To Make the Internet Great Again, Trump Must Smash Facebook and Its Tech Oligarch Friends

The tech giants are strangling our culture and economy.
Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast

Even as many Americans look with horror on the authoritarian blusterer in the White House, we are slowly succumbing to a more pernicious, less obvious and far more lasting tech oligarchy gaining ever more control over our economy, culture and politics.

“We are certainly looking at” bringing antitrust cases against Amazon, Facebook and Google,” Trump said in an interview just before the election, adding that he’s had “so many people” warning him about their overwhelming power.

Unreliable narrator though the President may be, people are indeed waking up to the tech giants’ massive and largely unchecked power, and the consequences of turning over our channels of communication to them. That includes World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, who said earlier this year that he “was devastated” by how the internet has been used in recent elections, including our presidential race, and that he’s working to create a new system now that “the web had failed instead of served humanity, as it was supposed to have done, and failed in many places.”

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Google court documents state the corporation believes free speech is ‘disastrous’ for society

Not long ago I encountered an article, well more a paean of praise for Google really, in which the author made the somewhat jaw dropping claim that from Google we have learned a new way of thinking. All I can say is he must mean not thinking is the new way of thinking. It cannot be denied that Google and the internet in general has influenced the perceptions of web users, but to what end. The Alphabet Corporation’s cosy relationship with the Obama Administration and US security agencies was not healthy for democracy and we all know Google search results are filtered to favour the parent company’s business interests and political ambitions.

Every year, nearly half the world’s population uses Google. Internet Live Stats informs us that every second Google processes over 40,000 search queries, internet users view over 76,000 videos on the Alphabet owned You Tube video sharing site. Across the globe there are now over two billion a mobile devices (smart phones and tablet computers,) running Android, the Linux based operating system designed by Google. Google uses these services to track users and collect information about them. And it does not stop at gathering information about what we do while online. Google has no qualms about planting trackers on your devices and gadgets and mining information about your offline activities.

People really ought to be far more concerned that Google has been handed a near monopoly  over the flow of information round the internet, yet too few people are aware of the extent of it. Google has control over the dissemination and manipulation of information around the world. Google algorithms can either suppress information or promote it. Because of this, and because of the well known political sympathies of its founders and senior managers Google Inc. is susceptible proposals for political and ideological censorship of information, ‘for the greater good‘. This censorship is affecting billions who use Google services annually. We have heard since November 2016 how the government of Russia collaborated with Donald Trump’s campaign to steal the US presidency. Not a single shred of evidence has been produced to support this allegation, yet any story that challenges it is dismissed and discredited as ‘fake news’.

In fact the Russian election meddling narrative is the real ‘fake news’, Google interferes with elections, business, and people’s livelihoods as part of its routine removal from results of stories that discredit the narrative Google promotes. The social and political agendas that influence Google have track records that suggest they will do anything possible to suppress truthful and diversity of opinion in order to manipulate public opinion. After all our thoughts are limited by the information we have access to.

Google is not a neutral platform as a search engine ought to be, so Google competitors must also skew results in order to attract users. Because Google has over 70% of the search market it can engineer results to highlight the viewpoints that matter most to Google executives, their political allies and their cult culture. Rich and influential people can lobby Google to push their agendas while suppressing any dissent from a political position on the web,. While some ideologies (e.g. climate change,) are popularized by Google, others, notably those that question allegations that President Assad of Syria used chemical weapons on his own people in Syria’s civil war, are pushed to the shadows, de-monetized and mocked as conspiracy theories. Yet in the case of the latter, independent inspectors from the United nations Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW,) have reported finding no evidence of the use of illegal chemicals at any of the attack sites, the idea that Assad is a monster who use poison gas on innocent civilians is still embedded in the consciousness of people who reply on Google for their information.

Google is currently under fire for censoring conservative website PragerU and having already been heavily fined by the European Union (EU) for criminal abuses of its monopoly position to favour its own business interests over rivals in search results while still being involved in litigation on other charges involving privacy violations. Very few organizations have the legal firepower to fight back against Google, but the EU is certainly one, while PragerU, probably with the support of many organisations horrified at the way Google is being allowed to turn the internet into a political monoculture, has taken Google to court. Google’s true intentions are being exposed. In a statement filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Google argues that government regulation to protect free speech would have “disastrous practical consequences.”

Another example of how Google’s filtering of information can skew a debate was the was a debate on ‘net neutrality’ was turned away from the real issue, that certain political and business interests were being favoured with high positions in search results while others were being made virtually invisible. Instead, priority was given to sites and authors who did not, or pretended not to, understand the concept of all content being treated as equal, and were screeching about how unfair it was that some people were getting 12 Mbps data transfer rates on downloads and others were only getting 2Mbps (which is nothing to do with neutrality and is a simple case of getting what you pay for).

PragerU has taken Google to court. Google’s true intentions are being exposed. In a statement filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Google argues that government regulation would have “disastrous practical consequences.”

In their statement to the court hearing the PragerU case, Google exposes its real intentions when the company submits that it cannot be held to the First Amendment of the United States constitution (free speech). Google refuses to change for its users; Google refuses to guarantee users an equal platform for freedom of speech. The anti-American behemoth refuses to enforce the First Amendment across their services because this “would undermine important content regulation.” Google stated, “If they are bound by the same First Amendment rules that apply to the government, television and newspapers, Google, YouTube and other service providers would lose much of their ability to protect their users against offensive or objectionable content — including pornography, hate speech, personal attacks, and terrorist propaganda.”

In other words Google aims to set itself up as the authority which governs what citizens of free nations can or cannot say, read or hear. They plan to become a capitalist version of the secret police in Soviet Russia and Communist China. A real life equivalent of The Thought Police in George Orwell’s novel, ‘1984’.

