Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Google’s Secret Ties to Spy Agencies

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Yasha Levine

Researching for his new book Surveillance Valley, Yasha Levine of Pando updates us on his probe of the origins of Google Earth. Now “the biggest private surveillance operation on planet Earth”, Google purchased the startup Keyhole, Inc. in 2003 from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. Levine’s recent FOIA response shows that the transaction is still secret, and that Google has become a significant military contractor, selling its data products to just about every major military and intelligence agency in America.

*Yasha Levine reports for Pando.com and is grateful to the crowdfunders who are supporting his work on the new book Surveillance Valley. To see your tax dollars at work on new surveillance tools, visit the In-Q-Tel website here.

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Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 80

Reflecting on Revolution

EPPWhat makes a successful revolution? Has there ever been one? Looking at Egypt's current situation, two and a half years after the fall of Mubarak, what have we learned about the revolutionary process, about its failures and successes? How does this relate to the global imperial system, and how can people within the imperial powers play a part in these foreign revolutions?

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