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Google details how it hands over data to federal officials
Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2013 | By Cecilia Kang

Posted on 06/12/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Edited 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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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: civis; google; googlerico; googletreason; prism; rico; treason

1 posted on 06/12/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“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”.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 11:31:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hey google, did it ever occur to you to JUST SAY NO?


3 posted on 06/12/2013 11:31:58 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This from a company that just days ago had never heard of prism.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The "how" isn't nearly as important as the "what", "how much" and "who".
5 posted on 06/12/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 11:34:51 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Brad from Tennessee
That could include putting data onto a floppy disk

Google's IT department still uses floppy disks???? Seriously???

Do they listen to music on 8 track tapes?

7 posted on 06/12/2013 11:35:14 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: rockabyebaby

Err, I don’t think that was an option.....


8 posted on 06/12/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rockabyebaby
Hey google, did it ever occur to you to JUST SAY NO?

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.

9 posted on 06/12/2013 11:36:26 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: DBrow

Googles president set it up for the dnc. It’s name is Civis


10 posted on 06/12/2013 11:37:29 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Black Agnes

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?


11 posted on 06/12/2013 11:37:35 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Hold the pig steady)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Google and this WH swap staff,,they are besties who cannot be disconnected.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 11:41:20 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I don’t care. Google is like GM. Goodbye.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 11:42:27 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hit Google where it hurts, in the pocket book, fist boycott the movie.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 11:45:06 AM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US gøvt says it is a lie.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“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.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 11:49:38 AM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Scrambling to cover their butts I see.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 11:51:38 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Floppy disks? WTF? Do they have a time machine or just some Televideo servers still lying around? Why not go all the way and give lie to the truth a nice spotlight ?
17 posted on 06/12/2013 11:52:50 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Black Agnes
This from a company that just days ago had never heard of prism.

Exactly. The leftist pigs at google are probably writing the algorithms to mine their data to further the goals of the Stalinist left.

18 posted on 06/12/2013 11:58:35 AM PDT by sand88
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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


19 posted on 06/12/2013 11:58:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Vendome

Holy bleep! A punch card, haven’t seen one of those for ages! Wow!


20 posted on 06/12/2013 11:59:21 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: DBrow

[. . .along with her belief that the Democrats will now win every election using the database.]

That could be cause for a federal antitrust suit.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 12:01:41 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Likely, Google might have fought the subpoena had the Bush administration sought the information.

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??

22 posted on 06/12/2013 12:04:50 PM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Brad from Tennessee
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.

Given the rate and volume of these file transfers, how exactly does that pass for "low tech"?

23 posted on 06/12/2013 12:12:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Black Agnes
This from a company that just days ago had never heard of prism.

ROTFL

24 posted on 06/12/2013 12:14:36 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Vendome

25 posted on 06/12/2013 12:21:03 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Vendome

Thanks for the memories! Have not seen one of those babies since my college programming classes on a DEC 10.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 12:24:31 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Alex in chains

27 posted on 06/12/2013 12:30:44 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

28 posted on 06/12/2013 12:33:36 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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?

Joe User


29 posted on 06/12/2013 12:34:43 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 12:46:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 12:54:46 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They should not hand over that data. The whole thing is a massive violation of the Fourth Amendment, and likely the Fifth as well.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 1:32:13 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Mich Patriot

There are at least 2 Google Analytics that track Free Republic. Ghostery a Mozilla add on will stop them.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 1:32:42 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: rockabyebaby
American boardrooms are run simply by favor seeking cowards. I find it appalling that Verizon, Google and company just blithely complied with Washington.
34 posted on 06/12/2013 1:34:23 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: DBrow

“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.


35 posted on 06/12/2013 1:51:34 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Brad from Tennessee
They're all in bed together.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long Oh LORD?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
SFTP maybe. The rest, no, not buying. Too much data for that.

Naturally Google hasn't heard of Prism. Prism is only the application.

37 posted on 06/12/2013 2:47:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Buckeye McFrog
[“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”.]

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.

38 posted on 06/12/2013 4:08:42 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Mich Patriot

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/


39 posted on 06/12/2013 9:57:21 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: Billthedrill

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.


40 posted on 06/12/2013 9:59:43 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: jpl

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.


41 posted on 06/13/2013 1:29:21 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NormsRevenge

Exactly and I didn’t see your post before posting mine.


42 posted on 06/13/2013 1:35:52 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: DoughtyOne

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?


43 posted on 06/13/2013 1:39:52 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Mich Patriot

Bing’s just like Google. Find an anonymous browser if you’re serious.


44 posted on 06/13/2013 1:40:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I didn’t see your post before posting mine.

— That’s cuz I precognitively read your thoughts before they reached yur finger tips.. ;-]


45 posted on 06/13/2013 10:22:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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