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How NSA Spying, Google and Chlorinated Chickens Are Pitting Germans Against Americans -- And What to Do About It

Sigmar Gabriel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Home
Sigmar Gabriel

The "Chlorhuhn" chicken symbolizes the fears triggered by a proposed free trade agreement. The fear is that foreign products will push out local goods, and that health standards will drop. We are also having an argument about the way the major Internet companies mine and use data -- with the danger that they will turn us into transparent human beings. But one thing we do agree on is that unrestricted monitoring of communications by secret services can destroy the Internet as a space of liberty. Google's Eric Schmidt rightly described this practice as "outrageous."

Ryan Grim

Julian Assange Fires Back At Google | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

ECUADORIAN SOIL -- A police officer stands just inside the lobby of 3 Hans Crescent, a nondescript apartment building just around the corner from Harr...

Matt Sledge

Google Backs Major Effort To Rein In NSA | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Google endorsed legislation on Tuesday that would roll back the National Security Agency's powers, adding its voice to an activist-led day of action. ...

US Relaxes Gag on Google, Facebook et al, Allowing Firms to Discuss NSA Access. But Disclosures Not Likely to Reassure Customers

Peter Scheer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Peter Scheer

If NSA does, in fact, have a secret back door channel into Google's (and the other firms') user data and communications, it hardly matters how scrupulous the agency is in adhering to applicable legal rules restricting access through the front door.

Google Workers On NSA: 'F*ck These Guys'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology

It turns out that when Google employees speak candidly about the National Security Agency, they curse. A lot. Brandon Downey, a security engineer a...

Almunia Wakes Up, Google and the Other 'Over the Tops' to Be Regulated

Carlo De Benedetti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Carlo De Benedetti

Our current situation, particularly in the already-digitalized publishing world, is marked by the absence of a level playing field where people can compete without steroids or personal fouls.

Google Exec Says NSA Spying Is 'Outrageous' If True

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said widespread U.S. government spying on its data centers would be outrageous and potentially illegal if t...

Matt Sledge

Shutdown Halts NSA Transparency Fight | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Efforts to force the National Security Agency to become more transparent have become the latest victim of the government shutdown, with the tech compa...

NSA Chief: Terrorists Love Gmail

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology

Gmail is reportedly the most "preferred” online service of “terrorists worldwide.” The Google marketing team likely won't be celebrating the...

How NSA Revelations Are Really Impacting Google And Facebook

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 11.15.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's unprecedented exposure of U.S. technology companies' close collaboration with national intelligence agencie...

Google, Facebook Take NSA Fighting To The Next Level

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 11.10.2013 | Technology

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest Internet companies on Monday increased efforts to disclo...

Google Is Using The First Amendment To Push Back Against The NSA

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

Google is taking its fight for transparency and image rehabilitation one step further in the wake of the revelation that the government is collecting ...

Google Isn't Done Defending Itself Against PRISM

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology

In an open letter on Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller, Google pressed the United States government for permissi...

Google Comes Under Fire For 'Secret' Relationship With NSA

PCWorld | Grant Gross, IDG News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group largely focused in recent years on Google's privacy practices, has called on a congressional investigation into t...

Google, NSA Will Partner To Stop Hackign, Cyber Attacks

The Washington Post | Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecu...