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  • H-1B visa program needs reform

    03/31/2015 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 31 March 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Last month, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a congressional hearing on the H-1B visa program that eliminated any doubt that some corporations are gaming the system to the severe disadvantage of skilled workers. Last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting reported on abuses of so-called “body shops” — labor brokers who enlist foreign workers abroad, press them into exploitative contracts and cut them undersized checks as they do contract work for established tech concerns that may want to avert the bad publicity. Howard University public policy Professor Ron Hira testified that Washington “inadvertently created a highly profitable...
  • Google Maps now lets you 'trek' Mount Everest on your computer (Very cool!)

    03/29/2015 3:56:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    You can now "trek" Mount Everest from the comfort of your sofa, as Google Maps launches new Street Views of the Khumbu valleys in Nepal. While you might not be able to get to the summit, you can explore many of the trails and towns in the region. The area is home to the Sherpa community with many acting as guides and porters on Mount Everest. "I guided the Google Maps team through my home region to collect Street View imagery," says Apa Sherpa in a blog.
  • Welcome to a surrealistic world run by Google

    03/29/2015 9:47:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Judi McLeod
    Google set to gobble you up: In the online digital world we have been googling everyone and every thing. But long before the means of our eventual capture crawled under the gate on its belly, we should have been googling—-Google. The mighty corporate techie giant with assets of $131 billion has nestled so long among us it is almost like family. Website owners tell people who want things removed off the net: “No can do ‘cause Google is forever”. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rocked the online world world when its 313-page ‘Net Neutrality’ initiative was revealed last month. But...
  • Google Announces It’s 2015 Employee of the Year…Barack Obama

    03/29/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 14 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 03-29-2015 | Steven Ahle
    After months of searching, Google has finally been able to definitively honor the employee that has done the most for them. He’s a middle level executive with few skills and less ambition, but still, he has contributed more to the wealth of Google than any other employee they have. Even though he is next to worthless for nearly 315 million Americans, he has always delivered for Google and Google has always delivered for him
  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/28/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-28-2015 | Jim Hoft
    O’Fallon Superintendent Dr. Darcy G. Benway recently sent this letter out to parents. Dear Parents and Guardians:Pursuant to Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 75/15), OTHS is required to notify parents/guardians that we may request or require a student to provide a password or other related account information in order to gain access to the student’s account or profile on a social networking website if the district has reasonable cause to believe that the student’s account on a social networking website contains evidence that the student has violated a disciplinary rule or policy.This email serves as that notification.Thank you.Dr. Darcy G....
  • Google controls what we buy, the news we read — and Obama’s policies

    03/28/2015 3:48:35 PM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 28, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    A former Google officer is the president’s chief technology adviser. Google employees contributed more to President Obama’s re-election than did employees of any other company except Microsoft. Google lobbyists met with Obama White House officials 230 times. By comparison, lobbyists from rival Comcast have been admitted to the inner sanctum a mere 20 or so times in the same period. Obama lieutenant David Plouffe boasts: “On Election Night [Schmidt] was in our boiler room in Chicago,” he told Bloomberg News, in a story that revealed that for the campaign Schmidt “helped recruit talent, choose technology and coach the campaign manager,...
  • Google Execs’ White House Visits Raise Ethical Questions

    03/26/2015 9:13:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | Peter Fricke
    Frequent meetings between Google executives and Federal Trade Commission officials are raising questions about the FTC’s 2013 decision to drop an antitrust probe against the company.The Wall Street Journal reported this week that, “as the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe.”Around the same time that the meetings were taking place, the FTC’s bureau of competition was compiling a report recommending that the agency take Google to court for engaging in anticompetitive tactics. (RELATED: ‘Googlegate’: FTC...
  • Justice Department Proposal Mocks Fourth Amendment

    03/25/2015 10:49:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/25/2015 | Crissy Brown
    The Justice Department is seeking an amendment proposal that will give the federal government express power to locate and hack into the computers of anyone suspected of criminal activity. However, many organizations, including Google and the American Civil Liberties Union, are concerned that the broad language of the proposal leaves potential for Fourth Amendment violations.Federal Prosecutors claim that this revision to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  has become necessary now that crime can be committed and concealed on the internet under a veil of anonymity and masked location. But in a memo responding to the concerns civil libertarians have...
  • Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

    03/25/2015 4:36:21 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 23,2015 | Brody Mullins
    Search giant (GOOGLE) averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration. As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe. Google co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt met with Pete Rouse, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, in the White House. The documents don’t show exactly what was discussed...
  • The KEY to your daily life in Christ Jesus[Charismatic caucus]

