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Defiant Apple, Facebook, Other Firms To Inform Public Of Govt Surveillance Requests – 2 May 2014

RT logoThe same technology companies that the US intelligence community has relied upon to disclose email records are now refusing to keep surveillance requests secret and informing customers when they are the subject of such requests.

In the nearly ten months since former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed extensive surveillance efforts on everyday Americans’ online activity, the companies that were forced to facilitate that surveillance have come under harsh public scrutiny.

The embarrassment ignited a series of comments from executives at Google and Facebook, among others, calling on the NSA and other agencies to either stop forcing them to provide the communications that customers trust them with, or allow them to be more transparent.

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French Consumer Rights Watchdog Sues Google, Facebook, Twitter For Privacy Violations – 26 March 2014

RT logoFrance’s top consumer rights group has filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against Google+, Facebook and Twitter, accusing the social networks of violating the country’s privacy laws.

UFC-Que Choisir – a group which advises consumers on products, services and their rights – said it was filing a suit in the High Court over “abusive” and “illegal” practices in the conditions of use on the three social networks, AFP reported Tuesday.

The consumers’ group said that last summer they warned the companies that they would bring legal action in case they did not address concerns over terms of use and data-collection practices. However, “they are stubbornly maintaining clauses that the association considers abusive or illegal,” the group was reported as saying.

UFC-Que Choisir asked the court to order Google+, Facebook and Twitter to get rid of or change the fine print on their terms of use since, they believe, it is far too complicated. According to the organization, the instructions were “inaccessible, unreadable and full of hypertext links” – some of which are available only in English.

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USNews – Steven Nelson – Nine Companies Tied To PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo! And Youtube Will Be Named In The Suit, Attorney Says – 16 June 2013

(Evan Vucci/AP)Attorney Larry Klayman hopes to turn up the legal heat on President Barack Obama over his administration’s secret domestic surveillance programs.

Former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman amended an existing lawsuit against Verizon and a slew of Obama administration officials Monday to make it the first class-action lawsuit in response to the publication of a secret court order instructing Verizon to hand over the phone records of millions of American customers on an “ongoing, daily basis.”

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NaturalNews – Mike Adams – How Google, Facebook, Skype, Yahoo And AOL Are All Blatantly Lying To Their Own Users In Denying NSA Spy Grid Scheme – 9 June 2013

government(NaturalNews) What do Google, AOL, Skype, Facebook, Apple, Hotmail and Yahoo all have in common? They have all been caught turning over private user data to the government’s spy agency, the NSA. All these companies routinely turn over the emails, voice calls, text chats, photos, files and even logins and passwords of their users, including Americans. Continue reading

Natural News – Mike Adams – Thought Police Victim Brandon Raub Ordered Released From Psychiatric Prison; Govt. Agents Kidnapped And Detained Him For Facebook Posts – 24 August 2012

(NaturalNews) The thought police are hard at work in America, crushing anyone who expresses ideas of liberty and freedom. The latest case involves U.S. veteran Brandon Raub, who posted text on Facebook saying, among other things, that 9/11 was an inside job, that the country is being run by an evil cabal of insiders, and that the global elite are pedophiles who rape children.
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American Kabuki – Advice From The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – 27 June 2012

I’ve decided not to post rumors of pending military or arrest actions until there are hard facts. I don’t want to contribute to the panic some are feeling. The Internet can act as a kind of an echo chamber or rumors, what I find to be of substance I will report on immediately.   This seems to me to be the important thing right now, to maintain a space of peace and calm while the hurricane swirls about.   In my youth in Arizona we had a type of storm we called “dry lightening”.  It would get gloomy, threatening, and lots of thunder and lightening but whatever rain fell never hit the ground before evaporating.  There seems to be a bit of dry lightening on the web right now, especially on Facebook. Continue reading

Revealed: Fake Facebook Identity Used By Military Contractors Plotting To Hack Progressive Organizations | Common Dreams

Revealed: Fake Facebook Identity Used By Military Contractors Plotting To Hack Progressive Organizations | Common Dreams.

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