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

Manufactured Controversy Backfires As Vast Majority Back Medina, Attack Glenn Beck

(PaulWatson) – The attack dog corporate media, in cahoots with loathsome phony neo-con crybaby Glenn Beck, are once again attempting to manufacture reality by smearing Debra Medina for expressing a view shared by the vast majority of Americans in an effort to purge her from the Texas gubernatorial race. Continue reading

MSM: China paper slams U.S. for cyber role in Iran unrest

(Reuters) – China’s Communist Party mouthpiece on Sunday accused the United States of mounting a cyber army and a “hacker brigade,” and of exploiting social media like Twitter or Youtube to foment unrest in Iran. Continue reading

Neocon Gingrich Demands Muslims Be Profiled as Terrorists

(KurtNimmo) – Newt Gingrich said in a twitter the other day that the government needs to begin profiling people in response to the staged Christmas day underwear non-bombing. “We need a new policy of systematically going after terrorists that involves explicit profiling and explicit discrimination for behavior,” said the prominent neocon. “It is time to go to profiling of dangerous people.” Continue reading

Can We Rescue the Republic Before the Dark Politics Take Over?

(AlterNet) – Did America slip into a semiliterate, polarized, pre-fascist state over the past decade or so, allowing greedy oligarchs and corporate elites to run the government? Two books I recently read offer reasonably persuasive evidence and arguments that the country did, and a third suggests that dictatorial mindsets could besiege Americans, with an assist from the Internet, if they don’t come to their more deliberative senses. Each of the books offers an informed diagnosis of the dangers that widespread ignorance and ideological polarization pose for American democracy, though none offers a comprehensive treatment for the malaise. Continue reading

Middle East News

(CNN) – Twitter hacked by ‘Iranian Cyber Army’

The popular microblogging Web site Twitter was hacked overnight, leaving the millions who use the site tweetless. Read More Here

(AP) – Israel: Iran nearing atomic bomb capability

Iran is close to a “technological breakthrough” that would enable it to build nuclear weapons, Israel’s military intelligence chief said in a rare public assessment Tuesday. Read More Here

(FinancialTimes) – Hamas vows to aid Iran if it is attacked

The exiled leader of Hamas gave warning on Tuesday that the Palestinian Islamist movement would support Iran if Israel were to launch a military strike against its nuclear facilities. Read More Here

US military intervention in Yemen: reports

Saudi Arabian warplanes bombed a market in Bani Maan village in Yemen killing 70 civilians, rebels in the north of the country said Dec. 14. The rebels, known as Houthis, have accused the Saudis of several cross-border raids. Additionally, Iran’s Press TV, citing claims on the rebels’ Almenpar website, reported that US fighter jets took part in the air-raids in the northwestern province of Sa’ada. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Gulf petro-powers to launch currency in latest threat to dollar hegemony

The Arab states of the Gulf region have agreed to launch a single currency modelled on the euro, hoping to blaze a trail towards a pan-Arab monetary union swelling to the ancient borders of the Ummayad Caliphate. Read More Here

Exclusive: U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets

America’s spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates — even check out your book reviews on Amazon. Continue reading

CIA To Monitor Internet Chatter For Anti-Government Sentiment

In the 2005 movie V For Vendetta, a film about a totalitarian society ruled by a fascist government with an iron surveillance fist, there’s a scene where state spooks drive down a residential street with a gadget that records the conversations people are having inside their homes and gives them a rating on how antagonistic towards the authorities they are. Continue reading

Upcoming Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup Screenings…hopefully near you!

Dylan Avery’s new film, “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup” was released 9-22-09 by Microcinema International. If you haven’t watched it yet, here is your chance to view the 9/11 documentary that will change your life! Continue reading

MSM: CDC turns to social sites to get flu message out

(Reuters) – U.S. health authorities are turning to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in a bid to prepare people to be vaccinated against the pandemic H1N1 virus. Continue reading

Internet warfare team unveiled – Twitterers paid to spread Israeli propaganda

Israel’s foreign ministry is reported to be establishing a special undercover team of paid workers whose job it will be to surf the internet 24 hours a day spreading positive news about Israel. Continue reading

Marines Ban Twitter, MySpace, Facebook

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately. Continue reading

Israel deploys cyber team to spread positive spin

The passionate support for Israel expressed on talkback sections of websites, internet chat forums, blogs, Twitters and Facebook may not be all that it seems. Continue reading

Web Warfare Team Unveiled

The passionate support for Israel expressed on talkback sections of websites, internet chat forums, blogs, Twitter and Facebook may not be all that it seems. Continue reading

That commenter on your blog may actually be working for the Israeli government

Straight out of Avigdor Lieberman’s Foreign Ministry: a new Internet Fighting Team! Israeli students and demobilized soldiers get paid to pretend they are just regular folks and leave pro-Israel comments on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sites.