    03/24/2015 8:48:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-24-15 | Jedediah ,bible
    Certain situations coming up now will not be explainable or even understandable without first coming to the Shepherd of your ways for truly as "THE" WORD(Eternal) now my children of light "will see" that to step out into unfamiliar ground will be utter futility and that inquiring first of Me before they take a step or speak a word will bring the correct illumination, judgment and the eventual decision or action to take . Here are the Keys to The Kingdom seek Me first in all you do and the other keys will reveal themselves to you . Matthew 26:40...
  • Elon Musk: In the future, human-driven cars may be illegal

    03/18/2015 12:40:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies
    mashable.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Karissa Bell
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — The days of humans driving their own cars are numbered, according to Elon Musk. The reason, he said, is advances in sensor and software technology will eventually make cars' onboard computers safer and better drivers than humans wielding "two-ton death machines." The Tesla CEO shared his thoughts on the future of self-driving vehicles during the keynote presentation at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, where he appeared onstage with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. "In the distant future," he said, "They may outlaw driven cars because they're too dangerous."
  • Google backs 3-city program for black, Latino techies [violates anti-discrimination laws]

    03/18/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    USA Today [link only] | March 16, 2015 | Jessica Guynn
    link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/16/google-code-2040-tech-diversity-nation/70302194/
  • Obama campaign team working to defeat Netanyahu in Israeli election (On the ground IN Israel!)

    01/27/2015 10:16:39 AM PST · by xzins · 178 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jan 15
    During Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, he told America he had no more campaigns to run. But it seems that statement flies in the face of reports that an organization known as “One Voice” has brought in what has been called a "five-man Obama team" to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Included in that five-man team is Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign, Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director of the Independent Media Review and Analysis, said Monday, citing a report at Haaretz. That group, Dr. Lerner added, will run the anti-Netanyahu effort out...
  • Love in translation: He spoke French. I spoke English. Google to the rescue.

    03/16/2015 5:37:51 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/13/2015 | Mac McClelland
    Mac McClelland, at right, met her husband, Nico Ansel, in Haiti in 2010. Their relationship developed largely through Google Translate. (Leon Alesi for The Washington Post) By Mac McClelland March 13 Mac McClelland is the author of “Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story.” ‘You met, and then?” people say when they ask how my husband, Nico, and I got together. “And then,” Nico says, somewhat embarrassed: “Google Translate.” We met in 2010 at a hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where I was reporting on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that year. He, a U.N. peacekeeper from France who spoke practically...
  • A Fresh Word for "The OVERCOMER" [charismatic caucus]

    06/02/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 6-2-2013 | Jedediah
    You are my chosen in whom I have found , Loyalty that abounds , Eager and ready to do MY will , A vessel in which the heavens I fill , To whom "has" been given ALL Autority , To take back land and break the neck of the enemy , There is no wall or boundary around , You can not take down , A "Mighty LOYAL" woven into , My Tapestry and Kingdom ready to do , Whatever I ask whenever it is , You do My business for ALL of My kids , So continue on for...
  • Fractal Symetry [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/15/2015 1:25:08 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    bible ^ | 3-15-15 | Jedediah
    My Fractal Symmetry balances The Father's Heart for He is the source of Love and I AM the Avenue to His Heart therein if you have seen Me, heard Me,listened and obeyed Me as your Shepherd then we are already one and the Kingdom is yours for in your obedience to Me "THE WORD" you dissolve into balance and I AM , therefore your quotient becomes Eternal and "We are one" . . . John 14:3 If I go and prepare a place for you , I will come again and will take you to myself , that where I...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • HOLY

    04/08/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-8-14 | jedediah
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its "consistency" changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all" matter is then "transfigured" into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by...
  • SPEAK LIFE

    05/21/2014 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are mine entirely now for My Flames have touched you and bathed you in My Glory among the coals and now I AM the Gold and Silver in your life for "The Veil is torn " and now the Fullness and Saphire of My Spirit (( ( RESIDES ) )) in you in a abundantly overflowing manner and My Eyes( 7 Spirits of The Lord) are yours for you have already obediently sat quietly at my feet and listened intently for my Voice and will . So now "Take" the Fullness of My Kingdom to the reckless and lost...
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • " CROSS " ROADS

    07/28/2009 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies · 637+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    Cross roads are places where decisions are made , But are you standing in the light or in the shade ?! For truly without me you remain in the dark , And your defenses are weak not strong as a tree of oak and its bark , For it is under My shade and My Son , That you arrive on Mt. Zion , So tell me my children what will shall it be ?! The will of your flesh or My Tapestry ? For to carry your cross again and again , Leaves you with a bitter end ,...
  • Your First Prerequisite is to Acquire My(Jesus) Presence

