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Made in the USA!
« Reply #351 on: June 07, 2019, 05:41:37 PM »

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The Goolag, Facebook, Youtube, Amazon, What the Tech Oligarchs Have in Mind
« Reply #353 on: June 20, 2019, 10:56:15 AM »
https://quillette.com/2019/06/19/what-do-the-oligarchs-have-in-mind-for-us/
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Joel Kotkin makes many valid points here to sound a warning.

My view, don't give these temporary monopolies permanent status by giving them the regulation they seek.  Mostly I would block them from unfair trade practices like buying their competitors and let newer, creative destruction be their demise.

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Ditch Goolag Chrome
« Reply #354 on: June 21, 2019, 07:53:53 PM »
https://www.siliconvalley.com/2019/06/21/google-chrome-has-become-surveillance-software-its-time-to-switch/

Be Brave.

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Go to settings and select startpage as your search engine.




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Dan Crenshaw questions Google, Facebook for targeting conservatives
« Reply #358 on: June 27, 2019, 09:25:49 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bTOIL2PeG6w
Congressman Dan Crenshaw Questions Google For Targeting Conservative Media Platforms


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Big Government And Big Tech Are Partnering To Track Us Everywhere
« Reply #360 on: June 28, 2019, 11:34:20 PM »
https://www.redstate.com/setonmotley/2019/06/27/big-government-big-tech-partnering-track-us-everywhere/

Big Government And Big Tech Are Partnering To Track Us Everywhere
Posted at 9:07 am on June 27, 2019 by Seton Motley

George Orwell was a brilliant individual.  A man of incredible insight – and foresight.

In his unfathomably predictive novel 1984, Orwell warns of Big Brother:

“(O)stensibly the leader of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling party Ingsoc wields total power ‘for its own sake’ over the inhabitants.

“In the society that Orwell describes, every citizen is under constant surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens.…The people are constantly reminded of this by the slogan ‘Big Brother is watching you’: a maxim that is ubiquitously on display.

“In modern culture, the term ‘Big Brother’ has entered the lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties, often specifically related to mass surveillance.”

As brilliant as Orwell was, something continuously struck me as incorrect as I read 1984.

Orwell’s government – was extraordinarily competent in its totalitarian imposition of technological power.

In Reality – no government in the history of man has ever been even remotely close to that competent.

For Orwell’s Big Brother dystopia to become Reality – Big Government would need private sector help.

Enter private sector Big Tech.

Seton Motley | Red State | RedState.com

Big Tech has delivered much of the technology Orwell envisioned.  As but one of many examples – Orwell’s telescreens:

“(D)evices that operate as televisions, security cameras, and microphones….(T)elescreens are used by the ruling Party in the totalitarian fictional State of Oceania to keep its subjects under constant surveillance, thus eliminating the chance of secret conspiracies against Oceania.”

We’re already all the way there – via Big Tech.

How Google and Amazon Are ‘Spying’ on You:

“The study found that digital assistants (Google Home and Amazon Echo) can be ‘awake’ even when users think they aren’t listening….

“(T)he devices listen all the time they are turned on – and Amazon has envisioned Alexa using that information to build profiles on anyone in the room….

“Amazon filed a patent application for an algorithm that would let future versions of the device identify statements of interest, such as ‘I love skiing’, enabling the speaker to be monitored based on their interests and targeted for related advertising.

 

 
“A Google patent application describes using a future release of it smart Home system to monitor and control everything from screen time and hygiene habits, to meal and travel schedules and other activities.

“The devices are envisioned as part of a surveillance web in the home to chart a families’ patterns….”

Why Google’s Spying on User Data Is Worse than the NSA’s

Is Amazon Spying on Users Through Alexa? Thousands of Employees Listen to Conversations

Amazon-Owned Ring Has Reportedly Been Spying on Customer Camera Feeds

Microsoft Windows 10 Is Spying on Almost Everything You Do

Yes, Webcams Can Spy on You

Eleven Insanely Creepy Ways Facebook Is Spying on You Right Now

This is ALL insanely creepy.

Big Tech is…insanely big.

