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RT News ~ World News Links (July 23 2014)

Putin On Sanctions and Sovereignty

President Vladimir Putin (center) holding a meeting with Russian Security Council permanent members, July 22, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Shtukina)

President Vladimir Putin (center) holding a meeting with Russian Security Council permanent members, July 22, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Shtukina)

Putin has criticized the rounds of sanctions that the US and EU have imposed on Russia, which began during Crimea’s accession to Russia and continued after the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine.

The very concept of the state sovereignty is becoming diluted. Unwanted regimes and countries that are trying to exercise independent policy or simply stand in the way of someone’s interests are getting destabilized,” Putin said.

Attempts aimed at destabilizing the social and political situation, throwing off Russia and striking at its vulnerable and soft spots have been and will be made,” he added. Continue reading

Paul Joseph Watson ~ BBC Reporter: Google Moving To “Suppress Legitimate Journalism”

“The London Guardian was also informed that six of their articles had vanished down the memory hole, with the newspaper’s special projects editor James Ball warning , “there will likely be many more as the rich and powerful look to scrub up their online images, doubtless with the help of a new wave of “reputation management” firms.”” P J Watson

RobertPrestonBBC economics editor Robert Peston warns that Google’s implementation of the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling is working to “suppress legitimate journalism” after one of his articles about Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal was scrubbed from the search engine.

A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice mandated that Google must delete “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” data when it receives a request to do so, which could open the floodgates for powerful individuals, corporations and institutions to hide past evidence of wrongdoing in a chilling throwback to George Orwell’s “memory hole.”

Peston complains about how Google notified the BBC that one of his 2007 articles about former Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal’s role in the financial collapse had been deleted from search results for Google users in Europe.

Peston questioned how the article represented “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” information, stating, “There is an argument that in removing the blog, Google is confirming the fears of many in the industry that the “right to be forgotten” will be abused to curb freedom of expression and to suppress legitimate journalism that is in the public interest.” Continue reading

Aaron Dykes ~ Are You Ready, Or Do You Have Any Idea What The Future Has In Store?

“The ranking members of the oligarchy – already dominant in banking, finance, business, politics, foreign policy, covert intelligence and war industries – have now been meeting with the Silicon Valley leaders of technology (i.e. the power brokers behind Google, Facebook, Microsoft and more) – to solidify “their” control through electronic data over the entire globe.” ~A. Dykes

Bilderberg 2014 focused on technology – with mass surveillance and Big Data putting an “end to privacy” and initiating dominance from an “Internet of Things” where we live in public, and under the thumb of digital control.

The End of Privacy, the Era of Big Data and the Rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) are all milestones in an ongoing plan for social control – taking shape and updating annually at the elitist Bilderberg conferences. 2014 only amplified that trajectory…

The lure of the infinite possibilities of the Internet, the convenience of “smart” gadgets, endless entertainment and various environmental pretexts are letting “them” take control of a world where they monitor your lives and steer it via digital authorizations and a digital global currency.

In 2013, the world was officially put on notice that its watchdog agencies were really spying on the population as a whole en masse (a la Edward Snowden). By 2025, devices, gadgets and household appliances will send vastly more data about you to the Internet than you or your Facebook friends ever could, and by 2050, Americans will live in densely-packed smart cities where their lives are controlled by real-time data flows about their energy use, carbon footprint and digital permissions. Continue reading

Google Now A ‘Master Of Washington Influence’ [Video]

RT America  April 26 2014

The widely anticipated Google Glass is about to hit the market, but lawmakers in some states are concerned the internet-connected glasses will be a distraction for drivers. Legislators are considering restricting their use behind the wheel, so Google is responding by sending out lobbyists to convince lawmakers otherwise. As RT’s Ameera David reports, this political influence is only one small part of the company’s multi-million dollar lobbying apparatus. 

Simon Black ~ Check Out What Google Search “Autocomplete” Tells Us About America

SovereignMan  April 23 2014

googleSearchAutoComplete1“Why does Obama suck?”

If you’re not sure, ask Google. It seems that millions of Americans already have asked this question, along with:

“Why does the government want to kill us?”, and

“Can the government take your gold?”

These are among the jewels of Google autocomplete– instantly displaying results from the most popular searches.

Try it yourself. The results vary slightly based on geography, but if you type, for example, “Obama is “, I get the following:

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Not exactly the hope and change he was looking for I suppose.

(Canadians and Brits, don’t feel left out. Google tells us that Stephen Harper is “the anti-christ” and David Cameron is “a lizard”.)

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Tech Companies Reveal Info On Gov’t Data Requests [Video]

RT America

American tech firms joined Verizon Wireless in releasing their most detailed reports yet on the US government’s information requests made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which, in part, governs the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection programs revealed by former government contractor Edward Snowden.

