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Is it just a misunderstanding to think that “Google is Evil”?

Is it just a misunderstanding to think that “Google is Evil”?

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Is Google getting a bad rap for no reason? Are poor people and poor companies just jealous of Google’s profits? How did Google get in so much trouble?

In 1969 a senior administrator confirmed a budget for four guys in California to try to create a system to put offices on an electronic leash. They connected a few University offices and ARPANET was born.

That turned into the INTERNET and now GOOGLE and their VC’s control most of it. The dream of creating an electronic leash to every living human has been achieved. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Let’s discuss the reasons why people think “Google is evil” and see if it is all just a
misunderstanding.

Here is the latest list, compiled from the INTERNET, of things that people write that they are upset at Google about:

“Google executives are rich elitist Frat/Sorority people seeking world control for their beliefs.” Is this true?

– “Google venture capital investors in Silicon Valley are rich elitist Frat/Sorority people seeking world control for their beliefs.” Is this true?

“Google forces medium and low income people out of their homes wherever they have offices.” Is this true?

“Google lobbyists and operatives bribe politicians to get laws made that only benefit Google Executives and their VC’s”. Is this true?

“Google was created as a front for the NSA and actually IS the NSA.” Is this true?

“Google exists to harvest personal privacy data by seeming to offer free things to entice you in but sucking all of your information out of you without you noticing while you are in.” Is this true?

“Google has a vast group of people in Silicon Valley called the “UI/UX SWAT TEAM” that spends all day playing mind games on test subjects to see what the best way is to trick people into moving their mouse this way, or that way, in order to control the public when they are in any Google property.” Is this true?

– “Google uses all of your information against you with subliminal marketing to make you buy things you don’t actually need.” Is this true?

– “Google is a secret political agenda voter manipulation device to get everybody to vote a certain way by manipulating search results so it looks like everybody else is doing the same thing.” Is this true?

– “Google stores surveillance information on citizens in huge digital warehouses.” Is this true?

_ “Google rigs it’s search results depending on who their investors like, and don’t like.” Is this true?

“Google never actually erases your personal information.” Is this true?

– “Google “Maps”, “Earth”, “Loon”, “self-driving cars”, “robots”, etc. all are about capturing human activity, logging and storing it for their profit and control.” Is this true?

“Google and their VC’s fight for “immigration laws” so they can import more cheap workers from offshore”. Is this true?

“Google harvests your life data and sells it to marketing and data services so than can digest it and sell it back to you, in sinister subliminal ways, as products.” Is this true?

“Google creates a TED-world glazed-eye glass bubble around all of it’s staff so their workers are trained to think that the technology they are building is for the greater good when it is really for privacy-profiting and belief steering.” Is this true?

– “Google Glass is the world’s most compact spy-system designed to spy on you and get you to spy on those around you.” Is this true?

– “Google demeans women. It hires very few of them. The ones it hires are put in window-dressing positions. Google has replicated and distributed the words: “Ho, Bitch, Shorty, Lttle Girl, Baby, Skank, Ratchet” and other minimizing words that demean women more than any other publisher in the world.” Is this true?

“Google’s user disclosure statements are made to be so complex that only a PHD could understand them, so no Google user understands what they are agreeing to.” Is this true?

“Google wants all workers “perception-controlled” in transit on their buses and boats, at the office with in-building stores, food, snacks and media and after-hours with Google online media.” Is this true?

“Google barges were actually something far more insidious than just “floating stores”, but they got found out and shut down.Is this true?

– Let discuss:

TT- NYT, GHJ-, Scott C S&D, SS-Denver Post

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Don’t be evil – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Don’t be evilis the informal corporate motto (or slogan) of Google. It was first suggested either by Google employee Paul Buchheit at a meeting about corporate …

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Google Is Evil | Wired Business | Wired.com

Jun 12, 2012 … Now Google executives, who like to boast of their company’s informal motto, “Don ‘t Be Evil,” also stand accused of being just that — and rightly …

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Is Google Really Evil? Or Just Smart? – Forbes

Oct 28, 2013 … Calacanis proceeded to describe Cutts and Google in terms like, “liar,” “evil,” and “a bad partner.” He cautioned the PubCon audience to not …

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Opinion: Is Google redefining ‘don’t be evil‘? – CNN.com

Dec 19, 2013 … So goes the sixth point in Google‘s official statement of core values years ago, often condensed to the informal company motto, “Don’t be evil.”.