Microsoft (Market Cap: $1.1 trillion)

Amazon (Market Cap: $942 billion)

Google (Market Cap: $775 billion)

Facebook (Market Cap: $550 billion)

These four spying companies – are currently worth a combined $3.7 trillion.  Our nation’s entire economy – is $19.4 trillion.

Which mans these four companies – all by themselves – are worth 19% of the United States.

But it’s Big Tech doing the spying – not Big Government.

Anyone who looks at Big Tech’s all-encompassing spying ability and thinks Big Government is capable of doing anything remotely similar – hasn’t paid attention to the past 10,000 years of human history.

The ONLY way Big Government can impose Big Brother – is to partner with Big Tech.

Uh oh.

The Role of Tech Companies in Government Surveillance

Tech Companies Concede to Surveillance Program

Four High-Tech Ways the Federal Government Is Spying on Private Citizens:

“Right now, the government is tracking the movements of private citizens by GPS, reading private citizens’ emails, and possibly even reading what you’re saying on Facebook.”

Big Tech once offered at least token resistance to Big Government’s demands – at least after being outed for acquiescing to Big Government’s demands.

Facebook, Amazon, Google Call for Government Surveillance Reform:

“It first gained attention after the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. Congress is in the process of weighing reforms for the program. It must vote to renew Section 702 before the end of the year, otherwise it will expire.

“The letter, addressed to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, asks Congress to consider several reforms to the program to ensure greater transparency and privacy protections.”

We can now officially refer to those – as the Good Old Days.

Why would Big Tech fight Big Government – when they can get paid to join them?

And the Big Government-Big Tech surveillance state – is getting closer and closer to home.

In fact – just outside…and inside it.

Amazon’s Helping Police Build a Surveillance Network with Ring Doorbells:

“Police departments across the country, from major cities like Houston to towns with fewer than 30,000 people, have offered free or discounted Ring doorbells to citizens, sometimes using taxpayer funds to pay for Amazon’s products.

“While Ring owners are supposed to have a choice on providing police footage, in some giveaways, police require recipients to turn over footage when requested….

“(T)he sheer number of cameras run by Amazon’s Ring business raises questions about privacy involving both law enforcement and tech giants….(C)ritics have pointed out the retail giant’s (other) ventures with law enforcement, like offering facial recognition tools….

“More than 50 local police departments across the US have partnered with Ring over the last two years, lauding how the Amazon-owned product allows them to access security footage in areas that typically don’t have cameras — on suburban doorsteps….

“‘What we have here is a perfect marriage between law enforcement and one of the world’s biggest companies creating conditions for a society that few people would want to be a part of,’ said Mohammad Tajsar, staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California.”

That’s the outside of your home.  Here’s the in….

The Government Just Admitted It Will Use Smart Home Devices for Spying:

“If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, look no further than the testimony…by the (then) director of national intelligence, James Clapper….

“Clapper made clear that the internet of things – the many devices like thermostats, cameras and other appliances that are increasingly connected to the internet – are providing ample opportunity for intelligence agencies to spy on targets, and possibly the masses. And it’s a danger that many consumers who buy these products may be wholly unaware of….

“Privacy advocates have known about the potential for government to exploit the internet of things for years. Law enforcement agencies have taken notice too, increasingly serving court orders on companies for data they keep that citizens might not even know they are transmitting. Police have already been asking Google-owned company Dropcam for footage from cameras inside people’s homes meant to keep an eye on their kids.”

Orwell got the tech right – just not Big Government’s ability to create it for totalitarian ends.

Freedom has allowed for the free markets – that allowed the rise of the private sector Big Tech Orwell thought Big Government would produce.

And now Big Tech and Big Government are partnering – to end that freedom.

Well…for we plebeians, anyway.

I’m sure Big Tech and Big Government will be just fine.

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Four companies with market cap equal to 19% of GDP?

FK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Google must be destroyed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeqPqwE3Ar0&fbclid=IwAR1AFmvchfu5ES60gm039L7ZFhB4IouZv_qnOM88CKqdSeZw25tdSfQ5vfQ

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Amazon
« Reply #362 on: June 29, 2019, 01:30:01 PM »
private companies taking over our space programs

military on amazon cloud ?  not sure:

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-amazon-tweet-fight-affect-military-deal-2018-3

Not much different than what the Chinese communists are doing to their people
Here we have the tech capitalists controlling US.

