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Google confirms: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

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The email accounts of Generals David Petraeus and John Allen aren’t the only ones being targeted by the feds. Google has released its bi-annual transparency report and says that the government’s demands for personal data is at an all-time high. Internet giant Google published statistics from their latest analysis of requests from …

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Google manipulating search results favoring big brands over small businesses

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The New York Times reported this morning that the Federal Trade Commission is preparing a recommendation that the government sue Google for allegedly manipulating search results to favor its own products and big brand shopping websites. The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is the most far-reaching antitrust investigation …

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Google accused of spying on Gmail users

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Google isn’t exactly a stranger to allegations that they invade the privacy of their customers, but now the search engine is being asked to explain itself in court over accusations that they snoop through messages sent through its Gmail service. Representatives from Google are asking a federal judge to dismiss …

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CIA and Google invest in high-tech crystal ball technology

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The CIA and Google have joined forces to fund a start-up company that claims to have the technology to predict the future using information collected from the internet. Boston-based Recorded Future measures online momentum, sentiment combined with visualisation tools to show patterns and links between information and predictions, according to US reports. Recorded …

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Google Glass: Orwellian surveillance with fluffy branding

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In the online world – for now, at least – it’s the advertisers that make the world go round. If you’re Google, they represent more than 90% of your revenue and without them you would cease to exist. So how do you reconcile the fact that there is a finite …

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Brazilian newspapers give ‘freeloader’ Google News the boot

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Over 100 of Brazil’s main newspapers have blocked internet giant Google’s news service from using their content. They say Google News has actually reduced their site traffic and benefits commercially from material it has refused to pay for. The 154 publications that make up Brazil’s National Association of Newspapers, known …

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Google vows full service to Israeli Mossad

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Chief executives of the search engine, Google, vowed in a recent meeting with Israeli prime minister to render full service to the Mossad spy agency. “Investment in Israel was among the best decisions ever made by Google,” Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said during the meeting with Netanyahu. During the …

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Court allows NSA and Google to keep their ties secret

A federal appeals court has refused to force the US National Security Agency to explain any involvement it has had with Web giant Google, citing that a revelation could threaten the entire United States government. Friday’s decision out of US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit …

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Google Play apps violate customer privacy terms in design “flaw”

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App developer Dan Nolan discovered that the Google Play apps were sending purchaser names, addresses and email information to the creator without his initiation – appearing to be more of a conscious intention rather than a design flaw. Nolan explained: “Let me make this crystal clear, every App purchase you make on …

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PRISM: NSA taps into everyone’s internet, secret files reveal

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The slides were meant to be declassified in 2036. A slide depicting the top-secret PRISM program The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian. The NSA access is part of a previously …

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Google, Starbucks, Amazon grilled over tax avoidance

Top US corporations faced tough questioning by British MPs who accused Google, Starbucks and Amazon of leaking tax revenues from the UK to tax havens abroad, labeling their actions as “immoral.” On Monday, lawmakers questioned the three business goliaths’ key executives on how exactly they managed to pay so little …

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Android apps ‘leak’ personal details

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Millions of people are using Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates. Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins. These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing “man-in-the-middle” attacks to reveal data that passes …

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Teen invents advanced cancer test using internet

Fifteen-year-old high school student Jack Andraka likes to kayak and watch the US television show Glee. And when time permits, he also likes to do advanced research in one of the most respected cancer laboratories in the world. Jack Andraka has created a pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times …

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White House propaganda against Russia hits new low

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White House purchases Google key words to slam Putin. Russian writer idaltae tweeted the following: Whitehouse launches propaganda at troll level pic.twitter.com/S45vJokXN2 Because she didn’t say what search term she used to pull up that ad – and because we don’t live in Russia – it took some legwork to verify that this is real. …

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Google’s self-driving cars to take on Californian roads

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The California state legislature has passed a bill approving Google’s self-driving cars this week, allowing autonomous vehicles to be operated on state roads – including highways. The bill, known as SB 1298, allows these “robot” cars to be tested on California’s roads and outlines rules and standards for the driverless …

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Agricultural giant Cargill and others behind anti-organic ‘Stanford Study’

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Anti-organic “study” is not news, rather, coordinated propaganda campaign. Harry Wallop of the London Telegraph ends his anti-organic food editorial with the following sentence: “Tomorrow, the baby is going to get an extra dollop of pesticide-sprayed carrots.” Whether or not Wallop is as brain-addled as he leads on to being, the point …

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Did you know You Had a Digital Assistant in Your Pocket?

Over a third of us around the globe have a Smartphone in our bags or pockets. I am guessing that the majority of those owners don’t know the full functions of their Smartphone and what it can actually do. Many of us have probably seen the marketing and adverts for …

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