Now that the Bush Administration is gone, whistleblowers are speaking out. I just watched the second night of the NSA whistleblower on Countdown with KO, and heard him mention DARPA’s Total Information Awareness Project. This reminded me of a pet research project of mine.
DARPA was rumored to be developing a system that would allow everyone in America, and ideally, throughout the world, to be in a database that could connect everything from their contacts, financial activity, friends, and history, in one database. This would allow Intelligence Agencies to easily find out information about anyone in the world.
This project was rejected by congress. A few months later, Facebook was launched at Harvard...
Facebook's growth has been immense. Based on predecessors social networking systems (Friendster & MySpace), Facebook started with no attempt at income. Many early adapters thought the system was a non-profit organization paid for by colleges or some other organization. Facebooks initial technology was more advanced then other services were able to offer, yet presented it in a very very simple way...
Now to the dark side...
We are all in agreement that the CIA doesn’t follow American laws, from drug dealing to torture and secret prisons, the CIA is "above the influence" of our nation. They have extensive funding from known Venture Capital firms. The CIA has been behind many companies and entertainment commonplace in American life.
Would it be far fetched to think that Facebook was started as a CIA operation to implement a user generated database on unsuspecting college students... which has expanded today to a larger portion of society.
There are detailed research papers on the internets that goes into detail about the initial funding of Facebook, so if you are interested in it, just google it.
The most interesting piece of information I came across while researching DARPA was several of their own presentations from the early 2000s. I posted all of them to my website,http://NotCIA.com/... All of these presentations were downloaded from the official DARPA website in December 2007.
Facebook has always been in a class of its own. For the first few years of its existence, they had no ads, a higher technological interface then the rest of the internet, as well as other unique qualities. I have been told that if a traceroute is done for Facebook, weird things show up. Small parts of Facebook’s code have been leaked over the past several years, and in each situation, more results of the detailed information Facebook collects on users is discovered, such as how many times you view each friends profile.
A few months ago I emailed Facebook asking if my messages sent over their service were private. They responded that the message is only viewable to the recipient and the sender, but didn’t answer my real question, does Facebook guarantee the privacy of the message from prying eyes at Facebook. They never responded to my request for clarification...
Large portions of the NSA's surveillance is still unknown. I predict that this unknown section of the secret surveillance has to do with Facebook, which will be known to the masses in the coming months...
America has little, if any, privacy laws. We all must remain vigilant on all threats to our privacy.
After posting a link to this story on my facebook account, my facebook account has been permanently disabled... no reason was given.
on their way came from Accel Partners, in 2004.
Jim Breyer, head of Accel, attached a $13 million rocket to Facebook, and nothing has ever been the same.
Earlier that same year, a man named Gilman Louie joined the board of the National Venture Capital Association of America (NVCA). The chairman of NVCA? Jim Breyer. Gilman Louie happened to be the first CEO of the important CIA start-up, In-Q-Tel.In-Q-Tel was founded in 1999, with the express purpose of funding companies that could develop technology the CIA would use to "gather data."
That's not the only connection between Jim Breyer and the CIA's man, Gilman Louie. In 2004, Louie went to work for BBN Technologies, headed up by Breyer. Dr. Anita Jones also joined BBN at that time. Jones had worked for In-Q-Tel and was an adviser to DARPA, the Pentagon's technology department that helped develop the Internet.
With these CIA/Darpa connections, it's no surprise that Jim Breyer's jackpot investment in Facebook is not part of the popular mythology of Mark Zuckerberg. Better to omit it. Who could fail to realize that Facebook, with its endless stream of personal data, and its tracking capability, is an ideal CIA asset?
But now the Facebook stock has tanked. On Friday, August 17, it weighed in at half its initial IPO price. For the first time since the IPO, venture-capital backers were legally permitted to sell off their shares, and some did, at a loss.
Articles have begun appearing that question Zuckerberg's ability to manage his company. "Experts" are saying he should import a professional team to run the business side of things and step away.
All this, despite the fact that Facebook's first posted revenue as a public company has exceeded analysts' predictions, according to the LA Times.
This has the earmarks of classic shakeout and squeeze play. It's how heavy hitters gain control of a company. First, they drive down the price of the stock, then they trade it at low levels that discourage and demoralize the public and even semi-insiders. As the stock continues to tank, they quietly buy up as much of it as they can. Finally, when the price hits a designated rock bottom, they shoot it up all the way to new highs and win big.
And they hold enough shares to exert more control over the company itself.
That is how Facebook will survive. Zuckerberg's grip on Facebook will loosen.
The company is too important as a data-mining asset of the intelligence community to let it fall into disrepair and chaos. The CIA and its cutouts will save it and gain more power over it. It's what they've wanted all along.From the time Mark Zuckerberg was a child and attended the summer camp for "exceptional children," CTY (Center for Talented Youth), run by Johns Hopkins University, he, like other CTY students, Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google), and Lady Gaga, have been easy to track.
