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The Google thread 10 Dec 2013 06:35 #1

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A thread for all things Google.


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Google open up users' archives of Gmail and Calendar for downloading

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. search giant Google says it is making its archives available to users, allowing them to search and find emails and calendar events from years past.
Users of Gmail and Google Calendar will be able to export a copy of archive data for both backups and in order to move the data to other platforms, the Mountain View, Calif., firm said Thursday.

"Having access to your data and being able to take it with you is important, especially if that data contains precious memories like old love letters, your first job offer, or that 100-message thread discussing the merits of various cat videos," Google software engineer Nick Piepmeier said in a blog post.

While nostalgic revisiting of cat videos may be nice, the move suggests Google is hoping to reassure users that they control their own data in the wake of revelations about government data mining programs, ZDNet said.

Users can search for particular data using Gmail labels or calendar date ranges or can download the entire contents of their personal archives, Google said.

The archive for Google Calendar is available now, while the Gmail option will be introduced over the next month or so, Google said.


www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2013/12/05/Google-open-up-users-archives-of-Gmail-and-Calendar-for-downloading
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The Google thread 11 Dec 2013 23:09 #2

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The internet has an everlasting memory, everything you've ever typed on your keyboard is stored somewhere.
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The Google thread 11 Dec 2013 23:28 #3

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diamondgeezer wrote:
The internet has an everlasting memory, everything you've ever typed on your keyboard is stored somewhere.

Except posts deleted from DIF :chuckle:
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The Google thread 11 Dec 2013 23:31 #4

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Worzel wrote:
diamondgeezer wrote:
The internet has an everlasting memory, everything you've ever typed on your keyboard is stored somewhere.

Except posts deleted from DIF :chuckle:

No they still have those too, you just cant see them on the frontend. :hahano:
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The Google thread 11 Dec 2013 23:44 #5

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And lets not forget the content of your DIF pm's....they've got those stashed away somewhere.... :hahano:
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The Google thread 13 Jun 2014 23:04 #6

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I proudly present ...

Since this evening gogol mogol FRG colony of the US (you know who owns them) is right away in the first place listing Truth Zone Forum
for "truth zone" search :)

This is good news, at least at first sight ....

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The Google thread 28 Nov 2014 16:11 #7

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A sign of things to come? Google should be required to give full disclosure on this situation so that people can see who is behind these censorship attempts. The frequency of this type of activity is increasing and corporations like google make it easy for them to be conducted on a very narrow front. You can decide if the talk Stefan gave before the shut down was the trigger or not this post isn't about Stefan or his content. It's about the ability google has to remove all the service of an individual at the click of a mouse. In my opinion Stefan is foolish to put so many eggs in one basket and build his house on someone else's property. At least he has his own website which is more than a lot of people using these services have. Google should be treated as a search engine provider and the rest of their services should be treated like a shity stick. Android is another can of worms all to itself.

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The Google thread 28 Nov 2014 19:53 #8

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Thanks for the heads up, very interesting.... and yes being on those sites and putting all your eggs in one of them means youre exposed to losing all those eggs with the click of a mouse.
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The Google thread 29 Nov 2014 08:24 #9

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If this story is true, It's all kinds of fucked up. I once had over 1000 emails just vanish from google. I always look at 'sign in' locations, and nothing was untoward, so where did those emails go? That google KEEPS deleted emails is 50 hades of fucked up.

Maybe it's time I changed email to someone else, and pop3 that to outlook .....

I've switched my searches from google to start page which I understand is more private...
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The Google thread 01 Dec 2014 10:34 #10

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We need to launch a "boogle campaign" to shame people into thinking about how they use google services and lazy developers who use google apis etc.

