15/04/2013

Syria: American censorship

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‘Page Web inaccessible’:

Impossible de charger la page Web sur Google Chrome, car http://www.sana.sy n’a pas répondu à temps. Il est possible que le site soit bloqué ou que vous rencontriez des problèmes avec votre connexion Internet.

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As a reminder:

8.12.2012

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

Almost all of the links that argue in favor of the Syrian government are dead and Google advertises almost exclusively the messages coming from the U.S. government or the Pentagon.The participation of Google in the American war propaganda, is not coming as a surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google…

05/12/2012

Latest News Syria: Google's misleading search results

Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007.jpg

Take care for false links on Google !

1) Google: 'syria news sana':

https://www.google.be/search?q=syria+news+sana

About 32,800,000 results

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2) Google: 'syria news sana':

https://www.google.be/search?q=syria+news+san

About 12,300 results

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3) News for syria news sana (false link with a photo of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz)



Haaretz

More blood spilled as rebels take fight to Damascus

Hamilton Spectator - Syria's state news agency SANA said nine students and one teacher were killed when a mortar fired by “terrorists” — the regime's shorthand for ...

UN pulling staff from Syria, violence near capital
Danbury News Times
U-T San Diego
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'Google Adds (Even More) Links to the Pentagon'

3.14.12

On Monday, the Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. It was an unexpected move: Washington and Mountain View don’t trade top executives very often. But it shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. The internet colossus has had a long and deeply complicated relationship with America’s military and intelligence communities. Depending on the topic, the time, and the players involved, the Pentagon and the Plex can be customers, business partners, adversaries, or wary allies. Recruiting the director of Darpa to join Google was just the latest move in this intricate dance between behemoths.

To the company’s critics in Congress and in the conservative legal community, Google has become a puppet master in Obama’s Washington, with Plex executives attending exclusive state dinners and backing White House tech policy initiatives. “Like Halliburton in the previous administration,” warned the National Legal and Policy Center in 2010, “Google has an exceptionally close relationship with the current administration.” To the company’s foes outside the U.S. — especially in Beijing — Google is viewed as a virtual extension of the U.S. government: “the White House’s Google,” as one state-sponsored Chinese magazine put it.

But in the halls of the Pentagon and America’s intelligence agencies, Google casts a relatively small shadow, at least compared to those of big defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Northrop Grumman, and SAIC. Yes, a small handful of one-time Googlers joined the Obama administration after the 2008 election, but most of those people are now back in the private sector. Sure, Google turned to the network defense specialists at the National Security Agency, when the company became the target of a sophisticated hacking campaign in 2009. (Next week, the Electronic Privacy Information Center goes to federal court in an attempt to force the NSA to disclose what exactly it did to help Google respond.) The Lockheeds and the Northrops of the world share with the Pentagon information about viruses and malware in their networks every day.

Government work is, after all, only a minuscule part of Google’s business. And that allows the Plex to take a nuanced, many-pronged approach when dealing with spooks and generals. (The company did not respond to requests to comment for this article.)

Google has a federally focused sales force, marketing its search appliances and its apps to the government. They’ve sold millions of dollars’ worth of gear to the National Security Agency’s secretive eavesdroppers and to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s satellite watchmen. And they’re making major inroads in the mobile market, where Android has become the operating system of choice for the military’s burgeoning smartphone experiments. But unlike other businesses operating in the Beltway, Google doesn’t often customize its wares for its Washington clients. It’s a largely take-it-or-leave-it approach to marketing.

“They shit all over any request for customization,” says a former Google executive. “The attitude is: ‘we know how to build software. If you don’t know how to use it, you’re an idiot.’”

Some of that software, though, only made it to Mountain View after an infusion of government cash. Take the mapping firm Keyhole, backed by In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency. Google bought Keyhole in 2004 — and then turned it into the backbone for Google Earth, which has become a must-have tool in all sorts of imagery analysis cells. When I visited a team of Air Force targeteers in 2009, a Google Earth map highlighting all the known hospitals, mosques, graveyards, and schools in Afghanistan helped them pick which buildings to bomb or not.

Around the same time, the investment arms of Google and the CIA both put cash into Recorded Future, a company that monitors social media in real time — and tries to use that information to predict upcoming events.
“Turns out that there are several natural places to take an ability to harvest and analyze the internet to predict future events,” e-mails Recorded Future CEO Christopher Ahlberg. “There’s search, where any innovation that provides improved relevance is helpful; and intelligence, which at some level is all about predicting events and their implications. (Finance is a third.) That made Google Ventures and In-Q-Tel two very natural investors that provides us hooks into the worlds of search and intelligence.”

