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posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Facebook Signs Deal With Chinese Search Engine


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PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Chinese press is reporting Facebook has signed an agreement with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine to set up a social networking site. But, the new joint venture won't be integrated with Facebook.com, which is blocked inside China like many more social networking sites.

China's government bans pornography, gambling and content critical of the ruling communist party.
Google, you may remember, pulled its search engine out of China last year...
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posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Wow.

Just wow.

Is Mark Zuckerberg pulling a Libya on us?

First Gaddaffi has our .ly and is secretly stealing information?

And now this nonsense.

The Truth about Facebook!


This is just getting into the weird zone.

So, who's telling us the truth, American media?

Chinese media?

Mark Zuckerberg?

The Tao Of Spycraft: Intelligence Theory And Practice In Traditional China




Amazon Review :

In The Tao of Spycraft, for the first time anywhere Ralph Sawyer unfolds the long and venerable tradition of spycraft and intelligence work in traditional China, revealing a vast array of theoretical materials and astounding historical developments.

Encompassing extensive translations of relevant portions of theoretical military manuals previously unknown in the West (such as the T'ai-pai Yin-ching, Hu-ling Ching, and Ping-fa Pai-yen), the book spans centuries to trace the development and expansion of agent concepts, insertion and control methods, recruitment, and covert practices such as assassination, subversion, and sexual entrapment and exploitation, going on to explore counter-intelligence and all aspects of military intelligence, including objectives, analysis and interpretation.

But The Tao of Spycraft is more than an examination of military tactics, it also provides a thorough overview of the history of spies in China, emphasizing their early development, ruthless employment, and dramatic success in subverting famous generals, dooming states to extinction, and facilitating the rise of the first imperial dynasty known as the Ch'in.

The cases discussed-particularly those exploiting women and sex-not only became part of China's general mindset over the ages, but coupled with the theoretical writings remain the basis for the study and teaching of contemporary spycraft methods and practices as the PRC trains and aggressively deploys thousands of agents throughout the world, including the United States.


It's almost like you have to be a conspiracy theorist or spy.


Or has Zuckerberg been working for China the whole time?

I could have sworn Facebook was an American Government data-mining operation.

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posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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S&F I deleted mine years ago, and I have been trying to get people in my family to stop using it. I'm going to send them this info so they can see what they are doing when posting bs like "gearing up for friday night."
Thanks for the collection of resources on this crap hole of a site ie facebook. Peace
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posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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"gearing up for frinday night."


whatever the government can gleam from that, have at it. Seriously, I use facebook to keep in loose contact with friends and family. that's it. There's nothing stored there I wouldn't hand to a government agent in person. It is what it is. It's obviously a data mining operation, you just have to be smart about what data you are sharing, and in my case, next to none.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by mileslong54
S&F I deleted mine years ago, and I have been trying to get people in my family to stop using it. I'm going to send them this info so they can see what they are doing when posting bs like "gearing up for frinday night."
Thanks for the collection of resources on this crap hole of a site ie facebook. Peace


I just posted it on my Facebook.

I only use it for a very few reasons.

Nothing else matters as far as I'm concerned.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas

So, who's telling us the truth, American media?

Chinese media?

Mark Zuckerberg?


I pick:
D. None of the above

If they are on the television flapping their lips they are most likely being edited to show what the globalists want you to hear or are strait up lying as CNN and FOX and many other networks have been caught doing recently.

Not to mention Operation Mockingbird.

Or that the CFR bought out all the Newspapers to control the media for the last century... which they only expanded.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Fact is, Facebook is one of the most powerful weapons..and any country would like to get their hands onto it.
I mean..all that information, and the majority of people use it.

What's more is that the CHINESE are teaming up...I mean...one of the tiger economies..one of the most upcoming countries. They're already taking over the secondary sector, their growth is absolutely stunning...and now they're holding a weapon.
Very interesting indeed.

Great thread you!



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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Excellent.

Someone who thinkgs for themselves.

I pick D. too.

And it's about time someone brought up something like Operation Mockingbird.

Expand on that please.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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Information is power.

The information collected on us, about us, and against us is immense.

I wonder if Facebook is the next step in secret evidence?

Virtual Global Taskforce : The Expanding Mission Directives of the War on Terror

And then there's this nonsense.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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Why not use it?

I mean only the information you put on it will be seen.

Not to mention you control how it is seen.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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Again, another great reason I've never signed up on that site.

Why do people feel compelled to post every single detail about their lives, where anyone can read it?



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by CalmAsHinduCows
Again, another great reason I've never signed up on that site.

Why do people feel compelled to post every single detail about their lives, where anyone can read it?


Because America is slowly becoming the Snitch-On-Yourself network.

Everything is about data-mining, information sharing, and or putting yourself out there.

Like I mentioned earlier I put specifically what I want on there and nothing more.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas

Originally posted by CalmAsHinduCows
Again, another great reason I've never signed up on that site.

Why do people feel compelled to post every single detail about their lives, where anyone can read it?


Because America is slowly becoming the Snitch-On-Yourself network.

Everything is about data-mining, information sharing, and or putting yourself out there.

Like I mentioned earlier I put specifically what I want on there and nothing more.


Agreed about the data mining. Its really getting out of control now. I mean, will it really make the world a better place knowing what type of music 16-year-old girls listen to? Or how I spend my time browsing the internet after work?

