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  • YouTube's video pick spells doom for Adobe Flash

    01/29/2015 8:07:56 AM PST · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    cnet ^ | January 28, 2015 | Stephen Shankland
    Adobe Systems' Flash software had a good long run as the technology of choice for bringing interactive splash to the Web, but Google is helping to give it the heave-ho by moving YouTube to Web-standard video instead. "We're now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the Web," said YouTube engineering manager Richard Leider in a blog post Tuesday. It took four years for Google to make the HTML5 change, which is a major victory for Web standards fans who've strived to eject proprietary plug-ins from the Web. If you watched a video online 10 years or so, ago, it was...
  • Wikileaks slams Google ‘attack on journalism’

    01/28/2015 6:07:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 27 Jan 2015 10:50 GMT+01:00
    A controversial Spanish former magistrate slammed Google in Geneva for handing over emails from Wikileaks staff to the FBI without informing the whistleblowing website. At a press conference in the Swiss city on Monday, Baltasar Garzón, who heads the legal team working for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accused the American internet search engine of an “attack on journalism” by providing the emails of three Wikileaks journalists to the U.S law enforcement agency. He told the Geneva Press Club that the staff members had only been informed in December that the contents of the accounts had been handed over to federal...
  • Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

    01/26/2015 6:17:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck complained in a letter to Google’s chief executive on Dec. 30 that Waze could be “misused by those with criminal intent to endanger police officers and the community.” The Los Angeles Police Department said Monday it had not heard back from Google about whether it had addressed Beck’s concerns. Google purchased Waze for $966 million in 2013. There are no known connections between any attack on police and Waze, although Beck said Waze was used in the killing of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. The Instagram account of the gunman...
  • U.S. Asking Google To Turn Over Their Data Is Against The Fourth Amendment

    01/26/2015 2:45:20 PM PST · by alexmark1917
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    #Google hands data to US Government in #WikiLeaks espionage case https://t.co/ocBQGvL4yl pic.twitter.com/MIxGiOu9si — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 26, 2015 Google hands over WikiLeaks emails, but is the first to exploit Charlie Hebdo and Sony's "the Interview". Why? https://t.co/D2Ir2Yi3Kq — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 25, 2015 'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says. Kristinn Hrafnsson, an Icelandic journalist who joined WikiLeaks as the group’s spokesman in 2010, said he’s “appalled” that...
  • How the CIA made Google

    01/24/2015 7:58:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Medium ^ | Nafeez Ahmed
    The United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA,Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’ The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate...
  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: "The Internet Will Disappear"

    01/22/2015 11:35:13 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 22, 2015 | Georg Szalai
    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
  • Center for American Progress won’t account $5 million in donations

    01/22/2015 6:35:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | January 21, 2015
    Obama lackey John Podesta who founded the far left Center for American Progress is about as transparent as Obama. The Center of American Progress has been hiding it’s donor lists for month. Finally, today they were shamed into releasing a partial list of donors. Problem is Podesta’s Center for American Progress isn’t accounting for over $5 million in donations from ‘anonymous sources.’ Podesta will likely be a big part of Hillary Clinton’s run next year, if the old granny does in fact run. Wonder if she’ll get questions about her buddy Podesta’s missing $5 million. Funny too that you don’t...
  • Google promotes White House State of the Union address.

    01/20/2015 1:41:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 22 replies
    Does anyone remember if Google has previously been so obvious demonstrating their support of Obola and demoncrats, by promoting the White House State of the Union link on their search page? See: Google.com 1. BTW: I know they are in bed with Obola and NSA 2. I use start page.com instead of Google. My d@mned "smart" phone defaults to its master from time to time.
  • Aspiring cyborgs weep: Google Glass is dead. (probably)

    01/16/2015 9:19:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Just the other night I was watching a rerun of the Big Bang Theory episode, The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification, in which Sheldon bemoans the fact that he won’t live long enough to have his intellect fully uploaded into a robot and creates a Mobile Virtual Presence Device. It now looks like Sheldon will have to rely on his robotic doppelganger a bit longer because the days of useful android options have been pushed back even further. Ladies and gentlemen… Google Glass is dead. The company insists it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product,...
  • Of Course 23andMe's Plan Has Been to Sell Your Genetic Data All Along

