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  • Introducing Gigablast Search. Try it out!

    01/09/2009 3:27:12 PM PST · by jetxnet · 44 replies · 1,121+ views
    Many of us already know how much "in the tank" Google is with Obama. Google's CEO first met Obama way back in 2000 and has since had several meetings. It is also true that Google was caught censoring what they deemed negative content against Obama during the election. It will also likely be true that Google will eventually censor information for the Obama administration - this is a no-brainer as they have already done so and are tightly coupled. I am now introducing a new search engine that I personally feel is very good. Some of you may have heard...
  • Google washes search results

    12/14/2008 6:11:18 AM PST · by slnk_rules · 98 replies · 4,837+ views
    The Register ^ | 012/14/2008 | andrew orlowski
    Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results. It's a historic statement - and nobody has yet grasped its significance. Not so very long ago, Google disclaimed responsibility for its search results by explaining that these were chosen by a computer algorithm. The disclaimer lives on at Google News, where we are assured that: The selection and placement of stories on this page were determined automatically by a computer program. A few years ago, Google's apparently unimpeachable objectivity got some people very excited, and technology utopians began to herald Google as...
  • Do not use Google.

    12/01/2008 5:38:19 PM PST · by jetxnet · 69 replies · 2,807+ views
    Google's CEO is *still* funding Obama, even after the election. What does he expect in return?
  • Google's Gatekeepers

    11/29/2008 4:13:22 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 912+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Rosen
    In 2006, Thailand announced it was blocking access to YouTube for anyone with a Thai I.P address, and then identified 20 offensive videos for Google to remove as a condition of unblocking the site. ‘If your whole game is to increase market share,’ says Lawrence Lessig, speaking of Google, ‘it’s hard to . . . gather data in ways that don’t raise privacy concerns or in ways that might help repressive governments to block controversial content.’ In March of last year, Nicole Wong, the deputy general counsel of Google, was notified that there had been a precipitous drop in activity...
  • WORLD NET COVERS THE GOOGLE BAN ON ATLAS

    11/28/2008 4:06:11 PM PST · by Vincent Jappi · 18 replies · 1,177+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 28, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    WORLD NET COVERS THE GOOGLE BAN ON ATLAS Chelsea of World Net Daily has picked up on this outrage: "SANDBOXED"/ BLACKLISTED BY GOOGLE. Check it out: Google 'censoring' anti-Obama bloggers? Writer claims Internet giant banning stories that expose president-elect Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs Is Google censoring anti-Obama stories? Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs claims the search engine giant has banned her groundbreaking articles about Obama – a technique many people refer to as "sandboxing." "There was no warning, no notice, nothing," Geller told WND. "They have basically sandboxed me." "Sandboxing" happens when Google strips a website's rankings from its...
  • Google Suppresses Anti-Obama Information

    11/28/2008 11:01:16 AM PST · by The Conservative Yogini · 16 replies · 916+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    Obama is not president yet and the technofascist brown shirts are hard at work at Google, making sure that nothing stands in Obama's way. Google is blacklisting Pamela Geller's "anti-Obama" blog over at Atlas Shrugs. Ms. Gellar has incessantly covered the story regarding Obama's fake birth certificate. The story has recently gotten more traction and attention lately, yet the mainstream media has managed to make this story appear "silly" by not covering it:
  • Google's Final Assault on Right-Wing Blogs - Has The Left Won It All?

    11/28/2008 7:33:31 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 30 replies · 1,419+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | November 28, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    The MSM’s nauseating, pro-Obama bias during the campaign was almost too much to bear. The Libs won, and the un-Fairness Doctrine is on the front burner, once again taking aim at right-wing talk radio. The fallback position for Conservatives has always been, “well, we always have the right-wing blogs.” Now it appears that Google is trying to finish off the right-wing blogosphere once and for all. More . . .
  • Google 'censoring' anti-Obama bloggers? (over birth certificate stories)

    11/28/2008 6:06:24 AM PST · by ckilmer · 41 replies · 2,330+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    Is Google censoring anti-Obama stories? Pamela Gellar of Atlas Shrugs claims the search engine giant has banned her groundbreaking articles about Obama – a technique many people refer to as "sandboxing." "There was no warning, no notice, nothing," Gellar told WND. "They have basically sandboxed me."
  • Why Google lost the formal debate over its ethics -- And a compendium of Google's ethical lapses

    11/28/2008 5:59:20 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies · 492+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 11/28/08 | Scott Cleland
    Google effectively lost its first formal debate over whether "Google violates its own 'Don't Be Evil' motto" at the Rosenkranz Foundation's Oxford-style debate in New York City, November 18. (Transcript here) Before the debate the audience was polled and voted 21% against Google and 48% for Google; after gathering additional insight from the debate, 47% voted against Google and 47% voted for Google. Apparently, most all of the undecideds voted against Google -- that Google violated their own 'don't be evil' motto. What does this mean? First, it's a big red flag when there is a formal, high-profile and public...
  • "SANDBOXED"/ BLACKLISTED BY GOOGLE

    11/26/2008 2:52:16 PM PST · by Amityschild · 27 replies · 996+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 26, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    How does Atlas grow? Google search is one critically important way. People find Atlas when they do a word search in google ie "Obama birth certificate", "Obama odinga", "honor killings", "Obama campaign finance fraud" - stories that I broke or did groundbreaking work on and Atlas is usually in the top five of the search results. That's how folks find my work and generally I keep 15-20% of them as return readers. Regular Atlas readers know the media refuses to cover these stories - building readership is the only way to boost awareness in this increasingly dangerous world. A couple...
  • obama and google

    11/15/2008 12:23:34 PM PST · by barbarianbabs · 24 replies · 1,000+ views
    The founder of google and obama have teamed up recently. Very concerned. They hold plenty of information on all of us.
  • Next Up for Nationalization: the Internet

    11/15/2008 11:34:24 PM PST · by dr_who · 43 replies · 1,519+ views
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2008 | Phil Kerpen
    Network neutrality means less technological innovation — and less freedom, too. By Phil Kerpen Following the nationalization of investment banks, Fannie and Freddie, consumer banks, and private insurance companies, taxpayers are likely asking: What’s left for the federal government to nationalize? How about the Internet? Network neutrality, or net neutrality, is the beneficent-sounding name for sweeping new government regulatory power that would prohibit Internet service providers from innovating in their own networks. This could lead to much less broadband investment by private companies, and could potentially force government subsidization, control, and outright nationalization of the Internet. The implications of this...
  • Google helping to cover up Obama's Birth Place?

    11/14/2008 8:56:49 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 27 replies · 1,564+ views
    Check out how Google "do no evil" guys are covering for Obama! Of all the tons of Obama Birth Certificate questions on the web, they seem to have set up their first found links of "Obama's Birth Certificate" to go to phoney debunking sites and articles!!!!Google Carries Water for Obama and DNC!
  • Google Flu tracker-Drudge Alert

    11/11/2008 12:59:25 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies · 886+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | November 11, 2008 | MIGUEL HELFT
    SAN FRANCISCO — What if Google knew before anyone else that a fast-spreading flu outbreak was putting you at heightened risk of getting sick? And what if it could alert you, your doctor and your local public health officials before the muscle aches and chills kicked in?
  • Google, FCC, Broadcasters Fight for White Spaces (FCC decides on Nov. 4th)

    10/30/2008 10:46:36 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 506+ views
    Business Week ^ | 10-30-08
    The other big battle on Nov. 4 is over wireless airwaves, and it pits tech stalwarts against TV stations, evangelical preachers—even Dolly Parton ### Besides the Presidential election, there's another big political battle brewing in Washington on Nov. 4. This one is over the airwaves that are used to deliver communications signals to consumers across the country, and like the race for the White House, this contest has created a big divide. The same day that the country is picking its next President, the Federal Communication Commission will decide whether to make available a large swath of airwaves for wireless...
  • Dolly Parton enters 'white space' debate (FCC to policy change could have repercussions)

    10/29/2008 11:21:27 AM PDT · by weegee · 14 replies · 1,098+ views
    Cnet ^ | October 28, 2008 5:12 PM PDT | Posted by Marguerite Reardon
    When Dolly Parton speaks people listen. At least that's what opponents to an upcoming Federal Communications Commission vote on opening up "white space" spectrum hope. Earlier this week, country western star Dolly Parton sent a letter to the FCC asking the agency to delay its vote to open up the unused spectrum for unlicensed use. "As someone who uses the white spaces and knows the value of them for the work that I and many of my friends around the country, I ask the FCC to recognize the entertainment industry's valuable contribution to the cultural life," Parton wrote in her...
  • FCC likely to recommend unlicensed spectrum use (good news for Google/MS, bad for broadcasters)

    10/14/2008 11:24:24 AM PDT · by weegee · 8 replies · 483+ views
    Reuters via yahoo ^ | Fri Oct 10, 12:28 PM ET | By Kim Dixon
    A battle between tech companies like Google Inc and broadcasters over use of soon-to-be vacant airwaves will heat up soon as U.S. regulators release an anticipated report on the issue. The Federal Communications Commission's report will weigh in as early as Friday on the feasibility of opening up "white spaces" -- unused pockets of the spectrum to become available when broadcasters move completely to digital television next year -- for unlicensed use. Google, Microsoft Corp and others want the spaces for a new generation of wireless devices. So-called incumbents on the space, including broadcasters and wireless phone companies, oppose unlicensed...
  • Google needs to search its conscience

    09/22/2008 7:57:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 183+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 22, 2008 | Kathryn Lopez
    At first it didn't really bother me, but it became increasingly hard to ignore. On certain relatively slow news days, the bulk of the e-mails I would receive from readers of the National Review's Web site would be about Google, the popular Internet search engine. Specifically, these letters would complain about Google's failure to recognize certain holidays. Google — if you don't live on the Internet as I do, and thus haven't noticed — tends to change its logo to celebrate special occasions. Google was very into the Olympics in Beijing (and has bent to China's will there, but that's...
  • Google helps tank United's stock

    09/09/2008 4:28:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 176+ views
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | September 9, 2008 | Mathew Ingram
    On Monday, shares of United Airlines lost more than 75 per cent of their value -- erasing about $1.2-billion from the company's market capitalization -- after a story about the airline's bankruptcy in 2002 somehow got pushed onto the website of a Florida newspaper, was picked up by Google's news-aggregation service, then made its way onto the Bloomberg news wire and out to hundreds of thousands of stockbrokers and traders. But whose fault was it? By Tuesday morning, fingers were being pointed in multiple directions.
  • Google Wants U.S. to Use 100 Percent Alternative Energy by 2030

    09/09/2008 8:56:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 627+ views
    Google Wants U.S. to Use 100 Percent Alternative Energy by 2030 Jason Mick (Blog) - September 9, 2008 11:34 AM Google has already made it clear that it wants to promote alternative energy in a big way as part of its "Don't be evil" philosophy. Its initial round of funding included grants to solar and a high-altitude wind power startup. In its second round, Google granted $10M USD more to a couple of geothermal startups, looking to harness Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) -- which involve injecting water deep into the ground to make steam. Now Google has outlined a comprehensive...
  • Google's dominance grows, But Don't forget DOJ investigation

    09/09/2008 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 201+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 09/09/08 | Scott Cleland
    Google's online advertising dominance grows -- Don't forget the pending DOJ investigation... Google's dominance of the Internet's business model for monetizing content only grows. "Gap widens in online advertising: Rivals struggle to catch up to Google as buyers favor search over display" reports Jessica Vascellaro in the Wall Street Journal. The article's conclusion is dead on and ominous -- the gap between Google and its competitors in online advertising is widening and will continue to do so because the business that Google dominates, search advertising, is growing significantly faster than display advertising is. While the article focused on the different...
  • Google’s (Not So) Secret Strategy (Android)

    08/27/2008 3:42:55 AM PDT · by anymouse · 23 replies · 334+ views
    Android guys Blog ^ | Aug 26th, 2008 | Phineas JW
    Let’s say you’re an average 20 billion dollar company, with a sparse webpage and a search box. And since you’re swimming in money and ideas, you like dreaming up different ways to revolutionize the Internet. For instance, maybe one day you got tired of typing “Mapquest”, so you invented a new method to combine satellite and plane images into a seamless pyramid of tiles, and then leveraged your computing power to make them zoomable in real-time on a web page. Then, you threw in some roads and driving directions, hey real-time traffic too, and oh, since you were in the...
  • Google: We Did Not Erase Maps of Georgia