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The Google thread 02 Dec 2014 20:29 #11

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If you want to improve your privacy you can install this firefox plugin which prevents google from collecting data from your activities while using their services. There are a couple of bonuses your data is ssl encrypted and you don't need to maintain the google privacy cookie which they use to store your privacy settings. addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/googlesharing/ this solution doesn't help that much if you login to google services directly such as gmail. If you use gmail or other google account reliant tools maybe you should be looking for alternatives that don't treat you as a commodity?

If you want to know more about how it works and the reasons why the developer created this solution see the video below. He also discusses the social changes that have resulted from our increasing dependence on new technologies.

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The Google thread 02 Dec 2014 23:01 #12

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The internet has an everlasting memory, everything you've ever typed on your keyboard is stored somewhere.


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The National Security Agency building in San Antonio is seen in an aerial photo Thursday. The NSA may have invested as much as $300 million to overhaul the former Sony plant, which was closed in 2003, to turn it into a hub of classified activity.

SAN ANTONIO - Over the past six years, the National Security Agency has quietly transformed the former Sony chip fabrication plant on the northwest side into a black-box hub of intelligence gathering and data storage.

Satellite and aerial imagery show that massive air conditioning units and backup generators have been added to the facility, which is now ringed by barbed-wire fencing. City permits and property tax records show that the complex has been dramatically expanded.

But details of the project have been shielded by a level of secrecy that is uncommon even for the NSA, an agency the U.S. government refused to officially acknowledge for decades, earning it the moniker "No Such Agency."

Longtime observers of the intelligence agency say they believe the San Antonio plant has a mission similar to the agency's other new facilities in Georgia and Hawaii, where communications intercepted by NSA are translated and then sent to headquarters in Maryland for analysis.

Tax records also show it has built a roughly 94,000-square-foot data center at the site.

With the facilities in Georgia and Hawaii, as well as with other major construction projects, the NSA included the costs as line items in the Defense Department's budget. But it hasn't done so with the San Antonio location. In a written statement, an NSA spokeswoman said funding for the project followed normal protocol. However, she did not identify the budget item that Congress approved for the expansion.

The spokeswoman said the facility became operational late last year.

No funding for plant

The agency has come under intense scrutiny since contract employee Edward Snowden leaked documents to The Washington Post and British newspaper The Guardian, revealing the NSA had systematically collected phone records from at least one telephone company and established a program, called PRISM, that swept up vast amounts of information from Internet firms.

NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander testified before a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that the controversial surveillance programs are legal and have helped prevent terrorist attacks.

The agency has been on a publicized building spree over the last several years. It has issued press releases touting the Hawaii and Georgia projects and announced groundbreakings on a massive data center in Utah and a high-speed computing center at its headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.

Funding for those projects was included in the Defense Department's unclassified budget, making the location and amount spent part of the public record.

However, a San Antonio Express-News examination of funding for major construction projects listed in the Defense Department's budgets from fiscal years 2004 through 2013 found no appropriations for the extensive work at the old Sony plant.

"I would have thought that funding for the San Antonio facility would be handled about the same as that for Utah or Georgia, and I can't immediately think of why it wasn't," said Steven Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists' government secrecy project.
m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/NSA-plant-in-San-Antonio-shrouded-in-secrecy-4604109.php

This NSA facility can store EVERY piece of information EVER posted on the internet.
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The Google thread 03 Dec 2014 01:17 #13

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The discrepancy in the budget process is probably because it's googles new off site backup facility.
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The Google thread 11 Jan 2015 09:21 #14

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Why Google is the Most Dangerous Company on Earth
It knows everything about you.

Not even the U.S. government has compiled as much information about you as Google. Google knows this, of course, which is one reason why it has made the phrase “Don’t be Evil” its motto. It understands the awesome power it holds and how that data could be used for odious ends. I don’t believe that founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are evil – or have evil intent. But they are no longer in charge of Google – their stockholders are. And some day Sergey and Larry won’t be around – but Google’s massive databases will be.

The question isn’t if Google is evil, but whether this amount of personal data should be in the hands of a private company. Any private company. Should it be against the law for Google to save and archive all of it? That’s the real question. Just look at the information they now own.

