Skip to comments.Google details how it hands over data to federal officials
Posted on 06/12/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by Brad from TennesseeEdited on 06/12/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Google on Wednesday pushed harder to downplay its role in a secret national surveillance program, detailing for the first time how it typically hands over data to federal officials.
Surprisingly, the global innovator uses decidedly simple and low-tech methods, including the delivery of information by hand or by transferring files from one computer to another.
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“We leave the key under a rock out in the parking lot of our headquarters. And over the weekend while we are closed, the Feds use it to break in and take everything”.
Hey google, did it ever occur to you to JUST SAY NO?
This from a company that just days ago had never heard of prism.
I suspect that Google runs the DNC database that Maxine Waters was bragging about. “It knows everything about every American”, she said, along with her belief that the Democrats will now win every election using the database.
Google's IT department still uses floppy disks???? Seriously???
Do they listen to music on 8 track tapes?
Err, I don’t think that was an option.....
Fat chance. Eric Schmidt is a big time democrat party money boy, and he has ambitions that go way beyond running a tech company. It's only a matter of time before he runs for elected office or gets appointed to some high position.
Googles president set it up for the dnc. It’s name is Civis
Yes, weren’t they just denying passing data to the feds? Are we supposed to believe the latest? Or the fed story that. Archived data can only be viewed with a warrant?
Google and this WH swap staff,,they are besties who cannot be disconnected.
I don’t care. Google is like GM. Goodbye.
Hit Google where it hurts, in the pocket book, fist boycott the movie.
“That could include putting data onto a floppy disk or external hard drive”
After reading the comments, I’m glad I’m not the only one who found this extremely bizarre wording.
It’s as if Google is trying to say “The statement we’re giving you is BS.” in the only way that it legally can.
Scrambling to cover their butts I see.
Exactly. The leftist pigs at google are probably writing the algorithms to mine their data to further the goals of the Stalinist left.
They were in the business of collecting user data from the gitgo.. no surprise.. that they are willing and able to swim with sharks speaks volumes.. just wait ‘til the schmidt hits the fan
Holy bleep! A punch card, haven’t seen one of those for ages! Wow!
[. . .along with her belief that the Democrats will now win every election using the database.]
That could be cause for a federal antitrust suit.
More important, who is representing the citizen's interests at these FISA hearings. If only one side shows up; it's like getting an indictment - as is often said “you can indict a ham sandwich” because there is no one to challenge what you say!
If FISA court proceedings are secret; if no one is representing the “people” (although the A.G. is supposed to be - what a laugh), who is monitoring them on our behalf? The judges, so we are told, are rubber stamps (damn, now I'll get audited) - who protects us??
Given the rate and volume of these file transfers, how exactly does that pass for "low tech"?
Thanks for the memories! Have not seen one of those babies since my college programming classes on a DEC 10.
Dear Google Execs,
Has your company ever provided, to any agency of the United States federal government, any data, metadata, or any information whatsoever regarding my Google account, with or without my name included? Has your company ever provided any of same to any of the same regarding my Google usage, where my account name or my account email address or any account identifier was coupled with usage metrics?
I noticed that the Washington Post had linked in a list of the ten biggest leakers in U. S. History right beside the reports on Snowden.
In this manner, I think the seek to influence public opinion, showing clearly damaging reports to U. S. security, to this incident that protects individual security.
Let’s be clear about something here. Former spies and leakers divulged information that caused potential harm to the nation and it’s assets.
Snowden merely revealed a policy. He didn’t provide methods and names. He didn’t expose our operative’s names on foreign soil. He merely exposed what the government was doing wrong.
He really doesn’t compare to the other spies and leakers IMO. And so it goes in the Amerika the Washington Post seeks to strengthen.
WTF is this “Google” you speak of? Oh, I’d almost forgotten...it’s the company that displayed communist azzhole Cesar Chavez on their front page instead of EASTER.
I switched to Bing that day and have not used their page since. EFF Google.
They should not hand over that data. The whole thing is a massive violation of the Fourth Amendment, and likely the Fifth as well.
There are at least 2 Google Analytics that track Free Republic. Ghostery a Mozilla add on will stop them.
“along with her belief that the Democrats will now win every election using the database.”
Voting records too.
Metadata, realtime phone gps, political affiliation,
drone-strike. This could be automated. 10k drones, 3 hits
a day? If the ground crews could service multiple drones a
day then they could run everything out of DHS.
Naturally Google hasn't heard of Prism. Prism is only the application.
An rough allegory to Google’s explanation might be the Bank of America in Manhattan orders a billion dollars worth of T-Bills and pays for it by hiring temporary laborers to haul cash in duffel bags to the New York Federal Reserve.
Google provides the world’s largest repository of anti-Semitic material in the world, YouTube. And conversely, say mean things about Islam on YouTube and see how long it takes to get suspended. Google is an extreme liberal socialist anti-Western values Co.
Deny easy access to your search data. Avoid Google and rotate through other search engines. Dogpile, DuckDuckGo, Ixquick, Blekko, etc. Use the Tor network where possible. Use TAILS https://tails.boum.org/
Google has Ingress. http://www.ingress.com/ Worldwide tracking for any/many individuals via their cell phones. Entertainment addicted people provide free beta testing services for them.
These tech firms have that in common. That and they love social engineering and nudging. They manipulate, so it isn’t a surprise that a government that manipulates is their bud.
A search firm that kept data private or destroyed search histories instantly would do well in this environment. It might be the next Google.
Exactly and I didn’t see your post before posting mine.
There are many on the ‘right’ like McCarthy’s recent article, who are defending this policy as innocuous and ‘for our benefit’. I suspect you’re analysis is spot on and agree.
If our records are public, why not governments? I mean let’s get it all out there. Let’s see Obama’s records and the Clinton’s, too. I mean it’s all ‘nonprivate’, correct?
Bing’s just like Google. Find an anonymous browser if you’re serious.
I didnt see your post before posting mine.
— That’s cuz I precognitively read your thoughts before they reached yur finger tips.. ;-]