    08/13/2008 7:33:46 PM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 15 replies · 122+ views
    My colleague John Markoff wrote earlier Tuesday about the barrage of cyber-attacks on Georgia’s technology infrastructure. Others have covered the story as well. But not all stories appear to be accurate. Several reports suggest that data from Georgia and the neighboring countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan has been stripped from Google Maps. One story says that “the relevant maps went blank as soon as fighting broke out,” according to the Azerbaijan Press Agency.
  • GOOGLE: Too close for some folks' comfort

    08/05/2008 8:42:10 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 40 replies · 292+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 5, 2008 | Jonathon Shugarts
    A new feature on the Google Internet site allows anyone with a computer and Internet access to look at street-level views of towns and cities throughout the world. Although it's a useful tool for drivers planning car trips and curious folks who want to explore the globe, at least one lawsuit has been filed from a couple who said their privacy was violated after Google's cameras took a picture of their home as the company mapped the United States. Google offers the map service free of charge for people with access to a computer. After the company's Google Earth program...
  • Obama’s Birth Certificate and the Suppression of Free Speech (Important)

    08/04/2008 2:21:13 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 606+ views
    The Democracy Project ^ | 8/3/08 | Phil Orenstein
    Blogger and Brooklyn College Professor of Business Mitchell Langbert has been doing a yeoman’s job investigating the records of Senator Obama’s birth certificate. Despite the pleas from many quarters of the blogosphere, thus far his birth certificate has not been made public, except for a proven forgery on the Daily Kos site and his own campaign site Fight the Smears. At this time, there is no proof that Barack Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States, and therefore no proof of his eligibility to be president. What should be a simple matter of producing a paper document...
  • Google, Blogger, Obama: Obamanation Ate My Blog!

    08/02/2008 9:29:20 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 10 replies · 419+ views
    DBKP ^ | August 2, 2008 | mondoreb
    Last week, we published Babba Zee's Anti-Obama Blogs Shut Down by Google, Obamabots. Thurday, Blogger locked our original (and still quite robust) site, DBKP at Blogger for being a spam blog. One would think Blogger would have a system in place before shutting down blogs with any kind of Google Page Rank. After all, your average spam site doesn't acquire much of a page rank. But, apparently, one would be wrong. Our original site is PR-5. Were Obama supporters behind this latest round of blog shutdowns, as they were last month? In Obama's Netroots Supporters Continue "Blog Burning", Confederate Yankee...
  • Google Goes Goo-Goo for Obama

    08/01/2008 5:37:47 AM PDT · by Raquel · 9 replies · 128+ views
    Political Blog ^ | August 1, 2008 | Raquel Okyay
    It’s bad enough that most media outlets are falling over silly for Obama, but now it seems Google has joined the fast moving train of Obama supporters. Initially, I didn’t believe the reports that the Obama campaign was intentionally shutting down blogs because these blogs were questioning the validity of Obama’s birth certificate. That was until I received an email from Dr. Mitchell Langbert last night, a blogger and Professor at Brooklyn College, who advised that Google had placed a temporary hold on future posts at his website.
  • Google Privacy invasion demonstrated…against Google Executive

    07/31/2008 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Politics4Fun · 11 replies · 100+ views
    The National Legal and Policy Center ^ | July 31, 2008 | The National Legal and Policy Center
    While Google may claim that there is no such thing as privacy anymore, I can't see this unnamed Google executive being too happy about the NLPC using Google's own technology against him. It's the sort of thing that might cause him to place a bit more value the privacy of himself and others.
  • Google says “there isn’t any privacy, get over it.”

    07/31/2008 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Politics4Fun · 19 replies · 223+ views
    The National Legal and Policy Center ^ | July 31, 2008 | Ken Boehm
    Washington, DC – Today, Google is under fire for issuing contradictory statements on privacy. In California, Google responded to California State Assemblyman Joel Anderson’s (R-San Diego) concerns about Google’s privacy policies yesterday by stating that “Google takes privacy very seriously.” However, in Pennsylvania court documents released the same day, Google stated, “privacy does not exist.” Google’s privacy statements yesterday came on the heels of comments by Google “Evangelist” Vint Cerf to the Washington Technology Alliance’s annual luncheon in May where he explained that “nothing you do ever goes away, and nothing you do ever escapes notice… There isn’t any privacy,...
  • Google Street View(Vanity)

