Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Google Adjusts Political Posture With Sponsorship Of Conservative Conference
TechCrunch ^ | 2/3/2012 | Devin Coldewey

Posted on 02/03/2012 9:05:59 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek

Google says that it’s there because it’s a great place to promote their election-tracking site, push Google+ as a platform for sharing and collaborating, and because the conference is fairly young and tech-savvy.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cpac; google

1 posted on 02/03/2012 9:06:09 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek

I just switched to http://www.yippy.com for my search engine. Seems to be vastly more family friendly, and interested in my privacy.


2 posted on 02/03/2012 9:11:36 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek

Conservatives/ conservative groups would have to be certifiable grade A idiots to get in bed with Obama’s favored company Google.


3 posted on 02/03/2012 9:12:31 PM PST by risen_feenix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: risen_feenix

Here’s Google’s stance on homo marriage/Prop 8:

“While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality. We hope that California voters will vote no on Proposition 8 — we should not eliminate anyone’s fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love.

Posted by Sergey Brin, Co-founder & President, Technology”

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-position-on-californias-no-on-8.html

(puke)


4 posted on 02/03/2012 9:34:33 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek

Seemingly magnanimous gesture of Google, but everybody on Google+ knows they’re being spied on now. NOT the place I would want political strategizing to be.


5 posted on 02/03/2012 9:37:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: max americana

This is libertarianism run amok. I don’t know any society, even one intensely gay friendly, that has gone as far as these US states in hijacking the structure of marriage. And this not all that long after polls of the gay (or sad?) societies consistently said they were not interested in marriage, they were just interested in their private flings.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 9:40:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

Here in L.A, we have “massive” billboards all over about HIV with even one of a cartoon with 2 homos talking about “love”. I ain’t in Kansas anymore. They just push this garbage until it becomes white noise.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 9:52:20 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek

For those concerned about privacy, STAY AWAY FROM GOOGLE!
Use IXquick as your search engine.
https://us2.ixquick.com/eng/


8 posted on 02/03/2012 9:56:41 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: max americana

Utterly gagulous. Don’t know if this is just another effect, or maybe a contributing cause, to California losing its mind. Maybe both. The Golden State has become the “Whatever” state. (Not that the Illinois I am in is much more virtuous. The “Land of Lincoln” probably would not be able to stand one minute of the real Lincoln if he could reappear.)


9 posted on 02/03/2012 9:57:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Tagurit

Or at least, use a different browser than your main one (like, ironically enough, Google Chrome with its “porn mode” that forgets everything between sessions, keeps no visited site history, and shares nothing with other browsers).


10 posted on 02/03/2012 9:59:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s more liberal than Chicago. Now they are assuming we are all a bunch of fags here. And these billboards are within a TWO block radius of the Kodak Theater where the Oscars will be in weeks.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 10:00:52 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Tagurit

Bfl


12 posted on 02/03/2012 10:16:16 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MarineBrat

Bfl


13 posted on 02/03/2012 10:17:17 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

As a Google Chrome user, I can tell you that even after doing a hard reboot - turning the power off then on again - it will restore all windows/sites that were previously open if you tell it to. Also, it does indeed keep a history of searches and web pages - you only have to hold down the back or forward arrow.


14 posted on 02/03/2012 10:28:26 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: llandres
Bfl

What's Bfl?

15 posted on 02/03/2012 10:31:06 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: llandres

Going into the “porn” mode (they actually call it private browsing, with a little icon of a spook) does away with the history on the machines I’ve tried it in. But even if it kept it so that you could bring it up again in Chrome if you happened to do a hard shutdown during the Chrome session, the only browser that could see it would be Chrome. Firefox, Internet Explorer, or any of the specialized Linux or Mac browsers would be oblivious to what had happened in Chrome. I’ll have to test for the exact details.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 10:39:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

I stay as far away as possible from anything “Google” and AOL.
They log & store your activity.
Google was on the news today bragging about their activity tracking abilities, to “better target” advertising.
I don’t like having Big Brother looking over my shoulder while I’m on the internet!


17 posted on 02/03/2012 10:42:37 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Tagurit

It’s all controlled with Google through a big cookiefest, which looks over your shoulder, but only from behind. If you have your browser forget cookies after every session, even Google can only learn so much. If you subscribe to Gmail, then they can learn a lot — but no more than any other ISP that hosts email. Google is cuter about it though and some of their ads based on my stored emails are amusing.