Google, Facebook, Yahoo, MIcrosoft and LinkedIn released the number of government requests for data between January and June 2013, affecting between 250 and nearly 31,000 accounts. Yahoo had the highest number of accounts requested, with LinkedIn having the least. RT’s Ameera David takes a closer look at the numbers behind the FISA requests of social media accounts.

Shepard Ambellas ~ U.S. Government Asked Google To Remove Over 4000 Posts Containing Political Content In 2013

intellihub December 19 2013

How long will it be before all independent information channels are shut down?

ASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — In a massive push to transform what’s left of America into a slave nation, the Obama Administration has somehow managed to ignore the U.S. Constitution, dropping the hammer on futile Americans. Soon enough, we will all be living in a world of sh*t as they say. After all, why would our omnipotent leader allow truths to be told publicly on the internet as they may damage the oppressor’s image.

Never mind the lies Obama and his staffers have already told to the people or the billions of dollars in bailout moneys he divvied up amongst his corporate cronies–rest assured the man is truly devilish to the very core. And now, the current administration has simply taken it too far. Although, this time a lot is at stake.

In the first half of 1013 alone, Google was asked by the U.S. Government to remove 3,846 various Internet posts containing political reference–a 68% increase over the last half of 2012.

Dominic Rushe wrote for the Guardian:

“Over the past four years, one worrying trend has remained consistent: governments continue to ask us to remove political content. Judges have asked us to remove information that’s critical of them, police departments want us to take down videos or blogs that shine a light on their conduct, and local institutions like town councils don’t want people to be able to find information about their decision-making processes,” Susan Infantino, legal director, said in a blogpost.

“These officials often cite defamation, privacy and even copyright laws in attempts to remove political speech from our services. In this particular reporting period, we received 93 requests to take down government criticism and removed content in response to less than one-third of them. Four of the requests were submitted as copyright claims,” she said.

The recent spike in requests shows that the U.S. Government is indeed losing the “information war” as Hilary Clinton previously mentioned and is currently pushing forth, utilizing all means available to head off detrimental information incompatible to the current administration.

Coincidentally, Intelihub News suffered an attack on one of our 3rd party dedicated servers a few weeks back, causing us to lose nearly 5 months of data along with backups, including articles deemed damaging to the establishment. A forensic investigation into the matter is currently underway and the results will be shared publicly when the findings are compiled.

While the U.S. is second to Turkey in regards to takedown requests issued to Google, the future of journalism and our free speech remains threatened like never before. Now more than ever, we the people need to get information like this out to the masses before all channels are shutdown, leaving us alone in the dark.

Julie Wilson ~ Facebook Succumbs To 38,000 Government Requests For User Info In 2013

Infowars.com  August 27 2013

Facebook has released statistics revealing how often the government requests information on its users. During the first half of this year, Facebook released information on approximately 38,000 users in 74 countries.

Photo: Duncan Hull via Flickr

Half of the requests originated from government officials inside the United States. The numbers are not exact because the government prohibits companies from “revealing how many times they’ve been ordered to turn over information about their customers,” reported AP.

Google and Microsoft released similar data in June exposing thousands of requests from government officials during the second half of 2012.

Facebook answered about 10,000 government requests during the last six months of 2012 affecting the accounts of roughly 20,000 people, reported Fox News.

In June, Facebook was accused of providing the NSA direct access to the company’s servers through the PRISM program, but Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, denied even knowing of the program.

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NSA Paid Millions To Internet Companies To Cover Surveillance Program Costs

RT  August 23 2013

This undated handout image received 25 January, 2006 shows the National Security Agency(NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland. (AFP Photo)

Top-secret national security documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper reveal that the United States government compensated the tech companies that signed on to participate in the controversial NSA spy program known as Prism.

The Guardian published on Friday new documentation attributed to former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in which it’s suggested that the US National Security Agency spent millions of dollars making sure the biggest names on the Internet were kept compliant with an international surveillance program disclosed by the leaker earlier this year.

According to the paperwork provided by Snowden and discussed by the Guardian’s Ewen MacAskill on Friday, the NSA emptied millions of dollars on ensuring Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook were able to share information sent over the Web with the federal government.

The material provides the first evidence of a financial relationship between the tech companies and the NSA,” wrote MacAskill.

The Guardian article cites a top-secret NSA document from December 2012 in which the agency said through a newsletter that it spent millions to keep the tech companies cooperating with the government after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that it was a violation of the US Constitution’s Fourth Amendment to be collecting purely domestic communications through the Prism program.

Last year’s problems resulted in multiple extensions to the certifications’ expiration dates which cost millions of dollars for Prism providers to implement each successive extension – costs covered by Special Source Operations,” it reads in part.

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