    01/07/2015 9:09:35 AM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 06 Jan 2015 | Sarah Zhang
    Today, 23andMe announced what Forbes reports is only the first of ten deals with big biotech companies: Genentech will pay up to $60 million for access to 23andMe's data to study Parkinson's. You think 23andMe was about selling fun DNA spit tests for $99 a pop? Nope, it's been about selling your data all along. Since 23andMe started in 2006, it's convinced 800,000 customers to hand over their DNA, one vial of spit at a time. Personal DNA reports are the consumer-facing side of the business, and that's the one we're most familiar with. It all seems friendly and fun...
  • Charlie Hebdo staff vow to publish next week with 1m print run: Google donates $300,000

    01/08/2015 8:24:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/08/2015 | Jane Martinson and Mark Sweney
    Surviving staff members of Charlie Hebdo have vowed to publish the satirical weekly next Wednesday, despite the murder of most of its senior journalists – with a hoped-for print run of 1m copies. Google said it would donate €250,000 (£195,000) to help support the publication from its press innovation fund; a further €250,000 was pledged by French newspaper publishers, to be taken by a donation tax, according to a report in Les Echos. The two groups involved in the distribution of the papers will take no fee for next week’s issue. Richard Malka, the magazine’s lawyer, told Les Echos that...
  • McDonald’s Is Microsoft, And it’s getting beat by the Google of hamburgers.

    12/30/2014 5:36:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/30/2014 | By Kevin D. Williamson
    For people who dislike and misunderstand capitalism (or free markets, or laissez-faire, or economic liberalism, or whatever you want to call it), the governing principle of market competition is the “Walmart effect.” According to this model of how the economy works — a model with very little basis in reality, but never mind that — big companies such as Walmart muscle into a market or a territory, use advantages of scale and predatory pricing (“predatory” here meaning “saving consumers money at the expense of relatively well-off business owners”) to drive out so-called mom-and-pop operations, lower workers’ wages, and then...
  • Gmail blocked in China

    12/29/2014 5:05:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 29, 2014 | Paul Carsten
    Gmail blocked in China By Paul Carsten BEIJING Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:52am EST (Reuters) - Google Inc's Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group. Users said the service was still down on Monday. "I think the government is just trying to further eliminate Google's presence in China and even weaken its market overseas," said a member of GreatFire.org,...
  • China Bans Christmas And This Happens To Google Traffic

    12/28/2014 7:42:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/28/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Very quietly and under the radar, authorities in China have cracked down on Christmas celebrations in China, deeming them "Western spiritual pollution." As CNMNews reports, for several years, a virtual rush to convert to Christianity has been underway in China, both in its Protestant and Catholic versions. The Department of Education this year issued a directive to limit Christianity’s appeal to young people, banning Christmas events and celebrations in schools and kindergartens, deemed “kitsch” and “un-Chinese”. The crackdown has also been spreading to universities and colleges nationwide. The result is nowhere more evident than in Google's traffic in China...  As...
  • What do you think the extensive green landscape is in this picture of Mars'? (Vanity)

    12/26/2014 9:31:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    If you have it installed on your computer, fire up Google Earth and click on the icon along the top edge of your screen that looks like Saturn. A menu will drop down. Click on Mars. After Google Mars loads, enter these coordinates into the search bar: -84.2952811,-56.5576401 . Here's what you'll see: At first, I thought someone had photoshopped it. But you can see that isn't true. So what do you think it is? I don't know if the picture is presented in true color, but if it is it sure looks like moss to me!... Moss that can...
  • Google Goes Off the Climate Change Deep End

    12/26/2014 7:45:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's note: This article was co-authored by Chris Skates. In a recent interview with National Public Radio host Diane Rehm, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company “has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts. And the facts of climate change are not in question anymore. Everyone understands climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. We should not be aligned with such people. They’re just literally lying.” While he didn’t vilify us by name,...
  • If you sign out of G Mail does google still track you?