AOL certainly earned its nickname of AO-hell through its intensely nannified interface.


18 posted on 02/03/2012 10:50:03 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

IXquick = problem solved.


19 posted on 02/03/2012 10:54:58 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek
If you're really concerned about security...

Go buy a USB Wi-Fi adapter, pay cash, don't use a credit card. You may even want to wear a disguise and park your car around the corner out of sight of any video surveillance of the store. This way, your access device will have a MAC address that cannot be traced to you.

Download and burn a "live-CD" image of any one of the dozen or so Linux distributions. Either burn it on CD or into a thumb drive (try unetbootin for this).

Use only the "live-CD" CD or thumb drive to boot your laptop, with it's internal Wi-Fi turned off and only access through the USB/Wi-Fi adapter.

Only connect to the internet via public, open Wi-Fi access points.

Move around, don't go to the same one all the time, randomize your pattern of use. Be aware of any video surveillance of these sites and avoid it.

Since the live-CDs don't store anything on your hard drive there's no record of anywhere you've been that can be back-traced and associated with you.

No, I don't go to these lengths - yet. If hussein wins/steals a second term I guarantee you we all will be taking steps like these if we want to keep posting the truth on sites like FR. (I expect FR would be forcibly shut-down within months of a coup by hussein) Yes, I have thought seriously about the need for that kind of privacy from the government.

20 posted on 02/03/2012 10:56:54 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

Touché !
After all I’ve read today about Barracus Husseinus Obamacuss, I think I will just go puke and try to dream of better days.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 11:12:15 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Tagurit
Yeah, me too.

I forgot to mention, 'cause I think it goes without saying but... For completeness sake...

When online through your "clean" system like that never, ever access any online accounts (email, bank, blog, etc.) that can be traced to you, or that you have ever used from your "home" computer. Similarly, from your home computer never ever access your "private" accounts that you sign-on to from your "clean" system. You want to leave no linkage between the two online identities.

22 posted on 02/03/2012 11:17:31 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek
"Google Adjusts Political Posture With Sponsorship Of Conservative Conference- Sees Handwriting On The Wall"

23 posted on 02/03/2012 11:36:09 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

A lot of hassle — in principle it might be possible to tie different spots to different kinds of activities, but just forget once while you’re sitting at McDonald’s and it’s all blown.

I doubt even a second term Obama would attempt to actually shut down FR. It’s pretty darn mild when compared to sites like the DUmmies. (We don’t cuss or get potty mouth, much, and don’t smoke except in the back room.) He’d need the pretense, at least, to help avert getting impeached.


24 posted on 02/03/2012 11:36:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

By the way, I wonder if somebody will come up with WiFi dongles with dynamically programmable MAC addresses. Or drivers that do the equivalent. That would probably be the most practically useful way of covering your tracks, it would be like coming from a completely new computer each time.


25 posted on 02/03/2012 11:39:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: MarineBrat
Thank you kindly for the Yippy link!
26 posted on 02/03/2012 11:40:24 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

And don’t forget, never log into an identifiable account (email or other) in the same session as your questionable political activities. I know someone who was busted for a “prank” because he bracketed it with email sessions which enabled IT to figure out who was seated at the public access computer.
I wonder about freeping on a cell phone, personally. The nature of the internet is such that your computer must be identifiable in order to work.
Prepaid wireless cards (e.g. cricket), which get a new ip adress every time can help, no need to hunt for public, insecure, WiFi. Also, I noticed that it never returned an IP local to where it was used - so those annoying location based ads were way off. Speed can be slower, but you aren’t talking about gaming or downloading, anyhow.
If you are surrounded by like minded neighbors, perhaps consider a neighborhood network using local WiFi, even if the net were shut off, you could have local secure (reasonably) communication.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 11:58:41 PM PST by Apogee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: MarineBrat

Bookmark for later - when I’m short on time and I don’t want to have to do a long search for that thread again later, I look for an interesting post and then post back with bfl, so when I get back on FR later on, it’s in the “new posts to you” section and I can quickly return to the appropriate thread.

After four years on here, I’m STILL learning as I go :-)))


28 posted on 02/04/2012 5:55:10 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson