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Dragonfly: Google’s Censoring Program

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Author: Chuck Frank

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     I think that it is generally common knowledge in America that great censorship exists in China and it is becoming ever so prominent since the new leader of China, the X-Man, was voted in for a lifetime term by the National “People’s Congress” who rubber stamped the tyrant and dictator, Xi Jinping.  When it is all said and done, will he receive the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for “Censorship?”

Most recently it is has been noted how Google has been part of an under the radar Chinese censorship machine meant to promote the “Ministry of Truth” and further the bondage’s of a people that is already experiencing a life without true freedom and expression.  Yet, what is so concerning is this;  Even though Facebook, Google, Twitter and Instagram are all banned in China, Google still has three offices in the country.

The online news site, the Intercept stated that Google has been secretly working on a project code-named Dragonfly that will block terms such as human rights and religion, a move sure to anger activists.  While the platform still requires Chinese government approval, Google workers are up in arms over the fact that, unknowingly, they have been working on the Dragonfly project which essentially censors free speech and of the press in the great late communist state of China, ruled by none other than the X-Man.


Thus, Google is not only being viewed as an instrument of vast censorship in America, the company, of all things, is placing even more bondage’s upon a people that have known nothing but bondage’s for centuries and now when the freedom of the internet is there to open the eyes of 1.4 billion people, Google is there to shut the door?

What kind of company would do this?

This is one of the most outrageous acts I have ever seen in my entire life.  I just wonder now what does the Statue of Liberty mean anymore to companies such as Google and Facebook and others who are part of the Silicon Valley cartel?  Will they replace Miss Liberty with a statue of Karl Marx or the X-Man?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45041671

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45216554

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The Wild, Wild Web: Wrestling Online Privacy

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The Frugaldad comes though again with an eye popping chart on just how vulnerable we have become on the web.

Last week we debuted an infographic on the SOPA blackout, showing how the internet has become a powerful tool for activism. But the spread of social media also has its risks. Those same sites that we use to connect to family, friends and our community can also compromise sensitive information. According to Carnegie Mellon researchers, information listed on social media may be enough to guess a social security number, the key to identity theft. And with mobile banking apps, more and more people are logging sensitive information from their smart phones. Add confusing Terms of Service agreements into the mix (they take an average of 10 minutes each to read!), and it’s easy to see why online privacy can feel mystifying.

The following infographic helps explain some of the biggest issues in web safety and gives tips on how to keep yourself protected, from passwords to privacy policies. With a few steps, you can be confident that you control what you share online. Click here to view graphic! More

Google: Enough with the surveillance

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Marti Oakley

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Google has announced that as of March 1, 2012, they will have full integration of more than 60 Apps that cover all aspects of Google on the net. Marketing their email service as being more “intuitive” might give some of us the warm fuzzies but too many of us know that intuitive is simply another of those handy-dandy word swaps used to manipulate your thinking about an issue or item. “Intuitive” simply means that Google is surreptitiously scanning and recording your mail which turns out to be “surveillance” and not intuition.

To participate in a poll asking if you will cancel your google accounts conducted by the Washington Post go HERE!

Google is not the only internet service that is using or moving to these applications, but they are by far the most malignant. To deactivate any gmail accounts go HERE!

As it is, we do not use Google search or homepage. We will be shutting down all gmail accounts by the middle of February, 2012.

The intuitiveness that gmail refers to is the scanning of your incoming and outgoing communications to determine what your interests are, where you might be going, where you might be located, what your schedule might be and who all you are communicating with. This information is not only used to direct advertising to you whether you want it or not, (and who does?) but also is recorded and handed over to government spy agencies. Political interests and beliefs, religious interests, social groups you belong to, all of your contacts and of course all those “friends” on Facebook are handed over right along with your personal communications. More

Google Seeks to Weaken Search Engine Ranking of “Content Farming” Websites

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Alternative news sites beware, Google is changing their algorithm to reduce your status to a spammer in an attempt to control the flow of information on the Internet.
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Eric Blair 
Activist Post

Google has announced that it is fixing flaws in its algorithm that allows search results to be spammed, while also planning to weaken the search-ability of websites referred to as “content farms.”  Matt Cutts, head of Google’s anti-spam team, writes:

As “pure webspam” has decreased over time, attention has shifted instead to “content farms,” which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. In 2010, we launched two major algorithmic changes focused on low-quality sites. Nonetheless, we hear the feedback from the web loud and clear: people are asking for even stronger action on content farms and sites that consist primarily of spammy or low-quality content. (my emphasis)

The only clear reference from Google about problems occurring from “content farms” in regards to spamming search results is from China: “Last year Google faced a rash of webspam on Chinese domains in our index. Some spammers were purchasing large amounts of cheap .cn domains and stuffing them with misspellings and porn phrases.”  They claim this scheme led to “irrelevant” search results.

