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In the Context of diffusion of imperialist machinery into the Indian Communist movements PAATOM raises indignant resistance against the hell of ideology and praxis vitiated by the pseudo Marxist goons of imperium.

'PAATOM' is a resistance from the deepest of the racial sanctity of humanity nursed by the leftist political ethos. "PAATOM" is the voice of honest determination, that means to uncover the treacherous objects concealed beneath the mystery of hegemonic jargon.

We offer a laborious contribution to the truly humanist interventions that would enlarge the circumference and depth of emotional and intellectual perceptions.

Friday, February 14, 2014

If spying and snooping are not crime, how is censorship an offense?

Are we mere Social Media Goods? USAID think so!

First Story: 

iStrategyLabs, a digital consulting company has recently published the study that 'Facebook' is getting older and that 3 million teens leave Facebook in three years. This revelation had become instant sensation in the world of internet. As we read about the history of Facebook as the social networking pioneer, we see that it become a runaway hit in campuses in the early days of its inception. Hence this analysis may look harmless and just a routine fantasy study from those hundred odd social media analytics projects. However, teens being the most vulnerable section in a vulnerable society, Facebook, social media marketers and lastly USAID is interested in this trend. 

Second Story:

Flicker: Terry Robinson
USAID is one of the clients of iStategyLabs as we see in their web portal. In the Social Media week, USAID has briefed about the importance of social media for spreading the strategy and that video games are pivotal to extending the strategy in those societies with censorship. As Wikipedia says, Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems.Thus video games and gamification of ideas has been an identified as an area through which USAID can reach out to the dissidents in those nations. There are two clever reasons for this. Video analytics technology world over is in the nascent phase and that online video games can quickly bring together people and initiate networking among them.

Third Story:

There is another interesting link showing a possible USAID grant for developing a technology to identify atrocity related information. As we read further, we can see that USAID together with Humanity United has launched a program called tech challenge to find the best technical solutions for this requirement. As USAID is making huge investment in African, Asian nations with regional, ethnic, racial and all sort of instabilities and thenceforth to topple the soveriegn governments, this is hailed as a great achievement. As we read in the book, Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy, US State Department has spend $50 million in a range of internet freedom programs since 2008 and congress has allocated another $20 million for the department in 2012. USAID has been mentioned as a strategic arm in flexing US interests in social media space. 

Social media has become the great market place of robbing citizens of their sovereignty in life and expressions. When identity theft and information spy craft are becoming the most effective tools in the intelligent warfare, we have to understand that the problem does not originate or end it in the surveillance tools and technologies, rather it stems from the age old imperial interests and their treacherous strategies for anti-sovereign interventions. The world must unite against these veiled designs in social networks.