Articles by Prabir Purkayastha

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Meta Isn’t Just about Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future?
Prabir Purkayastha | Globetrotter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

On 28 Oct, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a new company brand, Meta. The announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg’s vision.

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Remembering Richard Lewontin, the Great Scientific Crusader Who Showed There Is No Biological Basis for Race
Prabir Purkayastha | Globetrotter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

Lewontin fought a lifelong battle against racism, imperialism and capitalist oppression.

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Pegasus and the Threat of Cyberweapons in the Age of Smartphones
Prabir Purkayastha | Globetrotter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

29 Jul 2021 – Spyware like Pegasus is dangerous not only because it gives hackers complete control over an infected phone, but also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere.

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Can the U.S. and Iran Avoid a Disastrous Collision?
Prabir Purkayastha | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

3 Feb 2020 – Russia and China have limited capacity to beat the U.S. sanctions. So has India, the other big buyer of Iranian oil. All countries have problems in paying Iran except through barter deals. This is impossible in the modern era without duplicating the existing global financial infrastructure independent of the United States. The U.S. exercises a stranglehold on the world’s financial structure, and this gives the U.S. sanctions international teeth.

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The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon
Prabir Purkayastha | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2020

8 Jan 2020 – The U.S. is returning to its post-World War II U.S. vision of a Pax Americana. This is embedded in its nuclear doctrine, its strategic vision of controlling all theaters of war, and defining its competition in regional theaters as “revisionist powers.” That the U.S. and its leaders do not understand the world would not have mattered so much in an earlier era. Today, any war, let alone a nuclear one, will inevitably have global consequences. Arms Control Provides the Only Path to Peace

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Facebucks Are the Last Thing the World Needs
Prabir Purkayastha | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – Is Facebook’s money—Libra—funny money, or a threat to all currencies? Or is it just a giant scam to transfer people’s cash into Facebook? Just what is the social media giant up to?

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