What constitutes ‘objectionable content’ is of course a highly subjective matter. I am not offended by seeing images of people having sex althoughI do not seek out such content. On the other hand when I see a British Labour Party politician saying something like, “All white males need to be exterminated, I consider that should be removed from the net as inciting violence against any group is objectionable. But being a libertarian, (and a grown up,) I would not try to have her prosecuted, instead I would mutter to myself something like, “Stupid, hypocritical, fat – arsed black bitch,” which would also be objectionable were anybody there to hear it. The problem I have with ‘hate speech‘ and ‘hate crime‘ which Google are determined to remove from the web is that such ‘crimes‘ have no legal definition, instead if you or I do or say something which a member of one of the anointed minorities deems to be an expression of hatred, we could become the latest target of a left wing witch hunt.

So there you have it, an admission that Google’s business model is not about ‘putting all the world’s information at everybody’s fingertips (always a ridiculous claim as only about 5% of the information stored in online devices is avaiable via the world wide web while much more, in the form of non indexed pages, online databases and non searchable resources (collectively known as the deep web, which should not be confused with the dark web where you will find the hot goat-on-goat action, bomb making instructions and information about where to buy John Wayne movies.) The deep web, however, is not available to the majority of people and Google has far too much control of the world wide web, and is being helped to extend that control when even former employees are warning the corporate monster must be stopped before it becomes unstoppable.

The most simple way of avoiding Google tracking of your WWW activity and censorship of what you can see is to use an alternative search engine to Google. DuckDuckGo does not track users, find others HERETION

IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE THAT HIDDEN INFORMATION ON THE DEEP WEB (or just avoid Google censorship) HERE’S A LIST OF USEFUL RESOURCES

Meta-Search Engines

Meta-search engines use the resources of many different search engines to gather the most results possible. Many of these will also eliminate duplicates and classify results to enhance your search experience.

  1. SurfWax. This search engine works very well for reaching deep into the web for information.
  2. Academic Index. Created by the former chair of Texas Association of School Librarians, this meta-search engine only pulls from databases and resources that are approved by librarians and educators.
  3. Clusty. Clusty searches through top search engines, then clusters the results so that information that may have been hidden deep in the search results is now readily available.
  4. Dogpile. Dogpile searches rely on several top search engines for the results then removes duplicates and strives to present only relevant results.
  5. Turbo 10. This meta-search engine is specifically designed to search the deep web for information.
  6. Multiple Search. Save yourself the work by using this search engine that looks among major search engines, social networks, flickr, Wikipedia, and many more sites.
  7. Mamma. Click on the Power Search option to customize your search experience with this meta-search engine.
  8. World Curry Guide. This meta-search tool with a strong European influence has been around since 1997 and is still growing strong.
  9. Fazzle.com. Give this meta-search engine a try. It accesses a large number of databases and claims to have more access to information than Google.
  10. Icerocket. Search blogs as well as the general Internet, MySpace, the news, and more to receive results by posting date.
  11. iZito. Get results from a variety of major search engines that come to you clustered in groups. You can also receive only US website results or receive results with a more international perspective.
  12. Ujiko. This unusual meta-search tool allows for you to customize your searches by eliminating results or tagging some as favorites.

Semantic Search Tools and Databases

Semantic search tools depend on replicating the way the human brain thinks and categorizes information to ensure more relevant searches. Give some of these semantic tools and databases a try.

  1. Hakia. This popular semantic search engine only accesses websites that are recommended by librarians.
  2. Zotero. Firefox users will like this add-on that helps you organize your research material by collecting, managing, and citing any references from Internet research.
  3. Freebase. This community-powered database includes information on millions of topics.
  4. Powerset. Enter a topic, phrase, or question to find information from Wikipedia with this semantic application.
  5. Kartoo. Enter any keyword to receive a visual map of the topics that pertain to your keyword. Hover your mouse over each to get a thumbnail of the website.
  6. DBpedia. Another Wikipedia resource, ask complex questions with this semantic program to get results from within Wikipedia.
  7. Quintura. Entering your search term will create a cloud of related terms as well as a list of links. Hover over one of the words or phrases in the cloud to get an entirely different list of links.
  8. [true knowledge]. Help with current beta testing at this search engine or try their Quiz Bot that finds answers to your questions.
  9. Stumpedia. This search engine relies on its users to index, organize, and review information coming from the Internet.
  10. Evri. This search engine provides you with highly relevant results from articles, papers, blogs, images, audio, and video on the Internet.
  11. Gnod. When you search for books, music, movies and people on this search engine, it remembers your interests and focuses the search results in that direction.
  12. Boxxet. Search for what interests you and you will get results from the “best of” news, blogs, videos, photos, and more. Type in your keyword and in addition to the latest news on the topic, you will also receive search results, online collections, and more.

General Search Engines and Databases

These databases and search engines for databases will provide information from places on the Internet most typical search engines cannot.

  1. DeepDyve. One of the newest search engines specifically targeted at exploring the deep web, this one is available after you sign up for a free membership.
  2. OAIster. Search for digital items with this tool that provides 12 million resources from over 800 repositories.
  3. direct search. Search through all the direct search databases or select a specific one with this tool.
  4. CloserLook Search. Search for information on health, drugs and medicine, city guides, company profiles, and Canadian airfares with this customized search engine that specializes in the deep web.
  5. Northern Light Search. Find information with the quick search or browse through other search tools here.
  6. Yahoo! Search Subscriptions. Use this tool to combine a search on Yahoo! with searches in journals where you have subscriptions such as Wall Street Journal and New England Journal of Medicine.
  7. CompletePlanet. With over 70,000 databases and search engines at its disposal, this is an excellent resource for searching the deep web.
  8. The Scout Archives. This database is the culmination of nine years’ worth of compiling the best of the Internet.
  9. Daylife. Find news with this site that offers some of the best global news stories along with photos, articles, quotes, and more.
  10. Silobreaker. This tool shows how news and people in the news impacts the global culture with current news stories, corresponding maps, graphs of trends, networks of related people or topics, fact sheets, and more.
  11. spock. Find anyone on the web who might not normally show up on the surface web through blogs, pictures, social networks, and websites here.
  12. The WWW Virtual Library. One of the oldest databases of information available on the web, this site allows you to search by keyword or category.
  13. pipl. Specifically designed for searching the deep web for people, this search engine claims to be the most powerful for finding someone.

