

Sean Lorenz

There is a need for hard data and statistics on OSINT — why it has been relegated to the basement and distributed rather than consolidated as with the other disciplines, what it’s successes and failures have been.

In how many cases did it provide Intelligence that was critical to mission success ? NEEDS DATA 

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Apr 16

Sepp Hasslberger: Social Network Federation Instead of Decentralization — Body Blow to Twitter and Facebook?

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Las Indias about changing the way social networks are configured … to get more meaningful relations and conversations – will it work?

GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter

“Federation issues” may look like a “bug”, but they are really the result of an agreement, an implicit contract: to be part of a conversation on another node, I first have to have received the trust of someone who is taking part in it.

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Apr 11

Noah Skocilich: Our Most Important Task

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Apr 10