    07/22/2008 8:20:02 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 34 replies · 100+ views
    July 22,2008 | me
    Ugggh I am livid. I just found out Google did a street view of my neighborhood, not only that they got me outside in the picture. They should be required by law to give forewarning that they are taking pictures in your neighborhood.
  • Anti-Obama Bloggers Question Why Google Froze Their Accounts

    07/15/2008 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies · 101+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2008 | Joseph Abrams
    Some bloggers opposed to Barack Obama say they suspect Obama's supporters — with the assistance of Google — may have tried to censor them when the Internet giant froze their Web sites for five days last month. Seven blogs run by Democrats who oppose Obama’s nomination for the presidency were incorrectly flagged as spam sites by Blogger, the hosting service Google has owned since 2003. Google says it was an automated response from a spam filter. But the bloggers believe that Web surfers who support Obama took advantage of a loophole in Blogger’s system that allows readers to report spam...
  • Vanity: Google buries disputed Barack Obama Birth Certificates - they are gone from index

    07/12/2008 12:08:55 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 146 replies · 3,335+ views
    Google | 07/11/2008 | Swordmaker
    Strange thing. Google has buried the disputed Birth Certificate images. They are NOT in Google's image results when searching "Obama Birth Certificate" or "Barack Obama Certificate" or "Obama Certificate of Live Birth". They have lots of general pictures of Obama and pictures of generic BCs or joke ones, but not the ones being disputed. I've gone over 20 pages deep, 400 images, and NOT found any of the disputed images or the various post KOS posting created variations. That is very suspicious... someone is hiding something. Even More Strange: I searched through 980 images out of over 18,700 of a...
  • Is There a Way to Have One's Address Removed From Google Maps?

    07/10/2008 5:52:52 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 143 replies · 396+ views
    07.10.08 | chickensoup
    Is there a place to write or call to remove one's address and satelite photo from Google Maps. I do not wish my satelite pictures nor my address to be listed. I find it to be an invasion of privacy of the first degree.
  • Big Brother: The Google cars that will photograph EVERY front door in Britain

    07/10/2008 4:44:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 92+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 11, 2008 | David Derbyshire and Arthur Martin
    Plans by Google to photograph millions of British homes and publish them online have been condemned as a 'gross invasion of privacy'. The internet giant's StreetView website will allow anyone in the world to type in a UK address or postcode and instantly see a 360-degree picture of the street. It will include close-ups of buildings, cars and people. Critics say the site is a 'burglar's charter' that makes it easy for criminals to check out potential victims. The Google Earth spy car takes images of individual streets for inclusion on the StreetView website The pictures also show people leaving...
  • Blocked anti-Obama blogs spur Google probe

    07/06/2008 8:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 155+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2008 | Kara Rowland.
    Does Google Inc. violate the same "neutrality" principles that it wants mandated for Internet providers like Comcast Corp.? That's the argument being made by some who accuse the search behemoth of hypocrisy when it comes to free speech on the Internet. Here's the deal: Mountain View, Calif.-based Google recently drew the ire of several authors of anti-Obama blogs, hosted on the company's Blogger platform, whose posting rights were temporarily suspended after Google identified as them "potential spam blogs." "You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not...
  • Court order on YouTube user data fans privacy fears

    07/05/2008 4:19:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 144+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 4, 2008 | Kenneth Li and Eric Auchard
    A U.S. judge's order to Google Inc to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom Inc sparked an outcry on Thursday from privacy advocates in the midst of a legal showdown over video piracy. Viacom, owner of movie studio Paramount and MTV Networks, requested the information as part of its $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against the popular online video service and its deep-pocketed parent, Google. Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered Google on Tuesday to turn over as evidence a database with usernames of YouTube viewers, what videos they...
  • Judge Orders Google to Turn Over YouTube Records

    07/03/2008 4:21:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 265+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Thursday July 3, 9:35 pm ET | MIGUEL HELFT
    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in New York has ordered Google to turn over to Viacom a database linking users of YouTube, the Web’s largest video site by far, with every clip they have watched there. The order raised concerns among users and privacy advocates that the online video viewing habits of tens of millions of people could be exposed. But Google and Viacom said they were hoping to come up with a way to protect the anonymity of YouTube viewers. Viacom said that the information would be safeguarded by a protective order restricting access to the data to...
  • Google must divulge YouTube log

