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Google is Evil

By someone else follow someone else   2015 Jul 7, 1:54pm 16,846 views   195 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


goddamn it, i want to keep google out of my life entirely, but now my employer uses gmail, so have to use it, and my employer put my first and last name on it: first.last@mycompany.com

to view my work calendar on my phone i have to add that account, so google knows my phone now too.

even viewing a youtube video at work i noticed that they have me logged in to youtube (which google owns). if i log out, i can't read my email...

google is the worst thing ever to happen to privacy.

#politics

#privacy



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156   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 10, 1:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/state-legislators-grappling-to-address-big-tech-censorship_3941813.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net

State Legislators Grappling to Address Big Tech Censorship
BY EMEL AKAN August 10, 2021

States are busy looking for ways to curb Big Tech’s outsized power as Google, Facebook, and Twitter have ramped up censorship in recent months.


It's good to have another level of power, the states, looking at ways of limiting tech tyrant power.

In fact, it should primarily be the responsibility of states, becase powers not Constitutionally granted to the federal government belong to States or the people.
157   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2021 Aug 10, 3:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
It's good to have another level of power, the states, looking at ways of limiting tech tyrant power.

Let me translate for you:
"Hey big pockets Google, we need some campaign cash over here, plus find a few jobs in your organization for our nieces/nephews."
158   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 10, 11:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ah, no doubt you're right about that.

"Lovely business you got there, would be a shame if anything were to happen to it..."
159   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2021 Aug 11, 11:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/google-employees-face-pay-cuts-25-working-home-permanently-leaked-salary-data

Google Employees Face Pay Cuts Up To 25% For Working From Home Permanently: Leaked Salary Data
160   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Aug 11, 1:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

For Goolag employees working in a city with high cost of living (Bay Area), it then makes sense to take the opportunity to move somewhere cheap. Even with 25% pay cut, they'll still make out like bandits.

Never understood why tech employees have to live in SF Bay when everyone can work remote.

Oh wait, nm....

"Our compensation packages have always been determined by location, and we always pay at the top of the local market based on where an employee works from,"

That's just idiotic, but typical of the company's greed.
161   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 20, 10:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://www.oann.com/fmr-google-employee-reveals-company-changed-news-algorithm-to-target-president-trump/


He also explained how the process worked during an interview with the Epoch Times. Vorhies went on to clarify how these classifiers were trained by people with biases based on what they believed to be fake or misleading news. The classifiers allow Google to automatically filter out content they believe goes against the truth and their political narrative.

Vorhies added Google’s algorithm attached new negative stories about Trump onto old ones in order to keep them trending at the top of their search results longer. He concluded by exposing Google’s attempt to rewrite its’ operating code to prevent many in the U.S. from participating in the national discussion.
162   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Aug 20, 10:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Another invidious rumor is that the techs are all for the killer vax, because they believe they have achieved enough self perpetuating trans humanism to dispense with most of their cumbersome meat puppets.
163   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 22, 5:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://reclaimthenet.org/apple-google-and-samsung-move-to-normalize-vaccine-passports-with-wallet-function/


Apple, Google, and Samsung move to normalize vaccine passports with wallet function
Vaccine passport wallets will soon be built into the operating system.


Install Linux instead, and get a Linux-based phone where you control all the code on it.
164   SumatraBosch   ignore (9)   2021 Aug 22, 6:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SKULL FUCK LARRY!

SKULL FUCK SERGE!
166   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 29, 5:52pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Legit googled for a Miles Guo "Take down the CCP" T-shirt, and all I got in the first three hits was Corporate-Left Propaganda.
167   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 29, 9:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is one reason I never use Google: extremely dishonest results, all selected to suit their agenda.

The other reason is that using Google is devastating to your privacy.
168   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 30, 5:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/youtube-brags-removing-10-million-videos-per-quarter-censoring-truth-covid19-join-president-trumps-class-action-lawsuit/


Twitter, Faceborg, and YouTube scan and delete/flag 100k's of posts a day for political speech.

Claim they can't find a few thousand Pedo posts.
169   FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut   ignore (4)   2021 Aug 30, 12:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
This is one reason I never use Google: extremely dishonest results, all selected to suit their agenda.

The other reason is that using Google is devastating to your privacy.


here is the craziest thing I just sort of realized.

