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Google Caught Spying, Lying, Again!

Posted by feww on November 8, 2013

Google’s Door-to-Door Spying Plagues Brazil

Google has committed “the biggest known data protection violations in history.” —Johannes Caspar, chief of data protection office in Hamburg, Germany.

Google’s Street View Program enables the company access to private Wi-Fi networks, intercepting personal data.

Street View Program is a KNOWN method for spying on the public. Given their record of mass deception, Google must be harvesting data via other means in addition to the NSA route.

Brazilian judges have given the U.S. Internet Goliath until Saturday to hand over private data collected through its Street View program, according to reports.

The decision by a court in Brasilia follows a complaint lodged by the Brazilian Institute of Computer Policy and Rights, said reports.

Google has photographed Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and other major Brazilian cities.

Google is shaken but not stirred, so to speak, because the maximum fine for failure to comply with the court order is just $500,000.

Google has denied any link to the mass surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA), which is done on behalf of corporate America(!)

NSA targets for cyber-surveillance in Brazil included President Dilma Rousseff, and the state-run energy giant Petrobras, as well as tens of millions of ordinary Brazilians.

Whereas NSA is on record for admitting to large scale collection of metadata, Google’s surveillance programs include contents, physical addresses and just about every bit and byte of information transmitted through Wi-Fi and cable networks.

Google’s data collection programs run directly in at least 72 countries,  and indirectly in dozens of other countries through the NSA and others.

“Google and other leading tech companies have expressed opposition to the creation of Brazil-based databases of local customer information, as proposed by Brasilia in a bid to combat foreign spying,” said a report.

Google was fined $7.0m for collecting people’s personal data without permission in 38 US states, earlier this year,

As a part of its settlement, Google also agreed to destroy emails, passwords, and web histories collected by Street View cars between 2008 and 2010, however, there is no way to enforce or verify compliance. In fact all of the stolen data may have already been integrated and plugged into untraceable programs.

Germany also fined Google for illegally recording information.  Caspar, chief of data protection office in Hamburg, called the data theft “one of the biggest known data protection violations in history.”

In fact, Hamburg prosecutors had originally attempted to prosecute Google under criminal law, however they were forced to drop the case, prompting the data protection office to pursue it as an “administrative offense.”

Google has denied any link to the U.S. electronic mass surveillance[sic,] mainly conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). But, the NSA data collection has a commercial format; the U.S. government and its officials have no direct use whatever for the data other than to hand it over to the U.S. corporations in return for financial favors including lucrative post-retirement positions in the “private” sector.

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[Search the blog for dozens more posts and pages that make reference to Google’s criminal, unethical, and antisocial activities on and off the Internet. Editor]

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Another Example of Google Bitching…

Posted by feww on September 15, 2013

NO civilized society allows a bunch of ad pimps to hijack and control the flow of information

google promotion

Compare and contrast! Note the condescending, dismissive and totally unprofessional way in which Google summarizes FIRE-EARTH entry on the search result.

For a plethora of abuse and infringements by the Internet mafia, search blog content.

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On Google Digital Book Gouging

Posted by feww on February 18, 2010

What people say about Google digital book monopoly intentions, as the case goes to NY court

Google is about to face objectors in a New York court over its plans to create the world’s biggest digital books monopoly

A single judge, Denny Chin, is about hold a hearing concerning the arguments for and against a contentious deal between the Internet Goliath,  Google (dubbed the Internet leading mafia family), and US authors and publishers, some 26 interested parties.

The intelligent consensus is that the deal would provide the search Goliath with a monopoly over online books sales [and the “right” to screw the authors.]

Here’s what people say:

“I’m afraid an awful lot of writers have not really informed themselves. You know, we tend to be sort of busy doing our writing and sort of feeling that if we belong to a group like Authors Guild or something, that they’ll look after it and sort of see to it that our rights aren’t infringed to the point where we can’t make a living any longer.” Noted author and GBS objector Ursula Le Guin in her extended interview with the PBS NewsHour Art Beat Blog.

“I do think all the books in the world should be digitised but I think it is completely wrong to give one huge company control of that huge database and this is a very very important matter.”John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog

“This de facto exclusive licence will provide Google with an enormous advantage over its search competitors.” —Open Book Alliance

“Content that can be discovered by only one search engine offers that search engine some protection from competition.  This outcome has not been achieved by a technological advance in search or by operation of normal market forces; rather, it is the direct product of scanning millions of books without the copyright holders’ consent.”  —The Justice Department

“Google already processes about two-thirds of the search requests in the United States, an advantage that led the company to rake in $79 billion in revenue during the past five years — mostly from short ads posted alongside search results and other Web content. ” —The Associated Press.

Google says their motto is “Do No Evil!” yet most of their immoral earnings come from predatory advertising, and their corporate practice is suppression of information!

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