By Andrew Crocker and Jennifer Lynch The Supreme Court handed down a landmark opinion today in Carpenter v. United States, ruling 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location information. In an opinion by Justice Roberts, the Court recognized that location information, collected by cell providers like Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, creates a “detailed…Read more
It should have been obvious to everyone before Edward Snowden. It should have been obvious to every person who thinks about the way the world works in the slightest, what Facebook does to earn its money: when you use this free website, how do you think they generate revenue? Dat. You are the product. Some…Read more
By Nicholas West The emergence of low-cost micro satellites has spawned a global surveillance arms race: the familiar problem-reaction-solution paradigm upon what all other arms races are built. It is a topic that I began covering last year when where I detailed the little-known connection between commercial imagery vendor DigitalGlobe and the also little-known U.S.…Read more
How the CIA made Google
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—part 1
By Nafeez Ahmed
As our governments push to increase their powers, INSURGE INTELLIGENCE can now reveal the vast extent to which the US intelligence community is implicated in nurturing the web platforms we know today, for the precise purpose of utilizing the technology as a mechanism to fight global ‘information war’?—?a war to legitimize the power of the few over the rest of us. The lynchpin of this story is the corporation that in many ways defines the 21st century with its unobtrusive omnipresence: Google.
Google styles itself as a friendly, funky, user-friendly tech firm that rose to prominence through a combination of skill, luck, and genuine innovation. This is true. But it is a mere fragment of the story. In reality, Google is a smokescreen behind which lurks the US military-industrial complex.
The inside story of Google’s rise, revealed here for the first time, opens a can of worms that goes far beyond Google, unexpectedly shining a light on the existence of a parasitical network driving the evolution of the US national security apparatus, and profiting obscenely from its operations
The shadow network
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(Natural News) Google has come under fire for many questionable actions as of late — and the startling revelation that their widely used web browser, Google Chrome, is scanning personal computers around the world is nothing short of infuriating for its users. Big Brother is here — and countless numbers of people have invited this authoritarian presence (in one form or another) while being none the wiser. Indeed, some of the world’s largest corporations (like Google and Amazon) are continuing to find new ways to invade user privacy……Read more at: Natural News
While Congress lectures Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the importance of respecting user privacy, they ignore the fact that they are responsible for allowing illegal spying on millions of American citizens. The post Hypocrisy Defined: The Same Gov’t That Spies on Its Citizens is Lecturing Facebook CEO for Same Thing appeared first on The Free…Read more