Posts Tagged ‘Domestic Spying’

WASHINGTON — Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation’s homeland security chief said Friday.

As terrorists increasingly recruit U.S. citizens, the government needs to constantly balance Americans’ civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

But finding that balance has become more complex as homegrown terrorists have used the Internet to reach out to extremists abroad for inspiration and training. Those contacts have spurred a recent rash of U.S.-based terror plots and incidents.

“The First Amendment protects radical opinions, but we need the legal tools to do things like monitor the recruitment of terrorists via the Internet,” Napolitano told a gathering of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

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This monster sized parody video has a much larger story: a story so large what else could top it? When machine intelligence surpasses humans and embraces its own power as a ‘living’ god what event in history is a bigger story?

Google’s model from the ground up is in building what they call “the mind of god”, and in this pursuit they’re connected to the government and military to the core.

The Google Boys truly are brilliant, as they’ve designed their system and all of their products to make the system smarter every time all of their users use them. Meaning, every time you use their ‘free’ services, you help bring their “mind of god” scenario closer to reality.

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Google Founders Artificial Intelligence Quotes Archive.

Under the terms of the 40-year agreement, Google will lease 42.2 acres of unimproved land in NASA Research Park at Ames to construct up to 1.2 million square feet of offices and research and development (R&D) facilities in a campus-style setting.

GOOGLE, the internet giant, is planning a massive online facility that could store copies of users’ hard drives – a move set to spark alarm among civil liberties campaigners.

Google’s top inventor says talking computers are the future.

Google Goggles, an experimental image recognition system for Android 1.6+ devices by which users can submit search queries using snapshots of certain…

Mobile Google Android to condition people to embrace constant GPS tracking

Google seeks to become the “Library of the Future”, by scanning literally every manuscript humans have ever written.

Google wants to be the best in search – no surprise here. To reach that goal, Google wants to have the world’s top AI research laboratory.

Google’s 23andMe DNA Databank is Targeting Children.

Google’s DNA ‘Bio-Piracy’ & Federal DNA Databanks.

We all taught Google’s new advanced speech recognition how to hear.

Google announced at midnight the world’s first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE), the first evolving intelligent system.

Al Gore is on the Board of Directors of Google.

Google Android wants to be on any device, not just your phone.

‘Don’t Be Evil,’ Meet ‘Spy on Everyone’: How the NSA Deal Could Kill Google

SFGate: Google has lots to do with intelligence agencies.

Google’s massive data centers with their computing power and more than a billion images allow its Goggles image-recognition smartphone app to recognize millions of images…

A new generation of smartphones like Google’s Android G1 now “augments” reality by painting a map over a phone-screen image of the user’s surroundings produced by the phone’s camera.

Google funding Artificial General Intelligence research via Novamente.

Google’s Android Allows Soldiers to Put Drones on Buddy List.

Google’s information appetite is never-ending , and now the search-and-advertising giant wants your help in building a profile page that will show up anytime anyone searches on your name.

Google Fearmongering: ‘More People Will Die From Swine Flu If We Cannot Retain Search Data’.

Kurzweil co-founded Google / NASA’s “Singularity University”.

heir Toolbar, Analytics, Adsense, Gmail, and, of course, Search are all happily gathering petabytes of data about our behavior. Now, Google is employing neuromarketing technology to peer inside our brains.

Obama’s NBIC (nano-bio-info-cogno convergence) Agenda.

Obama appoints Google CEO as economic adviser.

Former Intelligence Agent Says Google In Bed With CIA.

Is Google preparing to launch its own Navy? In its just-published application for a patent on the Water-Based Data Center, Google envisions a world where ‘computing centers are located on a ship or ships.

Google Sued Over Street-View-Mapping Private Homes.

Barcode, Iris Scanners for Google Android.

Google and Elitists.

Google’s quest for the intelligent cloud.

Google Co-Founder: “Perfect Search Requires Human-Level Artificial Intelligence”.

“We’re deploying a new technology that can better understand associations and concepts related to your search”.

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New York Times finally covers Google and the Singularity Movement.

Google Invests in Firm That Tries to Predict the Future.

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C Net News
Declan McCullagh
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Anyone with an e-mail account likely knows that police can peek inside it if they have a paper search warrant.

But cybercrime investigators are frustrated by the speed of traditional methods of faxing, mailing, or e-mailing companies these documents. They’re pushing for the creation of a national Web interface linking police computers with those of Internet and e-mail providers so requests can be sent and received electronically.

CNET has reviewed a survey scheduled to be released at a federal task force meeting on Thursday, which says that law enforcement agencies are virtually unanimous in calling for such an interface to be created. Eighty-nine percent of police surveyed, it says, want to be able to “exchange legal process requests and responses to legal process” through an encrypted, police-only “nationwide computer network.” (See one excerpt and another.)

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CNet
Saturday, February 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON–The FBI is pressing Internet service providers to record which Web sites customers visit and retain those logs for two years, a requirement that law enforcement believes could help it in investigations of child pornography and other serious crimes.

FBI Director Robert Mueller supports storing Internet users’ “origin and destination information,” a bureau attorney said at a federal task force meeting on Thursday.

As far back as a 2006 speech, Mueller had called for data retention on the part of Internet providers, and emphasized the point two years later when explicitly asking Congress to enact a law making it mandatory. But it had not been clear before that the FBI was asking companies to begin to keep logs of what Web sites are visited, which few if any currently do.

The FBI is not alone in renewing its push for data retention. As CNET reported earlier this week, a survey of state computer crime investigators found them to be nearly unanimous in supporting the idea. Matt Dunn, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the Department of Homeland Security, also expressed support for the idea during the task force meeting.

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Xeni Jardin
Boing Boing
Thursday, February 25th, 2010

John Young and Deborah Natsios’ whistleblower archive Cryptome has long been a thorn in the flesh of US government agencies. But if my memory serves correctly, none of them ever managed to do what Microsoft did today: shut the site down.

Network Solutions shut off the lights in response to a DMCA notice, after Cryptome published a 22-page Microsoft document outlining how the company stores private user data in its web-connected servers. The document also explains how government agencies can access that personal data.

More at Wired News, and you can download the disputed PDF here. More at ReadWriteWeb, with comments from the EFF.