Academic Search Engines and Databases

The world of academia has many databases not accessible by Google and Yahoo!, so give these databases and search engines a try if you need scholarly information.

  1. Google Scholar. Find information among academic journals with this tool.
  2. WorldCat. Use this tool to find items in libraries including books, CDs, DVDs, and articles.
  3. getCITED. This database of academic journal articles and book chapters also includes a discussion forum.
  4. Microsoft Libra. If you are searching for computer science academic research, then Libra will help you find what you need.
  5. BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine. This multi-disciplinary search engine focuses on academic research and is available in German, Polish, and Spanish as well as English.
  6. yovisto. This search engine is an academic video search tool that provides lectures and more.
  7. AJOL – African Journals Online. Search academic research published in AJOL with this search engine.
  8. HighWire Press. From Stanford, use this tool to access thousands of peer-reviewed journals and full-text articles.
  9. MetaPress. This tool claims to be the “world’s largest scholarly content host” and provides results from journals, books, reference material, and more.
  10. OpenJ-Gate. Access over 4500 open journals with this tool that allows you to restrict your search to peer-reviewed journals or professional and industry journals.
  11. Directory of Open Access Journals. This journal search tool provides access to over 3700 top “quality controlled” journals.
  12. Intute. The resources here are all hand-selected and specifically for education and research purposes.
  13. Virtual Learning Resource Center. This tool provides links to thousands of academic research sites to help students at any level find the best information for their Internet research projects.
  14. Gateway to 21st Century Skills. This resource for educators is sponsored by the US Department of Education and provides information from a variety of places on the Internet.
  15. MagBot. This search engine provides journal and magazine articles on topics relevant to students and their teachers.
  16. Michigan eLibrary. Find full-text articles as well as specialized databases available for searching.

Scientific Search Engines and Databases

The scientific community keeps many databases that can provide a huge amount of information but may not show up in searches through an ordinary search engine. Check these out to see if you can find what you need to know.

  1. Science.gov. This search engine offers specific categories including agriculture and food, biology and nature, Earth and ocean sciences, health and medicine, and more.
  2. WorldWideScience.org. Search for science information with this connection to international science databases and portals.
  3. CiteSeer.IST. This search engine and digital library will help you find information within scientific literature.
  4. Scirus. This science search engine moves beyond journal articles and also includes searches among such resources as scientists’ webpages, courseware, patents, and more.
  5. Scopus. Find academic information among science, technology, medicine, and social science categories.
  6. GoPubMed. Search for biomedical texts with this search engine that accesses PubMed articles.
  7. the Gene Ontology. Search the Gene Ontology database for genes, proteins, or Gene Ontology terms.
  8. PubFocus. This search engine searches Medline and PubMed for information on articles, authors, and publishing trends.
  9. Scitopia. This “deep federated search” brings the best information from the fields of science and technology.
  10. Scitation. Find over one million scientific papers from journals, conferences, magazines, and other sources with this tool.

Custom Search Engines

Custom search engines narrow your focus and eliminate quite a bit of the extra information usually contained in search results. Use these resources to find custom search engines or use the specific custom search engines listed below.

  1. CustomSearchEngine.com. This listing includes many of the Google custom search engines created.
  2. CustomSearchGuide.com. Find custom search engines here or create your own.
  3. CSE Links. Use this site to find Google Coop custom search engines.
  4. PGIS PPGIS Custom Search. This search engine is customized for those interested in the “practice and science” of PGIS/PPGIS.
  5. Files Tube. Search for files in file sharing and uploading sites with this search engine.
  6. Trailmonkey’s Custom Search Engine. This outdoor adventure search engine will help find information such as trails, maps, and wildlife around the world.
  7. Rollyo. “Roll your own search engine” at this site where you determine which sites will be included in your searches.
  8. Webhoker.com. Use this custom search engine to find information about Northern Ireland.
  9. Figure Skating Custom Search Engine. Use this search engine to learn about figure skating. The more this search engine is used, the better the results become.
  10. Custom Search Engines. There are three custom search engines here, two of which may be relevant for anyone interested in Utah constitution or juvenile justice.
  11. Go Pets America Custom Search Engine. This search engine will help you find information on pets and animals, their health and wellness, jobs in the field, and more.

Collaborative Information and Databases

One of the oldest forms of information dissemination is word-of-mouth, and the Internet is no different. With the popularity of bookmarking and other collaborative sites, obscure blogs and websites can gain plenty of attention. Follow these sites to see what others are reading.

  1. Del.icio.us. As readers find interesting articles or blog posts, they can tag, save, and share them so that others can enjoy the content as well.
  2. Digg. As people read blogs or websites, they can “digg” the ones they like, thus creating a network of user-selected sites on the Internet.
  3. Technorati. Not only is this site a blog search engine, but it is also a place for members to vote and share, thus increasing the visibility for blogs.
  4. StumbleUpon. As you read information on the Internet, you can Stumble it and give it a thumbs up or down. The more you Stumble, the more closely aligned to your taste will the content become.
  5. Reddit. Working similarly to StumbleUpon, Reddit asks you to vote on articles, then customizes content based on your preferences.
  6. Twine. With Twine you can search for information as well as share with others and get recommendations from Twine.
  7. Kreeo.com. This collaborative site offers shared knowledge from its members through forums, blogs, and shared websites.
  8. Talk Digger. Find information on the Internet based on what others are saying about it. Members discuss web sites, blogs, and specific topics here.