CTY and similar camps filter applications and pick the best and brightest for their accelerated learning programs. Tracing the later progress of these children in school and life would be a standard operation for agencies like the CIA.
When Zuckerberg founded an interesting little social network at Harvard, and then sought to turn it into a business, the data-mining possibilities were obvious to CIA personnel. Through their cutouts, as described above, they stepped in and lent a helping hand.
Now it's time for Zuckerberg to pass the baton to his handlers, so they can maximize the economics of Facebook and utilize it to spy even more extensively.The media will play along, pretending the eventual upswing-recovery of Facebook stock happens for fundamental reasons connected to the company's "better level of performance." The media take this approach to every stock and every company, to avoid letting the public know how massive manipulation actually runs these trading markets.
In the case of both Google and Facebook, three talented students in their 20's came out of obscurity to establish multi-billion dollar enterprises. Do you suppose they had some help?
There used to be a saying: ''No one makes a name for himself without giving something up''
As a youngster, I was awed by people who ''made it to the top'' by creating and innovating corporations, technologies, or simply establishing themselves through sports, music, entertainment, etc. thus becoming millionaires.
Now as I have grown older, I realize how illusory this paradigm really is. I came to the conclusion that if you want to reach the ''top',' you have to give up your soul.
Take Mark Zuckerberg for example. He is one of the most ''successful entrepreneurs'' in the last decade. Having made a fortune through his Facebook empire, he reaches more than 500 million people worldwide. It seems like a fairytale. A student creates a new interface to connect the people throughout the world. Well, it sounds great doesn't it? It would, if we were true.
Here is a good video that demonstrates that Facebook was indirectly funded by the CIA with the goal of learning and storing everything there is to know about you. Why? To monitor and ultimately control.
Again, the people have been totally duped by the Facebook-mania and can only see what they are told to see. As my friends say: ''It is to connect people and share information''. In the wake of the recent crisis in Egypt, we might add that Facebook has become not just a data-mining operation, but also a soft power proxy for crisis-creation.
Let's look at headlines that should cast no doubt about the true character of CIAbook:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over -
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says privacy is no longer a 'social norm'
Facebook - the CIA conspiracy
The Face of Facebook - (Pay particular notice to the IMs that got leaked and confirmed to be true by the New Yorker)
Facebook & Social Media: A Convenient Cover For Spying -
US spies invest in internet monitoring technology - Quoted from this article: ''In an attempt to sift through the blizzard of information, the investment arm of the CIA, In-Q-Tel, has invested in a software firm that monitors social media.''
Nihilists of The World Unite: Wikileaks Is The "Cognitive Infiltration" Operation Demanded by Cass Sunstein -
TIME Mag Person of the Year 2010 - This link is just a mere reminder of past history and the perversion of ''honoring''those who don't deserve it. Would you like to share this front cover with Hitler, Stalin, Kissinger, etc.? I sure wouldn't. Obviously Zuckerberg has done something ''great''. Just my 2 cents about this garbage.
Google has come under scrutiny over its attempt to eliminate competing search engines and block ''controversial'' sites and people, but the biggest controversy came over its alleged ties to the CIA and NSA.
Google founders Sergey M. Brin and Lawrence E. Page are portrayed as average folks, Stanford University students, who teamed up to create a ''superior search engine''. Their attempt to do just that turned out to be so successful that they started to get funding from big players, for example Sun Microsystems. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin#Search_engine_development)
It can be assumed that the CIA and NSA funded them as well. As in the above example of Facebook, don't forget the Google scandal connected to China last year, where Google simply evaded censorship laws by moving to Hong Kong.
The CIA might have used Google as a soft power proxy in China as well for destabilization operations. Here are a few issues that made the news regarding Google:
Tarpley: US Gov uses Google proxy to attack China - (Vid)
Google-NSA collaboration draws alarm -
YouTube's Parent Google is a Corporate Member of the Council on Foreign Relations -
Ex-Agent: CIA Seed Money Helped Launch Google -
The Google-NSA Alliance: Questions and Answers -
I admit I have Facebook. I am not particularly happy about it, but it does facilitate being connected with friends from other places. I try to keep a low profile. Don't reveal anything or don't click on trivial buttons, for example the ''Likes''.
Use alternatives to make contact if you can, e.g. email or other messengers. If you have Facebook, you have probably realized how people have literally sold their lives over to it.
Every time I see people revealing things to the finest detail, they don't think about any consequences, or let's say, they are not smart enough to care. The scientific dictatorship has done a ''good'' job in brainwashing and manipulating the masses. Don't be fooled by the deceit. The mainstream media has been very reluctant to cover the disturbing Google/Facebook ties as it would expose important assets for the Big Brother machine and its secret use to destabilize.
Zuckerberg or the Google founders would never have gotten the publicity, wealth and success without a CIA or NSA connection. To elaborate on the opening quote, I assume they have been initiated into the Illuminati Order and sold their soul.
