This is how privacy dies: to thunderous applause
Back when Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith came out, it was popular to compare the villains with the Bush administration. But now I see Google fitting better as Senator Amidala’s opponents, when now the firm’s supporters cheer as Eric Schmidt refuses even to consider the option of not storing your personal data. Says Fortune at CNN: In one of the sharper exchanges of the | Read More »
The New Big Media: Google Dominance Affects Every Area of The Web
Google is being accused of favoring its own sites in searches. Sure, you might think someone searches for "search engine", and Google comes top – no big deal. But Google websites now encompass every area of the web, and compete directly with every other site, in some way or other. Here, for example, is some original research: if you search google for "the official blog | Read More »
“Don’t Be Evil*”
Google’s corporate motto suggests an almost altruistic mission. However, the reality is much different from the brand’s manicured image. Recently here at RedState, ericathunderpaws wrote an open letter to Google outlining its censorship of search results critical of Islam, statist politics and the Chinese government. But this week, the New York Times brought to light the fact that Google doesn’t only use it’s overwhelming power to | Read More »
Vindication, Google, and Islam
Remember when I accused Google of censoring search hints? Some of the reactions were just hysterical. So many technically inclined people on the right have a reflexive desire to defend Google and make the kindest assumptions about the company. The company itself claimed that it was all coincidence. Further research showed that Google was also censoring criticism of Islam, a claim that was met with | Read More »
America, Google And China, Oh My !
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/us-seeks-china-explanation-over-google-20100121-mn11.html The State Department is taking cyber attacks on Google and other US firms very seriously and is seeking an explanation from Beijing but it is not the “foreign policy arm of Google,” a US official said. Alec Ross, the senior adviser for innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also said that a speech Clinton is due to give on Thursday on internet freedom | Read More »
An Open Letter to Google’s Censorship Team
Let me be blunt. Google censors political speech. The world has known for some time that Google’s algorithm can be programmed to censor websites and keywords. Back in 2005, CNET claimed all its reporters were blacklisted for a year for posting information about your CEO Eric Schmidt — information that was publicly available through Google’s own search engine. On a grander scale, Google also proved | Read More »
Google Censorship to Protect Obama, Again?
I run a conservative blog (Jefferson’s Rebels), and publish something almost daily. Sometimes after upload, I will Google some of the articles or graphics to test the search engine. For all those I have tested, which does not represent every upload, every article and every graphic image has appeared in the search engine–with two glaring exceptions regarding Obama. A few weeks ago, I went to | Read More »
Comment today to help kill Net Neutrality
The proposed Net Neutrality plan before the FCC is in trouble. Until now I’ve called it the Obama-Google Net Neutrality plan, but that’s not entirely the case anymore: the administration is wimping out and cutting its losses on this diastrous idea. According to BigGovernment.com, the only people left fighting for Net Neutrality are far left special interest groups. At least, the ones that don’t represent | Read More »
Attack of the Freeloaders
Every time I mention at Red State that freeloaders are the driving force behind the Obama-Google Net Neutrality plan, the freeloaders flip out. Those leeches contribute nothing but demand everything from others: Free downloads of music, free downloads of movies, and free downloads of games are what they already take from the Internet and of course the idea of Net Neutrality is to create a | Read More »
Google Hates BigGovernment
Earlier today while checking up on teh twitter, I saw this tweet from Caleb Howe at 10:49 am Eastern: Naturally I clicked the link to see just what Caleb was sharing. Upon doing so, in my Chrome browser, I was met with this: [Click image for larger view] Why would Google be marking BigGovernment.com as a page that has malware on it?
Google is upping the ante……. Google Earth on steroids.
I hear some great music, but with slightly different lyrics………… Come spy with me, let’s spy, lets spy away. —————- Google wants to help watch over world’s forests. http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/google-wants-to-help-watch-over-worlds-forests-20091211-knan.html Google on Thursday unveiled a tool that lets scientists and defenders of the environment use the Internet to keep an eye on what is left of the Earth’s forests. “We hope this technology will help stop | Read More »
Will Google be Neutral and Transparent with its new service?
Up until now, Google has been able to avoid being hoisted by its own Net Neutrality due to the fact that the firm has not been directly involved as an ISP, but rather has been a partner of ISPs such as T-Mobile. We can point out all we want how they have more money and more market power than any ISP, but until they started | Read More »
This may come as a shock, but I don’t use the Google search service. So it took an anonymous tipster to set me off on a brewing bit of fraud going in in the Google search service: They are ham-handedly altering the suggested search terms in order to promote a coverup of “Climategate.” Google’s suggested terms feature has been the source of much humor as | Read More »
The hypocrisy of Google
I’ve said before that Google was treading dangerously near to hypocrisy in the contrast between its promoted public policy and its own internal policy, but now the large, wealthy firm has gone well over the line. Google is a widely outspoken proponent of the Obama administration’s Net Neutrality plan. At the core of this plan are two “principles” outlined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. First | Read More »
Microsoft, News Corp And Google………. Oh My !
Sumptin’ am be a-smellin’ here…….. ‘n dat sumptin am be up ‘n screamin’ quite the loudness that there’s mountains of money, a plethora of power and stacking statistics wherever they are found to shape thought. http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/news-corp-microsoft-hold-talks-on-google-report-20091123-iu0b.html News Corp, Microsoft Hold Talks On Google. Microsoft has held talks with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp over a possible plan for the software giant to pay the media company | Read More »