When Feds wanted to sell propaganda to Cuba IIRC they made a website called something like "Twitter" in Spanish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZunZuneo). And they used it to push propaganda there. It's same name as Twitter, which basically is a left wing propaganda social media. Makes one wonder if there is a connection.
171   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 1, 9:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://nationalfile.com/facebook-and-google-partner-compiles-report-on-how-to-manipulate-people-to-get-the-vaccine-using-their-reputation-public-image-shopping-habits-religion/


A Facebook and Google partner that uses artificial intelligence to compile data from tracking people’s web history has put together a report that outlines ways to mentally program people to get the Coronavirus vaccine. NATIONAL FILE has obtained a copy of the cynical report from Resonate, a company based in Reston, Virginia in the Washington, D.C. area that goes out of its way to denounce “racism” and employs executives who previously worked for the Washington Post, AOL and other corporations. The report is called Moving The Needle: How To Reach The Vaccine-Hesitant And Resistant. The report gives tips on how to manipulate people’s values of “safety,” “reputation and public image,” “social clout,” and even their religion and shopping habits to coerce them to get the vaccine. The report explicitly states, “DRAW THEM TO VACCINATION SITES BASED ON THEIR SHOPPING PREFERENCES.” The report also compiles information on the children of vaccine-hesitant people and vaccine resisters.
Resonate’s listed partners include Facebook and Google. Resonate acknowledges that its data collection allows its clients to “gain a deeper understanding of every consumer who engages with your digital media presence across all platforms including Facebook, Linkedin, etc.” This Facebook and Google partner has used people’s personal information to build an extremely creepy profile of the “Vaccine-Hesitant” community. And Resonate makes it clear that they are tracking people’s “web traffic” in order to build their research. Here are some screenshots from Resonate’s website describing how they get their information from “web traffic” and how they partner with Facebook, Google, Oracle, and others.
174   richwicks   ignore (2)   2021 Oct 20, 11:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

just_passing_through says
https://lulz.com/community/thread/social-experiment-duckduckgo-hiring-racial-discrimination/

Well, DuckDuckGo (DDG) can eat a bag of dicks too.


Believe me, it's a self correcting problem.

I first stopped using Google because as a company, they pissed me off. NOW I don't use Google, because I can't easily find what I'm looking for when I use their piece of shit search engine.
175   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 12:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'd gladly switch to Yandex from Qwant, but I can't figure out how to get Yandex to stop presenting about half of the results in Russian.
176   Bd6r   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 12:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
I'd gladly switch to Yandex from Qwant, but I can't figure out how to get Yandex to stop presenting about half of the results in Russian.

they have language selection in their options
177   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 12:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Bd6r Do you have to be logged in to see those options?

I already have EN selected in the upper right:


178   Bd6r   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 1:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

after your search, click on thing to right of Search orange button
languages appear below
click on English





@Patrick
179   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 2:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Bd6r says
after your search, click on thing to right of Search orange button
languages appear below
click on English


Ah, thanks @Bd6r

That does seem to have fixed it, even for subsequent searches, but only until I then close that tab.

OK, now I'll set Yandex as my default search engine in Brave and try that for a while.
180   richwicks   ignore (2)   2021 Oct 20, 2:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says
Remember when Google's motto was "Do no Evil"?
Then they decided, that dropping acid would make their company smarter. But I think they all dropped so much Acid, they became demented and deranged.


I've said this multiple times before, but I'll say it again.

It is an open secret that Google is funded and supported by the intelligence agencies. Their "parent" company in 2015 became "Alphabet". Somehow, Google, which was founded in 1998, became the child company of Alphabet in 2015. Alphabet as in alphabet agency.

It's OPENLY broadcast. It was discovered that NSA had a secret room inside of Google. There have been SEVERAL whistleblowers. They are 6 miles from where I live.

When engineers in Silly Con Valley tell you this shit, BELIEVE US. Facebook is no better, Twitter is OBVIOUSLY in the pockets of the government.
181   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 2:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You can't find shit with Amazon anymore.

It's amazing that Amazon is LESS useful a decade on. Until you consider it is purposeful - to drive people to their Chinese Knockoffs.
182   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 3:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

richwicks says
Alphabet as in alphabet agency.


Lol, I had not considered that. FBI CIA NSA
183   richwicks   ignore (2)   2021 Oct 20, 4:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
It's amazing that Amazon is LESS useful a decade on. Until you consider it is purposeful - to drive people to their Chinese Knockoffs.


When you're searching for something, do a search for the word "sponsored" and click "highlight all" on your browser. You can then quickly identify what is being pushed, instead of what is being searched for, and more quickly skip over those.

Yes, Amazon is purposely broken - eBay is as well.

It must have been determined that NOT showing exact searches increased sales. I remember the good old days when what I searched for is what I got to their best of their ability, then from there, it was advertisements in hopes that it was close enough to what I was looking for. Now results are obfuscated. I think that is true of the Google search engine itself, or it seems that way. That's what made Google great, it reduced time wasted.
184   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 4:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Google is so full of shit. You can use every keyword and add "negative keywords" to anything remotely political, and guaranteed to get factchecked Bullshit or SPLC or whatever.
185   richwicks   ignore (2)   2021 Oct 20, 5:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
Google is so full of shit. You can use every keyword and add "negative keywords" to anything remotely political, and guaranteed to get factchecked Bullshit or SPLC or whatever.



Yeah, just move beyond it.

Instead of complaining about Google's bullshit, just recognize they are now bullshit.

