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. […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Google Execs’ Cozy Relationships with NSA Boss

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Jason Leopold At al Jazeera America, Jason Leopold recently published email exchanges between former NSA chief Keith Alexander and Google’s top brass, including Chairman Eric Schmidt and co-founder Sergey Brin. The emails show Alexander thanking the googlers for previous meetings, and inviting them to an upcoming classified briefing. This expose […]

The EyeOpener- Just Be Evil: The Unauthorized History of Google

Google Inc. is back in the news this week, with a fresh round of headlines about the search giant and government censorship. Ironically–though perhaps not surprisingly for the corporate media–the stories are not about Google’s admitted but classified relationship with government agencies like the NSA, though. Instead, they portray the internet company as a protagonist […]

The EyeOpener- Silicon Spies: The US government and the tech revolution

Earlier this week Wired Magazine released a background check of Steve Jobs conducted by the Department of Defense in 1988. The background check highlights Jobs’ use of LSD in the 1970s and his fears of blackmail or kidnapping due to his substantial wealth. The check was part of a security clearance investigation conducted by the […]

The EyeOpener- Exposing ‘In-Q –Tel’: The CIA’s Own Venture Capital Firm

Google, Facebook, the IT Sector and the CIA In-Q-Tel was formed by the CIA in 1999 as a private, not-for-profit venture capital firm with the specific task of delivering technology to America’s intelligence community. Publicly, In-Q-Tel markets itself as an innovative way to leverage the power of the private sector by identifying key emerging technologies […]

Site ‘Freed’- Back to Business?

Google-Blogger Fairness DoctrineThis is a short update and notice. I am still wrestling with jetlag and adjusting to winter clothes. On Saturday Google-Blogger lifted the restriction. Obviously there was nothing on my site deserving the restriction placed with no advance notice. As most of you already know I am not technologically savvy, so help me […]