    12/16/2014 10:53:52 AM PST · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    Your prerequisite in all things is to first acquire My Presence for in My courts there are libraries of scrolls providing the wisdom and knowledge in first acquiring the understanding to decipher and illuminate My Word in Spirit and Truth and it is in the interpretation of your heavenly languages, "that exist even now in the alcoves of your wellspring" but these can only rise up into reality and understanding as you manifest and operate totally in the Menorah of light " The Manifold Wisdom of God " My very fullness indwelling you as "an eternal light of My Kingdom...
  • GOD Economics

    01/11/2015 10:46:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible , the joshua chronicles ^ | 1-11-15 | Jedediah
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • The Love Of The Father Part 2 [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2015 10:18:33 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-15 | Jedediah
    My Love for you is immense and in its abilities of Divine and "Eternal Forgiveness" lies the wisdom of " Eternal Freedom " for Each of My Children willing to receive it and walk in it . These "ARE" ~ Rules of Engagement ~ for your lives ARE full of Choices but these choices effect your Eternity not just your day. "Choose the Life" of " Eternal Freedom " for I AM your "In" Heritance of your very Heart "in" Me. "Choose Life" for UN-Forgiveness of your Self and others leads to Death . . . Deuteronomy 30:15-20 15 See,...
  • The Peace of Jesus ~ [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2015 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-9-15 | Jedediah
    The Peace of Jesus ~ He gives us his Peace but More importantly he Gives Us Himself and His Authority to quiet any Storm ... Peace to you "As I AM" for where ever you go now in these days ahead My Peace shall not only calm the Seas and quiet the Storms turmoil but The Lions shall lay quietly with The Lamb as My Spirit moves AS The Father's Will endowed now in You ! My Shalom is not only with you but "I AM". My "BE STILL" IS yours to breathe ~ ~ ~ John 14 :1,27 Do...
  • WARNING: Cell Phone Users, you are BUSTED!

    03/13/2015 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 3/13/15
    Updated: If you want to see what your history has, go to here: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/ and Login with your gmail username / password If you have an iphone with google maps installed (prior to version 3.2.1), then you can access the same information. More information on this is here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/4388034?hl=en You can see on google maps EVERYWHERE you've ever went. I saw an article today while searching for videos, figured I'd try it myself. Sure enough, I can track my movements 24/7 for the last several years. Worst part is, so can the police and anyone else that has your login...
  • THE NATIONS ARE ABOUT TO SEE THROUGH DESTRUCTION GOD'S MAJESTY \o/

    09/14/2009 4:07:12 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 123 replies · 3,259+ views
    A great explosion is about to come , Destroying things not of my kingdom , Prophecies told about to unfold , Things new wiping out the old , The storehouses of God's lightning released , Disturbing things now resting in peace , Ancient walls suddenly cut down , Nothing left but burnt glass on the ground , As paper mache burnt and blown away , A prophecy of the past happening in one day , A blink of the eye and nothing left to see , Yet all the nations witnessing God's majesty , A turning point in a war...
  • ACCESS THE Heavenlies in an ETERNAL Manner For You ARE ( (( ZION ALIVE )) ) ![charismatic caucus]

    03/13/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible, the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-13-15 | Jedediah
    I have given you My Children My access to the Kingdom of ZION(Heavenlies) and the Fullness thereof but many see this as a distant place but truly My Kingdom is more than near you for "I AM THE KINGDOM" and I reside "IN YOU" ( (( ZION ALIVE )) ) and so how can two walk together unless they agree as Enoch does even now ?! For I AM FOR YOU not against you and My Love is your Pathway to the Highway Of Holiness for I Command Love and I AM COMMANDER of You "MY ARMY". So Come Up...
  • Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 Years

    03/13/2015 6:43:06 AM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 6 replies
    The Atlas Society ^ | 3/12/2015 | Edawrd Hudgins
    [The one thing to add is that free markets are absolutely necessary so that entrepreneurs can pursue their ideas and innovations.] Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 YearsBy Edward Hudgins “Is it possible to live to be 500?” “Yes,” answers Bill Maris of Google, without qualifications. A Bloomberg Markets piece on “Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality” documents how the billions of dollars Maris invests each year is transforming life itself. But the piece also makes clear that the most valuable asset he possesses —and that, in others, makes those billions work—is entrepreneurship. Google's Bio-FrontiersMaris, who heads a venture capital...
  • Graphics file