DARPA funded Facebook under fire from Euro regulators for revealing massive facial recognition databas
The fact that this is surprising to people is beyond all comprehension. This technology has been under development since Facebook took on massive funding from CIA/NSA connected firms. Of course this is brushed off by the corporate special interest media, after all the Bilderberg Group is just an exclusive tea party and the Council on Foreign Relations is a luncheon group, right?
This is dismissed as conspiracy theory, mainly because the funding didn’t come directly from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency back in 1999. How can any self-respecting journalist assert that the CIA would directly and openly fund a covert domestic surveillance and data mining project? This just isn’t how it works and every real conspiracy that has been exposed over the years proves this.
Global Research makes it pretty evident that these links are not tenuous enough to dismiss as fringe conspiracy theory,
“Facebook’s first round of venture capital funding ($US500,000) came from former Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. Author of anti-multicultural tome ‘The Diversity Myth’, he is also on the board of radical conservative group VanguardPAC.
The second round of funding into Facebook ($US12.7 million) came from venture capital firm Accel Partners. Its manager James Breyer was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999. One of the company’s key areas of expertise are in “data mining technologies”.
Breyer also served on the board of R&D firm BBN Technologies, which was one of those companies responsible for the rise of the internet.
Dr Anita Jones joined the firm, which included Gilman Louie. She had also served on the In-Q-Tel’s board, and had been director of Defence Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defence.
She was also an adviser to the Secretary of Defence and overseeing the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for high-tech, high-end development.”
Two members of In-Q-Tel’s board who directly involved in data mining technologies and the Information Awareness Office of the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, better known as DARPA, directly provided the most major funding that launched Facebook into what it is today.
Yep, you must be schizophrenic to think that Dr. Anit Jones’ involvement with the Information Awareness Office which has the stated goal of “Total Information Awareness” has anything to do with the data mining capabilities of Facebook.
Sarcasm aside, I think you really must purposefully ignore the majority of the evidence if you are to think that Facebook has no ties with the government and that they are not utilized as a massive domestic intelligence gathering system. The fact is that the links between intelligence agencies and Facebook is undeniable and the rationale between the ties is equally irrefutable.
Why wouldn’t a branch of the government who openly wants to gather every single bit of information about every single American citizen invest heavily and take control of a system like Facebook in which citizens voluntarily frame their faces in squares for ease of facial recognition while choosing to disclose their intimate details and thoughts. Not to mention the fact that people actually use the website to “check in” places, creating a wonderful outline of activity and habits, or the ability to run a script that scrapes, analyzes, and assimilates every single communication and friend link creating an in-depth intelligence file that would otherwise take warrants and months of surveillance to compile.
Facial recognition technology has been under development since at least 1964, although it would be ignorant to think that there were not highly secretive government research programs occurring before this. In fact, this project itself was funded by an “unnamed intelligence agency” however, they allowed some of the research to be published. If this were a completely black project there would be no publishing of any data whatsoever. Therefore, we can conclude that this technology has been consistently refined and improved over at least 47 years.
Knowing that these systems have been in development for nearly half a century, can you confidently assert that Facebook has not been using facial recognition technology since they introduced the tagging system in which you put someone’s face into a box? Of course now this is not necessary as facial recognition technology has advanced to the point where even the lowest-end point-and-shoot digital cameras include facial recognition.
The fact is that Facebook controls what is arguably the largest database of pictures of people from around the world, most of which are tagged by name, associated with a date, and have meta tag information with GPS coordinates, camera model and settings, etc. With the open implementation of the advanced facial recognition technology, they are simply confirming the fact that this database has been built around this purpose since day one.
The European countries seem to be much more active in investigating companies for massive privacy infringement, while the American government relishes such invasions of privacy. Will the European regulators be able to actually do anything? I doubt it. This is essentially the equivalent of a few Congressmen or Senators trying to investigate Facebook or Google. Sure they’ll entertain their whimsies far enough so the American people still hold on to the delusion that our representatives do anything, but no real investigation will take place.
For instance, last year Google came under heavy fire from individuals in the United States and Europe for stealing personal information over Wi-Fi through their Google Street View cars. The Register reported, “Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Peter Schaar says he’s “horrified” by the discovery. [...] “I am appalled… I call upon Google to delete previously unlawfully collected personal data on the wireless network immediately and stop the rides for Street View,” according to German broadcaster ARD.”
While the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection wasn’t scared to use stern language in rebuking this naked illegal invasion of privacy, the United States government was silent as per usual. This violation of privacy was not isolated to Europe, in fact a class action lawsuit was filed against Google for these breaches in Oregon. Yet, our supposed representatives idly twiddled their thumbs and sucked on the teats of corporate lobbyists.
