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On Bullshit, and What We Want to Be True

This is a must read article.

(…) the function of bullshit in public discourse is to shift power. We when participate in the argument, we participate in the shifting of power, which is itself an illusion of power. If I tried to convince you that taxing the rich is a bad idea or a good idea, all that should matter is my participation, my attempt to move the needle.

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Facebook faces a crackdown on selling users’ secrets to advertisers

It can even harvest information by performing keyword searches on behalf of advertisers. In this way, it can find out, for instance, details about people’s political beliefs or their sexual preferences.

Guess who shared the information in the first place? I’m getting tired of all this privacy bullshitting that is going on. My ISP knows perfectly which sites I visit, if I would be up to something, police has the right to look into it. If you want privacy, stay off the internet.

Telegraph.