This caught my attention this morning, and ofcourse was no surprise to me:
A BLOKE WHO used to work for the CIA, Robert David Steele said Google and the CIA are “in bed” with one another.
Dozens of radio listeners tuned in to hear the remarks on the Alex Jones show
Ex-spook Steele reckoned in bed with the CIA was a bad place to be.
“Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government, “he said. “That is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off.”
Also from here:
Steele stated ‘I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government – that is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off ‘. Steele says he has confirmed this information with his contacts within the agency. The question this raises is who is controlling information that may be seen as controversial? Is censorship-taking place and how would one go about proving that censorship has taken place?
Michael Hampton who writes for www.homelandstupidity.us wrote “Even while Google presents a public image of vigorously protecting its users? privacy, it has quietly provided assistance to several U.S. intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency, as the U.S. prosecutes its war on terrorism.” As for Steele he stated, “If Google is indeed starting to do harm then I think it’s important that be documented and publicized”.
I warned you before in almost exact same words with examples:
If you haven’t yet done so, read the above posts. Is there still any doubt as to what is going on?
This article also caught my attention this morning:
VOULIAGMENI, Greece – Internet search leader Google and other major U.S. technology companies insisted Tuesday that their products benefit Chinese citizens despite government restrictions and warnings that online censorship is spreading.
Providing some information is better than giving none at all, the companies said, but human rights groups warned that heavy filtering of Web content is increasing in developing countries ? with some using China as a model.
China denied it censored Internet sites at all, saying criminal investigations are unrelated to freedom of expression.
Human rights groups have sharply criticized Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO – news), and Microsoft Corp., along with technology provider Cisco Systems Inc., accusing them of helping the Chinese government restrict information and crack down on dissidents.
“We concluded that we would prefer to provide as much information to the Chinese people as we could through the Google search engines, in spite of the fact that we also are self-censoring material which the China government tells us we are not to exhibit,” said Vint Cerf, a Google vice president.
First of all, notice how Google is trying to talk their way out of this and trying to make it sound like they are doing something good. Please read my previous post on this topic for more. Google’s hypocrisy seems to have no limits. “Do no evil” indeed. I had hoped before that they would see what mistake they are making, but it seems the people actually in control at Google don’t feel like listening to Brin.
Secondly, notice how China is claiming that it is not censoring information. Do they think we’re THAT stupid? Claims like this are nothing but a serious insult to our intelligence. How dumb do you have to think people are to make such a claim, and actually expect them to believe you??
In a previous post, I mentioned a trend we can now see in the media globally: Consolidate, Centralize and Control. In that post I also mentioned how the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and General Electric Capital are funding organizations to buy what is remaining of the independent print media. Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News and tons of other media around the world not too long ago bought MySpace, one of the largest social networking websites on the Internet. It looks like he might also be buying Digg soon. The same thing is happening on the Internet that happened to other media like TV and print years ago. They’re trying to gain control over the Internet this way. For more information on this, watch two documentaries called Outfoxed and Orwell Rolls In His Grave.
Imagine if you could control public opinion. Imagine if you could influence public opinion through the media in such a way that you could manipulate or program people into believing what you want them to believe. Imagine if you had 80% control of all the media that people go to for their information. Any dictator would love to have such a “democracy”, where he can assure himself that the people will always support his views. Here’s a link to give you an idea of what I’m talking about: Pentagon Will “Catapult the Propaganda” Via U.S. Media.
It appears the CIA, through their venture capital company In-Q-Tel (a government intelligence agency having a venture capital company?), actually owns Google stock. And get this:
Even while Google presents a public image of vigorously protecting its users’ privacy, it has quietly provided assistance to several U.S. intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency, as the U.S. prosecutes its war on terrorism. In addition, Google may be providing assistance to the National Security Agency.
IT contractors and intelligence officials familiar with the arrangement confirmed to HSToday.us that Google had been providing assistance to the intelligence community, but would not say under what authority that assistance had been requested or provided.
The intelligence community appears to be interested in data mining Google’s vast store of information on each user who uses Google’s services. Google collects data on each user’s search queries, which web sites users visited after making a query, and through its Google Analytics service, can also track users on cooperating web sites. It’s not clear what level of access to or how much of this information has been made available to intelligence agencies.
What a world. The more I research, the more I find out how stupid I actually am. Thanks to Rick Siegel for leading me to this info.
Also be sure to check this latest post on this subject on Homelandstupidity.us.
It appears Google and the CIA might also be sharing computers and networks:
In a recent twist on my delving into the larger than life link between the corporate entities of Google and the CIA, which lie in military grade computer sharing, mutual facilities and a direct access line between the two, this tid bit comes up. How did the CIA get so much stock when the common man got access to none?
Google’s “Don’t be evil” slogan has now officially become the equivalent of Fox News’s “Fair and Balanced” slogan.