Tag Archives: Google

Google’s Eric Schmidt Admits Political Censorship Of Search Results

Google’s efforts are just one part of a much wider government-corporate drive to assert control over the flow of information over the Internet…

Google Censors Block Access to CounterPunch and Other Progressive Sites

This conversion of Google into a Censorship engine is not a trivial development.  

Upcoming Trove of Wikileaks Files to Expose Google, U.S. Government

“WikiLeaks has provided a unique and quite outstanding service to the people of the world,” Noam Chomsky said.

Clinton Emails Show Zeal for Syrian War by Google, Israel, Team Hillary

ix years later and take a look at Syria. These are the breathtakingly disastrous results you achieve when the U.S. government and Google formulate U.S. foreign policy together behind closed doors.

▶ James Bamford on the NSA • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

The NSA began in absolute secrecy and has remained that way most of it’s life. How does an institution like exist within the framework of an open society and is it a threat to the very values it claims to be protecting?

Thor Benson: Why Wikimedia Just Might Win Its Lawsuit Over NSA Surveillance

From the article: “We believe that the NSA’s upstream surveillance has a chilling effect not only on Wikimedia’s writers and editors but on all of our plaintiffs,” Gorski said. “As a general matter, the private communications of innocent Americans don’t belong in the government’s hands, and if people know the NSA is watching, they’re going to hesitate before visiting controversial websites, before discussing controversial issues or investigating online politically sensitive questions.”

Snowden: iPhones Have Secret Spyware That Lets Govt’s Monitor Unsuspecting Users

The NSA whistleblower’s lawyer says the secret software can be remotely activated to watch the user. By Andrew Griffin / The Independent   Alternet.org   January 21, 2015 The iPhone has secret spyware that lets governments watch users without their knowledge, according to Edward Snowden. The NSA whistleblower doesn’t use a phone because of the secret software, […]

Julian Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. A court in Sweden may drop rape charges against Julian Assange. (photo: AFP) By Julian Assange, Newsweek  ReaderSupportedNews.org   October 24, 2014 For […]

The Intercept: Secret Surveillance Battle Between Yahoo and the U.S. Government Revealed

 In 2007, Yahoo fought back against the government’s demand for information on certain overseas customers, saying that the request was over-broad and violated the constitution. BY CORA CURRIER  The Intercept September 11, 2014 Update: The office of the Director of National Intelligence has released many of the declassified documents from the Yahoo litigation.  More than […]

Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

ALECexposed, a project of CMD:  Microsoft has left ALEC, but big technology companies Google, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo reportedly still fund and remain engaged with ALEC. A number of energy companies have also left ALEC at the request of Greenpeace. Posted by REBEKAH WILCE  PRWatch.org  August 21, 2014 Microsoft, the $86.8 billion-a-year technology company, is no […]

Make them forget: How ‘irrelevant’ news disappears from Google searches

‘Why has Google killed this example of my journalism?’   RT  July 4, 2014 Photo: Reuters / Mark Blinch The fallout of the EU’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling has impacted a number of European news publications who suddenly found some of their “inadequate” and “irrelevant” pieces disappear from the web search engine results pages. […]

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft reveal how many accounts are snooped by gov’t

A little more detail on government’s 0-999 info grabs from big tech companies. by Joe Mullin  arstechnica.com  Feb 3 2014 Tada! Several major tech companies finally pulled some NSA statistics from their collective hats.  Flickr user: Jenn and Tony Bot NSA LEAKS New Snowden docs show Canadian spies tracked thousands of travelers How to stop the […]

Upworthy: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

Published on Dec 3, 2013   Upworthy.com    There was a lot to celebrate this year for women in the media. But some things aren’t changing fast enough… Join the campaign: http://bit.ly/ChangeMedia  Miss Representation Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times.wordpress.com. Rise Up Times is also on FACEBOOK! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

John Darkow, cartoon: A Visit from St. Amazon

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TED Talks: What FACEBOOK And GOOGLE Are Hiding From The World

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Rebecca Solnit> Welcome to the (Don’t Be) Evil Empire: Google Eats the World

So we know what you may not yet: they are not your friends and their vision is not your vision, but your data is their data, and your communications are in their hands, and they seem to be rising to become an arm of or a part-owner of the government or a law unto themselves, […]

Governments and internet firms are wrestling with the rules for free speech online

Internet freedom Free to choose Governments and internet firms are wrestling with the rules for free speech online Oct 6th 2012 | from the print edition  The Economist THE arrest of a senior executive rarely brings helpful headlines. But when Brazilian authorities briefly detained Google’s country boss on September 26th—for refusing to remove videos from […]

David Sirota> Property Rights in the Cloud

As the Los Angeles Times reported, Google’s announcement of its “Google Drive” came with the promise that users will “retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content.” Property Rights in the Cloud by David Sirota      5 May 2012      Nation of Change When you hear the phrase “property […]