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Who’s more evil – Facebook or Google? | Holly Baxter | Comment is

Oct 25, 2013 … ‘If you think that it’s only Facebook fiddling with the parameters of morality, you might be interested to know that Google is evil too. Gmail has …

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Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups | Eye …

Dec 4, 2013 … Google, the tech giant supposedly guided by its “don’t be evil” motto, has been funding a growing list of groups advancing the agenda of the …

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Ten things we know to be true – Company – Google

You can make money without doing evil. Google is a business. The revenue we generate is derived from offering search technology to companies and from the …

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What IsEvil‘ to Google? – Ian Bogost – The Atlantic

Oct 15, 2013 … For today’s Google, evil isn’t tied to malevolence or moral corruption, the customary senses of the term. Rather, it’s better to understand …

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Google World Domination

Most people I tell this two think I’m crazy and this will never happen saying that Google is the best company ever and they will never turn evil. I tend to disagree.

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Google Is Evil | Facebook

Recent · 2010 · Joined Facebook. Google Is Evil is on Facebook. To connect with Google Is Evil, sign up for Facebook today. Sign UpLog In …

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Why Google Is Evil | Ira Israel – Huffington Post

Aug 7, 2013 … Google had a wonderful search engine but unfortunately has become some sort of perverse game that we are all forced to play. And while the …

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BBC – Future – Technology – Is Google autocomplete evil?

Nov 6, 2013 … The way Google finishes our sentences during internet searches is corrupting our thoughts, says Tom Chatfield.

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Google‘s Broken Promise: The End of “Don’t Be Evil” – Gizmodo

Jan 24, 2012 … In a privacy policy shift, Google announced today that it will begin tracking users universally across all its services—Gmail, Search, YouTube …

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Google search and destroy: The internet giant (motto: ‘Don’t be evil

Dec 16, 2013 … But what is as yet unclear is just to what use Google, whose motto is famously “ Don’t be evil”, plans to put its new stable of walking, sprinting …

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Google Goes Evil By Funding Ted Cruz and ALEC’s Global Warming …

Dec 5, 2013 … By funding climate change deniers, Google betrays its “don’t be evil” motto.

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Is Google‘s search engine evil? | On Air Videos | Fox News

Dec 29, 2013 … Google searches slime politicians. … 29, 2013 – 3:12 – Google searches slime politicians. Interact with the Show. ← Back to Browse Live.

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Google: Doing Evil with ALEC | Norman Solomon – Huffington Post

Oct 10, 2013 … Quietly, Google has joined ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council – – the shadowy corporate alliance that pushes odious laws …

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The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil‘ by Julian Assange – NYTimes.com

Jun 1, 2013 … Two Google leaders have written a manifesto for technocratic imperialism.

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Beyond Google and evil: How policy makers, journalists and …

Google‘s “evil” rhetoric is simplistic and vague, and distracts individuals from important issues involved in using the company’s services. Google heavily relies  …

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Google: From “Don’t Be Evil” to Evil Empire? | Mother Jones

Jun 26, 2013 … Google, the company with the motto “Don’t be evil,” is rapidly becoming an empire. Not an empire of territory, as was Rome or the Soviet Union, …

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RANT: Let’s Just Admit That Google Is Evil Now, Okay? – Business …

May 31, 2012 … There’s a lot of handwringing about Google‘s move to present paid listings—oh, heck, let’s just call them advertisements—in places where it …

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Why Google Really is Evil | Fox Business

5 days ago … Forget the NSA – it’s Google you should be worried about.