To find videos on youtube of which I know the EXACT TITLE of, I have to use yandex to do it. For example, for this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA8a2g6tTp0

Here's the search from youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Joe+Biden+brags+about+having+%E2%80%9Cthe+most+extensive+and+inclusive+VOTER+FRAUD+organization%E2%80%9D+in+history.

now from yandex:

https://yandex.com/search/?text=Joe+Biden+brags+about+having+%E2%80%9Cthe+most+extensive+and+inclusive+VOTER+FRAUD+organization%E2%80%9D+in+history.+site%3Awww.youtube.com&lr=102749

In yandex, it's the first result for me.

Deal with it.
186   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 20, 5:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, I had that with S2 Underground. Youtube is actively hiding their videos.

I gave up on Google months ago and esp. Facebook years ago. Blocked on my desktop and laptop. The one thing I noticed, especially with Facebook, is pages loaded much faster despite that being the only change I made.

Next and last phase is Pinephone.
187   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 27, 12:56pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://reclaimthenet.org/almost-all-of-the-senators-funded-by-google/


October 27, 2021
Almost all of the senators supposed to be holding Big Tech accountable are bankrolled by Google
11 of the 12 senators at this week's subcommittee hearing are accepting cash from Google.
189   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 18, 5:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Added image to OP to make it easier to find in a visual scan.
190   GreaterNYCDude   ignore (0)   2021 Nov 25, 8:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Google is horrific. It's a sad irony that we're looking at Russia for reliable search engines. To all you smart people out there... how hard would it be to create a reliable search engine that gives good results and dosen't sell you out?
191   Blue   ignore (0)   2021 Nov 25, 8:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

GreaterNYCDude says
Google is horrific. It's a sad irony that we're looking at Russia for reliable search engines. To all you smart people out there... how hard would it be to create a reliable search engine that gives good results and dosen't sell you out?

@richwicks already mentioned, it’s not difficult and does not need lots of money either. It’s simply environment around doesn’t allow to do it and run sustainably.
192   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 27, 5:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://reclaimthenet.org/google-censors-shopping-searches-for-kyle-rittenhouse-t-shirts/


November 27, 2021
Google censors shopping searches for Kyle Rittenhouse t-shirts
A search in the shopping tab shows zero results.
By Cindy Harper

The phrase “Kyle Rittenhouse shirt” has joined Google Search’s list of banned shopping search terms – this is despite the fact Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges filed against him.

On the “Shopping” tab of Google Search, “Kyle Rittenhouse shirt” does not bring back any results. The results page displays a message stating: “Your search – Kyle Rittenhouse shirt – did not match any shopping results.”

Since Kittenhouse was acquitted of all charges, which included first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide, the sales of shirts showing support for Kyle Rittenhouse and self-defense have sky-rocketed. ...

As noted by The Blaze: “Google has no issues selling shirts with serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer, the cannibal sex offender who killed at least 17 men in Wisconsin, John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of murdering at least 33 young men and boys, and Ted Bundy, who raped and murdered at least 20 young women and girls.

“On Google shopping, you can purchase clothes featuring Che Guevara, a homophobic and racist Marxist revolutionary; Pol Pot, leader of the Marxist Khmer Rouge that killed more than 1.7 million people through work, starvation, and torture in four years; Joseph Stalin, the Russian communist despot believed to have killed 20 million; and Chairman Mao, the Chinese communist tyrant that killed 45 million in four years.”

“Kyle Rittenhouse shirt” has only been banned on the shopping tab.
193   richwicks   ignore (2)   2021 Nov 27, 5:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blue says
GreaterNYCDude says
Google is horrific. It's a sad irony that we're looking at Russia for reliable search engines. To all you smart people out there... how hard would it be to create a reliable search engine that gives good results and dosen't sell you out?

@richwicks already mentioned, it’s not difficult and does not need lots of money either. It’s simply environment around doesn’t allow to do it and run sustainably.


@Patrick,

Social scores are fucking evil, but what if you can make multiple identities and create entirely new ones at will? You can start over whenever you like, but you're back to being a newbie.

On the early internet were people trying to make themselves visible so in order to get noticed, they would have a bunch of unrelated but popular search terms placed on the page on white and white text, or black on black. I have a method to make it impossible to allow such bullshit, and allow it to be called out. Not have central authorities call you out as a bad actor, but good actors do it.

I think generally people are good people, and there's a few bad apples - but the good people, they just don't believe there's bad apples.

Multiple identities are necessary anyhow. Friends my not necessarily mix with families, and they may not mix with work, or groups you're a part of. Even your child's interest in video games and music shouldn't be associated with their (nascent) political views and schoolwork.
194   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 27, 6:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says

The phrase “Kyle Rittenhouse shirt” has joined Google Search’s list of banned shopping search terms – this is despite the fact Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges filed against him.


I got results:




Pretty sure they are overweighting the anti-Kyle shirts.
195   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Nov 27, 9:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'd check myself, but I don't want to use Google at all on my computer.

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