The site compressed several posts into this one... I split them up with __'s to make them easier to find. _____________________________ Oliver Stone Calls Pokémon Go “Totalitarian” http://fortune.com/2016/07/23/oliver-stone-calls-pokemon-go-totalitarian/ Director Oliver Stone appeared at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday to promote his film Snowden. While on the topic of surveillance, the panel, also including Zachary Quinto and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was asked to opine on the Pokémon Go phenomenon. Quinto offered a mild critique of gadget-obsession, but Stone’s reply was much more intense: "It’s not really funny, because . . . what’s happening is a new level of invasion . . . the search for profits is enormous here, enormous. Nobody has ever seen in the history of the world something like [former Niantic owner] Google. It’s the biggest, new, fastest growing business ever. And they have invested a huge amount of money into, what surveillance is, data mining. They’re data mining every single person in this room for information as to what you’re buying, what you like, above all, your behavior. So Pokémon Go kicks into that. It’s everywhere. It’s what some people call surveillance capitalism—it’s the newest stage. It’s not for profit at the beginning, but it becomes for profit in the end. Because it creates its own awareness, and it gets into everywhere in the world, until it manipulates our behavior, and we start to act like that, which has happened already quite a bit on the internet. But you’ll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society, where they will know how you want to behave and they will make the mockup that matches how you behave, and lead you into another form of behavior. It’s what they call totalitarianism." _____________________________ "Niantic" is the name of a city in Connecticut... National Security Agency Salary in Niantic, Connecticut http://salarygenius.com/ct/niantic/salary/national-security-agency-salary "Welcome to Salary Genius Below you can find the data we have collected for National Security Agency salary in Niantic, Connecticut. " "The average yearly salary for National Security Agency in Niantic, Connecticut is $274,384. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a National Security Agency in Niantic, Connecticut, you could earn a starting pay rate of $225,963 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. In Niantic you could potentially make an average income of around $322,805 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time." Of course there is no NSA location for Niantic CT listed by the NSA - Niantic with a very small population declared - 3,114 (2010). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niantic,_Connecticut The *name* Niantic is NSA derived? NSA => Niantic Security Agency indeed... Spoiler: Salary Genius info in case it's pulled down... http://salarygenius.com/ct/niantic/salary/national-security-agency-salary#detailed It's probably just some JR data entry person at Salary Genius making a fun "fake" Niantic entry relating to the NSA, right??... _____________________________ Intelexit - help secret service agents quit their job THE STORY OF INTELEXIT Intelexit was started by activists from Peng! Collective in September 2015 as a media campaign with public support from ex-NSA officer Thomas Drake. The campaign was so successful that Intelexit is now building a community of people who want to support. https://www.intelexit.org/ Anti-surveillance activists send a drone to pamphlet-bomb an NSA complex in Germany CORY DOCTOROW / 12:42 PM MON OCT 5, 2015 https://boingboing.net/2015/10/05/anti-surveillance-activists-se.html This New Campaign Wants To Help Surveillance Agents Quit NSA or GCHQ https://www.wired.com/2015/09/campaign-help-surveillance-agents-quit-nsa-gchq/ WELCOME TO CALL-A-SPY THE FIRST CALL-CENTRE FOR REACHING OUT TO SECRET SERVICE AGENTS https://www.intelexit.org/callaspy/ Spoiler: Call-A-Spy "Call-A-Spy is the world's first open-to-public call-center for anyone who wants to reach out to their personal spies. Using modern technology, you can press a number and will automatically be connected to a random spy working at agencies in the USA, UK, Germany, France and Canada. The list of agencies includes IARPA, NSA, IC IG, NIC, DNI, DHS, FBI and subcontractors like Verint, TeleStrategies and Cambridge Intelligence in the US; MI5 and GCHQ in the UK; BSI, BND, BVA, BfV, MAD, their subcontractors like Trovicor, DigiTask and the federal state secret services (Landesverfassungsschutz) in Germany; the DGSI und SCRT in France and the CSIS in Canada. It's exciting, it's fun, and it's opening a door to the utmost isolated people who have the worlds most intimate data at their fingertips."