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Google Is Now Officially Evil – Business Insider

Sep 15, 2010 … Sorry, Google, but according to the lawsuit Skyhook filed against you today, you’ ve crossed the line. Your “don’t be evil” mantra is now officially …

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Google CEO did “evil” things, Apple is going down – CBS News

Aug 13, 2013 … Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says Google‘s Larry Page did “evil” things and stole from Oracle and explained that without his best friend, Steve Jobs …

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Google‘s ‘Don’t Be Evil‘ Slogan Is a Load of Hooey—or Is It? – Truthdig

Oct 15, 2013 … For today’s Google, evil isn’t tied to malevolence or moral corruption, the customary senses of the term. Rather, it’s better to understand …

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Google has always been evil – Scripting News

Nov 18, 2013 … Don’t be evil is a marketing slogan, like Hertz puts you in the Driver’s Seat. When somebody says don’t be evil, they’re being evil. (With thanks …

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Google burns promise of ‘no big banner ads’. Don’t Be Evil next …

Oct 24, 2013 … Google burns promise of ‘no big banner ads’. Don’t Be Evil next? Hey publishers, we’re not just going to scrape your content! We want your …

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The Google Question of Evil | Religion Dispatches

Google‘s slogan, famously, is “Don’t be evil.” Cute, right? Except when Google starts, for example, to intergrate your name and picture into advertisements …

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Cracked Argues With Itself About How Evil Google Is | WebProNews

Nov 18, 2013 … Cracked has put out a new video called “The 5 Most Seemingly Sinister Google Behaviors”. It’s a humorous video in which a guy argues back …

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Why Google‘s Driverless Car Is Evil – ReadWrite

Dec 11, 2013 … We’ve surrendered out digital lives to Google. Next up: Our spare time while commuting.

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Hey, Google! Whatever Happened to ‘Don’t Be Evil‘? | Crooks and …

6 days ago … Just in case there’s some dispute about what’s evil and what isn’t, Google should note the well-documented case against Heritage Action and …

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I Googled “Evil” And It Took Me to Google » CounterPunch: Tells the …

Dec 6, 2013 … Google may have been, until now, the Obama of hip internet monopolies. No matter how many nations the President bombs, people still put …

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The Roots of Evil – John Kekes – Google Books

Evil is the most serious of our moral problems. All over the world cruelty, greed, prejudice, and fanaticism ruin the lives of countless victims. Outrage provokes …

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On Evil – Adam Morton – Google Books

Evil has long fascinated psychologists, philosophers, novelists and playwrights but remains an incredibly difficult concept to talk about. On Evil is a compelling …

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Google‘s ‘Don’t Be Evil‘ Slogan Is a Load of Hooey—or Is It? – Truthdig

Oct 15, 2013 … For today’s Google, evil isn’t tied to malevolence or moral corruption, the customary senses of the term. Rather, it’s better to understand …

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Ex-Google, Mozilla bods to outwit EVIL BOTS with ‘polymorphic …

1 day ago … Startup Shape Security is re-appropriating a favourite tactic of malware writers in developing a technology to protect websites against …

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Even the Canadians have had enough of Google evil – Fudzilla

Dec 17, 2013 … Anti-trust Watchdog bites rump Canada’s Competition Bureau has sued Google alleging that the company is abusing its dominant position in …

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Google has always been evil – Scripting News

Nov 18, 2013 … Don’t be evil is a marketing slogan, like Hertz puts you in the Driver’s Seat. When somebody says don’t be evil, they’re being evil. (With thanks …

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Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a … – Google Books

Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most scathing and powerful critiques of philosophy, religion, science, politics and ethics ever written. In it, Nietzsche presents …

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Don’t boycott Google because it’s evil. Boycott it because it’s terrible

Dec 13, 2012 … Google‘s Eric Schmidt went all out yesterday, saying he was “very proud” of his company’s tax “structure”, and that “it’s called capitalism.”.

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I Googled “Evil” and It Took Me to Google | MyFDL

Dec 5, 2013 … Google may have been, until now, the Obama of hip internet monopolies. No matter how many nations the President bombs, people still put …

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After Evil: A Politics of Human Rights – Robert Meister – Google Books

Mainstream human rights discourse speaks of such evils as the Holocaust, slavery, or apartheid in ways that put them solidly in the past. Its elaborate techniques …

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The Symbolism of Evil – Paul Ricœur – Google Books

“According to Ricoeur, the most primal and spontaneous symbols of evil are defilement, sin and guilt … Ricoeur moves from the elementary symbols of evil into …

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BBC – Future – Technology – Is Google autocomplete evil?