Tips and Strategies

Searching the deep web should be done a bit differently, so use these strategies to help you get started on your deep web searching.

  1. Don’t rely on old ways of searching. Become aware that approximately 99% of content on the Internet doesn’t show up on typical search engines, so think about other ways of searching.
  2. Search for databases. Using any search engine, enter your keyword alongside “database” to find any searchable databases (for example, “running database” or “woodworking database”).
  3. Get a library card. Many public libraries offer access to research databases for users with an active library card.
  4. Stay informed. Reading blogs or other updated guides about Internet searches on a regular basis will ensure you are staying updated with the latest information on Internet searches.
  5. Search government databases. There are many government databases available that have plenty of information you may be seeking.
  6. Bookmark your databases. Once you find helpful databases, don’t forget to bookmark them so you can always come back to them again.
  7. Practice. Just like with other types of research, the more you practice searching the deep web, the better you will become at it.
  8. Don’t give up. Researchers agree that most of the information hidden in the deep web is some of the best quality information available.

Helpful Articles and Resources for Deep Searching

Take advice from the experts and read these articles, blogs, and other resources that can help you understand the deep web.

  1. Deep Web – Wikipedia. Get the basics about the deep web as well as links to some helpful resources with this article.
  2. Deep Web – AI3:::Adaptive Information. This assortment of articles from the co-coiner of the phrase “deep web,” Michael Bergman offers a look at the current state of deep web perspectives.
  3. The Invisible Web. This article from About.com provides a very simple explanation of the deep web and offers suggestions for tackling it.
  4. ResourceShelf. Librarians and researchers come together to share their findings on fun, helpful, and sometimes unusual ways to gather information from the web.
  5. Docuticker. This blog offers the latest publications from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks, and other similar organizations. Many of these posts are links to databases and research statistics that may not appear so easily on typical web searches.
  6. TechDeepWeb.com. This site offers tips and tools for IT professionals to find the best deep web resources.
  7. Digital Image Resources on the Deep Web. This article includes links to many digital image resources that probably won’t show up on typical search engine results.
  8. Federated Search 101. Learn about federated search tools in this article that will be helpful to businesses thinking about purchasing a federated search product.
  9. Timeline of events related to the Deep Web. This timeline puts the entire history of the deep web into perspective as well as offers up some helpful links.
  10. The Deep Web. Learn terminology, get tips, and think about the future of the deep web with this article.

facebook-privacy-policyPicture source: funnypictures.funmunch.com

Though not widely reported (well the proceedings were boring,) a number of parliamentary hearings in the European Parliament and the elected assemblies of member nations, have investigated Facebook’s user data breach scandal involving the data thieves Cambridge Analytica.  European Union MEPs, including those from Britain have called for a full audit of the social media company and an overhaul of E.U. competition law.

According to a report by TechCrunch that following hearings relating to the Cambridge Analytica case which saw the user data of millions of Facebook users accessed after the firm persuaded users to sign up to an app that not only mined data on their personal computers, but on the systems of all their Facebook friends and contacts too, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee called for an update to privacy and competition rules in order to deal with “the digital reality” of the internet era. The committee also encouraged other E.U. groups to look into the “possible monopoly” of social media platforms and tech firms, although monopoly strikes us as the wrong term. Facebook derserve to be sanctioned for many things, but being too successful is not one of them.

Last week, Giovanni Buttarelli, the E.U.’s data protection supervisor said that closer collaboration between the E.U.’s Competition and Commission and privacy regulators is needed to control the ethically challenges tech giants of Silicon \Valley soon  and legislative bodies need to up their game and radically improve their oversight mechanisms to deal with the growing issue of data abuse by tech firms. E.U. antitrust regulators in Germany and France have also been investigating Google and Facebook’s online advertising duopoly.

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)  has also called for greater accountability and transparency surrounding “algorithmic-processed data by any actor, be it private or public.” LIBE committee chair Claude Moraes has suggested in the past that the Facebook data breach situation could provide the base from which develop updates to the E.U.’s ePrivacy rules.

The LIBE committee called for an audit of the advertising industry on social media in a resolution this week, supporting a similar call by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, which previously issued the maximum fine possible under U.K. data protection law against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook commented on the E.U.’s most recent action saying:

We are grateful to the European Parliament for the number of opportunities to come and explain the changes we have made to our platform. We are working relentlessly to ensure the transparency, safety and security of people who use Facebook. Over the last months we have developed sophisticated systems that combine technology and people to prevent election interference on our services. This is part of a broader challenge for us at Facebook to be more proactive about protecting our community from harm and taking a broader view of our responsibility overall.

Further pressure from the E.U. just adds to previous calls in the USA, Europe, Japan, Australia and India for social media regulation which continues to appear to be inevitable in the near future.

Algorithms Are No Better At Telling The Future Than Tarot Cards Or A Crystal Ball
“An increasing number of businesses are investing in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future of their workforce and gain a competitive advantage”. It’s true, every day we see more bollocks being written by people who believe that ‘Data Science’, ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ and ‘Big Data’, machines can be relied on to make better decisions than humans, and soon computers will surpass us in actual intelligence.

US-EU Privacy Shield Data-Sharing Agreement Blasted as Inadequate
The issue arises from the strict EU laws — enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — to the privacy of citizens personal data. As we all know thanks to the material leaked by Ed Snowden and others the United States National Security Agency (NSA) does not regard anything as private,

Facebook begins Europe-wide censorship campaign against free speech.