    12/25/2014 5:51:08 AM PST · by dennisw · 60 replies
    self | Dec 25 | self
    One of my New Years resolutions is to not stay signed into Google mail or Google anything// Does this help with the tracking google does? I use track me not on Firefox and Chrome. I am using Bing and Google for searches Thanks
  • Steven Hatfill's Strange Trip From Accused Terrorist to Medical Adventurer

    06/29/2014 12:05:43 AM PDT · by John Faust · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2014 | Cameron Bird
    ... Across a series of blogs and far-right message boards, someone going by the moniker of “the Real Luigi Warren” (a.k.a. “Luigi ‘Anthrax’ Warren”) had operated a lurid rumor mill about Hatfill for more than a decade—promoting, in particular, hearsay about the years he lived and worked in southern Africa during the throes of apartheid. In 2010, after the aggressor surfaced in the comments section of theatlantic.com, Hatfill’s lawyers made their move. They sent a six-page letter to the man they assumed to be the real Luigi Warren, a stem-cell researcher at Harvard Medical School named, not incidentally, Luigi Warren....
  • Julian Assange Unleashed: Hillary Clinton Is A Threat, Google Is A Monopoly And Should Be Broken Up

    12/16/2014 8:06:58 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/15/2014 | Augustino Fontevecchia
    "Always controversial, Julian Assange gave an interview in London, where he’s exiled in the Ecuadorian embassy, where he lambasted Hillary Clinton, who he called a “threat” to the resolution of his issues. Beyond delving on Hillary’s relationship with Google, Assange also said the search giant should be broken up by regulators due to its dominant position. Assange also spoke of a secret trove of Bank of America BAC +0.5% data he threatened to release three years ago, and of course touched on the situations of Edward Snowden, who’s pursuit by the U.S. government was larger than Osama Bin Laden’s, and...
  • Ford Foundation pours millions into net neutrality to guarantee billion-dollar investments

    12/15/2014 4:13:03 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Watchdog ^ | December 15, 2014 | Josh Peterson and Yaël Ossowski
    In addition to major telecommunications firms aiming to influence the public debate on net neutrality, there’s the Ford Foundation, the second-largest private foundation in the world. “If you are a foundation for justice in the world, and you don’t understand that the Internet is going to be a major battleground in this century, and you’re not engaged in that fight and supporting people who are concerned about access and security, you’re going to be left out of one of the most important justice issues of the day,” Foundation President Darren Walker told the Council on Foreign Relations this summer. “And...
  • Google Pulls Out Of Russia

    12/12/2014 7:45:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/12/2014 | Joshua Barrie
    Google is going to close its engineering office in Russia, the Financial Times says. Russian authorities have been cracking down on internet activity throughout 2014. In Russia, a new law forces tech companies to keep all data about Russians inside the country's borders. Google has so far declined to comment. The government asked Google to remove 253 links from its search engine during a six-month period in 2013, the FT reports. Google may well be joined in its escape by a host of entrepreneurs and engineers who want to work in less restrictive environments.
  • Google Israel Chief: Israel Needs more Tech Workers (Who needs a job?)

    12/10/2014 4:57:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | December 10, 2014 | Yaakov Levi
    Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office.Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty of jobs for you in Israel, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office. “I can tell you that there is a worldwide shortage of qualified people in these areas, and Israel is feeling this as well,” Brand told an audience at Haifa University, at an event sponsored by the Israel Lottery. The Lottery raises money for education, and Brand's message for listeners...
  • Help! Can't print Google maps anymore...what happened?

    12/06/2014 9:11:15 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 62 replies
    Internet ^ | 6 December, 2014 | Mene
    Can't print Google maps anymore and can't figure out what is wrong. Can print any other webpage via usual means, just can't get a selected address map to print. Can someone lend assistance to the technology-challenge freeper please?
  • Google Scientists Admit Renewable Energy Can't Work

    11/25/2014 5:31:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/25/2014
    Google is literally and figuratively pulling the plug on its investment in renewable energy because the technology doesn't work. Will its flop persuade the feds to stop dumping billions down this rat hole? Back in 2007 Google commanded star-spangled headlines with its new high-tech venture to go all in on the next big thing in technology: green renewable energy. The tech giant was saluted as a good corporate citizen for its initiative to help combat global warming. In launching the project, company executives boasted they would prove that wind and solar power were not just good for the environment, but...
  • The EU has a plan to break up Google