The government and Google have more than a mutual interest in mining publicly available data. The feds ask Google to turn over information about its customers. Constantly. Last fall, the Justice Department demanded that the company give up the IP addresses of Wikileaks supporters. During the first six months of 2011, U.S. government agencies sent Google 5,950 criminal investigation requests for data on Google users and services, as our sister blog Threat Level noted at the time. That’s an average of 31 a day, and Google said it complied with 93 percent of those requests.

Google is pretty much the only company that publishes the number of requests it receives — a tactic which sometimes causes teeth to grind in D.C. But it’s essential to the well-being of Plex’s core business: its consumer search advertising. Google, as we all know, keeps a titanic amount of information about every aspect of our online lives. Customers largely have trusted the company so far, because of the quality of its products, and because there’s some sense that the Plex and the Pentagon aren’t swapping data wholesale. These small acts of resistance maintain that perceived barrier.

Not long ago — in the middle of the last decade, say — Google held an almost talismanic power inside military and intelligence agencies. Google made searching the web simple and straightforward. Surely, the government ought to be able to do the same for its databases.

“You kept hearing: ‘how come this can’t work like Google,’” says Bob Gourley, who served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Chief Technology Officer from 2005 to 2007. “But after a while the technologists got educated. You don’t really want Google.”

Or at least, not in that way. Even complex web searches are single strands of information. Intelligence analysts are hunting for interlocking chains of events: Person A in the same cafe as person B, who chats with person C, who gives some cash to person D.  Those queries were so intricate, government engineers had to program each one in by hand, not so long ago. But lately, more sophisticated tools have come onto the market; the troops and spooks have gotten better at integrating their databases. Google’s products are still used, of course. But it’s just one vendor among many.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/pentagon-google/

Photo: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007

 

04/12/2012

Syrian News Agency Sana no longer exists for Google

Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007.jpg

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

That's not coming as a complete surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

Google censorship comes just at the moment that France and Britain have recognized the so called 'opposition' as the 'legal representative of the Syrian people'.
At the same time, Western press comes with the story that the 'Syrian rebels take an airbase in slow progress toward Damascus'.

NATO and its puppets of the western press, used the same scenario in the bombing and occupation of Libya.
So it is very clear that the censorship and misleading information are part of the western military 'offensive' and the terrorist bombs attacks of the small American-British mercenary army which were 'in the strongest terms condemned' by US Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Syria has previously seen large outages in July and August this year, each lasting less than an hour and only affecting targeted areas.

During the uprising in Egypt, four major internet service providers were cut off in the country during mass protests against the (American backed) then-President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians quickly found ways around the blocks.

In Libya, internet blackouts were common in areas that were at the time still controlled by Colonel Gaddafi.

Some time ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian armed groups and terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. Weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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Google censorship

A few days ago, Google gave a 200.000.000 search results for 'latest News Syria Sana' but most of the links to Sana's website were inacceptible or dead.
Today there are only 12,500 search results and
only the messages of the Western press are visible. The name 'Syrian Arab News Agency Sana' even no longer exists on Google that supports the American colonial wars and works together with the Pentagon.

News for latest News Syria SANA

Syrian Arab news agency - SANA - Syria : Syria news

SANA - Syria : Syria news

Syrian SANA News Agency website is under fierce attack 07-14 ...

Photos - Syrian Arab news agency - SANA - Syria : Syria news ::

www.sana.sy/gallery.html?&gid=309&newlang=eng

Syrian Arab news agency - SANA - Syria : Syria news ::

www.sana.sy/section.html?&req=sitemap&artid=189...

