927
Assange: Google Works Like NSA
International

Assange: Google Works Like NSA

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.

 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 defense industrial base since 2009. They have been engaged with the Prism system, where nearly all information collected by Google is available to the NSA,” Assange said. “At the institutional level, Google is deeply involved in US foreign policy.”
Google has tricked people into believing that it is “a playful, humane organization” and not a “big, bad US corporation,” Assange told BBC. “But in fact it has become just that...it is now arguably the most influential commercial organization.”
“Google has now spread to every country, every single person, who has access to the internet,” he reminded.
During his interviews, Assange also touched on his own situation at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been trapped since June 2012, after being offered asylum.
The embassy is watched around the clock by British police who are ready to place Assange under arrest should he attempt to leave.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/IiSDLg

You can also read ...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Presidential Palace  in Ankara on August 23.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday told US...
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 7  in Helmand
A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least seven people and...
Wanting to Reshape Europe, Macron Heads East
While Britain toils over its messy divorce with the European...
Three people were arrested in skirmishes between anti-Trump protesters and police.
Police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at crowds of...
On Monday, the destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided off Singapore, injuring five sailors and leaving 10 others missing.
The US Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th...
Airstrike in Yemen Kills 35 People
An air attack on a hotel near the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, has...
Merkel Says ‘America First’ Attitude Will Hurt US
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands the...
North Korea Pressing Ahead With Rocket Program
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered more solid-fuel...

Trending

Googleplus