    03/10/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Does anyone or any thread maintaining popular FR graphics? I went searching for the das racis pic and did not know where to look.
  • Google thinks we'll live to be 500 years old

    03/09/2015 8:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 9, 2015 | Szu Ping Chan
    Bill Maris, head of Google's investment arm, says humans will live to be 500-years-old in the future, while today's cancer treatments will soon seem "primitive" as scientists continue to hunt for cure. Humans will live to be 500-years-old, according to a top Google executive, who said the company was investing millions of dollars in life sciences to ensure this vision became a reality. Bill Maris, a venture capitalist and the managing partner of Google Ventures, the internet giant's investment fund, said it had hired scientists as partners in order to identify start-ups that could cure cancer and make chemotherapy "seem...
  • I don't trust Google. Nor should you

    03/09/2015 8:36:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/9/2015 | Lord Monckton
    Let’s go back to the beginning of Google. The word itself is actually an error. The word the infant geeks who founded Google were looking for was “Googol,” the mathematicians’ term for a 1 followed by 100 zeroes – a very large number. And have they corrected their mistake? No. Google execs like to claim the corporation was founded in a garage. No, it wasn’t. The truth is, it was founded in a swank suburban villa on a leafy street. There was a garage attached, and the geeks set up a couple of old computers in there and typically spent...
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. “Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • Clinton created multiple email addresses on private server, data show

    03/05/2015 6:49:00 PM PST · by BAW · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | James Rosen
    Hillary Clinton appears to have established multiple email addresses for her private use, and possibly the use of her aides, under the domain of “clintonemail.com,” according to a prominent member of the hacking community who supplied independent research data, conducted with high-tech tools, to Fox News. The hacker used an open-source tool, publicly available, called “The Harvester” to search a variety of data sources – including well-known platforms such as Google, Bing, LinkedIn, Twitter and others – for any stored references to email addresses seen using a particular domain, in this case clintonemail.com. Hackers working under contract for private firms,...
  • “FREAK” flaw undermines security for Apple and Google users, researchers discover

    03/03/2015 1:22:01 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3 at 12:42 PM | By Craig Timberg
    Technology companies are scrambling to fix a major security flaw that for more than a decade left users of Apple and Google devices vulnerable to hacking when they visited millions of supposedly secure Web sites, including Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov. The flaw resulted from a former U.S. government policy that once forbid the export of strong encryption and required that weaker “export-grade” products be shipped to customers in other countries, say the researchers who discovered the problem. These restrictions were lifted in the late 1990s, but the weaker encryption got baked into widely used software that proliferated around the world...
  • Google – New Self-Righteous Source Of Truth?

    03/03/2015 3:32:35 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-03-15 | James Raider
    Now that the pervasive invasion of your privacy is complete, it is now time to conduct a full frontal assault on your minds, . . . and this battering will also not hurt.  The secret is in the subtlety of the assault. The invasion of your privacy, yes your privacy, you know that thing you treasure so much, that space you think is your private domain, is complete and it’s not private anymore.  The invasion didn’t hurt so much did it?  You accepted and swallowed the fear-of-terrorism wafer, which justified all invasions of private space. Were you offended?  Were you...
  • Google Decides What Is Fact In New Search Results Ranking System

    03/03/2015 8:40:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Giuseppe Macri
    The world’s largest search engine is setting itself up to become the global arbiter of truth online.
  • Google will offer wireless plans, executive confirms

    03/02/2015 9:15:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/02/2015 | Joseph Wilson
    BARCELONA, Spain -- Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan.
  • Oops: Google realizes the ObamaNet will be a disaster

    03/02/2015 10:10:21 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    By the way, the FCC's Internet power grab is a bigger deal than executive amnesty.If it seems insane that Google at one point lobbied hard for so-called "net neutrality," you have to realize that the biggest and most influential players always figure they can benefit when a market becomes more political. That's because they figure they're in a better position to manipulate the market to their benefit.So imagine Eric Schmidt's horror when he realized that last week's power grab from the FCC was no ordinary bit of regulatory meddling in an otherwise free market. The heavy-handed move of three FCC...
  • Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

    03/01/2015 7:24:23 AM PST · by 9thLife · 32 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 28 February 2015 | Hal Hodson
    THE internet is stuffed with garbage...Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness. Google's search engine currently uses the number of incoming links to a web page as a proxy for quality, determining where it appears in search results. So pages that many other sites link to are ranked higher. This system has brought us the search engine as we know it today, but the downside is that websites full of misinformation can rise up the rankings, if enough people link to them. A Google research team is adapting that model to measure the trustworthiness of...
  • FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules for Internet Providers

