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Google, Yahoo search engine invasive liberal censorship
TED ^ | May 2011 | Eli Pariser

Posted on 09/14/2011 8:44:13 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui

Freepers, Google and other search engines are now filtering your search results based on your browsing habits, your computer, your location, any data they can mine from your online activity. Presumably this is done for marketing purposes, but the really ugly aspect, especially for conservatives is that they can filter for political affiliation, which means that if Joe Average searches on Sarah Palin, he may end up with only results that are critical of Sarah. Same for any other candidate. This is FASCISM and we need to blow this issue to the moon. Get on it people, raise some Hell.

This is a video that gives the basics of the issue.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html

This is an email from my buddy who tracks data mining issues. He knows his stuff.

> You think the NSA was behind this?

No.

> Sounds more like the Democratic Party USA didn't want their minions > thinking outside the box.

Oh, you mean the missing conservatives?

I think that was part of some "incidental" purge as happened on FaceBook when they basically murdered some of the biggest conservative sites by arbitrarily not saving their tens of thousands of "friends" when they did a mandatory "upgrade," but saved those of left-wing sites.

There were lots of articles about this. I'm thinking the decision was made at a fairly low level, some little Bradley Manning geek having a fag-fit at the Teabaggers and using his discretionary powers to "show them" during some maintenance or upgrade.

If this idiot in the video wasn't such a technical ignoramus, he'd have all this crap blocked and get a new IP every time he booted his computer, if he's going to use these moronic sites in the first place.

I'd bet he's never put two and two together about every one of his gMail messages being read, datamined to hell and back word for word and stored for all eternity. They are becoming their own private NSA.

And this stupid f**k thinks this is all some sort of accident, a misdirection of helpful intent.

Anyway, the junior Darth Soros liberals who run Google, Yahoo and all the social-networking/search monopoly sites owe him nothing but the usual fu**ing-over.

The objective is for them to become more ruthless and users more brainless, addicted and co-operative, just like television viewers.

Like FaceBook hysterically hammering me to give up every single bit of my personal information "for my security," like I'm some total retard.

Anyway, expect this active-measures s**t to get increasingly ratcheted-up to "save Obama" from the inevitable next year. The fix is already in with the Google/Yahoo portal "news" sites being more biased than TV network media.

If that bothers you, also consider that the electronic voting machines are operated and controlled by public-employee unions in many or most areas, which is effectively like having them maintained by the left wing of the Democrat party. How much temptation can they resist?

It still kills me that you haven't set up Thunderbird/Enigmail for your gMail accounts. You can still do that with IMAP accounts so that all your crap is still on their computers so you can access it from anywhere, you can just use Thunderbird's features to process it better on your main box. The difference is that doing it this way, it's encrypted.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: censorship; search

1 posted on 09/14/2011 8:44:15 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

I’m having problems searching using Safari on my iMac.

On the google sidebar I use to be able to click “More”, expanding the list of search options, including:

Images
Maps
Videos
News
Shopping
Books
Places
Blogs
Flights
Discussions
Recipes
Patents

The full list is still there if I google using FireFox, but

Searching in Safari, the list has been truncated to include only:

Images
Videos
News
Shopping
Maps
Books
Blogs

Anyone else have this problem? Is there a way to get the full list again?

Thanks in advance.


2 posted on 09/14/2011 8:57:38 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

What if you clear your cookies, cache, browsing history from time to time? You can also download BleachBit to do all these...


3 posted on 09/14/2011 9:22:38 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

If you go to Yahoo and search “Rush Limbaugh” it will bring up a critique of Rush’s latest show from a liberal nutjob blog at the top, above Rush’s official site even. And it is much larger than the real result.


4 posted on 09/14/2011 9:24:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

Unfortunately, this isn’t new. We’ve known this about Google and Yahoo for a couple of years, at least.


5 posted on 09/14/2011 10:18:34 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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