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Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 20, 2018

Of course they do. They have no intention of stopping the practice.

Do you still gmail?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-says-it-continues-to-allow-apps-to-scan-data-from-gmail-accounts-1537459989

By

John D. McKinnon and
Douglas MacMillan

WASHINGTON—Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the information contained in users’ emails.

In a letter to senators, a top Google official said the company allows app developers to scan Gmail accounts, even though Google itself stopped the practice for the purpose of ad targeting last year. The company also disclosed that app developers generally are free to share the data with others, as long as Google determines that their privacy policies adequately disclose potential uses.

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Ann Coulter Is Wrong – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 26, 2018

If you restrict your notion of speech to what is said over CNN or other branded sites, you may panic at not hearing the views you consider true; but they are by no means the universe of discourse. Anyone who wants to hear or locate opinions or analyses that satisfy them can find them, or can invent them.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/08/michael-s-rozeff/ann-coulter-is-wrong-on-controlling-facebook-twitter-and-google/

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Ann Coulter says

“We need to apply the First Amendment to social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, because it is a public square, and there is precedent for that and it’s gotta be done…”

I present arguments against her suggestion. I realize fully that these companies have important connections to government including contracts, data sharing and products being developed that further the surveillance state. My argument against Coulter’s suggestion is pertinent to speech, which was her concern, not these other links. Read the rest of this entry »

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MEMO REVEALS SOROS-FUNDED SOCIAL-MEDIA CENSORSHIP PLAN

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 21, 2018

Soros, Facebook and Google.

The anti-christ and and his minions.

https://www.wnd.com/2018/08/mask-off-social-media-censor-king-revealed/

ART MOORE

Plotted with Google, Facebook to eliminate ‘right wing propaganda’
The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration.
confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017  by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mozilla / Firefox Goes All in for Evil – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 19, 2018

It’s time to dump Firefox…

I am road-testing Brave and Vivaldi. Vivaldi is a bit faster than Brave on my clunker computer. Brave won’t play some videos. Haven’t tried any vids on Vivaldi.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/08/no_author/mozilla-firefox-goes-all-in-for-evil/

By Mike Adams
Natural News

Remember the day you found out Google was steeped in pure evil? So you sought out a different browser to escape the evil overlords that run Chrome.

Many of us sought out Firefox from Mozilla, an organization with a strong history supporting free speech and open access to information.

But now Mozilla has joined the dark side. They’re jumping in bed with pure evil, pushing an “Information Trust Initiative” that would block independent media sources at the browser level while favoring corporate media giants like CNN, a cesspool of deliberately fake news. Read the rest of this entry »

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An Argument – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 16, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/08/michael-s-rozeff/an-argument-for-ending-patent-monopolies/

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An Argument for Ending Patent Monopolies

Google’s market power traces back to patents. Google has allegedly levered this economic power into politics by slanting its algorithms of search toward Hillary Clinton and away from Donald Trump. Google influences the presentation of political information. Among social media platforms, shadowbanning is another way to influence political discourse. A third way is the outright banning of platforms such as that of Alex Jones.

Reporter Allum Bokhari writes “Facebook claims to have boosted voter turnout by 3 percent in 2016 by making small tweaks to theiralgorithm. And studies have shown that if search engines like Google manipulated their results to favor particular candidates, they could sway up to 40 percent of undecided voters. The author of the same studies estimates that biased search results shifted between 2 and 3 million votes towards Hillary Clinton in 2016. How much more could they shift in 2020?” Read the rest of this entry »

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In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship – Consortiumnews

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 13, 2018

Once you’re assisting with the construction of the US military’s drone program, receiving grants from the CIA and NSA for mass surveillance, or having your site’s content regulated by NATO’s propaganda arm, you don’t get to pretend you’re a private, independent corporation that is separate from government power.

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/08/10/in-a-corporatist-system-of-government-corporate-censorship-is-state-censorship/

By Caitlin Johnstone

Last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed on the US Senate floor that it is their responsibility to “quell information rebellions” and adopt a “mission statement” expressing their commitment to “prevent the fomenting of discord.”

“Civil wars don’t start with gunshots, they start with words,” the representatives were told. “America’s war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America.”

Yes, this really happened.

Today Twitter has silenced three important anti-war voices on its platform: it has suspended Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, suspended Scott Horton of the Scott Horton Show, and completely removed the account of prominent Antiwar.com writer Peter Van Buren. Read the rest of this entry »

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Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 7, 2018

VICE is playing this down, strange. The fact is you ARE be eavesdropped.

Because unless you’re a journalist, a lawyer, or have some kind of role with sensitive information, the access of your data is only really going to advertisers.

Does this sentence make sense to you? That aside your information goes to advertisers through Google, Facebook, Amazon etc. The point should be what is being done with your info that we aren’t told about.  There is an agenda.

https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/wjbzzy/your-phone-is-listening-and-its-not-paranoia

Sam Nichols

A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent trips in Japan and how we’d like to go back. The very next day, we both received pop-up ads on Facebook about cheap return flights to Tokyo. It seemed like just a spooky coincidence, but then everyone seems to have a story about their smartphone listening to them. So is this just paranoia, or are our smartphones actually listening? Read the rest of this entry »

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Pentagon contract became identity crisis for Google

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 31, 2018

It tells you something when the same Google employees that gleefully work on more and better ways to spy, data mine and sell you to the highest bidder and the government balk at Google’s weaponized AI program.

It tells you something about Dr. Fei-Fei Li and the employees that remain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/technology/google-project-maven-pentagon.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology

By Scott ShaneCade Metz and Daisuke Wakabayashi

…Yet last September, when nervous company officials discussed how to speak publicly about Google’s first major A.I. contract with the Pentagon, Dr. Li strongly advised shunning those two potent letters.

“Avoid at ALL COSTS any mention or implication of AI,” she wrote in an email to colleagues reviewed by The New York Times. “Weaponized AI is probably one of the most sensitized topics of AI — if not THE most. This is red meat to the media to find all ways to damage Google.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Google’s vision of total data collection revealed | Daily Mail Online

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 21, 2018

Why do I have to keep asking you why you are still using Facebook and Google?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5743829/Googles-vision-TOTAL-data-collection-revealed.html

By JOE PINKSTONE

Black Mirror-style future in which technology could be used to control the behaviour of entire populations

  • The video was made two years ago by Nick Foster, the head of design at X 
  • Titled ‘The Selfish Ledger’, it details how technology can collect a wealth of data
  • This data can be compiled into a ledger that details your actions and preferences
  • This can be used to control behaviour, help  you reach goals and reshape society
  • Google admits the video is ‘disturbing’, but stresses it is a thought experiment

Now, an internal Google video has leaked that provides an unnerving glimpse into how the firm could use that wealth on information to control your behaviour.

The video sets the scene for a Black Mirror-style future in which machines know your needs even before you do, and are able to manipulate you to follow their own agendas.

Google admits the video is ‘disturbing’, but stresses that it’s simply a thought experiment… Read the rest of this entry »

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EXCLUSIVE — Research: Google Search Manipulation Can Swing Nearly 80 Percent of Undecided Voters

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 25, 2018

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George Orwell and Joseph Goebbels

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/04/24/exclusive-research-google-search-manipulation-can-swing-nearly-80-percent-undecided-voters/

by ALLUM BOKHARI

By inserting negative search suggestions under the name of a candidate, search engines like Google can shift the opinions of undecided voters by up to 43.4 percent, according to newresearch by a team at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and reported exclusively by Breitbart News… Read the rest of this entry »

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