Nov 6, 2013 … The way Google finishes our sentences during internet searches is corrupting our thoughts, says Tom Chatfield.

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A Philosophy of Evil – Lars Fr. H. Svendsen – Google Books

Despite the overuse of the word in movies, political speeches, and news reports, “evilis generally seen as either flagrant rhetoric or else an outdated concept: a …

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Google‘s Eric Schmidt: “Don’t be evil” slogan was “the stupidest …

May 13, 2013 … Former Google CEO and current executive chairman Eric Schmidt made an appearance on NPR’s weekly comedy trivia show Wait Wait… Don’t …

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The Evil Side of Google – zeh fernandes.

English Version: Cassio Oliveira. “Don’t be evil“, says the official letter of Google‘s Initial Public Offering in 2004. It is used as an internal motto to the present day.

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Ten things that we know to be true – Company – Google

Google search works because it relies on the millions of individuals posting links on websites to help determine … You can make money without doing evil.

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Can We All Just Admit Google Is An Evil Empire? ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code …

Jan 13, 2014 … Google is kicking off 2014 with some good old-fashioned privacy infringement. The search giant’s recent decision to link Gmail addresses to …

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Evil: An Investigation – Lance Morrow – Google Books

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, evil remains as potent and radical a force in the world as it has ever been. We all know evil when we encounter it-in …

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Google: Don’t be Evil

Google‘s founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page made a deal with Verizon to destroy the free and … Sign an open letter to Google and tell them to stop being evil!

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Is Google redefining ‘don’t be evil‘? – YouTube

Dec 20, 2013 … So goes the sixth point in Google‘s official statement of core values years ago, often condensed to the informal company motto, “Don’t be evil.”

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Hatchlings Blog, Don’t Be Evil: How Google Screwed a Startup

Don’t Be Evil: How Google Screwed a Startup After trying to go through the “ proper channels” for almost a year now it’s time to share this story of how Google  …

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Be Evil: Why Google Finally Introduced Do Not Track into Chrome

It looks like promulgating Google‘s shady side is becoming some kind of a regular column on SI. I’ve even thought up a title for it: Be Evil with Keath Wyszynski or …

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Scroogled By Cory Doctorow (The Day Google Became Evil)

Want to hear Cory Doctorow’s story about the day Google became evil? Check out Scroogled on http://www.SingularityWeblog.com.

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Don’t Fund Evil: 230,000+ Americans Tell Google To Quit ALEC …

Don’t Fund Evil: 230,000+ Americans Tell Google To Quit ALEC. Email this. Friday, December 6, 2013. Contact: Trey Pollard – Sierra Club (202) 904-9187 or  …

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Why I Should Be Google‘s Next CEO (Chief Evil Officer) | LinkedIn

Dec 6, 2013 … You read that right. CEO. Chief. Evil. Officer.I love Google‘s products. I’ve deconstructed its strategy – and written reports on it. But even Google …

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The Intelligence of Evil Or the Lucidity Pact – Jean … – Google Books

There are few philosophers today cool enough to be referenced in the Matrix, interesting enough to be mentioned on Six Feet Under, and popular enough to get …

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Is Google evil? | Debate.org

For me this alone is enough to declare “Google is turning Evil” Other Sign of evilness are like not making Chrome customize friendly, stealing user data and …

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On Google & Being “Evil” – Marketing Land

Feb 27, 2012 … “I don’t think they were ever not evil,” I’m quoted as saying about Google in a New York Times column yesterday. True enough, I said that.