CNET reported, “So far the U.S. government hasn’t announced an investigation into Google’s practices, but Congressional leaders are asking the Federal Trade Commission to get involved. On Wednesday, Reps. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, and Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, sent a letter to the head of the FTC.”
Clearly a great deal of change came out of these actions as Google has just pressed on with their data mining and Facebook has obviously never relented in their efforts either.
The Financial Times reports the following on this most recent public roll-out of the facial recognition technology,
“In the US, a number of privacy groups have been asked to back a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission in the US being organised by the Electronic Privacy Information Centre, which also led a 2009 protest against the company, according to people contacted about the matter.
Facebook said that it was in talks with European regulators but said that it did not believe the facial recognition feature posed privacy concerns.
“We have heard the comments from some regulators about this product feature, and we are providing them with additional information which we are confident will satisfy any concerns they will have,” Facebook said.
After protests started this week, Facebook hurried to update an earlier blog post to disclose the international roll-out of the feature and to admit it should have handled the process differently.
“We should have been more clear with people during the roll-out process when this became available to them,” Facebook said in a statement on Tuesday.”
Well as long as they apologize, who can hold them at fault for creating the world’s largest facial recognition database without anyone’s consent? Who can blame them for retaining every single picture, message, search, conversation, or friend request even if you attempt to cancel your account?
It is sad to say that once you’re in Facebook’s grasp, there is no escape. After all, you shouldn’t care about privacy unless you have something to hide, right?
Facebook And It's Connections To The C.I.A. And D.A.R.P.A. by Brian S Staveley
Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. Try telling that to most people and they laugh at it. People seem to think its a coincidence that Facebook seems to be so intrusive over and over again. Privacy policies that would make anyone scratch their head. I'm not going to beat around the bush with this blog post. Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. as a data mining project to collect as much information on as many people as they could. Not only that but it also has very strong ties to D.A.R.P.A. . The purpose of this data mining project that became Facebook was to find out a boat load of things on people. Where they are going. What they are doing. What airline are they using Who do they associate with What type of books or movies have you been reading. How you feel about things politically. The list goes on and on. Before I elaborate let me say that my prior statement about Facebook being setup by the C.I.A. isn't a theory or a hunch. If you simply follow the money its quite easy to see what is going on. Before we follow this money trail, just think about this.
If Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. (and it was) its a pretty brilliant plan. Never before have the people they want to watch actually given up so much information VOLUNTARILY! The C.I.A. doesn't even have to dig for most of it. People put it right out there. Think about how descriptive some people's status updates are. They tell you where they are going, who they are with sometimes, what they like. All these things. Did you know that once Facebook has you tagged in ONE PHOTO they have you identified anytime an image of you is uploaded whether it is tagged, labeled, or anything else to ID it? Facebook runs facial recognition on all photos and can even ID you by running it on some really low resolution shots, and its done for free! Does that sound like something a website would do for free? There are some much more intrusive things Facebook does to track you and every site you visit that you probably don't know about. All this without visiting Facebook or even needing to be a member!! After I tell you about the money trail and the start of Facebook we will get into more of these privacy issues and there are a lot. The facial recognition is just the tip of the iceberg. Before we do all that let's have a quick history lesson, the way I do history. With the ACTUAL TRUTH. The movie "The Social Network" was a big hit. It was supposedly all about the start of Facebook from a college dorm room to a multi billion dollar corporation in Palo Alto California. They left out some very interesting things that you all should know. That movie in itself was not about entertainment. It was propaganda to fortify the Facebook lie. Let us go back to the year 2003.
2003 is the year before Facebook officially launched outside of just the dorms at Harvard University. It launched in early 2004. Now in the movie and in the I guess what you could call the "official story" Mark Zuckerberg gets a 500,000 dollar investment from Peter Thiel some big shot exec out on the west coast. With this 500,000 investment Peter Thiel became some thing like a 7-8% owner of Facebook. So for Thiel obviously seeing as Facebook is valued at over 30 billion dollars he made quite the sound investment. This was a huge deal to Mark Zuckerberg. Now he had all the startup money he would need and then some. 500,000 dollars is a lot more than he needs to start a website, buy some servers, and hire some programmers, and it was supposed to be. It was Peter Thiel buying his way into the company. He had to pay something. Now supposedly in the process they screwed one of the other friends of Mark, gave him a tiny percentage and took his name of the mast head. Which they made a big deal about and we will talk about why. Peter Thiel made a huge investment and he wanted his name displayed on the site as one of the owners and rightfully so. Eduardo Saverin made a big stink because his name was taken off. So you see its kind of a big deal. Remember this for later. So they take the money and relocate to California. Facebook takes off so fast. This was in Early 2004. This all happened within a couple of months of Mark launching the site. So they were building it in 2003 in their dorm room and it launched in the beginning of 2004 . This 500,000 investment would also be in early 2004.That's how they got the money to move out to California. Well you know what would have been a lot better than a 500,000 dollar investment? How about a 12.7 million dollar investment? How about a 12.7 million dollar investment from Uncle Sam? Funny how we didn't hear about this one huh? That's 25 times greater of an investment than the one the make a big deal about in the movie.
