Google is Evil

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2015 Jul 7, 1:54pm   32,045 views  296 comments

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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.



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262   Patrick   2022 Oct 19, 2:11pm  

Hey, I know Adam Taggart back from when patrick.net was mostly about the housing market.
263   just_passing_through   2022 Oct 19, 5:33pm  

Patrick says

Hey, I know Adam Taggart back from when patrick.net was mostly about the housing market.

That's because you're famous!

I watch Wealthion once in a while but am more of a fan of George and Rebel Capitalist. Turns out I'm not going to load up either. My dad chickened out on cross-gifting, oh well.
264   Patrick   2022 Oct 22, 1:06pm  


October 21, 2022
Texas sues Google over its use of facial images
New lawsuit filed.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully collected facial biometrics without the consent of users for years. ...

The complaint alleges that Google uses features in Google Assistant, Photos, and Nest smart-home products to collect and store voice- and facial-recognition data without the consent of users.

Google then uses the data for commercial purposes, like improving its AI algorithms.

Under the Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act in the Texas constitution, it is illegal to collect and share biometric data without consent.

“Google has now spent years unlawfully capturing the faces and voices of both non-consenting users and non-users throughout Texas—including our children and grandparents, who simply have no idea that their biometric information is being mined for profit by a global corporation,” the complaint states.

Not just for commercial purposes. Google shares all that with the NSA, as was reported years ago already.
265   Patrick   2022 Oct 24, 10:06am  

Ezra Levant 🍁🚛
Google says they give you “safe” news. Safe for whom? Trudeau? Big Pharma? Big tech?

And safe from whom? Skeptical voices? The opposition?

Imagine a reporter saying he only wrote “safe” stories. That’s not a reporter. That’s a propagandist for the establishment.

That’s Google.
267   Patrick   2022 Oct 25, 10:27am  


Google CAUGHT Manipulating Search, Buries GOP Campaign Sites in 83% of Top Senate Races
Gabriela Pariseau
October 25th, 2022 9:08 AM

268   Patrick   2022 Oct 26, 5:30pm  


What judge? What mandate? What decision? Google wants us NOT TO KNOW that New York's "vaccine" mandate has gone down in flames
They will do ANYTHING to black out ALL the truth about the "vaccination" drive: not only the horrendous harm it's doing, but all the pushback that it's caused—and that WILL finally set us free

Mark Crispin Miller
3 hr ago
Here’s what a Google search on all the pertinent terms brought up yesterday, one day after the decision. (My thanks to Eric Francis Coppolino for the screen shot.)

270   Hircus   2022 Nov 1, 1:13pm  

I develop browser extensions and they're listed on the chrome web store. I just got an email from them informing me of the latest iteration of their commie policy changes

Basically: Bend the knee to woke or we will try our best to silence and starve you.

Here's an excerpt

Be Safe
We strive to make the Chrome Web Store a safe and trusted environment for developers and users.

This means that we will remove extensions that pose security threats, access data beyond what is necessary to implement their functions, appear to take advantage of users, encourage harm or hate speech, or otherwise abuse the Store system and network.


Be Useful
Extensions in the Store must provide experiences that are educational, informative, entertaining, inclusive, and that result in a positive user experience.

We will remove extensions that appear to provide little to no utility to users, or do not provide the reasonably expected functionality. Chrome will also strive to provide useful tools to developers to help encourage innovation.
271   Patrick   2022 Nov 1, 1:15pm  

@Hircus can you skip the chrome web store and distribute them directly?
273   Patrick   2022 Nov 21, 9:32pm  


For months, many on both sides predicted that Republicans would sweep into strong majorities in both chambers of Congress in response to President Joe Biden’s unpopular handling of numerous issues; instead, the GOP barely won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and failed to wrest the Senate from Democrat control.

Epstein, a prominent tech researcher, wrote Tuesday in The Epoch Times that “almost no one is looking in the right place” for the correct explanation, and that Big Tech is in fact expanding the reach of “rumors and conspiracy theories” about it to divert attention from itself.

“Over a period of months, Google nudged undecided voters toward voting blue by showing people politically biased content in their search engine, suppressing content they didn’t want people to see, recommending left-leaning videos on YouTube (pdf) (which Google owns), allegedly sending tens of millions of emails to people’s spam boxes, and sending go-vote reminders on their home page mainly to liberal and moderate voters,” Epstein said. “These manipulations (and others) don’t affect voters with strong points of view, but they can have an enormous impact on voters who are undecided (pdf) — the people who decide the outcomes of close elections.”