    02/28/2015 4:10:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Inc ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ann Flaherty
    The new rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission are a win for smaller Internet-based companies. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission. The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices that are "unjust or unreasonable," represents the biggest regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades. The goal is to prevent providers from slowing or blocking web traffic,...
  • Tom Wheeler Tweaks Net Neutrality Plan After Google Push

    02/27/2015 6:51:37 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/15 | BROOKS BOLIEK
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made some last-minute revisions to his net neutrality plan after Google and public interest groups pressed for the changes, according to sources at the commission. Google, Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute last week asked the commission to revise language they said could unintentionally allow Internet service providers to charge websites for sending content to consumers. Such a scenario could open the door to an avalanche of new fees for Web companies and threaten their business models. Google executives on Feb. 19 called aides to Wheeler and staffers for the FCC’s two other...
  • Google's Quiet Dominance Over The 'Ad Tech' Industry

    02/27/2015 5:22:30 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 26, 2015 | Allen Grunes
    ***snip*** The exponential growth of the Internet over the past decade is the direct result of advertising that enables Internet publishers to monetize their content. Ad tech makes this possible by helping companies track, serve and measure the effectiveness of ads online. Without a healthy, competitive ad tech industry, much of the free online content we use every day would go behind paywalls or disappear altogether. Google’s efforts to dominate ad tech and squeeze out competitors is bringing that potentially ominous future closer to reality. ***snip*** When the FTC closed its investigation of Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007, it...
  • Tom Wheeler tweaks net neutrality plan after Google push

    02/25/2015 7:27:29 PM PST · by W. · 18 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Brooks Boliek
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made some last-minute revisions to his net neutrality plan after Google and public interest groups pressed for the changes, according to sources at the commission. Google, Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute last week asked the commission to revise language they said could unintentionally allow Internet service providers to charge websites for sending content to consumers. Such a scenario could open the door to an avalanche of new fees for Web companies and threaten their business models. Google executives on Feb. 19 called aides to Wheeler and staffers for the FCC’s two other...
  • The Greatest Mayor That Ever Lived Being Excoriated Across The Country

    02/22/2015 5:11:25 PM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Google Plus ^ | February 22, 2015 | FedUp
  • Google Is Calling the FBI’s Attempt to Expand Their ‘Hacking Power’ a Huge Constitutional Threat

    02/21/2015 7:36:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 02/21/2015 | Chris Enloe
    Getty - TORSTEN SILZ / Staff Global tech giant Google submitted public court comments this week calling the FBI’s new plan for obtaining digital search warrants a “serious and complex” constitutional concern.Google’s comments are warning of a new Justice Department program that would allow judges more flexibility in approval of search warrants for electronic data.The company’s director of law enforcement and information security says that the plan to alter an existing provision, known as Rule 41: “…raises a number of monumental and highly complex constitutional, legal, and geopolitical concerns that should be left to Congress to decide.” According to National Journal, Rule 41 of criminal procedure, “permits judges to grant search...
  • Today is The Last Day to Get 2GB of Free Google Drive Storage

    02/17/2015 7:06:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2015 | Steven Tweeedie
    Please seem my comments below Google Drive is offering its users 2GB of free storage for completing a simple security checkup. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete, but the offer only lasts until Feb. 17. Designed to make sure everything about your account is shipshape, the security checkup runs through a checklist of security features examining your account recovery information, recent activity, account permissions, and your 2-step verification settings. To access the security checkup, head on over to your Google account page. Next, click "Get Started" button to begin the checkup.
  • How Apple and Google are Killing Microsoft

    01/06/2015 8:51:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 152 replies
    T-GAAP ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | by: Mark Reschke
    The long reigning king of the desktop OS is in trouble. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is rapidly steering the company into the back office and service spaces, while their nascent mobile and desktop platforms are crumbling around them. Microsoft is putting on a brave face continuing to heavily advertise the 2-in-1 Surface debacle, but Nadella is only buying time, as he must surely know that Apple and Google is the two-headed beast that Microsoft can not stop. In less than a decade, Microsoft will be associated with IBM or Oracle, not Apple or Google. Apple’s iOS is poised for...
  • Obama asks Silicon Valley to cooperate more against cyberattacks

    02/13/2015 1:44:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama asked tech industry executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks against companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America's cyber defenses. [snip] Upset about the lack of reforms to surveillance programs, the CEOs of Google Inc, Facebook Inc and Yahoo Inc stayed away from Friday's conference.