    11/23/2014 11:58:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The Verge ^ | November 21, 2014 02:48 pm | Ben Popper
    Google has been the target of repeated anti-trust scrutiny in Europe over the last decade. Today’s Financial Times is reporting that the European parliament is on the verge of taking even more drastic steps, preparing a plan that would call for the breakup of the search giant, specifically the “unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services.” […] When asked by Financial Times why a drastic measure like a breakup was necessary, Ramon Tremosa, a Spanish member of the EU parliment who sponsored the motion, said the commission could not “ask the secret of [Google’s] algorithm” and was seeking other...
  • Google launches ad-free net experiment

    11/22/2014 5:40:20 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/21/2014 | BBC
    Google has unveiled a project that offers web users the option to pay to visit sites rather than see adverts. Dubbed Contributor, users can pay a monthly fee of between $1 to $3 for ad-free sites. When those who have paid their subscriptions visit a participating site they will see pixelated patterns replacing the adverts. It has so far signed up a handful of websites, including ScienceDaily and Urban Dictionary, to test the system. Others in the current trial include WikiHow, Mashable and Imgur. Access to the service is currently by invitation only and interested websites can sign up to...
  • Google Doesn't Hit Ann Arbor Job Projections, But Still a Media Favorite

    11/19/2014 6:10:08 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In 2007, newspapers around the state trumpeted Google’s announcement that it was opening its AdWords office in Ann Arbor. Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm came down to Ann Arbor for the press conference and former University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and several high-ranking state officials all commented on Google’s arrival. This week, MLive reported that the owner of the buildings Google currently inhabits will be leasing out that space in 2016, raising questions about Google’s future in Ann Arbor. Google was projected to bring in 1,000 jobs within five years of moving into its Ann Arbor offices. A company spokesperson...
  • Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith

    11/15/2014 2:19:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    (Reuters) - After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into a Silicon Valley red-carpet event on Sunday. He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who heads up the top-secret lab which developed Glass, has hardly given up on the product -- he recently wore his pair to the beach.
  • Google to sunset Wallet for digital goods purchases

    11/13/2014 8:54:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    The Next Web ^ | November 13, 2014 | Owen Williams
    In a world filled with payment processors for dealing with online in-app purchases, Google has decided to step out of the game. The company quietly announced today that it’s sunsetting Google Wallet for digital goods. The service was launched in 2012 as a way to purchase virtual items on the web and inside online games. The company says that since launching the product the “industry has matured a lot” and is now “providing a number of alternative payment solutions.” Google doesn’t offer any suggestions for alternative providers, however. Google also said that those using in-app purchases on mobile via Google...
  • The robo karate kid! Terrifying two legged giant robot being developed by Google

    11/11/2014 6:05:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/14 | Mark Prigg
    ATLAS Robot built by Boston Dyanmics- which Google recently bought Dubbed Ian, the Atlas robot is 6ft 2in tall and weighs in at 330lb The Atlas robot created by Google-owned firm Boston Dynamics is a formidable figure at 6ft 2in tall and weighing in at 330lb. The robot boasts 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision, and is one of the most advanced robots ever created.
  • Google's Demographically-Distorted Veterans Day Homepage

    11/11/2014 5:11:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 104 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey, at least Google didn't "honor" Veterans Day with a homepage featuring Jane Fonda on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. So yes, let's take some satisfaction from the fact that Google did depict actual members of the US military on its homepage this morning. That said, Google couldn't resist inflicting its PC-politics onto the homepage, with wildly unrepresentative demographics. The image shows five military members. Standing alone out front is a woman. Of the five, three would appear to be members of minority groups, and two are women. One white guy manages to make it in. Compare and contrast with...
  • Google (Veteran's Day front page puts woman in front, men behind)

    11/11/2014 4:31:35 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    Google ^ | 11 November 2014 | Google
    Interesting that Google the front page shows all the military men in the background and the woman out front on the Veteran's Day page.
  • Vanity: Google Honors Veterans. I'm Shocked.