Im changing my name to Darth Google.
"I'm changing my name to Darth Google."

Google saves your every search

The Google search engine, which is the gatekeeper to about two-thirds of every internet search, has saved each and every search you and everyone else has ever conducted through its portal. It doesn’t have it by your name – but by your IP address. It knows your favorite web sites. It knows what you like and dislike. It knows if you’ve done research on depression or suicide. It knows every search you have conducted on medical conditions and diseases. It knows if you are looking for a job – and probably if you’ve been laid-off. It knows your vices (no matter how many times you clean out your cookies and cache). It knows your politics. Your religion.

And all of it is saved and owned by Google.

How powerful is Google and search? In January, one of its programmers made an error that caused every site on the internet to be flagged as dangerous malware. The mistake was caught and fixed within minutes. But just think of the power Google has in directing traffic. What if it decided to quietly prevent traffic from politicians or causes it disagreed with? Would anyone even know?

Google reads your email

There’s an old saying: “Two is company, but three is a crowd.” This is how you should think of Google’s email service, Gmail, which is used by more than 100 million people. The email content you are sharing with another party – whether it is your mother, your boyfriend or your lawyer is being read by Google. It scans the content for keywords in order to serve you targeted ads. But make no mistake – the content of your emails is being reviewed, then saved, and then archived by Gmail – even if you delete the email. Think about what your personal correspondence could mean in the hands of the government? Your wife? Your company? Your family?

John Perry Barlow said this about the government, but it could equally apply to Google: “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a Peeping Tom to install your window blinds.”

Google listens to your phone calls

Google Voice allows for every phone you have to be stored in a single place. The service listens to your messages and then transcribes them into text messages so you can get them in email or through IM services. And just like Gmail, it combs through keywords so it can serve you targeted advertising based on the content of your voicemails. And, of course, it stores those voicemails.

Google knows where you are

With the recent release of Latitude, Google has the ability to track your exact position. This is a step toward helping advertisers and marketers to better target customers. But technology that allows your position – no matter where you are – to be broadcast is very dangerous. What if it gets into the hands of governments? Or stalkers? Or criminals? Or terrorists?

Google is watching the world

With Google Maps and Google Earth, the company is photographing the planet. It even has “live” cameras set-up across the world – constanting watching. These services are also capturing and storing all the data you plug in. So Google Maps knows where you are going and where you have been.

Google knows what your reading

If you use iGoogle or Google Reader then the company knows what your are reading everyday – because it controls your RSS feeds. It knows what articles you read. It knows what sites and sources you use.

So far Google has been a responsible caretaker – for the most part – of this trove of personal data. There have been no reports of people “vanishing” into Google vans or teams of Google burglers breaking into people’s homes when Google know they aren’t home. But companies change and evolve. And what happens if the data is stolen? Or what if Google one day decides to sell it? Why, for example, are they keeping it – all of it? Just to serve us with targeted ads? Really?

What do you think? Does it bother you that one company has so much information about, well, everybody?
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Okay Novum...put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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I know, i know... and dont get Frog started re. Google :chuckle:
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The Google thread = Google is the Stasi nazi alias NASA .....ashkeNAZI 13 Jan 2015 12:18 #17

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Singularity = Monopolization




Google is the Stasi nazi alias NASA .....ashkeNAZI

Words just talk .... but numbers reveal ..............

GOOGLE = 61= 7 = ♀☾ = Female side & Moon = Soul only bieng.
The number Seven & the Seventh Seal (SS) = It can make you; or break you!