I know its about how much data they can collect, so they can target specific audiences with personalized ads...but how far is just too damn far?



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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We all know facebook is the biggest personal identifier out there. With China signing on to merge with facebook makes me feel extremely uneasy. Knowing they censor their people makes no differnece on what this opens for us americans, this action opens up a loophole here for the chinese to get to better know us americans. I will delete my facebook and never use it again. There is a little information that will be imprinted into the web which i cannot take out. But when i set up my facebook I put very little info on it. My name is not even correct on my facebook. ya this is not good.
edit on 12-4-2011 by lbndhr because: spelling checked



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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Interesting: what do you think?

map of the world drawn entirely on FB connections


The above map of the world, drawn by Facebook data structuring intern Paul Butler using connections between 10 million Facebook friends (full-size link), is interesting enough in itself until you realize that all of the country borders are entirely drawn using Facebook friend connections too. Even if the world was dark and totally unmapped, Facebook could produce a remarkably good approximation of most of its continents’ boundaries, and even the borders of some countries.

It still took some clever math. Butler explains how he did it:



Note the lack of definition in China and Russia, and the relative hole in Brazil. As we explained in a recent post, these countries are among the world’s last holdouts in having dominant social networking sites other than Facebook. (QZone, VKontakte, and Orkut, respectively.)

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posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by CalmAsHinduCows

Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas

Originally posted by CalmAsHinduCows
Again, another great reason I've never signed up on that site.

Why do people feel compelled to post every single detail about their lives, where anyone can read it?


Because America is slowly becoming the Snitch-On-Yourself network.

Everything is about data-mining, information sharing, and or putting yourself out there.

Like I mentioned earlier I put specifically what I want on there and nothing more.


Agreed about the data mining. Its really getting out of control now. I mean, will it really make the world a better place knowing what type of music 16-year-old girls listen to? Or how I spend my time browsing the internet after work?

I know its about how much data they can collect, so they can target specific audiences with personalized ads...but how far is just too damn far?


They are specifically targeting everyone just to make information a new commodity source.

This is driving towards the R.F.I.D. chip program with money, information, and tracking.

If people are willing to give up information they are willing to give up freedoms.

Because they forget that a Government can be a part of the identity theft issue as well.

With outsourced resources working from the inside.


Quote from : Wikipedia : Radio-Frequency Identification Device

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses communication through the use of radio waves to exchange data between a reader and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking.

It is possible in the near future, RFID technology will continue to proliferate in our daily lives the way that bar code technology did over the forty years leading up to the turn of the 21st century bringing unobtrusive but remarkable changes when it was new.

RFID makes it possible to give each product in a grocery store its own unique identifying number, to provide assets, people, work in process, medical devices etc. all with individual unique identifiers - like the license plate on a car but for every item in the world.

This is a vast improvement over paper and pencil tracking or bar code tracking that has been used since the 1970s.

With bar codes, it is only possible to identify the brand and type of package in a grocery store, for instance.

Furthermore, passive RFID tags (those without a battery) can be read if passed within close enough proximity to an RFID reader.

It is not necessary to "show" them to it, as with a bar code. In other words it does not require line of sight to "see" an RFID tag, the tag can be read inside a case, carton, box or other container, and unlike barcodes RFID tags can be read hundreds at a time.

Bar codes can only read one at a time.

Some RFID tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader.

The application of bulk reading enables an almost-parallel reading of tags.

Radio-frequency identification involves the hardware known as interrogators (also known as readers), and tags (also known as labels), as well as RFID software or RFID middleware.


They bypass privacy concerns through "passive-tracking".

Meaning it does not track you unless you go somewhere.

Who doesn't walk into Wal-Mart to buy things?



Look familiar like those right next to you in Wal-Mart at the front door?



Or perhaps this industry which is rising?



Soon enough these will be on Police Officer's belts and your Facebook comments get you arrested.

IBM RFID Commercial - The Future Market


Or get you stopped at the front door or Wal-Mart because of Facebook.

Virtual Global Taskforce : The Expanding Mission Directives of the War on Terror

Or you're a terrorist because you post on Facebook and ATS negatively about Government.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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i play scrabble on FB, i am constantly asked to check my IQ,

it could be 210 but they will never know!!




posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by lbndhr
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
 


We all know facebook is the biggest personal identifier out there. With China signing on to merge with facebook makes me feel extremely uneasy. Knowing they censor their people makes no differnece on what this opens for us americans, this action opens up a loophole here for the chinese to get to better know us americans. I will delete my facebook and never use it again. There is a little information that will be imprinted into the web which i cannot take out. But when i set up my facebook I put very little info on it. My name is not even correct on my facebook. ya this is not good.
edit on 12-4-2011 by lbndhr because: spelling checked


First, China buys our debt, which concerns me.

Second, buying information probably in tandem with Mark Zuckerberg, scarier indeed.

Third, taking over America, is that it?



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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I think it shows exactly how powerful Facebook has become.

Bypassing many e-commerce websites around the world.

And setting them up to target your information through your interests.

Not only that but to turn around and sell your information to the highest bidder.

Information is power, that power equals money, that money equals more soul-sucking work.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by meremortal
i play scrabble on FB, i am constantly asked to check my IQ,

it could be 210 but they will never know!!



I scored a 230 last time I had my IQ checked by someone.

This test is not a real-world insight into intelligence though.

Never played Scrabble on Facebook but every game is about data-mining.



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