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Re: Amazon
« Reply #363 on: June 29, 2019, 06:11:16 PM »
private companies taking over our space programs

military on amazon cloud ?  not sure:

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-amazon-tweet-fight-affect-military-deal-2018-3

Not much different than what the Chinese communists are doing to their people
Here we have the tech capitalists controlling US.

The Chinese couldn't do what they do without our tech companies.

We already have a version of China's social credit system in place here, it's just not codified into law. Yet.


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It never ends , , ,

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Facebook Silent on Banning Antifa After Portland Violence Against Andy Ngo
« Reply #368 on: July 05, 2019, 08:14:53 PM »
https://pjmedia.com/trending/facebook-silent-on-banning-antifa-after-portland-violence-against-andy-ngo/
Facebook Silent on Banning Antifa After Portland Violence Against Andy Ngo
 BY TYLER O'NEIL JULY 5, 2019

A flag bearing the logo of the group Antifa is seen at a rally held in solidarity with anti-fascist demonstrators in Berkley. CA.
A flag bearing the logo of the group Antifa is seen at a rally in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones)(Sipa via AP Images)
On Wednesday, 19 conservative leaders called on Facebook to apply its Community Standards against antifa, deplatforming the group in the wake of the violent assault on Quillette editor Andy Ngo in Portland, Ore. last weekend. PJ Media reached out to Facebook for comment, but Facebook has remained silent on the issue. Facebook has banned Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys, but it seems unwilling to extend the same ban to violent leftists intent on punching "Nazis."

Various groups on Facebook have named themselves antifa, affiliating with the violent movement. Rose City Antifa, the group responsible for the unlawful assembly leading up to the beating of Andy Ngo (which gave him brain bleed), is indeed one of these groups, although a Facebook search for them will not bring up the group.

The Rose City Antifa Facebook page posted a statement defending the violent attack on Ngo. Conservatives condemned the group's continued presence on Facebook.

"Rose City Antifa uses its Facebook page to foment hate and train their goons on tactics to anonymously harrass, disrupt, and assault anyone who disagrees with their radical agenda," Jim Lakely, interim president of the Heartland Institute, said in a statement. "The latest result is the attack on journalist Andy Ngo – which is not fake news, is not merely words that people claim is hurtful, but is a serious and violent crime."

"Facebook needs to explain why it moves to deplatform and stifle the voices of peaceful conservatives while allowing its platform to be used by radical leftist fascists like Rose City Antifa to organize events that routinely result in violent assaults against innocent bystanders," Lakely declared.

"By continuing to allow Antifa related groups to spew hate on its platform, Facebook executives and its board of directors are now tacitly encouraging violence against conservatives," Justin Danhof, general counsel at the National Center for Public Policy Research, said. Danhof engages with companies by attending shareholder meetings and asking tough questions about liberal bias. He has proposed that Facebook put a balance of liberals and conservatives on its board.

Conservative Journalist Andy Ngo Beaten Up and Hit With Cement by Antifa in Portland, Says Police Did Nothing
"Facebook’s opposition to my proposal seeking ideological balance on the company’s board is proof positive that it has no interest in hearing from conservatives. But this latest instance of Antifa violence against conservative journalist Andy Ngo – and Facebook’s unwillingness to take down Antifa pages – proves that the company needs to hear from conservatives if it’s going to operate as a neutral platform," Danhof concluded.

"The Antifa-led assaults in Portland this past weekend were not the first instance of violence from this militant-leftist group. Antifa’s core principles condone and encourage the harassment and physical assault of those that disagree with their beliefs. The Department of Homeland Security has classified their activities as 'domestic terrorist violence,'" Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center (MRC), wrote in a statement.

He argued that Facebook's "community standards certainly condemn violence and they claim to have 'always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.' And yet no action has been taken to de-platform this domestic terrorist organization."