This huge investment of $12.7 million came from James Breyer who is closely associated with a venture capital company called InQtel established by the CIA in 1999 and he served on the board of BBN. InQtel deals in information technology and intelligence most notably “nurturing data mining technologies”.
So Zuckerberg actually got an investment over 25x greater than the 500,000 dollar investment and there is no mention of it anywhere! Remember we talked about how much pride these guys took in having their names on the mast head. It makes sense. You put in all that money to help someone get a project off the ground you deserve some recognition.
James Breyer's name is not mentioned anywhere. Now remember Thiel put in 500,000 and got 7% of the company. So what would almost 13 million get you? Well if my math is right it, if you used the same scale as Thiel it would be over 140% of the company. Something doesn't add up here huh? Starting to think the Thiel investment is complete BS. Either way that is certainetly not the important point. The point is they only mention Thiel and not the guy who threw in over 25 x more money. Almost 13 million put on a college kid's dreams? Sounds kinda far fetched doesn't it? Why soooooo much money? That is enough to statup a 1000 social networks! Now why would he want to invest that much? Well look at where he is coming from. He sits on the board of a C.I.A. front company that specialized in using the internet to data mine and find out what people are doing. Where they are going. Who they are with. etc,etc,etc.... What's that sound like to you?
Then there is the D.A.R.P.A. connection. A brief summary on D.A.R.P.A. for those that don't know. They invented the internet. They are under the dept of defense. They are actually working on liquid metal robots like in Terminator 2. These are the types of things they do. They would be the most cutting edge inventors for the government and military. Super high tech stuff. Things we can't even imagine exist, they play with every day. D.A.R.P.A. is tied into all this as well.
The D.A.R.P.A. connection:
Dr. Anita Jones former Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense. While with D.A.R.P.A. her responsibilities included serving as an adviser to the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Jones was also served on the board of directors for InQtel and is now employed by BBN. This is the same board James Breyer sits on. He is also employed by BBN
D.A.R.P.A. runs the Information Awareness Office whose task it is to collect data on as many people as possible. Their website is full of references to the war on terror, terrorism and terrorist. The IAO claims its programs are for identifying and responding to threats of terrorism. Facebook is an extension of the IOA
I.A.O.’s Mission Statement:
Information Awareness Office is to gather as much information as possible about everyone in a centralized location for easy perusal by the United States government.
Including but not limited to: internet activity, credit card purchase history, airline ticket purchases, car rentals, medical records, educational transcripts, drivers license, utility bills, tax returns and any other available data.
Hmmmm. What website does this sound like??? Facebook has become the world largest database on people. That is admitted. But do you see how simple this is. Let's sum it up from the truth side of things. In the year 2003 James Breyer is working on a project with Anita Jones and one other Fellow for DARPA where they are trying to find a way to use the internet to get as much information on people as possible. Things like....Where they are going. What they are doing. What airline are they using Who do they associate with What type of books or movies have you been reading. How you feel about things politically. What makes you angry. Where you vacation. They even wanted to track things like internet activity, credit card purchase history, airline ticket purchases, car rentals, medical records, educational transcripts, drivers license, utility bills, tax returns and any other available data. now granted all those things aren't on Facebook YET but a few more of them are than you think. What do you think happens when you use Facebook to log into a site cuz its easier than remembering all your log ins? Before you answer, remember who's behind it.
So in 2003 these people under DARPA & the C.I.A. are working on this project and they just happen to throw a college kid 12.7 million dollars because they like his passion?? LMAO! Nope heres the truth and they knew you wouldn't believe that! That's why Breyer and his 12.7 million are never mentioned. You've never heard of him or any corporation he represents having any stake in Facebook. They tell you Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in the world valued over 30 billion dollars. Maybe. Its possible and I won't stick on this point to long but I doubt it. It's a CIA Project! Maybe, Maybe in the begining it was really started as his and his buddies idea and Breyer and his cohorts bought it off them right before it went viral and they (CIA,DARPA) told them to take a hike and the CIA been running it since, but i think it was probably just the IAO project from the start and Zuckerberg is just part of the story. He's probably well payed but not in the billions. The purpose of Information Awareness Office was to gather as much information as possible about everyone in a centralized location for easy perusal by the United States government. That's exactly what Facebook does and much more. The People running the IAO gave facebook 25x more startup money than the guy they glorify in the movie. I think it's safe to say Facebook is CIA. Facebook is D.A.R.P.A which falls under the Dept. Of Defense. This is clear as day when you follow the money. 13 million to start a website? Look who it came from and the timing of their data mining project. This is the data mining project. Isn't it so clever? Think about it. People are dying to actually give them information. So now that you know, if it really bothers you just stay off Facebook right? Wrong! There are some serious privacy issues that should concern ANYONE using the web.