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has commenced the Europe-wide censoring of posts and comments the ruling elite do not like, thus making good the promise given to Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel by the social media and data theft site’s founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Philanthropic” Mark Zuckerberg Will Place Facebook Shares In A For-Profit LLC

Sorry to seem the The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, but somebody has to blow the whistle on the latest self serving stunt of the self server in chief, Mark Zuckerbugger but the great act of philanthropy with which the Inyaface Datatheft Book chief celebrated the birth of his child is, like everything else billionaire philanthropists do, not quite as straightforward as it has been presented in mainstream media.

Corporate plundering of the UK purse has to stop – Facebook pays zero tax again

Our finance expert looks at the latest tax avoidance scandal and wonders why the governments financial agencies are always to eager to go after small time tax and benefit fraud and yet year after year turn a blind eye to the blatant criminality of global corporations in their tax evasion techniques.

Has Zuckerbugger Been Messing With Your Mind?

It has been revealed that Facebook has been collaborating with the US government and creepier fringes of the academic community in carrying out experiments to manipulate users emotions. “Facebook users have reacted angrily to a “creepy” experiment carried out by the social network and two American universities to manipulate their emotions.”

Facebook boss Zukerberg Wants To Own The Internet

Facebook’s latest acquisition Whatsapp cost $19bn, that’s $40 per user. Whatsapp charge their users $1 per year. That means it will take Facebook 40 years to recover their outlay. And people are buying shares in this company? Insane.

Facebook Are Nazis – We Told You So

All the Greenteeth Labyrinth pages have consistently warned that the most successful internet companies, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter etc. are led by people with authoritarian, even fascistic tendencies and a world domination complex which manifests itself as a desire to establish a monopoly position in their field. Facebbk are at the forfront of this fascist cartel.


Google’s New Privacy Policy: ‘All Your Base Belong Us’.
Google has defended its decision to change the way it handles users’ personal data as its new policy comes into force today. The internet search giant will now be able to use information about what people are entering into its search engine to target adverts according to users’ interests under the changes.

Google Evil Empire In New Privacy ViolationOnce again the neo-Nazi nerds at Google are in trouble for playing fast and loose with our privacy. Google have bypassed browser privacy setting to track our movements on the web, the bettrer to target us with ads for poxy shite no sane person would buy. What is it these arseholes find difficult to understand about the idea that in the real world or cyberspace same rules apply …

Facebooks Latest Violation Of Users PrivacyThe Daily Stirrer looks at Facebooks latest embarrassing climbdown after initially denying a new data mining scheme covertly violates users privacy …

Google’s Schmidt Tells US Senators “We’re Not MocrosoftGoogle executive chairman Eric Schmidt, giving his testimony to the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that focuses on antitrust began by recalling a ghost of the committee’s past: Microsoft. Schmidt never actually mentioned its arch enemy but it is clear …

Facebook Privacy Piracy

Is Facebook’s Crisis A Tipping Point For Privacy?

I remember some years ago you writing regular columns in UK newspaper The Guardian Jeff

Facebook begins Europe-wide censorship campaign against free speech.

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has commenced the Europe-wide censoring of posts and comments the ruling elite do not like, thus making good the promise given to Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel by the social media and data theft site’s founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook boss Zukerberg Wants To Own The Internet

Facebook’s latest acquisition Whatsapp cost $19bn, that’s $40 per user. Whatsapp charge their users $1 per year. That means it will take Facebook 40 years to recover their outlay. And people are buying shares in this company? Insane.

Facebooks Latest Violation Of Users PrivacyThe Daily Stirrer looks at Facebooks latest embarrassing climbdown after initially denying a new data mining scheme covertly violates users privacy …

Google’s Schmidt Tells US Senators “We’re Not MocrosoftGoogle executive chairman Eric Schmidt, giving his testimony to the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that focuses on antitrust began by recalling a ghost of the committee’s past: Microsoft. Schmidt never actually mentioned its arch enemy but it is clear …

IBM Develop Computer Chips To Replicate The Human BrainTodays main story deals with an old chestnut that resurfaces ever two or three years. Some scientists dream of creating life in a test tube or growing human clones for spare parts. Others dream of using drugs or chip implants to turn us into unthinking automatons. And still more want to build machines that think like us and have human senses …

Facebook’s Privacy Priacy
Once again Facebook are in trouble over their contempt for users privacy. It is quite astounding that this upstart corporation that is quite open about its ambition to control the internet does not seem to understand there are lines that cannot be crossed when it comes to broadcasting or “sharing” details of users private lives.

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America Takes A Step Closer To Becoming A Cashless Society

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Piture: The Guardian

If you order a beer at a Flatstick pub in Seattle, Washington, don’t try to pay with $10 bill — you’ll walk away thirsty. It’s not that the US state of Washington has started charging Scandinavian prices for booze, but that Flatstick, a hot new mini-chain in the Pacific Northwest, does not accept cash. Neither does Bluestone Lane, an east coast coffee chain with locations in New York, Philly and D.C. Patrons there have to pay with plastic or an app called LevelUp.

Cashless commerce is popping up around the country, particularly in restaurants catering to a younger crowd, the kind of university brainwashed millenials who think its cool to make life easy for rip off merchants by relying on contactless cards or smart phone apps to pay. It seems millenials are more likely to leave home without any greenbacks, or even a wallet, and instead choose to live life with a smartphone and a few credit or debit cards attached. Or perhaps due to the abject failure of the education system these dorks haven’t mastered the basic arithmetic needed to use csh transactions.

Businesses who’ve gone cashless rave about the results. Flatstick owner Sam Largent told me plastic-only reduces error rates during times of complex accounting, such as calculating tips when shifts change. I’m not sure why customers should care about that but then in Europe your waiter is not likely to shoot you for tipping too little.

