The story so far..., August to November 2020

Since February of this year, every Monday we've been publishing a new episode in a series entitled EXPOSED! where we seek to expose government misconduct and corporate malfeasance, resulting in invasion of individuals basic rights, exploitation of disadvantaged groups and wide-scale environmental destruction, mostly always in the pursuit of power, money or both.

In this third omnibus edition of 2020, we are reproducing an 11 further stories in the series, many of the companies and institutions covered are household names, many are generics for their respective industries/segments. Some is historic, much is more recent. We will constantly update the articles and attempt to provide alternatives or courses of action to allow you to avoid or protest the products and acts of the EXPOSED! ones.

Some, if not all of this material (all gleaned from the public domain) should horrify you. And if you don't know, you cannot act!

Episode 25: Mozilla, first published August 10th 2020

EXPOSED! Mozilla, A Non-Profit Putting Revenue Before Privacy.
In this week’s EXPOSED! I’m taking more than a browse at Mozilla, a ‘Non-Profit’ putting revenue before privacy. > “Individuals’ security and privacy on the internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.” -- Principle 4 from The Mozilla Manifesto. The Mozilla ManifestoThese are the …

Episode 26: Firewall USA, first published August 17th 2020

EXPOSED! Firewall USA, protecting the United States of Surveillance
If you can’t beat them, join them. The recently expanded Clean Network initiative has only one major target. That is the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). There is a deep-seated lack of trust within the US administration when it comes to Chinese tech. Be thi…

Episode 27: Facial Recognition, first published August 24th 2020

EXPOSED! Facial Recognition - facing up to the reality
> “I don’t think taking the technology away from the police is going to solve the problem.” – iOmniscient CEO Rustom Kanga The use of facial recognition is really getting out of control nowadays with those companies that are developing machine-learning (ML) software being more than eager to use the…

Episode 28: Governments and Mass Surveillance, first published September 7th 2020

EXPOSED! Governments continue to spy on their own citizens
Today, in my weekly column exposing corpoarte malfeasance and government misconduct wherever and whenever, I’m taking a further close look at a favorite pastime of many administrations...mass surveillance... One might think it would only be truly authoritarian states involved when it comes to a nat…

Episode 29: Uber, first published September 14th 2020

EXPOSED! - Uber. Taking us all for a ride...
> “The information, truthfully, that I ever felt was safe inside of Uber is your credit card information. Because it’s not stored by Uber.” --Ward Spangenberg. Former Uber security professional. Traditional ride services like taxis have fallen in popularity due to ride services offering more conven…

Episode 30: Carbon Neutral?, first published September 21th 2020

EXPOSED! Going Carbon Neutral? - How it affects Big Oil!
Once again I delve into the dark doings of Big Oil and expose how they are swivelling to address their role in climate change. BP took a surprising step earlier this year by committing to be carbon net zero by 2050. The company even plans to supply Microsoft with renewable energy and an agreement h…

Episode 31: Meet the Clintons, first published September 28th 2020

EXPOSED! Meet The Clintons
‘Tis the season politic’ so in this edition of EXPOSED! let’s dive into a two-parter featuring a couple with which America has a real love-hate relationship... As the current battle between Trump and Biden intensifies and a tax scandal looks like it could engulf the President, let’s take a look at …

Episode 32: The Clinton Foundation, first published October 5th 2020

EXPOSED! The Clinton Foundation - part 2 expose of USA’s top politicos
In part 2 of our EXPOSED! look at one of the USA’s top ‘power couples’, we turn to their legacy project... > “The Clinton Foundation has posed a very serious conflict of interest for the entire time it’s existed. The conflicts of interest are very real...” ~ Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyis…

Episode 33: Elon Musk, first published October 12th 2020

EXPOSED! Elon Musk is a jerk, but he is also an innovative jerk
In this week’s delve into the world of governmental malpractice and corporate corruption, we turn our focus instead to someone who speaks his mind even at the risk of upsetting the world...the burden of the flawed genius? > “Elon Musk is a jerk, but he is also an innovative jerk that we should aspi…

Episode 34: Google Search, first published October 19th 2020

EXPOSED! Google Search: looking for the truth
Today, in my weekly column exposing corporate corruption and government misconduct wherever and whenever, I’m taking a further close look at one of my least favorite but easiest targets... Don’t think for a moment that when you do a search on Google that you are getting the best of results in a tru…

Episode 35: Goldman Sachs, first published November 2nd 2020

EXPOSED! Goldman Sachs, those veritable bastions of ‘Old Banking’
Today, in my weekly column exposing corporate corruption and government misconduct wherever and whenever, I’m dredging through just a few of the dirty deeds of one of the modern day villains of Wall Street and global finance... > “The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid w…

And in case you missed them...here are the first two Omnibus collections from earlier in the year!

EXPOSED! Corporate and governmental wrongdoing - omnibus edition
The story so far...part 1, February to May 2020 Since February of this year, every Monday we’ve been publishing a new episode in a series entitled EXPOSED! where we seek to expose government misconduct and corporate malfeasance, resulting in invasion of individuals basic rights, exploitation of disa…
EXPOSED! Omnibus part 2 May to August 2020, 11 more episodes
The story so far..., May to August 2020 Since February of this year, every Monday we’ve been publishing a new episode in a series entitled EXPOSED! where we seek to expose government misconduct and corporate malfeasance, resulting in invasion of individuals basic rights, exploitation of disadvantage…