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Republican Senator Josh Hawley Missouri has introduced bipartisan legislation to protect children’s privacy online, grilled Google about its data collection, and slammed the FTC for its “toothless” response to Facebook and Google privacy scandals.
In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Hawley said Facebook needs to get the message that it’s not above the law.
And then we learned that they've been doing something else creepy or weird or sinister — and today's another example,” said Hawley.
At first the George W. Bush administration argued the lawsuit would reveal state secrets, but a judge denied that motion.
The court sided with the Obama administration's lawyers, concluding that Congress acted within its constitutional power when it allowed the telecommunications companies to claim immunity.
originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
a reply to: gladtobehere
Or is it that TPTB have known all along and are actually in on all the data collection and violations of privacy?
It shouldn't be surprising, therefore, to learn that the CIA and the worlds largest ad agency network, WPP (WPPGY), have been in bed together on a social media data-mining venture since at least January 2009. WPP currently claims to own the world's largest database of unique individual profiles -- including demographic, financial, purchase and geographic histories. WPP's Visible Technologies unit took an investment from In-Q-Tel in fall of 2009. Visible Technologies develops tools that can scan social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
Google and CIA: old friends
Are you seeing a trend yet? Google(GOOG) has been a partner with the CIA since 2004 when the company bought Keyhole, a mapping technology business that eventually became Google Earth. In 2010, Google and In-Q-Tel made a joint investment on a company calledRecorded Future, which has the Minority Report-style goal of creating a "temporal analytics engine" that scours the web and creates curves that predict where events may head.