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  • Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

    06/23/2015 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 23 June 2015 | Samuel Gibbs
    Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users. It was designed to support Chrome’s new “OK, Google” hotword detection – which makes the computer respond when you talk to it – but was...
  • Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth

    06/23/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Privacy Online News ^ | 6/18/15 | Rick Falkvinge
    Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.It looked like just another bug report. "When I start Chromium, it downloads something."...
  • Iowa students preparing for session think she's a 'control freak' will be 'talking s**t'

    04/13/2015 1:37:30 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 13, 2015 | David Martosko
    Iowa students preparing for Hillary's first 'listening' session think she's a 'control freak' who will be 'talking s**t' and only wants immigration reform because the Democratic party needs voters Daily Mail Online spoke to ten students at Kirkwood Community College's satellite campus in rural Iowa where Hillary Clinton will be Tuesday One student is among those picked by teachers to question the former secretary of state He wants her to comment on his suspicion about immigration reform – that Democrats are pushing the policy because they need new loyal voters Another predicted that 'she's going to be, like, talking s**t'...
  • Peggy Noonan: Obama Got To Point When People Stopped Listening To Him Faster Than Most Presidents

    07/28/2013 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/28/13 | Noel Sheppard
    "I think every president in the intense media environment we have now, certainly every two-term president, gets to a point where the American people stop listening, stop leaning forward hungrily for information. I think this president got there earlier than most presidents. And I think he's in that time now." So said the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan on ABC's This Week Sunday. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: You are seeing (ph) more populist Democrats, I agree with that, but Peggy Noonan, you know, the president going back to the country one more time, it's unclear that these speeches are doing much...
  • Bracken: What I Saw At The Coup

    06/24/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT · by OregonRancher · 35 replies
    westernrifleshooters ^ | September 11, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    This is the first time in many years that I have put pen to paper for a lengthy letter, so please forgive my misspellings, poor handwriting or any other errors. I will probably do this in one go and be finished with it. I won’t need much of this new notebook. It’s a nice room, desk and chair, but really, no computer? I just wish they would stop the hammering outside. I need to focus in order to write well. No one person could possibly expect to know the full truth about such a complex history, so near to its...
  • It's Not About The Nail

    06/12/2013 5:55:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 22 May, 2013 | Jason Headley
    This is a hillarious video about woman/man relationships and approaches to solving problems. It is going viral. !.5 million hits so far. Hard to believe no one has posted it yet on freerepublic! Here is the link: Link to YouTube Video "It's Not About The Nail
  • Sounds of the sea: Listening online to the ocean floor (US Navy not happy)

    01/17/2012 8:20:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | Rhitu Chatterjee and Rob Hugh-Jones
    Satellite photos used to be for military eyes only, but Google Earth changed all that. Now something similar is happening to the ocean depths, with any web user able to listen in and "surf the sea floor" - and the US Navy is not happy."The cable is going underneath here," says Benoit Pirenne, standing at the water's edge on Canada's Vancouver Island. "It's going out 500 miles (800km) in a big loop in the ocean, coming back in the same place." The Vancouver cable connects a network of scientific instruments on the floor of the north Pacific, some as deep...
  • Video: They’re still not listening to Rick Santelli

    08/05/2011 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Want to see a microcosm of everything that’s been wrong with American economic policy over the last couple of years? Watch this exchange between Ezra Klein and Rick Santelli from earlier today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Santelli, whose February 2009 on-air rant over fiscal and economic mismanagement inspired the start of the Tea Party, gets exasperated with Klein after the Washington Post columnist talks about money moving around “unfairly”: The entire problem with this economy is the notion that some people have of “unfairness” in markets. In fact, that’s how we got here in the first place. Government intervened to...
  • It Only Takes a Pebble...

    11/17/2010 7:51:31 PM PST · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 10/17/2010 | Travis Main
    Going on walks with my darling wife is a great joy to me. Sixteen years ago we used to walk almost six miles daily. These days we don’t get out as often as we did, but we still do get out and walk together. Holding her hand makes me feel happy and secure. Sometimes we “exer-walk” so there isn’t much hand holding going on, but I still enjoy her presence. As we pop along we talk about the scenery, family, hopes, dreams, politics, religion and other stimulating topics. What I have observed over the years (and what my wife will...
  • Is Someone Listening To Your Cell Phone Calls???????

    11/19/2009 7:25:47 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 62 replies · 2,993+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | 9/19/2009 | Me
    Good grief!
  • We're Listening (The Duke Gang of 88's original rant)

    04/12/2007 11:19:22 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 3,374+ views
    The Johnsville News ^ | April 7, 2006 | The Duke 88/The Johnsville News
  • Friday. Yea [NSA: we'll be happy to place the call]

    05/13/2006 7:36:04 PM PDT · by The Final Harvest · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Mullings.com E-Mail ^ | Friday, May 12, 2006 | Rich Galen
    Today's projectile-sweat-inducing story came from USA Today with the headline: "NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls" over a lede written by reporter Leslie Cauley: "The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans ..." If you didn't read the sentence in the middle of the second paragraph ... Here is the sentence in the middle of the second paragraph: "This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations." WIRETAPP ... Wait. What? Does not involve listening to or recording? What's the big deal? Don't these people...
  • GATHERING IN THE JEWELS [ENCOURAGING RE WOUNDED, BOUND ETC]

    04/23/2005 10:38:19 AM PDT · by Quix · 1 replies · 118+ views
    Gathering In The Jewels Yolanda Ballard Apr 15, 2005 Extreme measures must be taken in order to bring about a restoration of heart. Many have been trying by their own strength to heal that which was wounded years past. I want you to know that the only way to bring about a healing is by listening to the still small voice in your heart and obeying Its direction. In order to listen you must be quiet and still and be able to rest in the assurance of knowing that it is I who has started a good work and that...
  • Doctors Try to Avoid 'Doorknob Phenomenon'

    03/27/2005 2:40:56 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 112 replies · 2,883+ views
    Las Vegas Sun AP ^ | 3/27/05 | LINDSEY TANNER
    The four familiar words physicians always dread come when the office visit is ending, doctor's pen clipped back onto the white coat pocket and hand reaching for the door. "Oh, by the way," the patient says. What comes next could be as innocuous as a harmless freckle - or a bombshell. Doctors call it "the doorknob phenomenon." Doctors' rushed schedules and patients' natural reluctance to reveal frightening or embarrassing symptoms make those questions at the doorknob almost inevitable, but medical schools increasingly are teaching students how to avoid such situations. Dr. Rita Charon, who runs the narrative medicine program at...