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Google Knows You, But Do You KNOW Google?

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Digital Bucket says,

We all love the Google we know.  Using the world’s most popular (and powerful) search engine is  like having direct access to Stephen Hawking’s brain, times a million, to the tenth power. Google’s  tentacles reach around the globe providing news, entertainment and information at our fingertips with the stroke of a key. One could argue that Google has literally changed the world.

And it has, in ways you may not have even imagined. Perhaps it’s time to take a moment to learn about Google, which organizations were behind it from the start and why the Google you may not yet know, has Orwell rolling in his grave.

by Nafeez Ahmed, Medium.com:

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.

Read More @ Medium.com

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