"In allowing Antifa to retain its accounts, Facebook is enabling these extremists to commit more violent acts and further spread their hateful message," Bozell charged. "Facebook must enforce its policies equally. This is not a partisan issue. There should be no place for violent extremists of any kind on Facebook. Period."

Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots, argued that the case of Andy Ngo "clearly demonstrates the lack of appreciation that the left and Antifa thugs have for our constitution and our 1st Amendment rights. ... Americans should wake up to the threat to our 1st Amendment liberties coming from everyone from Facebook de-platforming conservatives to violence against mainstream conservatives."

"Facebook allows AntiFa, the flipside of the same coin as Neo Nazism," Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of Human Events, declared. "And yet they routinely ban middle of the road conservatives, including gay, Muslim, black, and other minorities simply because they’re on the political right. If Facebook wants to highlight why they deserve no legislative protections like S230 of the Communications Decency Act, and should be treated as a biased monopoly, they could do no better favor to us than continuing this heinous practise."

Amy Kremer, co-chair of Women for Trump, said Facebook has "blood on their hands."

"Facebook's refusal to remove Antifa and these leftist hate filled groups from their platform, shows their support of these groups and their actions," she declared. "Facebook has blood on their hands and should be held accountable."

Report Shows Online Ties Linking HuffPost, the Guardian, and SPLC to Antifa
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, shared her personal experiences facing antifa on America's college campuses. "I know what it's like for Antifa protestors to try and stop peaceful, pro-life speech, and have had to arrange for security just to address the human rights issue of our day. For Facebook to block or suppress conservative speech because of a bias against ideas — like helping both mother and preborn baby — while allowing those who advocate for actual violence shows a political bent that ignores common sense and common decency," she said.

"For all the attacks leveled at groups like ours – who just want less government intrusion in our lives, and to be left alone to enjoy our family and friends – the real dangers to freedom are those like Antifa who perpetuate violence against people they disagree with politically, and platforms like Facebook who support them by giving them a semblance of credibility," Tom McCabe, CEO of the Freedom Foundation, said in a statement. "That Facebook bans conservatives because the company doesn’t like their words, but Antifa remains in good standing after many examples of destroying property and causing serious harm to other people, tells us everything we need to know about Facebook’s concern for ‘dialogue’ and ‘inclusion’. The hypocrisy is outrageous."

"Antifa has no business operating and organizing their riots and violence on Facebook and other social media platforms," Brigitte Gabriel, founder and president of ACT for America, declared. "For years now, Antifa has demonstrated to be a radical left-wing terror organization that regularly uses violence and intimidation tactics to silence their political enemies. Is this the type of people Facebook wants to enable? Are these the kind of events Facebook wants to play a role in organizing?"

"Freedom of Speech is vital, and Facebook should never ban organizations and people simply for being controversial. They should ban them for engaging in acts of domestic terror," Gabriel concluded.

While it may be impractical for Facebook to ban every single group that identifies itself as "antifa" in some way, it does not seem unreasonable for Facebook to ban Rose City Antifa after the violence against Andy Ngo.

Facebook's silence on this issue is disgusting.


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Quelle surprise , , ,

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Amazon lobbying, Wash Post, and center near DC
« Reply #371 on: July 20, 2019, 08:30:29 AM »
https://www.newsmax.com/headline/republicans-amazon-pentagon-cloud/2019/07/19/id/925262/

Move along folks , nothing to see here or be worried about.




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WSJ: FB's settlement with the FTC
« Reply #376 on: July 25, 2019, 10:57:00 AM »

Facebook Settlement Vindicates Consumer Privacy
The FTC imposes a historic fine and creates a strong protocol to prevent further abuses of data.
By Noah Joshua Phillips
July 24, 2019 6:40 pm ET
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks in San Jose, Calif., May 1, 2018. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

The Federal Trade Commission’s case against Facebook has come to represent a general reckoning for the many ills attributed to the company. So it’s important to understand what the case,  which was settled Wednesday, was actually about: the privacy commitments Facebook made to its users and the government.

In its 2012 consent order with the FTC, Facebook promised not to misrepresent how it shared user data with third parties and how users could control that data-sharing. It also promised to maintain a reasonable privacy program. The FTC alleged that Facebook broke those promises.