Yet, their goal seems to be to weaken what has been referred to as “news aggregating” websites as “one change that primarily affects sites that copy others’ content and sites with low levels of original content.” This clearly describes many sites that present alternative news. However, plenty of alternative news sites and blogs have original material which they freely share, in part or in full, purely to support one another in disseminating the truth. This is of key importance to spread information in the absence of government or foundation funding, as enjoyed by much of the mainstream media. It is also a counter to censorship, so that a free market of ideas can flourish where people can investigate facts for themselves, rather than have opinions dictated from a limited number of sources. Continue Reading

GOOGLE TO JOIN FORCES WITH N.S.A.

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Submitted by: James P. Harvey
GOOGLE TO JOIN FORCES WITH N.S.A.
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
February 10, 2010
An alleged intrusion into Google’s immense cyber system has provoked the Obama White House to accelerate in plans for government monitoring of the Internet, something that should be triggering alarms throughout the nation, according to security experts.
According to the Obama White House, Google will now work with the National Security Agency (NSA) to stem a “crisis.” However, more than a few Washington insiders are wary of such a partnership.
One political strategist points to a statement by President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
“Rahm Emanuel is a Chicago from-the-gut politician who is the last person you want having access to your personal information or monitoring your Internet activities,” said political strategist Mike Baker. “This is a crisis that will be used against Americans not the Chinese.” 
During a segment of Glenn Beck’s Fox News Channel show, the popular host declared that while the Chinese government and businesses pose a threat to U.S. economic stability, the Obama White House and government agencies are powerless to stop the enormous amount of espionage perpetrated by Chinese spies.  More

Scroogle scraper much better than using Google

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We all know Google is constantly data mining and selling information it gathers about online users to any one and everyone.  You can’t use Google and not expect to be inundated by adware, spyware and all sorts of uninvited and invisible guests while online with Google as your search engine.  Switching to stacked search engines that pull from various other sources will provide you no relief.  Here’s something you can do to seriously reduce online intrusions into your web browsing. 

Enter    http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm   into your search…..then make this your home page.

The browsing and searching is far faster as this engine is not bogged down with hidden adware, spyware or data mining applications. 

no cookies   |   no search-term records   |   access log deleted within 48 hours

We highly recommend using scroogle for all your internet searches.

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Google now wants to access all of your medical records and store the info on line in a so-called vault.  I guess it isn’t enough that they scan all your email before you get it, collect personal financial information whenever they can and sell every piece of info about you, where you went on line, who you talked to, what you said, what you may have written and were the most compliant in handing over mined personal information to the government, illegally violating the privacy of millions of people. 

We recommend dumping all gmail and google accounts as they are not secure. 

About Facebook, CAP, and violation of Canadian privacy laws

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About Facebook, CAP, and violation of Canadian privacy laws

 

This note was part of an email from the Canadian Action Party, in response to a question posed to them.  Americans should take note of this also.  As we have advised you in the past, google, gmail, facebook, myspace and other sites of this nature, routinely data mine all of your info and sell it to any of the 15 spy agencies working for the federal government, including Homeland Security.  We thought you might find this email interesting.

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The commissioner has ruled amongst other things that facebook has violated our Canadian laws. You should be able to google that judgement.

 

The Patriot Act gives the US Government access to any data stored on servers in the US if they so desire. There is no requirement to reveal to individuals that their data has been accessed. When the Government of BC decided to out source the medical records of British Colombians to a US firm there was a brief bruhaha  which quickly was relegated to the back pages. Reality is, if you are HIV + or have Hep C there is absolutely no guarantee that the US can not access your records and use them against you.

 

In fact the servers don’t have to be in the US, if the company operating them is US owned they must divulge info on request, again without even reporting the access/breach.

 

In Canada if the security of your private info is breached the company or organization that is breached must divulge. I have been advised by both CIBC Visa and Credential Direct (Brokers) when my private info was breached. They provided syrupy “we’re sorry” letters.

 

IT trade journals routinely report the risks to Canadians.

 

If you wish specific examples and have no luck with the Privacy Commissioner’s site let me know and I will email examples. I routinely hand the references out to my students advising them that they should be fully aware of the risks of using facebook, myspace, and especially gmail and google applications.

For information on the Canadian Action Party (CAP):

Constance Fogal   conniefogal@telus.net

 

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