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From Mossadegh to Ahmadinejad: The CIA and the Iranian experiment

The news of alleged election fraud has spread through Tehran like wildfire, pitching ayatollah Rafsanjani’s supporters against ayatollah Khamenei’s in street confrontations. This chaotic situation is secretly stirred by the CIA which has been spreading confusion by flooding Iranians with contradicting SMS messages. Thierry Meyssan recounts this psychological warfare experiment. Continue reading

Video: Sickening Hypocrisy – the CIA’s Dirty War in Iran

Having won the presidential election by a landslide, Ahmadinejad and his backers within the Iranian regime should be basking in the glory of an overwhelming mandate from the Iranian people. Instead they face unrelenting pressure from within and without as they confront their deadliest crisis yet. The US and British media is presently falling over itself to broadcast images of an Iranian protestor shot dead in broad daylight, while repeatedly decrying “election fraud” in Iran. Continue reading

Iran Protesters Using U.S. Navy Internet Encryption Program

Iranians seeking to share videos and other eyewitness accounts of the demonstrations that have roiled their country since disputed elections two weeks ago are using an Internet encryption program originally developed by and for the U.S. Navy. Continue reading

Soros, the CIA, Mossad and the new media destabilization of Iran

It’s the 2009 presidential election in Iran and opposition leader Mir-Houssein Mousavi declares victory hours before the polls close, insuring that any result to the contrary will be called into question. Western media goes into overdrive, fighting with each other to see who can offer the most hyperbolic denunciation of the vote and President Ahmadenijad’s apparent victory (BBC wins by publishing bald-faced lies about the supposed popular uprising which it is later forced to retract). Continue reading

The Line Drawn In The Sands of Iran – Freemasonry vs. Islam

Reza Pahlavi, son of the former Shah of Iran, has continually appeared on satellite radio and TV shows beamed into Iran, repeatedly calling for civil disobedience in order to topple the Islamic Mullahs. He promotes a US-UN backed referendum to decide whether Iran is to be governed as a constitutional monarchy, which he says he can lead as Shah, or a “secular democracy.” Continue reading

Son of shah says protesters defeat could lead to nuclear war

(RawStory) – The exiled son of the late shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, warned Monday of dire consequences for the volatile Middle East and the rest of the world if the popular uprising in Iran is crushed. Continue reading

Iran Falling to US PSYOPS?

(Paul Craig Roberts) – President Obama called on the Iranian government to allow protesters to control the streets in Tehran. Would Obama or any US president allow protesters to control the streets in Washington, D.C.? Continue reading

Facebook, Google Go Persian, Aiding Iran’s Activists

Some of the Web’s leading firms are rolling out new features, to accommodate worldwide interest in the protests in Iran — and to not-so-subtly help out the pro-democracy movement inside the country. Continue reading

BBC Caught In Mass Public Deception With Iran Propaganda

The BBC has again been caught engaging in mass public deception by using photographs of pro-Ahmadinejad rallies in Iran and claiming they represent anti-government protests in favor of Hossein Mousavi. Continue reading

What if Twitter is leading us all astray in Iran?

Here are a few of the things that we’ve “learned” the last few days about the Iranian elections and their aftermath: Continue reading

Cyberwarfare Begins in Iran

An apparently ad-hoc cyber protest against the results of recent Iranian elections has knocked key websites off-line. Continue reading

Germany Prepares to Censor Internet

Germany is on the verge of censoring its Internet: The government – a grand coalition between the German social democrats and conservative party – seems united in its decision: On Thursday the parliament is to vote on the erection of an internet censorship architecture. Continue reading

MSM: China moves to censor home computers

(Telegraph) – The Chinese government wants all computers sold in China after July to come with software that automatically censors the internet. Continue reading

Rupert Murdoch: “Internet Will Soon Be Over”

Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave a strange response when asked about plans for mainstream news websites to charge for content, declaring, “The current days of the internet will soon be over.” Continue reading

Obama Campaign’s Multi-Million Dollar Propaganda Firm Deployed in Iraq to Advise on “New Media”

With Iraq in ruins, Obama sends a politically connected firm, along with reps from AT&T, Google, and Twitter to build ‘smart power’ in Baghdad. Continue reading