Facebook’s privacy settings that purportedly allowed a user to limit data sharing just to “friends” did not restrict access by third-party apps used by those friends. Facebook set user controls over this third-party app access apart from its privacy settings, making it more difficult for users to exercise control. And after announcing in 2014 that it was discontinuing the third-party app access, Facebook continued to allow it. (This access was at issue in the Cambridge Analytica matter, a related case we have also resolved.)

Facebook also misrepresented the steps users needed to take to control privacy for facial-recognition technology. The company allowed financial considerations to affect how it enforced violations of its policies against third-party app developers, which isn’t a reasonable way to conduct a privacy program. Finally, Facebook violated the FTC Act by deceiving consumers about its use of phone numbers, which were ostensibly collected for security purposes but in fact also used for advertising.

These are serious violations, and the settlement is a serious response. It forces Facebook to pay a historic fine and change fundamentally its approach to privacy. It’s a watershed moment in data-privacy enforcement and governance that will reverberate across the digital economy.

The $5 billion penalty Facebook must pay to U.S. taxpayers is the largest privacy fine in history. It’s orders of magnitude greater than previous record privacy fines in the U.S. and Europe. The sum is nearly a quarter of Facebook’s 2018 profits—an amount no corporation pays out lightly. For violating its 2012 commitments to the FTC, Facebook will pay an amount on par with some of the steepest civil penalties ever imposed by the U.S. government, such as the one paid by BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, an environmental disaster that killed 11 Americans and decimated livelihoods.

Perhaps more significant than the monetary penalty, the settlement also includes an order that forces Facebook to revamp the way it deals with privacy. First, the order requires Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to certify personally, on pain of civil and criminal penalty, Facebook’s compliance with its privacy program—the privacy equivalent of the accounting obligations Congress imposed on CEOs following early-2000s financial frauds like Enron and WorldCom.

Second, Facebook must create a new, independent privacy committee on its board of directors. The members will be selected by an independent nominating committee and protected from removal. (Facebook has not had an independent nominating committee, a best practice in corporate governance. It will now.) This committee will oversee privacy at Facebook and will receive briefings from both management and an independent third-party assessor. For the first time, Facebook must give privacy concerns board-level attention, on par with audit, executive-compensation and governance functions.

Third, the settlement imposes substantial new obligations on Facebook for protecting consumer privacy. It sets new limits on Facebook’s sharing user data with third parties. Facebook must also provide an “opt in” user consent option for changes to its use of facial-recognition data and delete from its servers any data users delete. And Facebook employees must consider and document the privacy implications of new or modified products and services.

Finally, the independent third-party assessor and the FTC will provide external oversight. Each will have extraordinary access to internal documentation. When there is a privacy breach involving 500 or more users, Facebook must inform the assessor and the FTC. The assessor will work for the FTC, not Facebook, and report to us every two years, as well as regularly brief the board’s privacy committee. We must approve the assessor and can terminate him if he fails to live up to the task.

Today’s settlement addresses directly the violations we found, penalizing Facebook in a historic fashion and forcing it to confront privacy in a dramatic new way. Still, not everyone will be satisfied, perhaps because the settlement does not address Facebook’s size, or the role social media plays in American elections, or Mr. Zuckerberg’s role at the company, or Facebook’s business of selling targeted advertising. All those are important issues and matters of substantial national conversation and congressional deliberation.

But the FTC is a law-enforcement agency, not a legislature. This settlement was meant to resolve Facebook’s violation of its 2012 commitments and its deception of consumers. We penalized Facebook for its deceit and imposed far-reaching reforms that make it less likely that such deceit can happen again. In all likelihood, the settlement will accomplish far more, far sooner, than could have been achieved through litigation.

The political debate over “big tech” and social media will continue. In the meantime, the settlement sends a powerful message about the importance of privacy. The cost of privacy violations like Facebook’s just increased dramatically. And if the need for companies to take privacy commitments seriously was not clear before, it is now.

Mr. Phillips is a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission.