    07/03/2008 8:27:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 72 replies · 240+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/3/08
    Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube, a US court has ruled.The ruling comes as part of Google's legal battle with Viacom over allegations of copyright infringement. Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called the ruling a "set-back to privacy rights". The viewing log, which will be handed to Viacom, contains the log-in ID of users, the computer IP address (online identifier) and video clip details. While the legal battle between the two firms is being contested in the US, it is thought the ruling will apply to...
  • GOOGLE REMOVES ATLAS HAGEE VIDEOS

    07/02/2008 9:34:02 AM PDT · by boo-boo kitty · 14 replies · 189+ views
    atlas shrugs 2000 ^ | july 1, 2008 | pamela geller
    GOOGLE REMOVES ATLAS HAGEE VIDEOS As bloggers continue to slog through increasing regulation, scrutiny and in some cases deletion (here) I received this from google (big brother, busy suspending anti-Obama blogs). Youtube removed my Hagee video(s)( three 9 minute videos of of the his AIPAC speech - that great inspiring speech from AIPAC 2007. They cited copyright infringement. Whose? There were 6,000 people there. And it was such a great speech. "Israel you are not alone" listen to it here. (You know Atlas is always one step ahead :) Download JohnHageeAIPACSpeech-all-20min.mp3 (I love Hagee, what a friend Israel has. My...
  • Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform

    06/29/2008 1:53:36 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 82 replies · 1,113+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 6/29/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    It looks like Google has officially joined the Barack Obama campaign and decided that its contribution would be to shut down any blog on the Google owned Blogspot.com blogging system that has an anti-Obama message. Yes, it sure seems that Google has begun to go through its many thousands of blogs to lock out the owners of anti-Obama blogs so that the noObama message is effectively squelched. Thus far, Google has terminated the access by blog owners to 7 such sites and the list may be growing. Boy, it must be nice for Barack Obama to have an ally powerful...
  • Nobama blogs kerfuffle (Google shuts down Nobama blogs)

    06/29/2008 3:49:28 AM PDT · by abb · 65 replies · 370+ views
    Buzz Machine ^ | June 28, 2008 | Jeff Jarvis
    A bunch of anti-Obama blogs were apparently shut down on Google’s Blogspot as suspected spam. They say that Obama fans reported them as spam to get rid of them. I have no idea what the truth is. The fear online has been that false information could be spread. It’s another fear that speech can be silenced. (I suppose I should make clear that I don’t think any official Obama campaign effort is remotely behind this if it’s true. The point, instead, is that rogues can cause trouble. This would seem to be a variation on Swiftboating but rather than try...
  • Google Earth and the Campaign to Wipe Israel off the Map

    06/26/2008 2:36:11 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 22 replies · 248+ views
    Jerusalem Center ^ | June 25, 2008 | Andre Oboler
    The influence of the Internet on our lives is increasing. Israel's security is especially vulnerable to the manipulation of geography. The online world allows the creation of a virtual reality that at times bears only passing resemblance to facts on the ground. The gap between reality and virtual reality is further exploited by political activists promoting what we term "replacement geography," a means of controlling the virtual representation of land in place of controlling the land itself. In an information age, control on the common map may be worth more in negotiations than control on the ground.
  • Attack on the American Spectator web site?

    06/24/2008 11:03:26 AM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 25 replies · 345+ views
    The American Spectator | 6/24/08 | andy58-in-nh
    Is anyone aware of an attack on the American Spectator web site? Upon attempting to access the site (using Windows 2000NT with a Firefox 3 browser) I received the following warning: Looking up the site in Google, I found the following at the top of the entry list: I have sent an email to the editor's attention, but was curious as to whether anyone else has had the same problem. I wonder whether the Kos Kids or the MoveOn Morons have been at work here....
  • Google defeated in Belgian copyright case (How AP licensing scam will destroy Europe's blogosphere)

    06/17/2008 10:30:36 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 11 replies · 323+ views
    http://arstechnica.com/ ^ | February 13, 2007 | Ken Fisher
    Google defeated in Belgian copyright case; everyone but Google loses By Ken Fisher | Published: February 13, 2007 - 11:48AM CT The group of disgruntled newspapers in Belgium that sued Google for copyright infringement has emerged victorious after a decision was granted in their favor today in court. The judgment echoes a previous ruling from the Court of First Instance in Brussels that found Google in violation of copyright law when the company published extracts of articles from Belgian newspaper publishers. Copiepresse, the Belgium copyright group representing the nearly 20 papers scandalized by Google News, now gets its wish: Google...
  • If it can't find a solution, Google should kill YouTube

