FBI and CIA work together
Google and the CIA are reportedly working together
At least that's what Robert D. Steele from Open Source Solutions (OSS) claims, a former CIA employee who has been working for years to evaluate open data sources instead of costly sniffing programs.
According to reports, the partnership mainly extends to the research and development of data mining technologies. It is not known whether search statistics or user data are also passed on.
Hmh. The NSA once released a super-secure version of Linux and of course published it again under the GPL. Does that mean the Linux community is working with the NSA? As long as no transfer of user data has been confirmed by Google, the company apparently only sells search technologies. Anyone who uses Google privately cannot seriously object to the fact that the secret services also use appropriate search technologies.
A completely different matter, of course, is the FBI's access to private databases without a judge's decision, as permitted by the PATRIOT ACT, and the subsequent disclosure within the government. But that's nothing new. In essence, it's about:
1. Large databases with personal data always present a risk that secret services and other repressive organs of the state access them.
2. If highly developed technologies (regardless of whether they are search engines, pattern recognition or rocket technologies) are available to civilians, they will also be used by the military and secret services.
3. Those who do not want all of this must either ban the technologies or abolish secret services.
Update: I have just corrected the funniest Freudian mistake of my blogging life so far: "Community services" instead of "secret services".
Would you like more critical reporting?
Our work at netzpolitik.org is financed almost exclusively by voluntary donations from our readers. With an editorial staff of currently 15 people, this enables us to journalistically work on many important topics and debates in a digital society. With your support, we can clarify even more, conduct investigative research much more often, provide more background information - and defend even more fundamental digital rights!
You too can support our work now with yours Donation.
About the author
- What is a circular knitting machine
- Is psychology good for a PCB student
- Should I sell my share in ingredient?
- How do you train a narcissist
- What did Andre Agassis Rueckhand do so well
- What are cookbooks for according to shtf
- What makes people convert to Islam
- Who really has it all
- You can reinvent yourself physically and socially
- Why is hypnosis controversial
- What is the effect of rosuvastatin on cholesterol
- May vote people in prison
- How much does Akismet cost
- What is an Associate General Counsel
- What is the political situation like in Transnistria
- What are the best mink eyelashes
- Do you like to fish
- Does the skin feel healthy?
- What are the DIY projects with LEDs
- Why is ammonia the basic substance
- How can I restore an old friend
- What does responsibility in care mean?
- Which pop star can achieve the best singing
- What is demagnetization