The value of cash transactions sank 7% from 2010 to 2015, according to The Nilson Report, while credit and debit card payments increased by nearly 50%. Meanwhile, ATMs, which had their 50th birthday last year, are disappearing around around the world, signaling the decline of the “cash run.”

Cash-free environments aren’t brand new. Political establishments have been pushing the idea of cashless lives for decades, the better to keeep tabs on the spending habits of individuals. Airlines went cashless a long time ago (for meals and other onboard purchases), and many other businesses are only taking automated payments (it gives them an excuse to fire another human being.) And with the meteoric rise of friend-to-friend payment apps like Venmo, Zelle and Splitwise, we’re no longer throwing $20 bills on the table after a meal (or handing over cash or checks to roommates for the gas bill).

But cash is a long away from dead, and as usual we find governments and mainstream media are deploying fake news to advance their agenda. The US Federal Reserve said in 2016 that 35% of U.S. transactions were still made in cash although 42% of UK transactions are still in cash. Numbers for other European countries, with the Scandinavian countries leading the race to dystopia while the nations of southern and eastern Europe cling to their banknotes.. And the amount of cash being used around the world continues to rise. Plus, there are still many of obstacles to going cashless.

For starters, the estimates suggest that around 7% of the populations of developed nations still do not use banking facilities. In other words, they live an all-cash life, so would be entirely shut out in a cashless society. Some also like the anonymity that comes with paying cash. Others use cash for budgeting reasons (when you’re out of cash, you stop spending – simples).

Still, on a global scale, eliminating cash offers some intriguing possibilities. Merely the elimination of large denomination banknotes, which the EU has done, makes life much harder for large-enterprise criminals, like drug dealers according to technocrats. OK, it’s far more conspicuous to carry around large piles of small bills, but wire transfers between banks in Switzerland and The Cayman Islands present no problems. And if you connect through a VPN the transaction is untraceable. People who claim that if all financial transactions were electronic, hiding crime would become much more difficult are takling bollocks. They either have little understanding of how the internet works (or how much of it is invisible to the World Wide Web,) or they are on the side of the big league criminals and corporate pirates.

Negative Interest Rates & The War On Cash, Part 3: “Beware The Promoters”
Bitcoin and other electronic platforms have paved the way psychologically for a shift away from cash, although they have done so by emphasising decentralisation and anonymity rather than the much greater central control which would be inherent in a mainstream electronic currency. Despite the loss of privacy, electronic currency is much favoured by techno-optimists, but not so much by those concerned about the risks of absolute structural dependency on technological complexity.

India’s Cashless Society set to fail but slide to fascism goes on
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A cashless society would hurt the poor
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War On Cash Gathers Momentum – Germany Unveils Cash Controls
On Monday (1 February, 2016) just two days ago, Bloomberg called on the central banks of the world to “bring on a cashless future” in an Op-Ed that calls notes and coins “dirty, dangerous, unwieldy, and expensive.”
We can imagine it would be quite easy to harm someone by firing large coins at them from a gun and terrorists could probably stuff an improvised explosive device with small coins rather than nails or nuts and bolts. And if …

Norway’s Biggest Bank Joins Push To Abolish Cash
The move by governments to eliminate cash as a means of trading goods and services is moving faster than we imagined. With another global financial crisis looming according to financial journalists and investment experts this is as understandable as it is undesirable for us ordinary punters.

The Financial Times Calls for Ending Cash, Calls it a “Barbarous Relic”
Earlier this week, as the financial world was in turmoil following a rapid crash and recovery in financial markets. While we the punters shook our heads and wondered how the banksters get away with this kind of shit, The Financial Times published a dastardly little piece of fascist New World Order propaganda.

New Global Crisis Imminent, New Geneva Report Warns
The Geneva Report refers to a “poisonous combination of high and rising global debt and slowing nominal GDP [gross domestic product], driven by both slowing real growth and falling inflation”. The total burden of world debt, private and public, has risen from 160 per cent of national income in 2001 to almost 200 per cent after the crisis struck in 2009 and 215 per cent in 2013. “Contrary to widely held beliefs, the world has not yet begun to delever and the global debt to GDP ratio is still growing, breaking new highs,” the report said.

Cashless Society – The Resistance Begins Here
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Establishment Pushing ‘Cashless Society’ to Control Humanity
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War On Cash Gathers Momentum – Germany Unveils Cash Controls
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We can imagine it would be quite easy to harm someone by firing large coins at them from a gun and terrorists could probably stuff an improvised explosive device with small coins rather than nails or nuts and bolts. And if …

War On Cash – A Country By Country Guide
More on the global war on cash being waged by ruling elites in parallel with their war on privacy as they try to exert total control over everything.

Norway’s Biggest Bank Joins Push To Abolish Cash
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War On Cash: Pin Numbers will be obsolete within five years, we will pay with mobile or fingerprints instead.

The War On Cash gathers more momentum as political, business and academic elite attempt to advance and agenda that will destroy individual freedom and privacy and give them total control of our lives and finances via technology.

Sweden’s Rebels Against Cashless Society Push: “We Have No Weapon Fight Back…If Putin Invades”
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Privacy Conscious ‘Brave’ Browser Sues Google For Ad Data Harvesting

Google and other internet advertisers suffered a major blow to their progress towards world domination today: The company behind the privacy focused ‘Brave’ bowser has filed a law suit against Google, aiming to make the mining of user data from private computers a lot harder (and more expensive,) if Brave wins its case.

Founder Brandon Eich is hoping to bring the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the doorstep of the Silicon Valley corporations who have built their businesses on stealing and selling internet users’ data. Corporations like Alphabet, the holding company that ‘owns’ Google have routinely flouted national laws and disregarded ethical issues to achieve near molopoly positions in their markets.

