does this make you feel safe? does it make you feel you have any privacy?
my fucking car was right there in front of my house.
in england, the google street maping car was not only taking photos of people near naked in their own backyards and children splayed out on the ground, playing dead( although they looked dead enough for freaked out people to report it to police upon viewing it ), but also harvesting information from people's wifi accounts.
"Google caught collecting private data of British citizens using street-view cars.
AOLNews is reporting that government officials in the UK are upset with Google employees for “significant breaches” of privacy.While the British have the power to levy fines up to $800,000 USD, Brits are opting rather, to force Google to promise that it won't happen again.
For some odd reason, Google employees have been caught red-handed with payload data they had no business collecting in the first place. In response, they're being given the equivalent of making a promissory note to the people of England to stop. Somehow, this does not seem sufficient, even with future ICO audits. And although the company's employees are being assigned privacy training, as well as being ordered to delete the payload data, a company as big as Google can certainly afford such a small fine. Besides, once information is used to harm even just one person, the damage is done, regardless of the amount of a fine levied.
Google angers residents of other countries, too, with their street-view cars.
These aren't the first complaints of Google being told to behave. Canadian authorities caught them collecting private medical data, while Germany's citizens have been known to request their houses be deleted from street maps. The Czech republic banned the Google street-view cars altogether. The Italian government requires clear markings on the street-view cars, as well as published itineraries."- http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978661244 Donald Pennington
and who knows what they've been doing in america?
ok- they have been doing the exact same thing. after the UK story about Google Ass Raping English Citizens on Film, several organizations, including EPIC, demanded that the Federal Trade Commission investigate them for, among other things, illegal wiretapping. the investigation was mysteriously dropped after Google aka Satan's Butt plug held an expensive fund raiser for that champion of the poor and human rights, Democrat Barack Hussein Obama, sworn enemy of ' big business'.
in the 2008 election cycle, google was one of the largest contributers- the 4th largest actually- to Democrat Barack Hussein " Barry" Obama. they were among the heaviest contributors to his inauguration. there is no limit to the amount that can be given for a president's inaugural party.
high tech companies, because they are so brilliant and wouldn't mind at all being regulated by the governments (and adore using said government free of charge to enforce copyright law outside of the courts), are among the biggest political donors and they give almost exclusively to democrats. because they love freedom and democracy( which, as we're reminded by liberals, can't be bought except perhaps by liberal companies) or something. and human rights because that's, like, good or something. oh, sure, they scream loud about freedom and shit while policing their software like rat terriers and about how capitalism sucks but being rich they're not so much worried about the users of their products and their rights. having money and friends in the government, even a socialist or fascist one, makes them immune, they think, from the inequitable application of law or alienation from the rights enumerated in the constitution. and they're largely right.
the FCC is currently investigating the Google Street View Molestation Cars( http://tinyurl.com/2cxl6ag ). perhaps another Google fundraiser for barry is in order, after all, no one cared about google's teeny tiny tax bill or their Campaign of the Ass Rape the last time they gave stuff to democrats who now, thankfully, no longer control congress.
didn't millionaires say they wanted to be taxed more?
"Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda.
Google’s income shifting — involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich” — helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4 percent, the lowest of the top five U.S. technology companies by market capitalization, according to regulatory filings in six countries.
“It’s remarkable that Google’s effective rate is that low,” said Martin A. Sullivan, a tax economist who formerly worked for the U.S. Treasury Department. “We know this company operates throughout the world mostly in high-tax countries where the average corporate rate is well over 20 percent.”
The U.S. corporate income-tax rate is 35 percent. In the U.K., Google’s second-biggest market by revenue, it’s 28 percent." -bloomberg, see link bellow.
i mean even i pay more than 2.4 % in taxes- and so do you. consider a democrat fundraiser in your home with some washed up celebrity or fidel castro or a black panther or someone who has murdered a cop in cold blood- maybe you to can have such a fair tax rate and they'll let you steal your neighbor's wifi too . Google also gave it's executives a big fat raise undoubtedly due to that 60 billion dollars in tax savings- they were feeling flush.
did you get a raise from unemployment yet? has Barry paid your mortgage off yet or gassed up the car? or stopped your kid from being dropped from your health insurance plan because of the mandates in Obamacare?
i wouldn't get too excited about the FCC investigating Google. they're busy. big plans- taking over internet content! without the consent of congress, which is required by the constitution, the FCC is going to attempt to take control of the internets, for your own good,by reclassifying broadband, giving the government agency the right to censor or dictate content without the authority or mandate to do so in violation of the first amendment. marxists know this concept of government control of information as 'net neutrality' aka Pravda. the fcc chairman plans to vote within the Commission on his personal power grab for Dear Leader, barry obama, and the loser democrats( all 95 of whom pledged to vote for net neutrality in congress were voted out of office a few weeks ago.):
"One of the issues that will bridge the 111th and 112th Congress’ is the proposal by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski to reclassify the Internet as a Title II “telecommunications service” from its present status as a Title I “information service.”
In an opinion I wrote on behalf of Broadband for America, I pointed out that “as a legal matter the language of the statutes enacted by Congress, the unbroken line of previous FCC decisions and the reasoning of the Supreme Court’s Brand X decision” make reclassification “unlikely to survive judicial scrutiny.” As a practical matter, attempting to shoehorn the 21st Century Internet into statutory language rooted in a 19th Century communications technology simply would not work well. Not only would doing so exceed the FCC’s jurisdiction; it would quite possibly put the financial and economic brakes on the entire broadband ecosystem."
i must point out- the people doing this are democrats. the administration that wants all this sick shit is that of democrat barack obama. if you were so scared of the Patriot Act which passed a congress that was democrat controlled and has been in effect for almost a decade, why, oh, why are you not screaming mad about barack obama, nazi? he's doing all the things people posited would be done under george w. bush- and were not. why does he get a pass- because you think he'll rape your rights out of you in a more humane and groovy manner?
and his wife is telling you what you can eat while her family eats whatever the fuck they want- most of which we pay for. soon the government will decide what health care you do or don't receive. isn't it wonderful? you're free at last not to make any decisions about your own life- what you read, how you think about things as mundane as salt and french fries, what you stuff in your pie hole, how you'll die, if you'll live.
but of course republicans and tea baggers are the ' nazis' who want to ' bring back slavery' and ' kill poor people' and take way all your rights.
i know it's embarrassing to be so fucking wrong- but you were so fucking wrong. stop defending this fuck and rip your head out of the sand.