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Josh Hawley and tech
« Reply #378 on: July 30, 2019, 03:36:04 PM »
As I have posted previously I am not sure if Hawley is on the money or not with "us vs elites" or "us vs tech" etc

One PJ media writer is against it but suggest read comments for other supportive opinions on the matter:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/josh-hawley-wants-to-be-your-social-media-babysitter/

I think big tech IS a problem on multiple fronts but I am not sure how to deal with
 it

From making them utilities , to subjecting them to government oversight to Gilder's market approach
I just find it too hard to wrap my brain around it all.

The best ones to know are BIG TECH themselves but of course they ain't talking or going to be truthful.


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Michael Yon and "Goolag Snowden"
« Reply #379 on: August 08, 2019, 07:53:55 PM »
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/382734.php

Michael Yon: A Google Insider, Who I'm Calling a "Google Snowden," Is Set to Reveal The Extent of China's Penetration of Google, and Google's Algorithmic Interventions to Convince America That Patriotism Towards The United States is Racist and Evil


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I find myself remembering that the Chinese hacked into the applications for security clearances of some 2.5 million Americans , , ,

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I find myself remembering that the Chinese hacked into the applications for security clearances of some 2.5 million Americans , , ,

Yes, but that happened with his preciousness was president, so no outrage and almost no media coverage of it.

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My point is that I wonder if somehow the Chinese are putting the personal knowledge acquired about serious patriotic Americans to malevolent use.

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My point is that I wonder if somehow the Chinese are putting the personal knowledge acquired about serious patriotic Americans to malevolent use.

In what way exactly?

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I haven't a fg clue.

I don't know what is in Security Clearance applications, but I'm guessing it includes some real personal info that a team of clever Chinese intel folks could come up with some crafty ways to fk with some of them.



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FBI and swat to Google whistle blower home
« Reply #387 on: August 16, 2019, 02:26:01 PM »
https://pjmedia.com/trending/retaliation-google-whistleblower-claims-fbi-swat-bomb-squad-appeared-at-his-home/

but not to Hillary's
or Epstein's (till after he is dead) and plenty of time to bleach bit hard drives

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Re: FBI and swat to Google whistle blower home
« Reply #388 on: August 16, 2019, 05:08:51 PM »
https://pjmedia.com/trending/retaliation-google-whistleblower-claims-fbi-swat-bomb-squad-appeared-at-his-home/

but not to Hillary's
or Epstein's (till after he is dead) and plenty of time to bleach bit hard drives

Of course, the inner party is exempt from such things.


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Google swayed 2.6 million 2016 votes with search results bias
« Reply #390 on: August 21, 2019, 03:36:17 PM »
https://aibrt.org/downloads/EPSTEIN_&_ROBERTSON_2017-A_Method_for_Detecting_Bias_in_Search_Rankings-AIBRT_WP-17-02_6-1-17.pdf
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This understates the problem and Google searches alone are but a small part of the problem.  Google searches are working in tandem with the rest of the Leftist media and academic complex.
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Re: Google swayed 2.6 million 2016 votes with search results bias
« Reply #391 on: August 22, 2019, 09:00:09 AM »
https://aibrt.org/downloads/EPSTEIN_&_ROBERTSON_2017-A_Method_for_Detecting_Bias_in_Search_Rankings-AIBRT_WP-17-02_6-1-17.pdf
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This understates the problem and Google searches alone are but a small part of the problem.  Google searches are working in tandem with the rest of the Leftist media and academic complex.

I can say that some things have been deeply memory holed by the Goolag. They don’t even care about plausible deniability now.


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Goolag, the Orwellian Tech Octopus, Google abuses your privacy
« Reply #393 on: September 05, 2019, 05:21:18 AM »
Google is allegedly using a network of billions of “secret” webpages to funnel personal data on its users to advertisers and “work around” privacy laws.

The claims have been made in evidence submitted to an investigation by the Irish data watchdog, which regulates the activities of the search and advertising giant in Europe. The pages were discovered by Brave, a browser company, which alleges that Google shares large quantities of sensitive data on its users with other companies to target advertising without adequately safeguarding privacy.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/google-uses-secret-profiles-to-get-round-data-protection-law-9j7kfg80t

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

I switched to Brave for browser and duckduckgo for search on my notebook per G M and I avoid F-book  I am still VERY vulnerable to google, email, android, cell use etc.
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Re: Goolag, the Orwellian Tech Octopus, Google abuses your privacy
« Reply #394 on: September 05, 2019, 04:23:51 PM »
Don't forget startpage.com Unless I need google maps for investigative purposes, I use startpage 90% of the time.

