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June 06 2015

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Top google searches in Europe.

Norway - to study
Poland - to travel
Germany - BMW
France - croissant
Ireland - funeral
Ukraine - prostitute
Tags: Map Google

June 01 2015

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Professor John Keane wrote about his recent visit with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy and their discussions of Google’s political significance.
— from @wikileaks (May 31 2015)

March 26 2015

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Google-White House Meetings Reveal Deep Links | News | teleSUR

“The documents reviewed by the newspaper [Wall Street Journal] show that, since the beginning of the Obama administration, Google executives have visited the White House about 230 times, which on average account for one meeting per week.

‘We think it is important to have a strong voice in the debate and help policy makers understand our business and the work we do to keep the Internet open, to build great products, and to fuel economic growth,’ said Google spokeswoman Niki Christoff to WSJ.

The number of visits made by the Internet giant contrasts with similar companies. For example, Comcast Corp. representatives, the biggest cable TV provider in the U.S., have visited the White House only 20 times since Obama took office.

The revelations seem to confirm the links between Google and the U.S. government, denounced by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his book ‘When Google Met WikiLeaks’ published last year.

According to Assange, Google works closely with the Department of State, the National Security Agency and the White House in order to promote U.S. foreign policy and regime change in hostile countries. He added Google and the Deparment of State have revolving doors.”

February 09 2015

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Google Gagged and Ordered by NSA and FBI to Release Personal Communication Data of Wikileaks Staffers

Michael Ratner says that US government is still pursuing criminal investigations against Wikileaks Editor and staffers, not just because of what they have already released to the public but because of what they still continue to release
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August 28 2014

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January 15 2014

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Google has appealed a 150,000 euros fine by the French data protection regulator (CNIL) for failure to follow privacy guidelines. CNIL imposed the fine on the internet giant last week, objecting to Google's system of combining individual data collected across services such as YouTube, Gmail and Google+. The move towards broad storage was introduced by Google in March 2012 and combined 60 privacy policies into one. CNIL gave Google until the end of September to remedy the concerns that were raised, which the internet giant failed to do.
Google to appeal French privacy watchdog fine (RT News, Jan. 15 2014)
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December 19 2013

Google now

Tags: Google
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Tags: Google

December 18 2013

Google motto 2004: Don’t be evil
Google motto 2010: Evil is tricky to define
Google motto 2013: We make military robots
via twitter (@BrentButt)
Tags: Google
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December 12 2013

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NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking

Government Accountability Project (Dec. 11 2013) says:

Internal NSA slideshow presentations disclosed by surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden illustrate that the agency is secretly using common Internet tools like "cookies and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance."

In related NSA-surveillance coverage, earlier this week The Daily Show with Jon Stewart looked at how federal government officials have repeatedly misled the American people regarding the agency's monitoring abilities. The segment is titled 'That Thing They Said They're Not Doing? They're Totally Doing' and is in two parts (here and here).

Key Quote (WaPo): [The slides] show that when companies follow consumers on the Internet to better serve them advertising, the technique opens the door for similar tracking by the government. The slides also suggest that the agency is using these tracking techniques to help identify targets for offensive hacking operations.

August 28 2013

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wikileaks.org

August 20 2013

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PressTV - YouTube bans Press TV's new page

"On August 20, YouTube's parent company Google deactivated Press TV's new account weeks after disabling the channel's official page," said Press TV Newsroom Director Hamid Reza Emadi.

"YouTube broadcasts a variety of obscene images and provides a platform for terrorists to propagate their dangerous ideologies, but it cannot tolerate the broadcast of an alternative media channel from Iran," he said, adding that YouTube is doing what the ADL [the Israeli-American Anti-Defamation League] is ordering it to do.

"ADL has contacted YouTube regarding concerns about Press TV," reads an article on ADL's official website, further noting that the station's "broadcast on Youtube comes at the a time when the United States, the European Union and others in the international community are seeking to isolate Iran."

[...]

Meanwhile, Press TV has created a third YouTube page.

"Viewers can now watch our videos at www.youtube.com/Presstvonair," he added, stressing that the channel will create more and more pages to counter the YouTube censorship.

August 19 2013

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YouTube bans Press TV ‘upon ADL order’

from IRIB English Radio (Aug. 19 2013):

Video-sharing site YouTube deactivated Press TV's official page without explanation after the Israeli-American Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ordered it to terminate the Iranian channel's live broadcast.

Press TV Newsroom Director Hamid Reza Emadi said "We have not been able to upload new videos on our official YouTube page since July 25. Both YouTube and its parent company Google have declined to comment."
He added that YouTube was "in fact responding to an ADL order to stop us from revealing Zionist regime’s crimes to the world."
An article on ADL's official website has accused Press TV of bypassing the West's sanctions by broadcasting live via YouTube and other internet and mobile platforms.
Since January 2012, Press TV has come under mounting pressure from European governments and satellite companies, which have taken the alternative channel off the air across the European Union.
In a statement published on the official website of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the pro-Zionist lobby has lauded Spain's efforts to ban Press TV, saying Madrid has pulled the plug on the Iranian channel following months of negotiations with the AJC.

August 12 2013

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You're creepy, Obama
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August 08 2013

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Google Chrome security flaw allows access to users’ passwords — RT USA

“There's a[n] option to never save passwords in Firefox; but since it doesn't happen in Chrome apparently its newsworthy. Seems a bit technical for RT's but too rudimentary for an actual technology blog like Ars for example. Oh well, perhaps someone can benefit from this article.”Jerkface McGee's comment on the report

July 04 2013

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  • @wikileaks: Mohamed Morsi's statement after being ousted by Egypt's military - was removed from Google's You Tube

  • @1nicmarlo: [in reply to @wikileaks] Yet another reason NOT to use Google products, such as Google, gmail, etc.

August 04 2012

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March 01 2012

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Google implements privacy policy despite EU warning (BBC News, Mar. 1 2012)

In preparation for the policy change, Google displayed prominent messages notifying visitors about the plans. A dedicated section was set up to provide more details.

However, campaign group Big Brother Watch has argued that not enough has been done to ensure people are fully aware of the alterations.

A poll of over 2,000 people conducted by the group in conjunction with YouGov suggested 47% of Google users in the UK were not aware policy changes were taking place.

Only 12% of British Google users, Big Brother Watch said, had read the new agreement.

The group's director Nick Pickles said: "If people don't understand what is happening to their personal information, how can they make an informed choice about using a service?

"Google is putting advertisers' interests before user privacy and should not be rushing ahead before the public understand what the changes will mean."

September 30 2010

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Happy B-day Google! ;)

Tags: Google
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