Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring

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(Wired) – The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.

The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”

The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down. Recorded Future then plots that chatter, showing online “momentum” for any given event. Continue reading

BP Oil Volcanoes

(NYTimes) – Scientist Awed by Size, Density of Undersea Oil Plume in Gulf

Vast underwater concentrations of oil sprawling for miles in the Gulf of Mexico from the damaged, crude-belching BP PLC well are unprecedented in “human history” and threaten to wreak havoc on marine life, a team of scientists said today, a finding confirmed for the first time by federal officials. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Gulf Spill Continues: Is Obama Powerless Against BP? – Shamus Cooke – Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: Has the Oil Spill Created a ‘Doomsday Effect’ for the Gulf? – Keith Olbermann

June 8: Oil and gas expert Robert Cavnar talks about the possibility of an “underground blowout” occurring beneath the ocean as a result of the oil spill. – Video Link Here

(OpenUrEyes) – Video: Massive Media Blackout in Gulf Oil Spill

openUReyes blog reports:

According to documentary film maker, James Fox, reporting from Louisiana, there is a massive media black out being perpetrated in the Gulf of Mexico BP Oil spill. While that much may have seemed obvious to many, James says that people with cameras are being threatened with arrest, and locals are seriously afraid to talk. The place is swarming with both government officials and corporate officials, and by the sounds of this interview it’s a pretty scary situation.

James Fox is a filmmaker that specializes in UFO documentaries. One of his films aired last fall on the History Channel. – Video Link Here

Video: Oil Spill Pictures – View Here

(ThomasPainesCorner) – Yes, Obama Is ‘Engaged’ – in a Colossal Crime

In a rational polity, the great abomination to Earth and Man in the Gulf would spell the end of the Obama presidency. We are witnessing cataclysm on a geological scale, an event with the potential to alter planetary destiny, precipitated not by the three hundred million year arc of wayward comets or the incremental slide of continent-molding tectonic plates, but by the routine exercise of corporate power in the United States. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – BP buys top Google search result for ‘oil spill’

The oil company, which is under fire over its role in one of the worst ecological disasters in US history, has purchased the news results in an attempt to stem the tide of criticism on internet sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

A search for the term “oil spill” on Tuesday night brought up a link to BP’s website with the tagline: “Learn more about how BP is helping.” Read More Here

(CNBC) – BP Not A Public Company By End Of Summer?

A widely regarded authority in the energy sector tells Fast Money, ““I don’t think BP [BP 30.89 -3.7875 (-10.92%) ] will last as a company for more than a matter of months.”

You read that right – not a a public company by end of summer. Read More Here

(Katu) – Photo gallery: Ripple effects of the BP oil spill – View Pics Here

(LondonTelegraph) – There’s nothing greens love more than a nice, juicy oil-spill disaster – James Delingpole

If anything is going to cause more long-term damage to the planet than the gallons of oil being spewed out by the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster, it’s the toxic clouds of posturing cant and alarmist drivel billowing forth daily from environmentalists. Most especially from their cheerleader in the White House, Barack Obama. Read More Here

(Times) – BP accused of judge-shopping for seeking Republican judge to handle lawsuits

BP has been accused of “judge shopping” after pushing for a specific judge in Houston, Texas — the centre of America’s oil and gas industry — to handle the lawsuits against it. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Video: Attorney – Deepwater Horizon Managers Knew About Oil Rig Problem Before Explosion

Top Houston attorney Tony Buzbee says he has new evidence which indicates that Deepwater Horizon’s managers knew that the BP oil rig had major problems before its explosion on April 20, citing the eyewitness account of a crew member who rescued burning workers on the rig of a conversation between Deepwater Horizon installation manager Jimmy Harrell and someone in Houston. According to the witness, Harrell was screaming, “Are you fucking happy? Are you fucking happy? The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen.” Continue reading

MSM: Pennsylvania AG Subpoenas Twitter to Name Bloggers in Corruption Investigation

(ABC27) – Harrisburg, Pa. – The state attorney general’s office has issued a subpoena threatening officials of the social networking service Twitter with arrest unless they reveal the names of two bloggers who have been critical of Attorney General Tom Corbett and his public corruption investigation.

The subpoena orders Twitter’s custodian of records to provide “any and all subscriber information” pertaining to the accounts “bfbarbie” and “CasablancaPA,” including name, address, contact information, creation date, and Internet protocol address.

The accounts have criticized Corbett’s use of grand juries, suggesting he used the investigations for political gain and to go after political opponents.

The Twitter representative was supposed to appear before the statewide investigating grand jury on May 14 to “give evidence regarding alleged violations of the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” The court document does not specify what crime is being investigated. Read entire article

Google Gives the US Government Access To Gmail

schliz writes “Google condemns the Chinese Government for censoring its results, and Australia for planning to do the same. Meanwhile, its lawyers and security experts have told employees to ‘be intentionally vague about whether or not we’ve given access to end-user accounts,’ according to engineer James Tarquin, hinting that Google may be sharing its data with the US government. Perhaps Australia’s most hated communications minister, Steven Conroy, could be right in his criticism of Google’s privacy record after all.” Source: Slashdot

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MSM: Break the law and your new ‘friend’ may be the FBI

(AP) – The Feds are on Facebook. And MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, too.

U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private information, according to an internal Justice Department document that offers a tantalizing glimpse of issues related to privacy and crime-fighting. Continue reading

Controlling the Ability of People and Organizations to Access the Internet – Bob Chapman

Under the guise of “protecting Americans” and choosing itself in so-called “national security,” the current Obama administration wants to be able to control the ability of people and organizations to access the Internet. Continue reading