Syrian Passenger Plane, Forced to Land by Turkish Authorities in ...

sana.sy/eng/21/2012/10/11/446488.htm

SANASyria www.sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/17/452964.htm

Cabinet Weekly Session Reviews Current Situation in SyriaSANA ...

sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/21/453584.htm

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Google's link to Sana's Facebook website disappeared but the website is still open:

https://www.facebook.com/SANAenglish

But Facebook's link to Sana's website doesn't work: http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

 

Other links to SANA which are censored by Google and the Pentagon: 

Syrian Arab News Agency - SANA - http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

sana.sy main IP address: http://208.43.232.81/

sana.sy Turkish website: http://208.43.232.81/index_tur.html

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Google works in service of the Pentagon

There are 40,900 search results for 'rebels take airbase in slow progress toward Damascus' (the links to these websites are not dead)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/25/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121125
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/117781/syrian-rebels-take-airbase-in-slow-progress-toward-damascus
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2489069

http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/fr/viewer.aspx
http://www.m2radio.fr/go/news/id-89349-syrian-rebels-take-airbase-in-slow-progress
http://uswebdaily.com/news2/wrapup-2syrian-rebels-take-airbase-in-slow-progress-toward-damascus
http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC121126-0000063/Syrian-rebels-take-airbase-in-slow-progress-towards-Damascus
http://worldview.msasecurity.net/articles/646533/syrian-rebels-take-airbase-in-slow-progress-toward/ ...

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Photo 1: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007. 

Photo 2: The Obama Dinner in February 2011. The nine companies represented at the dinner have a combined worth of $938 billion and the list of the tech guests included Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. A White House official described the meeting as "part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work," noting prior to the event, "The President and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy." (The NATO-war against Lybia lasted from 17 February 2011 to 23 October 2011 and the commander of NATO’s Libya war announced his intent to end hostilities through Facebook. “Who could have predicted,” asked Mike Isaac in WIRED’s new app guide, discussing Facebook’s mobile app, “that one skinny nerd from Harvard would completely change the definition of social experience in the 21st century?” “The power of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has been on display all year as the Arab Spring, has reshaped the Middle East...)

01/12/2012

Syria News censored by Pentagon allied Google

Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007.jpg

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA. That's not coming as a complete surprise...

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On 3.14.12, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. It was an unexpected move: Washington and Mountain View don’t trade top executives very often.  

The internet colossus has had a long and deeply complicated relationship with America’s military and intelligence communities.

Depending on the topic, the time, and the players involved, the Pentagon and the Plex are now customers, business partners, adversaries, or wary allies.

Recruiting the director of Darpa to join Google was just the latest move in this intricate dance between behemoths.

Photo: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007. Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP

American war propaganda - Syrian News still censored

SyrianArabNewsAgency.jpg

Syrian News: Google Censorship

The website of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA is regularly blocked by Washington that doesn't stop its war propaganda.

Some days ago SANA was inaccessible again: 'Page Web inaccessible - Unable to load web page on Google Chrome, because www.sana.sy did not respond in time. It is possible that the site is blocked or you have problems with your Internet connection - Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT)'

On Wikipediathe links are dead: Syrian Arab News Agency,[dead link] Official Website - (Arabic)[dead link] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Arab_News_Agency#Managers_of_SANA)

Google Research doesn't show actually SANA's website under the searching words 'latest news Syria'. The censure comes just after France and Britain recognized the so called 'Syrian opposition', which they are providing with money and weapons.

Google Research also reduced drastically the search results for 'Latest News Syria SANA'.

The Internet search engines are in the hands of the U.S. government which doesn't want a political solution for Syria and doesn't stop its financial and military aid to terrorist groups in Turkey and Syria. 

The following links to get the website of SANA and find what the western press conceals, are also blocked now:

sana.sy main IP address: http://208.43.232.81/
sana.sy Turkish website: http://208.43.232.81/index_tur.html

'Page Web inaccessible - Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT)'

After France and Britain no longer recognized the Syrian government, the western press gave special attention to the destructive terrorist bomb attacks in Syria. Then, on 29 November 2012, the internet has been cut off and mobile phones have been disrupted in Syria.

During the uprising in Egypt, four major internet service providers were cut off in the country during mass protests against the then-President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians quickly found ways around the blocks, and Google introduced a "speak-to-tweet" service which allowed people to connect to Twitter via the telephone.

In Libya, internet blackouts were common in areas that were at the time still controlled by Colonel Gaddafi. The exact method being used to cut off the internet in Syria is unknown, one security expert said, but there are clues.

"It looks like they are using the same approach as Libya did," explained Rik Ferguson, vice president of security research at Trend Micro. "Requests for Syrian addresses are simply timing out - so it's likely to be 'blackholing' or even breaking connections physically by cutting cables or switching things off." Blackholing is a tactic which involves sending internet traffic into a dead end - rather than its intended destination.

It is clear that all these problems are part of a covert operation of the C.I.A. and the American army.