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Submission + - Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking (commondreams.org)

waspleg writes: The march towards Panopticon continues. Google breaks its word, links PI from DoubleClick with everything else.

"The practical result of the change is that the DoubleClick ads that follow people around on the web may now be customized to them based on your name and other information Google knows about you. It also means that Google could now, if it wished to, build a complete portrait of a user by name, based on everything they write in email, every website they visit and the searches they conduct."

Comment Apparently many here aren't paying attention to (Score 2, Interesting) 394

REAL journalists:

These are all from the last week or so and mostly from the hacked emails. Oldest first. Yes these people go after Trump too but as far as I'm concerned has no chance in hell anyway.

Hillary Clinton Sympathized with Goldman Sachs over financial reform.

What Major Donors like Goldman Sachs want from the Democratic Party (they also fucking hate Elizabeth Warren - shock.)

Hillary Clinton repeatedly Praised Wal-Mart in paid speeches This bitch knows who signs her checks and kisses heavy amounts of ass accordingly.

Clinton aide PLANTED ANTI-BANK COMMENTS in a paid speech to throw off reporters.

Democrats trying to work out how to pass huge corporate tax cuts. If you read it's essentially the same thing Trump wants. Remember: same corporate hand, different puppets.

BONUS: Hillary Clinton's encryption proposal impossible. Because she wanted secure communication between people that could still be monitored by the gov't.

For the record I think Bernie Sanders / Elizabeth Warren would have been the dream team. Fuck Hillary and Trump both.

PS. In case you didn't know The Intercept = Glenn Greenwald = Snowden's choice for disclosure. They're good guys.

Comment Does it say he (Score 0) 377

can't have people killed by drones like Hillary tried to do to him?

How is it that every time this shit gets posted that part is left out?

Even when that information is provided by links and voted +5 Insightful it still ends up at the bottom of the page.

PS - I think both candidates are a joke. But Assange has a perfectly good reason to hate Hillary.

Comment For several reasons (Score 5, Insightful) 174

- Agents sent to the field might be swayed by emotional or logical appeals.

- Remote surveillance means a permanent record and centralized control of both the data and the people using it.

- Social unrest is a threat to a police state and the status quo so "they" are doing everything to quell those things before they become popular enough to affect change.

- To paraphrase Alan Watts, all big institutions exist for themselves and their own continued existence and not the people they purport to serve. Remote everything plays to the military industrial complex's strengths. The machine intends to stay in power.

Comment I lean pretty hard to the left (Score 1) 215

and am very much against this. Not everyone thinks alike despite generalizations for convenience/blame.

I already got modded down for saying what someone else got modded up for saying - this is another move towards corporate control under "globalization"; a stateless evil entity is much harder to contain and bring to heel than one based in an actual country with (physical) assets to be seized.

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