    06/14/2008 6:23:43 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 22 replies · 147+ views
    c/net ^ | June 13, 2008 | Don Reisinger
    If it can't find a solution, Google should kill YouTube Posted by Don Reisinger Do you remember the good ol' days of YouTube? Back when a private company owned it and you could post and view whatever you wanted up there and no one would say a word because, well, it was practically bankrupt and copyright owners knew they wouldn't get anything out of a lawsuit? Those were the days, weren't they? Now, after a $1.65 billion buyout by Google, YouTube is not only a veritable junkyard for all the crap we didn't watch a couple years ago, but a...
  • This Day In History: An Open Letter to Google

    06/08/2008 8:44:31 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 8 replies · 165+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 6/7/2008, 1:37 pm | By Red Square
    Dear Google comrades Sergei and Larry! The Party looks kindly at your attempts to correct and improve history by unobtrusively modifying the Google logo on notable calendar dates. For years you have zealously informed the masses about progressive and useful events like Earth Day or Earth Hour, while purposefully ignoring Memorial Day (no logo change on this reactionary American holiday). Most recently, you enlightened the unwashed about the Spanish artist Velázquez on June 6 without mentioning the Allied Invasion of Normandy on D-Day, a celebration of which would indeed be offensive to National Socialists. ~ The time is ripe for...
  • YouTube law fight 'threatens net'

    05/31/2008 9:08:29 AM PDT · by brityank · 19 replies · 669+ views
    BBC News -- UK ^ | 27 May, 2008 | Beeb
    YouTube law fight 'threatens net' YouTube is owned by search giant Google A one billion dollar lawsuit against YouTube threatens internet freedom, according to its owner Google. Google's claim follows Viacom's move to sue the video sharing service for its inability to keep copyrighted material off its site. Viacom says it has identified 150,000 unauthorised clips on YouTube. In court documents Google's lawyers say the action "threatens the way hundreds of millions of people legitimately exchange information" over the web. The search giant's legal team also maintained that YouTube had been faithful to the requirements of the 1998 Digital...
  • Google's TerrorTube

    05/21/2008 5:18:58 PM PDT · by RDTF · 7 replies · 109+ views
    IBD ^ | May 21, 2008 | not specified
    Cyberterrorism: Asked to remove terrorist groups' videos from YouTube, Google insists on keeping "nonviolent" terrorist content — whatever that is. It has become a useful idiot for Islamofascism. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut, contends that Google's YouTube is being used by terrorist groups. In a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Lieberman wrote, "Islamist terrorist organizations use YouTube to disseminate their propaganda, enlist followers, and provide weapons training." The senator added that such online content "can play a significant role in the process of radicalization, the end point of...
  • LIEBERMAN CALLS ON GOOGLE TO TAKE DOWN TERRORIST CONTENT

    05/19/2008 4:49:48 PM PDT · by RDTF · 40 replies · 242+ views
    homeland security ^ | May 19, 2008 | not specified
    YouTube Videos Are Produced by Al Qaeda and Other Terror Organizations; Videos Show Attacks on U.S. Soldiers, Civilians WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Monday called on Google to remove Internet video content produced by terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda. The videos – readily available on YouTube –show assassinations, deaths of U.S. soldiers and civilians, weapons training, incendiary speeches by al-Qaeda leadership, and other material intended to encourage violence against the West. The videos are branded with Al-Qaeda logos – a practice detailed in a recent bipartisan Committee staff report entitled “Violent Islamist Extremism,...
  • Google 'Breaching China's State Secrecy Laws'

    05/06/2008 2:38:57 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 77+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Richard Spencer
    Google 'breaching China's state secrecy laws' By Richard Spencer in Beijing Last Updated: 6:57PM BST 06/05/2008Last week satellite imagery revealed a substantial harbour that could house a score of nuclear ballistic missile submarines According to Min Yiren, vice head of the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, authorities hope to get rid of online maps that wrongly depict China’s borders or that reveal military secrets, the People’s Daily said. No fewer than eight ministries and bureaus are to examine online maps to see whether they breach laws or undermine the country’s “territorial integrity”. Territorial integrity is usually a code word...