Facebook has gotten so big that every site nowadays has Facebook buttons on it. Share buttons under all the articles. Like buttons on the page right? I mean it's everywhere. Do you remember how quick it caught on? You know Myspace was a lil bit younger of a crowd generally but it was huge at one point with over 100 million users before Facebook was even born and there weren't myspace share things everywhere like there are Facebook. Myspace wasn't CIA or DEPT Of Defense run. Well as far as I know. Almost any website you go to now has facebook like buttons on it. Well they do that because they know Facebook is really popular and website have tailored to their customers and visitors needs. People want to share so if you don't have these buttons they might use another site. Even I have Facebook and every other type of share option on my websites. Do you know that ANY WEBSITE that has one of these Facebook buttons on their site, just one that Facebook then uses that and tracks what website you exit to??!! This is ANY SITE with a Facebook button. So if I go to ESPN and read an article and there are Facebook buttons on that site, Facebook is going to know where I go next! It is going to actually be able to place a cookie or whatever it is on me and see where my IP address goes next!! Now first off obviously if your going to something personal like a porn site or a gambling site or whatever it is you do you don't want the world knowing, FACEBOOK KNOWS!!! Now not only that it works like links in a chain. When you leave ESPN lets say and go to Joe Smoe's Cleaning site and there are no share options chances are next site you go to isn't another Joe Smoe's type of site. The next site because Facebook is soooo big now will most likely have at the very least one of these buttons and BOOM you are being tracked again!!! You do NOT NEED TO CLICK ANY OF THE FACEBOOK BUTTONS for this to occur! Not only that you do not need to be a Facebook member! Facebook has almost taken over the web. Its Facebook vs Google Right?? Ya right. Thats one of those false sneses of choice. Sure you can choose. NSA(Google) or CIA(Facebook) Facebook is so big some companies like say a car company, I see it a lot with them, they plug their Facebook page on their commercials and not their own site. They made Facebook so cool and popular that people not even in on it are unwillingly opening back doors for the government to track their website's visitors when they leave.
Now you know why Facebook is so embedded everywhere. Now think about everything I said and then look at the new timeline. See how intense the tracking is? That's a C.I.A. job my friends!
Now Facebook is actually giving Politico access to your private, yes PRIVATE messages, statuses and links. I posted the story a few days ago and here is a small excerpt from it.
Most notably, the Facebook-Politico data set will include Facebook users’ private status messages and comments. While that may alarm some people, Facebook and Politico say the entire process is automated and no Facebook employees read the posts.
Rather, every post and comment — both public and private — by a U.S. user that mentions a presidential candidate’s name will be fed through a sentiment analysis tool that spits out anonymized measures of the general U.S. Facebook population.
How does this make you feel? You think they wouldn't ever go back on your timeline and use something you said on Facebook against you legally??? I wouldn't bet on it.
You know D.A.R.P.A. invented the internet. One of the reasons I believe they did it was to track our every thoughts. Think about it. You would think technically speaking they were not capable of tracking all your thoughts but they made this internet thing. Think about how much thought is expressed online. With people that use the computer a lot like I do you could say way more than half my thoughts are tracked. Many of those they might call anti government even though we both know its just anti tyrannical government with me.Think of how clever they are. They invent this thing to track our thoughts. We are giving into it right now! I'm expressing all this through their thought filters and you are letting them know what you like to read about. Pretty f'ed up when you think about it like that isn't?
They always plan years and years ahead. They are so clever just think again about Facebook. They are literally sucking data right outta people's brains. You have people that post way too much personal stuff and they love it. You have people like me that probably express myself a lot more than most would feel safe doing. Facebook was a well thought out plan and it is basically running the world wide web. Any site with a FB button tracks where you go next. Think about all the privacy issues. Have you ever taken the time to read their privacy policies? Pretty intrusive and honestly quite absurd. Facebook is run by the CIA. Its the biggest data mining operation in the world and somehow they made that cool.
I'll close this out with something I was going to save for another blog but lets throw it all out there. We talk of these clever inventions with incredible foresight that predict people's reactions years ahead of time. I'm talking about them (D.A.R.P.A., CIA) inventing the internet, Facebook and the other invention I know they had a part in, the smart phone.
Your smartphone is awesome! It doesn't even really matter which one. They all function like computers, have apps, HAVE FACEBOOK. They have nice cameras and even video camera, GPS, and on and on right? Why do you think they are so cool? Just like they wanted to track your thoughts so they were so clever they created the internet. They wanted to track you!! Simply track you, GPS style!! Would you EVER agree to carry around a personal GPS for the government to track you? No of course you wouldn't! So they build them into the phones and make the phones so freakin cool you can't leave home with out it can you??? I know I can't. Then what do you know. Look at the stories that came out this year. I've talked about these a lot on my radio shows. It comes out that first the IPHONE then shortly after The Droid were both SECRETLY LOGGING YOUR LOCATION EVEN WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOUR GPS WAS OFF!!!!!! This was not an accident. these manufacturers left back doors open for governments from the start. See what I am saying? They were made so cool with all these apps and everything else so you would ALWAYS carry one. Then they can ALWAYS track whoever they want, whenever they want. No warrant, no hassle. Don't you wonder with all the advances in technology as the years go by how did the cell phone batteries get so much WORSE???? LOL. They didn't. they are being drained because yuor phone is secretly running GPS or at least sending reports every few minutes!
