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How the CIA made Google

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bartosimpsonio, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If this ain't serious, it sure makes for a decent fiction romance.

    Source: https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/how-the-cia-made-google-e836451a959e

    Part II : https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/why-google-made-the-nsa-2a80584c9c1

    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.
     
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    Hmm.. very interesting... I think it's not far away from truth...
     
  3. Vrill

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    google is already way more than just an online company.They are spending billions on moving out of earth projects are the leader for cars without drivers which start this year in california etc etc ...... its the dominating company in the world in every important niche
     
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    Sounds silly, and yet it explains a lot. Notice how they are investing all the advertising revenue into aerospace and military robotics like Boston Dynamics. Are you a Big Dog? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigDog
     
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    It will be like this very soon....
     
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  6. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd like to hear from Sergey Brin if he really got the ideas for PageRank from the government... I bet he'll never tell but anyway we'll probably never know if this guy simply made this up or not.....but as I said this would at least make for good fiction ;)
     
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    Im going to apply for job in CIA and I will be the 1st on Google for any keyword... :)
     
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  9. sully1975

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    There is an author who has a bunch of books that have a focus on the topic and then skew out from it. Joseph Farrell. He has a website blog that collects the news, gizadeathstar.com

    One of his big topics is the military industrial financial intelligence complex, which is what your thread topic was about.
     
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    i heard somewhere google is making weapons i am not sure its true but people been talking shit which gets me scared , i dont want no google agents slamming my door :D
     
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    If they had govt money they would have been a huge company much faster than the many years it took. Wasn't that long ago when they were the 17th ranked search engine/directory in the world.
     
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    Judging by the new weird investments Google made, it is clear they will be Skynet in the future haha..
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Alright, being devil's advocate here : how many years did it take? Altavista was a Digital project. Digital was big...

    To get Google quality search results back in those days you had to apply a ton of search filters. +, -, quotes and you name it...

    Then all of a sudden comes this search engine which got things right almost all the time. I remember the first seach I ever did on Google and I was blown away.

    All in all I'm not saying I agree with this story but they sure didn't waste time ;)
     
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    Did it ever occur to you that maybe google was actually a real start up by college kids in a garage? Then maybe they were so successful as the worlds leading search engine that they were approached by governments to give up information?

    I bet you think Facebook is owned by the CIA too?
     
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    Usually you will see some things announced in the mainstream/lamestream that are done by either Darpa, the Rand Corporation, or one of the defense contractors that have myriad of implications, specifically for let us say later technology trees.

    If you view through those lenses, quite an interesting idea or two can be formulated.
     
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    Why not get involved? Boston Dynamics could easily be getting a $10 billion+ contract from the USA alone if they are able to provide a combat effective robot for the military.
     
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    Soon so very soon...

    they still haven't perfected this part yet

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    Did it ever occur to you that the government decided to infiltrate the commercial web for mass surveillance purposes, then used its existing young assets in Ivy League schools to set up "a real start up by college kids in a garage" to work as a front for its designs? Or that in the post-Snowden revelations world, the facts and the chronology support this covert op view, as opposed to the innocent one?

    See this additional article, which cites stories published in the Independent and the Guardian going back to 2000 (repeat, 2000), pointing to the NSA/CIA origins of Google and Facebook:

    http://www.consciousape.com/2012/05/03/google-bankrolled-by-the-cia/
     
  19. snarky

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    Meh... General Motors got over 50 billion from the government and they still suck. They're still losing market share. Google grew very fast.
     
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    Why would the CIA need to start a company like google, when they could just go to the source and collect information from the ISP's themselves. It seems like it would be risking to much government money when people may decide to use another search engine in the future due to a better design or people not trusting google.