A $50 Media Player Is Helping North Koreans Thwart Censorship

A $50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea's oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films. » 3/27/15 10:55am Friday 10:55am

How Comcast's Political Machine Is Manipulating (And Impersonating) You

Did you know that Comcast ghostwrites endorsement letters from politicians to the Federal Communications Commission about its awful merger with Time Warner Cable? Like, a Comcast flack literally puts words in local leaders' mouths and then uses them as evidence that America likes this merger. » 1/26/15 5:45pm 1/26/15 5:45pm

Rare World War I Propaganda Shows the Biomech Soldier of 100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda—and the results were… » 12/18/14 9:16am 12/18/14 9:16am

North Korea Says It's Manufacturing Smartphones with "High Pixels"

North Korea is known for a lot of things: propaganda, prison camps, starving citizens. Manufacturing high-end electronics is not one of them. But who says a scrappy little country Dennis Rodman-loving totalitarian dictator can't dream? » 8/12/13 10:47am 8/12/13 10:47am

Everybody Should Follow These Rules for Using Their Phone

Because everyone has the freaking internet on their phone these days, we've forgotten common decency in how to use them. There is such thing as phone etiquette! And we should all follow such rules. Cartoonist Ted Slampyak created propaganda-style posters that details a few rules on how to use a phone in public. » 1/10/13 8:00pm 1/10/13 8:00pm

This Is the Mythical Animal Actually Found By North Korean Archeologists

The world got it all wrong, so you can all stop laughing now. The North Korean archeologists didn't find a magic unicorn lair belonging to an ancient king in Pyongyang. Don't be stupid! No, they actually found the lair of the animal you are seeing above. » 12/07/12 2:04pm 12/07/12 2:04pm

These Nazi Propaganda Leaflets Dropped on American Soldiers Are…

Here's yet one more proof that Nazis—especially Goebbels—were not only disgusting bloody bastards but also cunning manipulators. Or perhaps stupid manipulators. Look at these propaganda leaflets that tried to convince American and British forces to desert by appealing to their most basic instincts. » 6/03/12 5:30pm 6/03/12 5:30pm

North Korean War Propaganda Is Even Crazier than You Thought

What do you do when your rockets are broken, your nukes are just threats, and the whole world thinks you're a joke? Shout! Lots of shouting! Shouting and half-naked ninja moves and shooting RPGs at cardboard cutouts! In the woods! » 4/26/12 9:33am 4/26/12 9:33am

The Most Insane North Korean Propaganda

Haven't you heard? North Korea is the place to be! Wide open spaces, friendly locals, quiet, technology-free living at its finest! Repressive authoritarian government? Us? Noooo.
Our friends at Oobject bring us 12 more examples of North Korea's best propaganda.
After your trip, take a look at these Soviet satellites,… » 7/15/11 4:55pm 7/15/11 4:55pm

Al-Qaeda's Only Trusted Communication Channel Was Hacked

Al-Shamuhk is the online forum where officially-sanctioned Al-Qaeda propaganda disseminates. It's the only internet communication channel they say you can trust. And this week, someone hacked the forum and took it off line. » 6/30/11 10:30am 6/30/11 10:30am

South Koreans Use Balloons to Float Propaganda DVDs to North Korea

For years, South Korean activists have been sending pro-democracy propaganda to the politically and informationally isolated citizens of North Korea via balloon, in an attempt to share information about Kim Jong Il and his regime. Generally, it's information that is either censored or illegal in the communist country.… » 4/30/11 12:43am 4/30/11 12:43am

How the CIA Spent Secret Millions Turning Modern Art Into a Cold War…

The most vivid icons of Cold War militarism—the ever-looming destruction that could be unleashed—are usually a mushroom cloud or gleaming ICBM. But we should count Jackson Pollock, too. The CIA spent millions weaponizing modern art against Russia. » 11/10/10 6:40pm 11/10/10 6:40pm

Losing Net Neutrality: The Worst Case Scenario

It's alarmist, over-the-top pro-net-neutrality propaganda, sure, but this chart goes a long way to explaining why the IT dude at the office wears that "All Packets are Created Equal" shirt to work every Thursday: because tiered ISPs are scary. » 10/28/09 9:13am 10/28/09 9:13am

Leaked Document Shows Verizon's Psyops Anti-iPhone Propaganda

Oh, deary deary me... Verizon's tactics to combat the JesusPhone 3G » 8/25/08 6:22am 8/25/08 6:22am now include briefing its employees about the iPhone's failings, so they can answer customer questions about why it doesn't carry the device. There are four big "myths" about the cellphone apparently, ranging from "twice as fast" to "iPhone data plan…

MacBook Pro Fastest Windows Laptop? Not So Fast

"The fastest Windows notebook we tested this year is a Mac," writes PC World about the MacBook Pro after it scored an 88 on its WorldBench 6 Beta 2 benchmark. Only problem is, it looks like that same publication reviewed a Eurocom D900C Phantom-X laptop that achieved a better score on that same benchmark, a 97… » 12/07/07 9:57am 12/07/07 9:57am

Windows Vista vs. Mac OS X Leopard: Upgrade Hell or One-Stop Shopping

Here's a fine piece of propaganda from the fanboys at MacHouse. Ha ha. But they fail to mention that first of all, Leopard isn't available yet, and second, Apple will charge you for each point upgrade of OS X, and you only have to buy Windows once every five years. » 2/02/07 2:55pm 2/02/07 2:55pm

Latest Mac Vs. PC Propaganda Buries the Hatchet, But Not Really

Never content until we've covered Apple's every move and shown all of their television commercials here, now we're showing you the latest one that hides its subtle brainwashing under the guise of the "happy holidays" mind virus. And what holidays are those? I think the Santa hats give it away. Enough already of… » 12/20/06 12:19pm 12/20/06 12:19pm