As if all this wasn't bad enough it was then found out that all different phones from all the major carriers in the United States were actually running KEY LOGGING SOFTWARE on the phones! A key logger is a computer program that logs every key you press. Everything you type. Every password. Everything you look at. EVERYTHING you do. You think this is all a coincidence? I am done with coincidences.
Here is a link to the video and a few articles I posted a few months back showing you the keylogging software running and logging every key pressed on the phone in the video.
This isn't limited to one carrier or manufacturer. It's popping up everywhere. I can't think of a bigger invasion of privacy. EVERYTHING. Every text, everything you type, every person's picture you look at. All tracked and logged. Privacy is dead. Free speech is next.
After I finished this one of my fellow researchers in my Real News Online Facebook Group posted the logo for the IAO. You're gonna love this one. Look at the pic at the bottom.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: About a month after posting this a new article was put out by Lifehacker that actually shows you how to STOP Facebook from tracking you via these other sites! It's a really good article. Here is a link to it. http://lifehacker.com/5843969/facebook-is-tracking-your-every-move-on-the-web-heres-how-to-stop-it
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OMG! Darpa is Totally All Over Facebook
BY NOAH SHACHTMAN wired
And you thought Facebook was getting played out when your older brother joined… or when the social network put up that God-awful redesign. Well, now the Defense Department’s slide-rule brigade has officially invaded Facebook, too.
The photo galleries on Darpa’s Facebook page are pretty sweet — with decade-by-decade rundowns of the agency’s top discoveries, from an early mouse to killer drones. But anyone looking for embarrassing pictures of drunken Pentagon geeks is going to be a little disappointed. There doesn’t even seem to be anyone to play Kidnap! or Mafia Wars with.
Even the conversation on Darpa’s wall ain’t exactly scintillating. One commenter: "well..well….is this a bot thast wrotes for ‘darpa’ or is their a live person occasionaly that checks in? hey! ‘guys’ got a leak." Another:
"So when are you guys going to release a revolutionary technology like the
Internet? The US economy could really use one of your amazing inventions! We all know you have hundreds collecting dust."
What You Don’t Know About Facebook
Is there more behind it than you think?
Opinions, Eric Osguthorpe, Clemson University,
Is there more behind it than you think?
By Eric Osguthorpe, Clemson University
A version of this article originally appeared in The Clemson Forum, a Campus Progress sponsored publication.
Facebook. It used to be an actual book, handed out by your college, with pictures of fellow incoming freshmen. Now, it’s the social networking site that’s sitting right behind MySpace in the internet popularity contest. And while there is a chance that you aren’t already a member, 80% of students at Facebook-recognized college campuses are.
What are you missing out on? A great procrastination tool, a good reason (i.e. your hot lab partner’s recommendation) to buy Sufjan Stevens’s latest album, and a potentially huge invasion of your privacy.
Go ahead – take a gander at it. You’ll find a few red flags:
“We may share your information with third parties, including responsible companies with which we have a relationship.”
“We may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law or to protect our interests or property. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.”
“Facebook also collects information about you from other sources, such as newspapers and instant messaging services. This information is gathered regardless of your use of the Web Site.”
So, who are some of the people behind Facebook?
VanguardPAC board member Peter Thiel provided venture capital to the Facebook to the tune of a cool $500,000. Daily Kos describes VanguardPAC as a “wingnut PAC.” (The title of a recent petition urging the confirmation of Justice Alito was titled “ Confirm Judge Alito, or Face America ’s Wrath!”) The stated mission of this highly conservative group is “to help create a farm team of activists and candidates across America ready and able to take leadership, from the lowest level to the highest, effectively implementing the ideas of liberty.”
Accel Partners, the venture capital arm of the Accel Group, invested $10 million. Members of the Accel Partners board previously have been associated with In-Q-Tel, BBN Technologies and theDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In-Q-Tel is a venture capital fund formed in 1999 to help the CIA identify and invest in companies developing cutting-edge technologies that could serve the interests of the United States. DARPA once had a project called the Information Awareness Office whose mission was vast information gathering.