“There is a massive and systematic data breach at the heart of the behavioral advertising industry.Despite the two-year lead-in period before the GDPR, adtech companies have failed to comply,” Brave’s chief policy officer Johnny Ryan told Reuters.

Eich and Brave are striking a blow at the way personal data is currently harvested by various websites and then used to target ads — if the company in question does not simply sell that information off to the highest bidder.

The complaint alleges that these practices “violate the GDPR’s requirement for personal data to be processed in a way that ensures they are properly secured, including against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss.”

If the court rules in Brave’s favor, companies like Google could face immense penalties — as much as four percent of their bottom line. Within a $273 billion dollar industry enjoying explosive growth on the backs of unwitting consumers, there is a lot of money potentially on the table.

Attorney Ravi Naik of London-based ITC Solicitors is representing the plaintiffs and has said that he believes the case “is likely to have far reaching and dramatic consequences, which may change our fundamental relationship with the Internet.”

In Private Meeting, Top Facebook Exec Threatened News Outlets That Do Not Coperate With Censorship Policy

In Private Meeting, Top Facebook Exec Threatened News Outlets That Do Not Coperate With Censorship Policy

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During a meeting held behind closed doors last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown, acording to several people who were present, warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth’s efforts to “revitalize journalism” (i.e. ensure nothing that does not concur with the leftist politics of CEO Mark Zuckerberg,) will leave media outlets dying “like in a hospice.”

Initially reported by The Australian under a headline which read Work With Facebook or Die: Zuckerberg,” the story prompted outraged responses which saw vthe social media giant insisting the comments were taken out of context, even though five individuals who attended the four-hour meeting agreed on what Brown had said. And to be honest, the words ‘dying like in a hospice’ leave little room for misinterpretation.

“Mark doesn’t care about publishers but is giving me a lot of leeway and concessions to make these changes,” Brown reportedly said, referring to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “We will help you revitalize journalism… in a few years the reverse looks like I’ll be holding hands with your dying business like in a hospice.”

As The Guardian reported on Monday, Facebook, a company with a long track record for being economical with the truth, is “vehemently” denying the veracity of the comments as reported by The Australian, referring to its own transcript of the meeting. Facebook, however, has so far refused to release its transcript and tape record of the gathering. Enough said.

Brown’s warning about the dire prospects for news outlets that don’t get on board with a future in which corporate giants like Facebook are the arbiters of what is and isn’t trustworthy news comes as progressives are finally understanding that for all his left wing posturing Zuckerberg is far from liberal and are raising alarms that Facebook’s entrance into the world of journalism poses a major threat to non-corporate and non – conformist news publishers.

As Common Dreams confirmed in July, independents’ fears were somewhat justified when Facebook revealed its first slate of ‘government propaganda approved’ news segments as part of its Facebook Watch initiative.

While Facebook claims its initiative is part of an effort to combat “misinformation,” its first series of segments were dominated by such corporate outlets as Fox News and CNN.

In response to Brown’s reporting that Zuckerberg “doesn’t care about publishers,” Judd Legum, who writes the Popular Information newsletter, argued, “Anyone who does care about news needs to understand Facebook as a fundamental threat.”

“In addition to disputed quote, there are also Facebook’s actions, which are fully consistent with the quote,” Legum added.

“We desperately need to develop alternative delivery mechanisms to Facebook.”

As with certain corporations involved in internet search and advertising, computer operating systems and online retailing, all run as Facebook is, by members of the Silicon Valley Cunt’s Club, Facebook and Zuckerberg want it all and see no ethical reason why they shouldn’t use any means availabe to get it all.

Facebook admits to nearly as many fake or clone accounts as the U.S. population
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Lay Off Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Are The Evil Doers

Information Technology firm Cambridge Analytica are being attacked by the hysterical mainstream media mob for their alleged role in the alleged collusion between The Kremlin and Donald Trump to steal the US Presidency in 2016, and similar abuse of private date to influence the result of the Brexit vote. It should be Facebook under attack, Cambridge Analytica only took advantage of a deal Facebook offers on the open market …

Trump blocks Sale Of US Tech Company To China

President Trump has reportedly blocked the attempted acquisitions of a US technology company by a Chinese firm. while his opponents accuse him of breaking election promises and betraying votes, although they offer little evidence to support their claims, the increasingly tough policy against China’s acquisition of US companies continues, despite the firing of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who supported Trmp’s “economic nationalism.”

Trump blocks Sale Of US Tech Company To China


Fan Bois Mad For Apple’s New “FaceID” But Is It A Powerful New Mass Surveillance Tool

On Tuesday, Apple revealed their newest phone. The new line was anticipated by Apple users and is another cult favorite. But many are rightly skeptical of the “FaceID” feature.
FaceID, is a tool that would use facial recognition to identify individuals and unlock their phones for use. Unsurprisingly, this has generated some major anxiety about mass spying and privacy concerns. Retailers already have a desire for facial recognition technology.

Welcome to the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Technological Deceit
Pretty soon, computer wizardry and artificial intelligence will allow video footage to be created that is practically indiscernible from the real deal. Add holographic technology, and soon a person apparently be speaking live on screen and you’d never know it was fake. The ethical ramifications of AI and technology are simply mind-boggling.

WikiLeaks have today released documents from the Vault 7 cache, a group of leaked information which contains details on the CIA Angelfire spyware tool which was developed to facilitate loading and execution of implants targeting computers using Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Electrosensitivity – the Wi – Fi disease.
So you thought people who wear tinfoil hats are crazy conspiracy theorists? Not so fast there, some of them might actually be onto something.While these people are not tinfoil hat wearers either literally or in a metaphorical sense, the measures they take to avoid exposure to electromagnetic radiation (radio – activity) can seem rather paranoid until you know more about them.