    11/10/2014 11:06:21 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 24 replies
    Google on Veteran's Day:
  • Spain approves hotly disputed 'Google tax'

    11/01/2014 12:08:57 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 45 replies
    the Local (Spain) ^ | 30 Oct 2014 14:42 GMT+01:00
    <p>Technology giant Google says it is "disappointed" after Thursday's decision by the Spanish parliament to approve the introduction of charges for aggregating news stories in search engine results.</p> <p>Thanks to the majority held by the ruling Popular Party, Spain’s Congress voted on Thursday to approve a reform to the Intellectual Property Law, a package which included the introduction of charges for the online use of fragments of information, opinion and entertainment grouped together, for example, on search engines.</p>
  • Google’s New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself

    10/29/2014 1:56:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    betabeat.com ^ | 10/29 3:22pm | By Sage Lazzaro
    The new hybrid device might not need humans at all. In college, it wasn’t rare to hear a verbal battle regarding artificial intelligence erupt between my friends studying neuroscience and my friends studying computer science. One rather outrageous fellow would mention the possibility of a computer takeover, and off they went. The neuroscience-savvy would awe at the potential of such hybrid technology as the CS majors argued we have nothing to fear, as computers will always need a programmer to tell them what to do. Today’s news brings us to the Neural Turing Machine, a computer that will combine the...
  • Google Exec Sets Records with Leap from Near-Space

    10/24/2014 3:12:43 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/24/2014 | None given
    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface. Friday's success marked a major step forward in that effort, company officials said. "This has opened up endless possibilities for humans...
  • After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese

    After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese By Julio Severo With no explanation or notification, Google made my blog in Portuguese (http://juliosevero.blogspot.com/) disappear in the first minutes of Thursday, October 23. After 24 hours of pressure from international readers, with no notification, Google made my blog reappear. People in Brazil and other nations began to question Google in social networks and also by contacting the company: “Why to suspend Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese on the height of the Brazilian presidential elections in the exact time Severo published an article instructing the Brazilian public that both candidates...
  • Suddenly, Google Looks Shaky [Reports Lower than Expected Revenue Growth]

    10/20/2014 1:14:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Nicholas Carlson
    Last week, Google reported slower-than-expected revenue growth during the third quarter. Investors punished the company with a stock sell-off, and now Google shares are trading at $511.17, well below a 52-week high of $604.83.In a story on the disappointing earnings, BI's Jillian D'Onfro pinpointed Google's problem: its big business, search advertising, isn't growing as fast as it used to. In fact, it hasn't grown so slowly since six years ago.To be very specific: People didn't click on Google search ads as much as everyone thought they would during the quarter."Growth in paid clicks didn't accelerate as much as analysts expected...
  • FBI Head: Apple, Google Encryption Leads to 'Dark Place'

    10/17/2014 4:17:20 PM PDT · by e-gadfly · 22 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | 2014-10-16 | Paul Wagenseil
    FBI Director James Comey gave a strong speech today (Oct. 16) explaining why law enforcement should have access to data on encrypted smartphones. But he failed to cite any examples in which such law-enforcement access could have made the difference between life and death.... The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 mandates that telecommunications companies must give police the ability to listen in on telephone conversations. CALEA covers landlines and cellular carriers, and was expanded in 2004 to cover Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and broadband Internet service providers. For the past few years, the FBI...
  • The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google [Average Pay: $141,000]

    10/17/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Edwards
    Google has more than 50,000 employees right now, and they earn great salaries. Average pay at Google is $141,000. It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too. The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you. Especially if you know how to use MatLab, a code and data analysis and management tool. On Thursday night, Google's former svp/product management Jonathan Rosenberg was in London with chairman Eric Schmidt to promote...
  • Free Julian Assange: An Exclusive Interview with the Wikileaks Founder

    10/16/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT · by free_life · 6 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 10/16/14 | Jacques Hyzagi
    Mr. Assange painstakingly and with a multitude of footnotes usually reserved for peer-reviewed studies on string theory, exposes the revolving doors between Google and Hillary Clinton’s Department of State. In their idiotic book, The New Digital Age, Mr. Schmidt and Jared Cohen propose that the majority of young people are not inherently good and that an unmediated Internet would bring nothing positive. They argue that U.S. foreign policy is in fact a boon to the world, probably code for “more countries flattened equals more spaces digitalized under Google’s panoptical, militarized eye.” These platitudes are pervasive nowadays but they are not...
  • Nuclear fusion from Google, Lockheed, Draper Fisher

