Large countries like Brazil, India and Germany are seriously looking at ways to reduce American influence over their own Internet communications to cut the NSA out. This would not just reduce the reach of the NSA it would also hurt American internet companies and our nation’s economy.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 9, 2013 7:48 am|
|By: David Swanson Saturday December 7, 2013 10:45 am|
Google may have been, until now, the Obama of hip internet monopolies. No matter how many nations the President bombs, people still put Obama peace-sign stickers on their cars. No matter how many radical rightwing initiatives Google funds, people still think it’s a “progressive corporation” — How could it not be? It’s making progress!
Google is funding Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the Federalist Society, the American Conservative Union, and the political arm of the Heritage Foundation.
And there’s more really bad news: Google is funding ALEC.
|By: msmolly Friday December 6, 2013 2:00 pm|
What if Google, the most widely used search engine in the world, could just make people and information “disappear”? What if Google “disappeared” all of the NSA documents Edward Snowden released, his interviews, the carefully documented evidence that our national security state is wildly out of control? What if this inconvenient information, or Snowden himself, could “disappear” down a memory hole?
|By: DSWright Friday November 29, 2013 6:50 am|
Don’t be evil? Remember when Google presented itself as a progressive tech company that was all about building a better future?
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 26, 2013 9:47 am|
One of the open questions regarding internet companies like Yahoo, Google, and Facebook concerning the now revealed NSA spying program is how in the dark were they? No one is really buying their protestations of total innocence but there does seem to be some possibility that they were not completely aware of all the NSA was doing to vacuum up their users’ data.
That possibility is due to the nature of the internet and subsequent possibility that, in some cases, the NSA bypassed Silicon Valley and hacked into data cables.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 30, 2013 12:55 pm|
The Washington Post has revealed that the National Security Agency has infiltrated the main communications that connect Yahoo and Google to its data centers located around the world. Such revelation could have huge ramifications for the NSA.
|By: DSWright Tuesday October 15, 2013 10:46 am|
In an effort to snatch even more revenue in search – a category they may already be violating anti-trust laws in – Google introduced “shared endorsements.” Shared endorsements monitors what users do on Google +, the service Google will constantly harass you to use if you have a gmail or youtube account. Google plans to use the information collected, along with a users’ picture, to endorse products, automatically.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday October 3, 2013 4:05 pm|
Major Internet companies—Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! Inc., Facebook, Inc., and LinkedIn—have requested that they be allowed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to publish information on how frequently the United States government makes demands that companies provide user data. However, the government opposes this push by Internet companies to be more transparent.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday August 16, 2013 1:37 pm|
The Google/Microsoft war grows uglier. This time, Google is refusing to allow Microsoft to have access to the YouTube API key for an app on Windows phones.
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 14, 2013 6:40 am|
In response to a lawsuit Google has disclosed that, from the company’s perspective, no one should be expecting their emails to remain private. This is likely news to most gmail users who create a password thinking that limits access to their account and probably expect their emails to be private.