COMING (61) = 7 = ♀☾
HEATHEN (61) = 7 = ♀☾
THE CALL (61) = 7 = ♀☾
THE LAMB (61) = 7 = ♀☾
YOU (61) = 7 = ♀☾
GOOGLE (61) = 7 = ♀☾

DOOM = 47 = 11 = 2 ∏
MIDDLE (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏
IS RA (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏
DUMAH (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏ = The fallen (angel)
BEAST (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏
& ... GRAIL (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏
JOHN (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏
the .... JUDGE (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏
of ..... DOOM (47) = 11 = 2 = ∏

GOOGLE CHROME OF DOOM = 191 = 11 = 2 ∏
DISTINCTIVENESS (191) = 11 = 2 = ∏
THE THREE MONKEYS (191) = 11 = 2 = ∏
WHO IS THE SAVIOR (191) = 11 = 2 = ∏
I AM SPIRIT POWER (191) = 11 = 2 = ∏
G IS NOT GOD; BUT J IS (191) = 11 = 2 = ∏
GOOGLE CHROME OF DOOM (191) = 11 = 2 = ∏

DUMAH can refer to
Dumah (angel), an angel mentioned in rabbinical literature
Dumah (Legacy of Kain), a character in the Legacy of Kain video game
Dumah (son of Ishmael), the sixth son of Ishmael, thought to be the forefather of an Arab tribe named for him
Dumat al-Jandal, an ancient city previously known as Dumah or Adummatu, associated with Dumah, the son of Ishmael

King James 2000 Bible
The burden concerning Dumah. He calls to me from Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

Dumah. Dumah is probably the same as Dumatha, a city of Arabia, mentioned by Stephanus, and the modern Dumah and Dumathalgandel, on the borders of Arabia and Syria, in a rocky valley. The Edomites, says Bp. Lowth, as well as Jews, were subdued by the Babylonians. They enquire of the prophet how long their subjection is to last; he intimates that the Jews should be delivered from their captivity; not so the Edomites. 'The morning cometh, and also the night'.

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DUMAH can refer to
Dumah (angel), an angel mentioned in rabbinical literature
Dumah (Legacy of Kain), a character in the Legacy of Kain video game
Dumah (son of Ishmael), the sixth son of Ishmael, thought to be the forefather of an Arab tribe named for him
Dumat al-Jandal, an ancient city previously known as Dumah or Adummatu, associated with Dumah, the son of Ishmael

King James 2000 Bible
The burden concerning Dumah. He calls to me from Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

Dumah. Dumah is probably the same as Dumatha, a city of Arabia, mentioned by Stephanus, and the modern Dumah and Dumathalgandel, on the borders of Arabia and Syria, in a rocky valley. The Edomites, says Bp. Lowth, as well as Jews, were subdued by the Babylonians. They enquire of the prophet how long their subjection is to last; he intimates that the Jews should be delivered from their captivity; not so the Edomites. 'The morning cometh, and also the night'.

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DUMA


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Jim Rockford Warned Us About Google And Facebook Back In 1978
Why didn't we listen? The fourth season of The Rockford Files, arguably the greatest television show of all time, features a "futuristic" storyline about a terrible threat. What if a private corporation used computers to gather personal information on hundreds of millions of Americans? Could we trust them with that data?

I know, it's hard to imagine such a thing ever happening — a private company, collecting private and personal data on ordinary Americans and other people around the world. It sounds far-fetched, right? But Jim Rockford, the toughest and most incorruptible P.I. ever to live in a trailer with his dad, teams up with a younger detective to investigate the suspicious death of an old friend, a private detective named Tooley, in the episode "The House on Willis Avenue." (This episode is written by the show's co-creator, Stephen J. Cannell, who also gave us The Greatest American Hero.)

And what Rockford finds in his investigation is baffling — a mysterious set of real estate developments, with lots of suspiciously huge air-conditioning units attached. What's going on? Turns out that a corporate scumbag, amusingly played by Jackie Cooper, is creating a secret computer system to spy on ordinary Americans and sell the info — or ruin your reputation — for profit. It should be illegal for corporations to spy on ordinary Americans, Rockford protests. You can see the highlights above.
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