    03/03/2013 9:01:59 PM PST · by Kevmo · 11 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | Feb. 15 | Mark Halper
    Nuclear fusion from Google, Lockheed, Draper Fisher By Mark Halper | February 15, 2013, 5:25 AM PST X marks a spot of fusion. Charles Chase describes how Lockheed Martin's fusion device trumps huge government fusion projects in this photograph by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson from a Google "Solve for X" event last week. – A well-known venture capitalist has his eye on one of the biggest and most elusive prizes of our times: nuclear fusion. And the “skunkworks” project he’s eyeing is not from some stealth startup or academic lab. Rather, it’s under development at aerospace company Lockheed Martin and...
  • Google chief on NSA: 'We're going to end up breaking the Internet'

    10/09/2014 7:08:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Google ^ | 10/09/14 | Julian Hattem
    The integrity of the Internet could be at risk if Congress does not act to rein in the National Security Agency, Google head Eric Schmidt warned on Wednesday. Speaking alongside other tech executives and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) at a Silicon Valley event, Schmidt said the revelations about U.S. surveillance could prompt countries to wall off their networks. “The simplest outcome: We’re going to end up breaking the Internet,” Schmidt said, “because what’s going to happen is governments will do bad laws of one kind or another, and eventually what’s going to happen is: ‘We’re going to have our own...
  • Google deletes hacked images of nude celebs

    10/03/2014 2:36:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    SC Magazine ^ | 10-3-2014 | Marcos Colón
    An official statement released by the search engine giant reads “We've removed tens of thousands of picture – within hours of the requests being made – and we have closed hundreds of accounts. This week Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer penned a letter to Google execs Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, accusing the company of “blatantly unethical behavior” that has made their company “millions from the victimization of women.” Acting on behalf of his unnamed clients, Singer threatened to sue the company for $100,000,000 if the images were not removed. 
  • U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

    09/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, link only
  • FBI Blasts Apple, Google Phone Encryption: It "Allows People To Be Beyond The Law""

    09/27/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/27/14 | Tyler Durden
    The kings men also viewed their power as necessary as Comey does today. They could simply enter someone’s home and search all your papers. If you wrote anything derogatory against the king, off you went to prison. This is what inspired the American Revolution and the Fourth Amendment that there had to be a reason to search not just arbitrary desire to want to know and lets see what we can find as the NSA and FBI do today. This is the very essence of LIBERTY. You cannot pretend to be the leader of the free world with people like...
  • Every WiFi user in US may have $10,000 Wiretapping Claim against Google

    09/25/2014 6:21:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    breitbart.com/Breitbart-California ^ | 9-24-0214 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The [StreetView] cars had vacuumed up Wi-Fi e-mail messages, user passwords, and other communications from 2007 to 2010. With a consolidated class-action lawsuit seeking up to $10,000 for each affected private Wi-Fi user captured by Google, lawyers are about to go national with billions of dollars of claims for potential damages to virtually every U.S. e-mail user. ******** Under federal law, it is illegal and subject to up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for any third party to intercept any telephonic or electronic communication between other individuals. However, if one of the parties to the conversation...
  • Google Gags the Global Warming Debate

    09/24/2014 9:28:36 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 13 replies
    US World News ^ | 9-23-14 | Peter Roff
    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt used an appearance on NPR on Monday to announce his company was cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization composed of private companies and state legislators, over the group’s position on “climate change.” “Everyone understands climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place," Schmidt told NPR’s Diane Rehm. "And so we should not be aligned with such people – they're just, they're just literally lying.” As Schmidt might find out to his misfortune,...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    09/22/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/22/2014 | Evan Halper
    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday. The decision marks a major victory for a campaign by environmentalists, union activists and other liberal groups that have pushed companies to drop support for ALEC. Microsoft ended its ties to the group a few weeks ago. “The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake,” Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, referring to the initial decision to support...
  • Peter Thiel on Twitter and pot, Google, Uber and gay CEOs

    09/17/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by illiac · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Matthew J Belvedere
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint. In a "Squawk Box" interview.Thiel trashed Twitter, Uber and Apple, among others, "Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It's a horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that," the co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor said.