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Google Reveals a Little About NSA Data Transfer

Google Opens Up Some More: The ‘Secret’ Computer System It Uses To Give Info To NSA Is Secure FTP

from the oh-no,-the-terrorists-will-know-that-now! dept Google is continuing to open up about the supposed “secret” program by which it hands data over to the NSA that has been subject to so much attention over the last

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Did Google and Facebook Actually Build Systems to Enable NSA Snooping

Google and Facebook have discussed – and possibly built – special portals for the U.S. government to snoop on user data, according to revelations sparked by an investigative series of articles by Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian.

Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (the top military adviser

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Google and Facebook Bosses Deny “Prism” Involvement

SAN FRANCISCO — Google chief Larry Page and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg condemned online spying Friday and called for governments to be more revealing about snooping on the Internet.

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“We understand that the US and other governments need to take action to protect their citizens’ safety — including sometimes by using surveillance,”

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Slides Detailing Prism Program

The Guardian and The Washington Post have both been leaked a 41-slide NSA presentation on a program called PRISM, which — according to the slides — gives the spy agency (part of the US military) “direct access” to the servers of the biggest Internet companies in America, including Google, Facebook, Apple,

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Judge Orders Compliance: Google Warrantless Spying

A legal battle between Google and the United States Department of Justice is heating up as the Internet behemoth challenges the Obama administration’s warrantless requests for personal user data.

Google has been opposing the National Security Letters, or NSLs, documents sent to telecommunication companies in secret that compel them to provide information about subscribers

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Google Glass: The Military Version

Google Glass might be new on the scene, but wearable displays aren’t unseen technology. Head-mounted displays have been projecting information into fighter pilot’s eyeballs for years now, and we recently had the chance to get up close and personal with the latest and greatest systems out there.

The first thing we got to stick

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NASA and Google Team up on Quantum Computing

NASA’s Ames Research Laboratory, in collaboration with Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), has announced plans to host a 512-quantum-bit (qubit), quantum computer at its new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.

The computer system selected for the facility is D-Wave Systems’ D-Wave Two. Quantum computing combines the principles of

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Reporters Branded as Hackers for Finding Google Breach

Call it security through absurdity: a pair of telecom firms have branded reporters for Scripps News as “hackers” after they discovered the personal data of over 170,000 customers—including social security numbers and other identifying data that could be used for identity theft—sitting on a publicly accessible server.

While the reporters claim to

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2 Film Studios Request Removal of Takedown Notices

Two film studios have asked Google to take down links to messages sent by them requesting the removal of links connected to film piracy.

Google receives 20 million “takedown” requests, officially known as DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notices, a month. They are all published online.

Recent submissions by Fox and Universal Studios

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Google Earth Exposes N. Korean Labor Camps

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s visit to North Korea this week has been met with sharp criticism, but the global Internet search giant indirectly is helping to make history by revealing one of the reclusive country’s darkest secrets.

Google Earth, the company’s popular satellite imagery product, might be the last thing

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Pakistan Orders Closing of Youtube….Again

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Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Saturday ordered the closure of YouTube once again due to failure of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to remove the un-Islamic material from the YouTube.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Saturday had directed Internet service providers and information technology (IT) companies to immediately reopen YouTube, a video sharing website, across Pakistan.

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Google Confirms Big Brother 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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Accusation: Is Google Spying on Gmail Accounts?

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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 a lawsuit waged at

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Google Snatches Facial Recognition Company

Google Inc. (GOOG) is close to buying facial-recognition software maker Viewdle for about $45 million, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Viewdle’s 36 employees, mostly based in the Ukraine, will join Google, said the people, who asked not to be named because the

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Will Google Issue Warning if Big Brother is Spying?

Big Brother is watching. No kidding. And the warning is coming from none other than Google, which says government spies may be spying on you. Some believe the Google announcement may be related to the recent discovery of the data-mining virus named “Flame.” In a June 3 New York Times article, Andrew Kramer and

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Google Drive Service: Privacy Concerns

Google on Tuesday unveiled what it affectionately referred to as its “Loch Ness Monster” of products, a long-rumored cloud-based file storage service called simply “Google Drive.”

But now, Google is having trouble keeping its monster under control as a number of Web users have raised privacy issues with the new product.

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House Intel Chair: Google Secretly Backs CISPA

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After Google played a central role rallying the public against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R – MI) claims that Google is secretly supporting the bill many are calling “SOPA 2.

They’ve been helpful and supportive of trying to

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Major Internet Players Discussing “Blackout Protest” if SOPA is Enacted

What major payers you ask?, well, Companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Yahoo! and Wikipedia are said to be discussing a coordinated blackout of services to demonstrate the potential effect SOPA would have on the Internet, something already being called a “nuclear option” of protesting. The rumors surrounding the potential blackout were only strengthened by

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Government Vs. Big Internet

The Internet’s most popular destinations, including eBay, Google, Facebook, and Twitter seem to view Hollywood-backed copyright legislation as an existential threat.

It was Google co-founder Sergey Brin who warned that the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act “would put us on a par with the most oppressive

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Activist Post: Popular Alternative News Site Deleted.

Activist Post Deleted! Google Erases Popular Alternative News Source

Editors Note: I have seen no direct evidence, nor does this article cite any source supporting the claim that Google was the responsible party in removing the site i.e, a letter from them to activist post for instance,….. is this just an assumption on the

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