Epstein’s team determined Google’s activities by monitoring the content seen by a panel of 2,742 politically diverse voters predominantly in swing states, primarily “ephemeral experiences” (EEs)— content such as text reminders that nudges people in a particular direction but does not linger to be reviewed after the fact and is not seen by anyone not targeted with it.
274   HeadSet   2022 Nov 22, 6:52am  

I think Epstein above is just trying to deflect from vote fraud by naming another villain. However, what Google did is not illegal. If Google really was successful as Epstein says, then the mail-in vote and the slow count of votes waiting for dumps would not have been needed.
276   Patrick   2022 Dec 8, 7:45pm  


In 2019, Senior Google engineer Zachary Vorhies made headlines after he leaked 950 pages of internal documents that provide evidence of the company's use of blacklisting, censorship, and machine learning algorithms.

From Vorhies’ perspective, when Google launched a crusade against so-called “fake news,” what it meant, in actuality, was censoring the ideas and arguments of former President Donald Trump and his nationalist-populist supporters.

Vorhies searched for “fake news” in the company’s internal database — and the documents that showed up showed a clear pattern — anything that was “pro-Trump” and anything that was “anti-Hillary” was being labeled as “fake news.”

According to Vorhies, the documents show that Google has been using blacklists and machine learning algorithms to flag certain websites and content as "inappropriate" or "low-quality," causing them to be removed entirely or pushed down in the search rankings.

Vorhies released one Android news blacklist that flagged hundreds of conservative websites to be censored.

For example, Daily Caller, Western Journal, RedState, Gateway Pundit, Steven Crowder, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh, among other conservative websites, were censored.

... The leaked documents have sparked widespread concern and outrage, with many people accusing Google of using its immense power and influence to manipulate public opinion and shape the political landscape. ...

This is why I was incredibly disappointed to learn that Twitter has blocked users from sharing links to my Substack, where I have primarily written about big government, big pharma, and big tech corruption.

The good news is that the blacklist of censored sites gives us a lot of leads for news.
278   Booger   2022 Dec 29, 3:53am  


Research Proves Google Manipulates Millions to Favor Clinton
279   Patrick   2023 Jan 3, 9:54pm  


Rossman has since taken his account private, but the screenshots are all 100% real. This is a former deep state CIA analyst and he's a Senior Manager of "TRUST & SAFETY" at Google. And he's an anti-white, anti-Trump, "I'm with her," anti-conservative bigot.

He's in charge of deciding what is and isn't hate speech and deciding what you see when you search Google.

And you think he's fair and balanced?

There's more...
281   Patrick   2023 Feb 1, 10:51am  


Nick (Name Redacted)
Dec 26, 2022
1. Google currently employs at least 165 people, in high-ranking positions, from the Intelligence Community.

Google’s Trust & Safety team is managed by 3 ex-CIA agents, who control “misinfo & hate speech.”

Here’s the breakdown:

Then he goes on to list many of them by name. Good.

The majority seem to be women.
284   gabbar   2023 Feb 10, 12:40pm  

Google as a search engine is most definitely left/main stream/woke/liberal oriented. No surprise but this observation is based on how my site was originally ranked and then how it got unranked.
285   Patrick   2023 Feb 15, 3:23am  


YouTube Shadow-Banning Videos that don't conform to 'The Narrative' | Exhibit A - "Black American Patriots react: NFL announces 'Black National Anthem'"
Kari Lake got static for not standing during the pregame performance of "The Black National Anthem" during last Sunday's Super Bowl. The whole point of a national anthem is it's the NATION'S ANTHEM

287   zzyzzx   2023 Mar 14, 8:57am  


Google and Meta over-hired thousands of employees who do 'fake work,'

Thousands of tech staffers at Meta and Google do "fake work" and were brought on to fulfill the "vanity metric" of hiring, according to the outspoken investor and tech veteran Keith Rabois.

Google, he continued, had intentionally over-hired engineers and tech talent to stop them from moving to other companies, a strategy he described as "pretty coherent." But, he added, that meant engineers had been happy to "be entitled, sit at their desks, and do nothing."
288   HeadSet   2023 Mar 14, 12:15pm  

zzyzzx says

Google, he continued, had intentionally over-hired engineers and tech talent to stop them from moving to other companies,

In the old days, that tactic would be prosecutable under restraint of trade.
289   Patrick   2023 Mar 14, 1:23pm  

Right, back when we had a functioning legal system.

Now they won't even prosecute Hunter Biden's open and well-documented corruption, selling US policy to the highest bidder.
292   Patrick   2023 May 5, 1:17pm  


Google engineer jumps to death in NYC, second worker suicide in months
293   richwicks   2023 May 5, 1:20pm  

Patrick says


Google engineer jumps to death in NYC, second worker suicide in months

Oh, he had so much more betraying the nation to do.

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