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Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks (BS! Google records, pass to NSA)
Washington (com)Post ^ | Feb 4, 2010 | Ellen Nakashima

Posted on 02/04/2010 10:16:44 AM PST by max americana

The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.

Under an agreement that is being finalized, the National Security Agency would help Google analyze a major corporate espionage attack that the firm said originated in China and targeted its computer networks, according to cybersecurity experts familiar with the matter. The objective is to better defend Google -- and its users -- from future attack.

Google and the NSA declined to comment on the partnership. But sources with knowledge of the arrangement, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the alliance is being designed to allow the two organizations to share critical information without violating Google's policies or laws that protect the privacy of Americans' online communications. The sources said the deal does not mean the NSA will be viewing users' searches or e-mail accounts or that Google will be sharing proprietary data.

The partnership strikes at the core of one of the most sensitive issues for the government and private industry in the evolving world of cybersecurity: how to balance privacy and national security interests. On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair called the Google attacks, which the company acknowledged in January, a "wake-up call." Cyberspace cannot be protected, he said, without a "collaborative effort that incorporates both the U.S. private sector and our international partners."

But achieving collaboration is not easy, in part because private companies do not trust the government to keep their secrets and in part because of concerns that collaboration can lead to continuous government monitoring of private communications. Privacy advocates, concerned about a repeat of the NSA's warrantless interception of Americans' phone calls and e-mails after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, say information-sharing must be limited and closely overseen.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: china; chinese; chinesehacker; chinesehackers; cyberattacks; cyberspace; google; hacker; hackers; internet; nationalsecurity; nsa
O-bow-ma is using the gubmint resources to help out his pals at Google (Google helped out the O in November).
1 posted on 02/04/2010 10:16:44 AM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

How is Bing? Microsoft any better in terms of privacy/left-wing causes?


2 posted on 02/04/2010 10:18:14 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: max americana

lulz, Jack Squat has recently REDUCED intelligence and counterintelligence efforts against the main culprit: China.

Given the sheer amount of money Google makes/has, they can certainly buy better protection from sources other than the NSA? lulz.


3 posted on 02/04/2010 10:19:07 AM PST by cranked
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To: max americana

must, absolutely MUST, erase the thought of the dreaded “G” from my typing fingers AND vocabulary when speaking to others about ‘searching’....run by a bunch of leftists who are secretly collecting all sorts of information and now passing it to our shadow government...


4 posted on 02/04/2010 10:19:31 AM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: max americana

Whether or not you trust the NSA, they have worked with Microsoft, Apple and even Red Hat to strengthen their software against attack. The NSA has been one of the driving forces behind SE-Linux.


5 posted on 02/04/2010 10:22:44 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: max americana

Go (Gov) + Ogle=(”to eye or stare at”) = Google


6 posted on 02/04/2010 10:24:09 AM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: historyrepeatz

Skynet.

Use Dogpile.com or is it Scrugogle. What others?


7 posted on 02/04/2010 10:33:03 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

ixquick.com


8 posted on 02/04/2010 10:34:03 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Frantzie

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm....this one...they don’t follow you....supposedly....


9 posted on 02/04/2010 10:36:39 AM PST by goodnesswins (VOTE Democrat........KILL America)
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To: Woebama

I’ve been using Bing since it was introduced. I like it. The only downside is that search results for gun shopping online aren’t as complete as Google. Otherwise, it’s been good.


10 posted on 02/04/2010 10:39:58 AM PST by Skenderbej (No muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: max americana
This scares the beejesus out of me. That's a whole lot of domestic info just dumped in to our governments main "secrecy" organization.

Stasi. KGB.

Maybe my tin foil is on too tight... Then again, maybe not.

11 posted on 02/04/2010 10:44:58 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: Woebama

For me at least, Bing sucks because I rarely get useful results back. Maybe I’m just not stringing my queries correctly.


12 posted on 02/04/2010 10:46:13 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: Frantzie

Scroogle.org and IXQuick.com should be everyone’s choices, due to privacy concerns.


13 posted on 02/04/2010 11:07:03 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Frantzie

Dogpile still passes all of your information on to Google. If you want a metasearch engine that doesn’t pass any IP address with the query against the other engines, use IXquick. It doesn’t hit against Google, but does hit against what you choose, including Bing and Yahoo.

And IXQuick is independently audited to assure privacy.


14 posted on 02/04/2010 11:09:25 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: cranked

Given the sheer amount of money Google makes/has, they can certainly buy better protection from sources other than the NSA? lulz.
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NSA’s main biz is electronic espionage. My bet is they’ve got some of the best folks for it in the world.


15 posted on 02/04/2010 11:53:19 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Woebama

You can try Ixquick/Starpage. No records of your searches.


16 posted on 02/04/2010 12:12:55 PM PST by max americana
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To: Woebama

And yet, the NSA still has problems preventing Chinese-oriented hacking.....


17 posted on 02/04/2010 12:23:34 PM PST by cranked
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To: cranked

Why wouldn’t they have problems stopping Chinese hackers? Chinese aren’t stupid and they’ve got programmers working in intelligence.


18 posted on 02/04/2010 12:28:47 PM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Woebama

This is not solely a matter of the Chinese intel having good hackers, etc. The real root of the issue here involving China and Chinese-oriented hacking and cyberattacks is that this Jack Squat administration has downgraded China from being the foremost primary intelligence collection AND counterintelligence concern or priority to being merely a second level concern or prioirty.

The above is about as idiotic as this same Jack Squat administration utilizing US intelligence assets—the same assets that could be utilized to further bolster our counterterrorism (international and domestic) efforts—to watch ice melt and trees grow and ‘fight’ global warming.


19 posted on 02/04/2010 12:39:53 PM PST by cranked
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To: cranked

I don’t doubt it. There’s been something about Dem administrations and not seeing China as a potential threat. Clinton was the same.


20 posted on 02/04/2010 1:22:45 PM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: All
DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "CYBERSECURITY SEIZES MORE ATTENTION, BUDGET DOLLARS" by John J. Kruzel (SNIPPET: "U.S. military and corporate concern about cyber security was proved warranted by an alleged attack allegedly conducted by Chinese hackers on Google's networks that reportedly came in a wave of intrusions beginning in December, and which the search engine company publicly revealed last month.") (February 4, 2010)

21 posted on 02/05/2010 1:41:43 AM PST by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/chinesehackers/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hackers/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hacker/index


22 posted on 02/05/2010 1:43:52 AM PST by Cindy
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