What level of privacy are you looking for, Doug?


Google is allegedly using a network of billions of “secret” webpages to funnel personal data on its users to advertisers and “work around” privacy laws.

The claims have been made in evidence submitted to an investigation by the Irish data watchdog, which regulates the activities of the search and advertising giant in Europe. The pages were discovered by Brave, a browser company, which alleges that Google shares large quantities of sensitive data on its users with other companies to target advertising without adequately safeguarding privacy.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/google-uses-secret-profiles-to-get-round-data-protection-law-9j7kfg80t

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

I switched to Brave for browser and duckduckgo for search on my notebook per G M and I avoid F-book  I am still VERY vulnerable to google, email, android, cell use etc.


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Levin guest on Robert Epstein on Google manipulation
« Reply #396 on: September 09, 2019, 05:32:12 PM »
of note his study did NOT find the same as being true on Yahoo Bing or other search engines.

He pointed out he has only found this on Google:

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6084521411001/#sp=show-clips

I am not sure what to do about it .  whatever the legislatures do google will find way around and influence them and pay whatever fine they could come up with as though it is a mosquito bite.

It would be nice if we could get funding for Epstein who interestingly voted for Hillary yet when he published his findings that millions of undecided voters were likely influenced to vote for her simply by the algoryhthms Google uses
she true to form attacked him.


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problem with government regulation of internet is this
« Reply #398 on: September 10, 2019, 05:10:54 AM »
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/10/leftist-u-s-donors-using-secretive-arabella-advisors-to-push-government-control-of-the-internet/

groups of clinonites want government to control internet

Watching MSLD last night mention something about the 2016 election was what "woke" regulators to the problem with the internet.

ie specifically they meant Cambridge Analytica , though not mentioned.
  they of course leave out Obama getting FB data earlier then that.
only when it adversely affected them then suddenly there is a problem

and groups like the above one , will work with the liberal FB GOOG AMZN to fix it in a way that hurts only the Republicans and helps the Democrats and will allow the big techies to get off with a mosquito bite.

I know I am cynical .. Can't imagine why.

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Breaking with Google
« Reply #399 on: September 11, 2019, 07:15:40 AM »
Previously:  "I am still VERY vulnerable to google, email, android, cell use etc."

G M: What level of privacy are you looking for, Doug?
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Good question, struggling with that question myself.  I'm not ready to give up a lot of convenience and functionality and Google already has everything they could want on me.

I switched to Brave on my notebook and I like it, thank you!  I am also trying duckduckgo and startpage.com.   

Gmail:  I gave up privacy when I became an early adopter.  I understood they would scan my emails and use it to target advertising. I have to admit I receive amazing functionality, being able to store and search all my past emails, pay nothing directly, have spam removed and never have to go back and delete emails to avoid running out of space, so far.  It serves as my cloud; I can send documents and photos to myself and search and find them later - very valuable in my business.

I set up a Protonmail address but having all contacts send to there is another matter.  It has limits on storage. Is there any point in switching part way over and then having to check both?

Mapquest is owned by Verizon.  Should I switch driving direction to them or someone else to get that off google?  If so, I am still tracked everywhere I go by Google Android GPS...

Looking at alternatives to Android (and iphone) but it seems to be a dead end right now https://itsfoss.com/open-source-alternatives-android/  If not for the egregious violation of privacy, I have to admit I receive amazing functionality at nearly a zero cost for mobile connectivity.  It makes breaking away difficult.  Always open to ideas!  At some point I will break away.
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Going through gmail spam recently I noticed the google quite effectively blocks all my political solicitations which happen to be conservative who got my contact info through the non-privacy of some past R. party involvement.  Most of those emails are spam but conservative groups have people's info with no way to reach them.  I wonder if Google also blocks moveon.org type groups from contacting liberal users.