According to the November 9, 2002, New York Times, the system proposed by the DARPA project, known as Total Information Awareness (TIA) would have permitted “a team of intelligence analysts to gather and view information from databases, pursue links between individuals and groups, respond to automatic alerts, and share information efficiently, all from their individual computers.” The Information Awareness Office and the proposed TIA caught the attention of conspiracy theorists and civil liberties activists alike, not least of all for its logo – an eye-in-pyramid symbol, with the eye of Providence staring down at the Earth, and the Latin motto scientia est potential: “knowledge is power.” Before it was disbanded in 2003, TIA was amended in May of that year to become Terrorist Information Awareness. Though the Information Awareness Office is no longer in existence, the whole thing seems a precursor to endless government privacy intrusions that have come in the wake of September 11th, including the domestic wiretapping debate currently underway.
With one investor whose goal is building radical right-wing farm teams and another investor with prior connections to government agencies focused on complete information gathering, is Facebook, which contains the personal information of millions of US citizens, less innocuous than we think? Users of web communities like Facebook are responsible for knowing what they’re getting into, so now you know.
Meanwhile, given the soaring popularity of Facebook, school administrators and even secret service agents know that it can be a valuable tool for checking up on students. Take a look at a few cases nationwide.
One lucky Oklahoma student who posted an unsavory comment about President Bush received a friendly Secret Service visit. Saul Martinez, a sophomore member of a “Bush Sucks” Facebook group, responded to another student’s assertion that his pet fish would make a better President, posting a comment along the lines of “Or we could all donate a dollar and raise millions of dollars to hire an assassin to kill the president and replace him with a monkey.” Four months later, Martinez found himself being questioned by a secret service agent who thought he might be a trained assassin.
Cameron Walker, Student Government President at Fisher College, posted comments on Facebook about a campus police officer whom he felt was antagonizing students. He encouraged students to sign a petition to oust the officer, or to “set him up,” leading to the statement that apparently set off alarms for school administrators. Walker wrote, “He’s got to do something wrong, in either case, he’s gotta foul up at some point… anyone willing to get arrested?” Though clearly not a threat, the school expelled Walker, arguing that he was “found to be in violation of the Student Guide and Code of Conduct.”
At Penn State last year, University Police used Facebook to identify and prosecute fans who rushed the football field after a big win against Ohio State. Officers looked at pictures posted in students’ online photo albums, video footage from the field and member groups from Facebook to identify as many fans as possible. One student, who police identified from her online photo album as one of the offending students, was told that she could face up to 2 years in jail and a $2,000 fine from the University.
There is no evidence that Facebook itself was involved in transmitting this information, and Facebook says that it played no role. Nevertheless, my advice: let your fellow coeds know that you enjoy greenery, gin n’ tonics & Jack Johnson when you’re hanging out, but don’t put it on the Facebook for Big Brother and everyone else to see.
Mini Documentary Reveals Full Extent of ‘Stellar Wind’ Domestic Spy Program
August 28, 2012
A new mini documentary by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras blows the lid off the US government’s secretive domestic spy program – a system currently storing all electronic communications and analyzing it in real time, thereby building dossiers on virtually every American.
Poitras, who says she is on the government’s “watch-list” after a documentary she made criticized the US occupation of Iraq, has personally been detained and questioned about 40 times at different airports.
“The Program” documentary reveals the Stellar Wind program’s highly classified nature, undoubtedly due to its blatant violation of individual privacy rights.
In Poitras’ film, William Binney details his work in developing a program meant to intercept and monitor Soviet communications. Binney has direct insider knowledge, having worked for the NSA for a staggering 32 years as former technical director.
Binney says the domestic spy program – code-named Stellar Wind, or simply “The Program” as known to insiders – gathers data from individuals, storing it in massive databases and allowing customized profiles for each person to be queried à la search engine-style. He says Stellar Wind’s sole purpose is to monitor what everyone is doing.
Unwittingly, Binney says he built the back-end for a program that has since been redirected towards the American people, tracking and logging every citizen’s phone calls, texts, emails, Google searches, and even social network history.In a short video interview, Binney briefly summarized the NSA’s spy program:
“Domestically, they’re pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you’re doing. So the government is accumulating that kind of information about every individual person and it’s a very dangerous process.”
The central hub for all recorded activities is said to be a data storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah with, reportedly, the capacity to store 100 years worth of data.
In addition, Binney says his position as chair of the Technical Advisory Panel, the NSA’s foreign relations council, allowed him to oversee the transfer of eavesdropping technology into the hands of Israeli intelligence, who he suspects then passed the technology on to Israeli companies – manifesting itself in the form of the Israeli company Narus – thus, inadvertently granting the Israeli government unlimited access to critical military, economic and diplomatic information.
In June, the NSA refused to provide details on its highly secret domestic spy apparatus, arguing that to do so would compromise the privacy of Americans.
Judging by what we’ve recently witnessed with the unlawful detainment of veteran Brandon Rauband numerous others, it is safe to assume that information gathered is being stored for use as opportunistic leverage to crush dissenting voices and go after citizens choosing to exercise constitutional rights.
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