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Why Non-Googlers Feel Google Is Evil Via An Ex-Googler

Mar 1, 2013 … Pedro Dias, a former Google search quality rep, and now an SEO, shared his thoughts about why many of those that preach that Google is evil …

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NSA Spying Denials Prove That Google is Truly Evil | SiliconANGLE

Jun 8, 2013 … Google has finally been exposed as the deceitful, two-faced entity it really is, and now it’s desperately trying to spin the revelations of the NSA’ s …

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GOOG Stock – Is Google Getting Evil as a Teenager? | InvestorPlace

Sep 27, 2013 … Google (GOOG) has come under fire recently for being a bit more … if the tech giant is getting to be an evil, unruly teenager as it grows up.

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CATO turns Google Evil (with some help from Mercatus)

Dec 12, 2013 … Not all that long ago, Google was the champion of the Left, when it came to all sorts of issues. I remember how–under the Bush …

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FairSearch.org | Fortune: ‘For Google, it pays to be evil during the …

Dec 18, 2013 … Should Google change its motto from “Don’t Be Evil” to “Don’t Gouge Consumers Buying Goods on the Internet”? This holiday season much …

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Google– Don’t be evil – Digital Point Forums

[IMG] Google introduced the slogan “Don’t be evil” in 2000 (informal corporate motto) Is Google becoming evil day by day, What’s your though …

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Don’t be evil Google motto – Twitter

Dec 16, 2013 … BrentButt Google motto 2015: Evil is such a nasty word, can’t we all be more civil ? Look, here’s two cute robots holding hands. Reply; Retweet …

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Cracked Argues With Itself About How Evil Google Is | WebProNews

Nov 18, 2013 … Cracked has put out a new video called “The 5 Most Seemingly Sinister Google Behaviors”. It’s a humorous video in which a guy argues back …

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Maybe it’s time for Google to rethink its ‘Don’t be evil‘ motto – The …

Jan 25, 2012 … Don’t be evil,” For a long time, Google practiced what it preached. But now in a rapidly changing digital world, we’re not so sure.

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Larry Ellison: Google move ‘evil,’ NSA surveillance ‘essential …

Aug 13, 2013 … In an interview that will do absolutely nothing to erase his reputation as one of the most controversial CEOs in Silicon Valley, Oracle’s Larry …

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Google, Apple, Facebook, and the NSA: Tech companies come …

Jan 8, 2014 … Americans may not be paying attention to the NSA scandals—polls inconsistently show that 40 to 50 percent of the country is OK with whatever …

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NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking

Dec 10, 2013 … A slide from an internal NSA presentation indicating that the agency uses at least one Google cookie as a way to identify targets for exploitation.

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How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

Jan 7, 2014 … Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and the other tech titans have had to fight for their lives against their own government. An exclusive look inside …

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NSA Reportedly Uses Google Cookies To Target Suspects …

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Snowden latest: NSA stalks the human race using Google, ad cookies

Dec 12, 2013 … The already strained relationship between Google and the NSA has got a little bit worse, after claims in the latest Snowden leak that …

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NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports | Politics and Law …

Sep 12, 2013 … If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency – – or its UK counterpart — appears to have put on a Google suit …

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Google, Apple, and Microsoft Agree: NSA Spying Undermines …

Dec 9, 2013 … A total of eight prominent tech companies are urging President Obama and Congress to rein in the surveillance state.

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Could Google and the NSA Make Whistleblowers Disappear? | The

Dec 3, 2013 … Why Google and the NSA prove we are not far from the world Orwell imagined in his novel 1984.

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Google, Facebook Ask NSA to Back Off – Businessweek

Dec 23, 2013 … Google Inc. (GOOG), Facebook Inc. (FB) and other Internet companies expressing outrage over the National Security Agency intercepting their …

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NSA chief addresses report agency taps into Google, Yahoo data …

Oct 31, 2013 … The chief of the National Security Agency addresses Washington Post report alleging agency taps into Google, Yahoo data links.

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Google Is Evil | Wired Business | Wired.com

It’s bad enough when you run a search company in an increasingly social world. It’s worse when anti-trust regulators say you have unfairly and illegally used your dominance in search to promote your own products over those of competitors. Now Google executives, who like to boast of their company
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The wit and wisdom of Google A UN campaign recently used Google autocomplete to argue that sexism is prevalent…but what does the tool really tell us about how we think?

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