7 September 2017

The Geopolitical Intelligencer

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INTERVIEW with Liz McIntyre: How Microchip Implants and Google Threaten Our Privacy

Privacy consultant Liz McIntyre discusses the new trend of biometric human microchip implants by corporations and governments provided to their employees as well as citizens who volunteer for implants. She explains the threats posed by implants as well as the current surveillance malpractices by tech-giants such as Google.

Weekly Intelligence

The Colder War

USA–Where Are You Heading?

Make no mistake, the latest US thuggery is a sign of weakness, not strength

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence may spark World War III

Putin says the nation that leads in AI ‘will be the ruler of the world’

King of Saudi Arabia to Make Historic Visit to Russia in October

China Readies Yuan-Priced Crude Oil Benchmark Backed By Gold

North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

Who Won the Cold War?

UN Parliamentary Assembly endorsed by 1,500+ lawmakers from 120 countries

Russia testing weapons in Syria

Kalashnikov Develops Anti-UAV Electronic Device That Does It All

The world is on the verge of war in Northeast Asia

North Korea threat prompts Japan evacuation preparations

South Koreans Clash With Police Over Deployment of US THAAD

The New Silk Road

The real BRICS bombshell

China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space

China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company

China Quietly Builds South China Sea Clout

China Merchants Port Buying Brazil’s TCP for USD 923 Mn

Myanmar troops open fire on civilians fleeing attacks

BRICS is being battered by global crises: why this might not be a bad thing

Cambodia’s US-Backed Opposition Leader Charged With Treason

Middle East & Africa

Israel nuclear program has less oversight than other democracies

Sara Netanyahu Expected to Be Indicted for Fraud

Iran's Military Chief: If Our Enemies Start a War, They Won't Be Able to Stop It

Conflict and Violence in Africa: Causes, Sources and Types

Yemen: War crimes the world can no longer ignore

9 Things the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know About the War in Yemen


Can NAFTA Protect Big Oil From Mexico’s Populist Movement?

WATCH: Mexican Cops Face Off Against Cartel Gunmen in Border State

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Ecuador's "citizen revolution"

The US and Latin American Fascism: Old and New

Deep Politics

Washington’s role behind the scenes in Hollywood goes deeper than you think

Syrian rebel defector says his US-trained unit sold arms to ISIS

Why Jihadism Won’t Be Allowed to Die

Congressman: How US Keeps Afghan Heroin Trade Alive at Your Expense

It’s the opium, stupid: ‘Afghan surge guarantees CIA black-ops budget boost’

CIA’s mind-control experiment reverberates 40 years after hearings

Global Banks Sabotage Uruguay’s Efforts to Legalize Marijuana

FBI Pressured a Lonely Young Man Into a Bomb Plot. He Tried to Back Out. Now He’s Serving Life in Prison.

Buried in backlog, Feds give top-secret clearances to murderers, rapists

Finance & Economy

The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for Cryptocurrencies

BRICS countries considering own cryptocurrency as settlement mechanism

ECB needs fresh powers to intervene in bank failures, supervisor says

New loans against unrealised gains has created Australian ‘house of cards’

India: Modi's Demonetization Called "Colossal Failure That Ruined Economy"

Alibaba Is the Only Giant Company With 40% Upside Next Year

Glenn Beck announces mass layoffs at The Blaze

Robots Will Steal Only 9 Percent of Jobs, Not 38 Percent Says New Study

Americans work harder than any other country’s citizens: study

Energy & Environment

Landmark UN-backed treaty on mercury takes effect

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Why are New Zealand's waters so polluted?

Surveillance & Technology

Pay with your face at this KFC in China

On internet privacy, be very afraid

Swedish Leak Reveals Government Plan to Make VPNs Keep Logs

Facebook: You Are the Product

Social Media Tool of CIA: “Facebook, Google and Others Used to Spy on People”

Thai Activist Jailed for the Crime of Sharing an Article on Facebook

How Captive Portals Interfere With Wireless Security and Privacy

The Hotel Room Hacker

Verizon Wants to Build an Advertising Juggernaut. It Needs Your Data First

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