Google: Benefactor Of Mankind Or Evil Empire (or buch of idiotic nerds who got lucky?)
They way Google has come to dominate the internet just as the internet has come to dominate our lives can’t all be down to good luck and careful planning can it? As this page develops you will see how sinister forces guided Google to their current position.

Shock, Horror! Millennials Safe Space Violated As Facebook Algo Accident Exposes Them To Diverse Ideas
Late last month (August 2016,) the Zuckerbugger’s zoons put an algorithm in charge of the Facebook “trending” feature, to select the most popular topics, articles and keywords on the web in a narrow timeframe and with due respect for the ‘safe space’ of millenials who can be traumatised if they encounter microaggrrrrressions in the form of controversial ideas or unorthodox opinions …


Government Paid Trolls Are Using ‘Psychology-Based Influence Techniques’ in Social Media

Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.


Zuckerberg reveals Facebook Working On Apps ‘Smarter Than Humans’

In an online Question and Answer session this week Facebook supremo and founding megalomaniacal sociopath Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is engaged in building AI systems “that are better than humans at our primary senses.”

Facebook begins Europe-wide censorship campaign against free speech.
Facebook Inc (FB.O) has commenced the Europe-wide censoring of posts and comments the ruling elite do not like, thus making good the promise given to Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel by the social media and data theft site’s founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Philanthropic” Mark Zuckerberg Will Place Facebook Shares In A For-Profit LLC
Sorry to seem the The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, but somebody has to blow the whistle on the latest self serving stunt of the self server in chief, Mark Zuckerbugger but the great act of philanthropy with which the Inyaface Datatheft Book chief celebrated the birth of his child is, like everything else billionaire philanthropists do, not quite as straightforward as it has been presented in mainstream media.

How Google Destroyed the Internet
The idea of the internet was that it would be a communications tool that freed information by making all public domain documents, libraries and archives accessible for everyone. Unfortunately the corporate monopoly men of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and Facebook and political control freaks had other ideas. They also understood the technolgy while the hippies and liberals ignored professionals warnings that internet systems would become a perfect toool of censorship.

Corporate plundering of the UK purse has to stop – Facebook pays zero tax again
Our finance expert looks at the latest tax avoidance scandal and wonders why the governments financial agencies are always to eager to go after small time tax and benefit fraud and yet year after year turn a blind eye to the blatant criminality of global corporations in their tax evasion techniques.

Has Zuckerbugger Been Messing With Your Mind?
It has been revealed that Facebook has been collaborating with the US government and creepier fringes of the academic community in carrying out experiments to manipulate users emotions. “Facebook users have reacted angrily to a “creepy” experiment carried out by the social network and two American universities to manipulate their emotions.”

Facebook boss Zukerberg Wants To Own The Internet
Facebook’s latest acquisition Whatsapp cost $19bn, that’s $40 per user. Whatsapp charge their users $1 per year. That means it will take Facebook 40 years to recover their outlay. And people are buying shares in this company? Insane.

Facebook Are Nazis – We Told You So
All the Greenteeth Labyrinth pages have consistently warned that the most successful internet companies, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter etc. are led by people with authoritarian, even fascistic tendencies and a world domination complex which manifests itself as a desire to establish a monopoly position in their field. Facebbk are at the forfront of this fascist cartel.

Facebook’s Stockmarket Launch Fizzles Out

Facebook’s much hyped stock market launch fell flat. We examine the folly of trying to pass off a social networking fad as a real, monrey making business.



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Google’s Schmidt Tells US Senators “We’re Not MocrosoftGoogle executive chairman Eric Schmidt, giving his testimony to the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that focuses on antitrust began by recalling a ghost of the committee’s past: Microsoft. Schmidt never actually mentioned its arch enemy but it is clear …

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UKIP Call to ‘Defend Free Speech’ Against ‘Globalist Elite’ After Social Media Purges

We reported last week that Britain’s most undemocratic and authoritarian Prime minister to date, Theresa May, was planning to set up a committee of MPs and government officials to monitor and advise on shutting down ‘fake news’ internet sites. They would use a definition of fake news that embraced satire, parody and comedy.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP), currently enjoying a resurgence in polls as support for both government and officials weakens, has urged UK citizens to defend free speech in the West after big tech firms are rumoured to have collaborated with governments to remove non – conformist websites, including InfoWars and Tommy Robinson, from social media.

On Monday, Apple, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify, and Google-owned YouTube removed content from InfoWars and its owner Alex Jones, saying he and the website violated their policies against hate speech and harassment.

Supporters of the ban say Mr Jones is a conspiracy theorist (he is,) who deserves to be silenced (he doesn’t), while critics have claimed the purge is an attempt to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections and described it as a form of “political censorship”. It is a move that is likely to backfire as Trump is gaining in popularity ahead of the US mid term elections in November and the 2016 experients shows his supporters are far less likely to reveal their voting intentions than the virtue signalling democrats.

On Tuesday anti – Islamification activist Tommy Robinson was expunged from Facebook’s Instagram platform. He has already been banned from Twitter but still has an un-verified Facebook page with approaching a million followers, which he fears will be next.

In a statement, UKIP said: “These are private companies but the politically correct establishment is acting through corporations hand in glove to snuff out anything the globalist elite do not like.

“Free speech is under threat in the West, and we must stand firm in defence of it, otherwise, all dissenting voices will be muzzled.”

UKIP itself, which has won the last European Parliament election in Britain and remains the nation’s most significant party in that assembly, has also been the target of censorship by big tech firms.

The party’s leader and Gerard Batten MEP and one of its representatives in the London Assembly were “shadow banned” on Twitter last month, making it hard for most users to see their messages and severely restricting their reach on the platform.