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Spying and storing: Assange says 'Google works like NSA'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.(Reuters / John Stillwell/)


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News.

“Google’s business model is the spy. It makes more than 80 percent of its money by collecting information about people, pooling it together, storing it, indexing it, building profiles of people to predict their interests and behavior, and then selling those profiles principally to advertisers, but also others,”Assange told BBC.

“So the result is that Google, in terms of how it works, its actual practice, is almost identical to the National Security Agency or GCHQ,” the whistleblower argued.
‘Google deeply involved in US foreign policy’

Google has been working with the NSA “in terms of contracts since at least 2002,” Assange told Sky News.

“They are formally listed as part of the de…

Obama Orders Feared “Jericho Weapon” To Kill Christians

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers


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A stunning new report by the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) circulating in the Kremlin today states that the Obama regime was behind the horrific 12 September attack that utilized the much feared “Jericho Weapon” on The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria (SCOAN) that left over 40 Christian men, women and children dead.

According to this report, Nigerian authorities have become “greatly alarmed” over the unprecedented rise of the Ebola virus in West African and have “strongly advised” all Christian churches to stop their communion rites over fears this practice will spread the disease.

The SCOAN, however, not only refused to stop their communion rites, this report continues, but also began operations to help the victims of Ebola in other neighboring countries, which the joint US-Nigerian Army Special Operations Command (NASOC) deemed a “national security threat”…

26 Out of 32 Scottish Regions Finish Voting for Independence, 45.7% Say Yes, 54.3% Say No

With 26 out of 32 Scottish council areas having finished voting in the independence referendum, 45.7 percent of Scots are in favor of separating from the United Kingdom, while 54.3 percent are against© REUTERS/ Dylan Martinez

RIA – With 26 out of 32 Scottish council areas having finished voting in the independence referendum, 45.7 percent of Scots are in favor of separating from the United Kingdom, while 54.3 percent are against.

"Following a great No victory it is now up to all UK politicians to deliver Constitutional change for whole UK. Now we need to work for full fiscal responsibility for Holyrood and a federal UK with devolution within England," Labour peer, Lord George Foulkes, told reporters Friday.

Meanwhile, the Deputy First Minister and a leader of the pro-Scottish independence Nicola Sturgeon said "This is a deep personal and political disappointment, but the country has been changed forever".

The turnout of well over 80 percent of the eligible electorate i…

Social Network Users on the Independence Referendum in Scotland

Sneak peak at Russia’s ‘under renovation’ Arctic base

Murad Gazdiev witnessed the deployment of new hardware at Kotelny Island. Screenshot from RT video
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Kotelny Island is a nondescript piece of frigid wasteland of no particular note. Except hosting a military base-in-the-making, the first of many from which Russia plans to project its military might to and across the Arctic. RT visited with the Navy.

The island is the largest in the Novosibirsk Archipelago, located in the Laptev Sea off the eastern Siberian coast. Back in the soviet days the military deployed an observation post and a radar station on the Kotelny Island, but with the fall of the country all the troops were withdrawn, leaving behind only a civilian meteorological station.

But now, after decades of desolation, the former military base is being rebuilt. Last year sailors and engineers of the Russian Northern Fleet began construction works, cleaning up rusty barrels and broken vehicles abandoned on the island and constructing a landing strip so that …

‘No peeking!’: New Android device encryption tells police to keep out

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Technology giant Google has developed a new version of its Android operating system, featuring data encryption that is said to automatically foil investigation by law enforcement.

Google announced on Thursday that its next-generation installment of Android – the world’s most popular mobile operating system, with roughly 1 billion users – will encrypt all user data on smartphones, preventing law enforcement from accessing personal data.

Niki Christoff, Google’s spokeswoman, said the company has offered encryption on Android devices for over three years, but few users knew how to use the feature.

“As part of our next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of the box, so you won’t even have to think about turning it on,” said Christoff, as reported by the Washington Post.

The new Android system will ensure that only somebody who enters a device’s password will be able to see the pictures, videos and emails stored on the smartphone.


Throats slit: Ebola health team, journalists brutally killed in Guinea

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The bodies of eight people – including three journalists – were found in Guinea after an Ebola health team came under attack two days ago, officials said. Meanwhile, the UN plans to deploy a special mission to fight the virus in the worst-hit countries.

 The group, which included three doctors and three journalists, is said to have been attacked near Nzerekore, a city near Guinea’s southern tip. With the Ebola death toll now topping 2,600, the team was sent to the area to help raise awareness about the virus. They had been missing since Tuesday.

The six were found dead on Thursday. The identities of the other two bodies are currently unknown.

Government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara told Reuters that the workers and journalists were brutally beaten to death.

“The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their throats slit,” he said.

Earlier this week, the team members met with locals. A resident named Yves told the Guardian that there w…