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PostPosted: 31-05-2006 10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

morningstar667 wrote:
ghostdog19 wrote:
morningstar667 wrote:
IMO if anyone was collecting data from here all they's see is "Oh boy we got us a skeptic!"
or better yet a stack of condescending emoticons.

Is this meant as an insult?
don't be silly
morningstar667 wrote:
rofl
That's better.

Okay, so picture this. Government trawling the fortean Times message board for enemies of the crown when they find an emoticon anti-war rally on the "Iraq war" that looks a lot like this. stfu wtf old imo omg
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PostPosted: 31-05-2006 11:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostdog19 wrote:

Okay, so picture this. Government trawling the fortean Times message board for enemies of the crown when they find an emoticon anti-war rally on the "Iraq war" that looks a lot like this. stfu wtf old imo omg

Ta for clarifying: here's one for the nsahttp://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Funny/Idiot-George-Bush.jpg
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PostPosted: 31-05-2006 14:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 01-06-2006 06:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either that or something seriously tedious that everyone else will just stop reading.

Back on topic, please.
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PostPosted: 01-06-2006 18:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, here we go, today I feel like finding a "Large black leather pouff"

Do I feel lucky?

Yo! err
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PostPosted: 01-06-2006 19:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesWhitehead wrote:
Right, here we go, today I feel like finding a "Large black leather pouff"

Do I feel lucky?

Yo! err


From that site:

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Sm. Burnt Yellow Pouff
$55.00


Just tempting them to send you a $55 bag of ashes.
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PostPosted: 01-06-2006 19:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowledge can sometimes be power.

Like, if you knew how to create your own search engine and a webcrawler to index sites you would never have to accept a Google cookie again.

But then, if you had that sort of skill and the knowledge to back it up you might want to look into creating your own Software Agent to go off and look for things for you.
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PostPosted: 01-06-2006 21:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Burnt yellow pouffs used to be billed as henna pouffs, I kid you not!

Anyway, to take the bitter taste out of my mouth, I went hunting for some Etruscan Slags:

Wow!

They sure know how to talk dirty! gaga
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PostPosted: 02-11-2006 14:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Internet Former Agent Says Google and CIA in Partnership
Marcus Yam (Blog) - October 31, 2006 5:00 PM

Could Google be a spook?
Is Google's quest to manage the world's information leading straight to the CIA?


Former CIA clandestine case officer Robert David Steele made some very hot comments on his appearance on the Alex Jones radio show. Steele cites his contacts within the agency with the information that Google and the CIA are involved with one another.

Steele said, "I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government - that is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off."

In reference to Google's fight against the U.S. Department of Justice for the privacy of its users, Steele claims that it was an elaborate charade intended for the public eye.

"Google was a little hypocritical when they were refusing to honor a Department of Justice request for information because they were heavily in bed with the Central Intelligence Agency, the office of research and development," concluded Steele.

From reports, Steele did not bring evidence to light in order to back up his claims, and neither Google nor the CIA are yet commenting on the matter.


http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4774
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PostPosted: 16-01-2014 12:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

High Court: 'Google privacy case can be heard in UK'
Google has vowed to fight the High Court's decision today that it can be sued for an alleged breach of privacy in the UK despite being based in the US, a decision which potentially sets a precedent for other internet companies based outside our borders
By Matthew Sparkes
11:07AM GMT 16 Jan 2014

The High Court has thrown out Google’s claim that it is immune from a legal challenge made by Britons over an alleged breach of privacy.

Google faced a group action by users of Apple's Safari browser who were angered by the way their online habits were apparently tracked against their wishes in order to provide targeted advertising. But the search giant claimed that it was not ruled by British law as it was based in the US.

It said there was “no jurisdiction” for the case to be heard here because its services were provided by Google Inc, based in the US, rather than Google UK.

That claim has now been thrown out, as Mr Justice Tugendhat, sitting at London's High Court, ruled that the UK courts were the "appropriate jurisdiction" to try the claims.
"I am satisfied that there is a serious issue to be tried in each of the claimant's claims for misuse of private information," he said this morning.
"The claimants have clearly established that this jurisdiction is the appropriate one in which to try each of the above claims."

Google has vowed to fight the decision. A spokesperson said: “A case almost identical to this one was dismissed in its entirety three months ago in the US. We still don’t think that this case meets the standards required in the UK for it to go to trial, and we’ll be appealing today’s ruling.”

If it stands, the ruling could set a precedent for other US internet firms with UK customers. Some firms, such as Facebook, provide services to UK users through European subisdiaries, so are already governed by UK laws.

The group of complainants in the case, called Safari Users Against Google’s Secret Tracking, claimed that Google tracked their browsing habits during the latter part of 2011 and early 2012, using the data to serve them targeted advertising. They claim that the company acted contrary to a 2009 amendment to an EU directive which requires consent before cookies are placed on a user's device for advertising purposes.
They allege that the information was collected and sold to advertisers who used its DoubleClick advertising service.

The test claim was brought by Judith Vidal-Hall, former editor of Index On Censorship magazine, Robert Hann, director of an IT security company, and Marc Bradshaw, director of an IT services company.

Their spokesman Jonathan Hawker said as the case began: "People use the Safari browser for private browsing believing nobody else knew what they were doing. But Google tracked them and has caused embarrassment and distress.

"Google should not override their wishes for privacy. We want the case heard in the UK because this is where the damage was done. They have offices here, employ staff here and make money here. Why should these people have to go to California to make a claim?"

Antony White QC, speaking for Google, told the judge: "The conduct complained of came to an end in February 2012 and cannot now re-start. There is no risk of repetition or continuation." He also denied that any user suffered any economic loss.

In August last year Google was fined £13.8m in the US after being found guilty of circumventing security settings on the iPad, iPhone, Mac and Safari browser in order to collect user data for advertising. They later paid out a further £10.5m to settle another claim.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/10576284/High-Court-Google-privacy-case-can-be-heard-in-UK.html
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PostPosted: 17-01-2014 22:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall reading somewhere that in the reception of Google HQ there's a scrolling projection on the wall of what people are searching for at that second.

I imagine that would be fascinating, depressing and downright hilarious all at the same time.
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PostPosted: 17-01-2014 22:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Urvogel wrote:
I seem to recall reading somewhere that in the reception of Google HQ there's a scrolling projection on the wall of what people are searching for at that second.

Well, they won't have much from me - I mostly use Duck Duck Go nowadays! Cool
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