Saturday, April 6, 2013

13-04-06 Google Fights U.S. National Security Probe Data Demand

The lady doth protest too much...
The news item below is puzzling...  I for one, assumed for years that Google is an arm of DHS.  Now it appears to resist its designated role? jz

Google Fights U.S. National Security Probe Data Demand

Google, Inc., operator of the world’s largest search engine, is challenging a demand by the U.S. government for private user information in a national security probe, according to a court filing.
It “appears” to be the first time a major communications company is pushing back after getting a so-called National Security Letter, said the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet privacy group. The challenge comes three weeks after a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that NSLs, which are issued without a warrant, are unconstitutional.
“The people who are in the best position to challenge the practice are people like Google,” said EFF attorney Matt Zimmerman, who represented an unidentified service provider that won the March 14 ruling. “So far no one has really stood up for their users” among large Internet service providers.
The government has issued 300,000 NSLs since 2000, and only four or five recipients have challenged the letters, Zimmerman said. Civil-rights groups say NSLs give federal agents unchecked powers to spy on people while the government says they’re a crucial tool in the fight against terrorism and threats to national security.
Google, in its first public disclosure about national security letters, said in a March 5 report that it received in the range of zero to 999 NSLs annually starting in 2009 affecting more than 1,000 accounts. In a company blog post, Richard Salgado, Google’s legal director for law enforcement and information security, thanked U.S. government officials “for working with us to provide greater insight into the use of NSLs.”

13-04-06 Bernanke and QE -- up up and away in my beautiful baloon... and more banksters news,,,

Source of data - Federal Reserve
From The Daily Bail

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 09:12 AM PDT
Fed President Richard Fisher on the Bernanke Doctrine. Start watching at 1-minute mark. April 4 (Bloomberg) -- Dallas Federal Reserve President and CEO Richard Fisher discusses Japan, Bernanke, QE,...
Posted: 06 Apr 2013 09:12 AM PDT
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon. --- UPDATE - Bubble, Balance Sheet Losses Played Down By Bernanke --- Details from the WSJ: Fed’s Balance Sheet Tops $3 Trillion For First...
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 11:27 PM PDT
The Bankster Defense. Don't blame us, blame the system and society as a whole.  Reminiscent of Bank of America CEO Bryan Moynihan preaching to Charlie Rose the other night that his bank does...
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 11:27 PM PDT
Start watching at 1:30.  Moore on voting for Obama. During Q&A of an NDAA panel discussion, Moore is asked how he feels about encouraging people to vote for Obama after his continued...
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 11:06 PM PDT
Brilliant.  The most prudent move is a bailout.   Related: South Park takes on the banking crisis: "And it's Gone..."  
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 11:03 PM PDT
Funny clip.  Don't skip the ending. The Aussie satirists take on Bernanke while explaining the finer points of QE.   Tweet --- Clarke And Dawe on Angela Merkel Winning Wimbledon at...
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 03:13 PM PDT
Besides taxpayer bailouts. Munger On Gross Immorality, Rampant Debt And The Idiot Boom Much as we ridicule Munger for his completely ridiculous bailout comments, this is actually a pretty...
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 03:00 PM PDT
Barofsky says bank culture hasn't changed since crisis. And why would anything change with Zimbabwe Ben at the helm of both the helicopter and the printing presses.  Borrowing at 0% and...
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 02:30 PM PDT
Former Goldman CEO Stephen Friedman retired yesterday. That's Paulson on the left (Dartmouth) and Friedman on the right. As Nomi Prins relates, sometime in the 1970's, while on an executive...
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 11:13 AM PDT
$5 million profit on inside information and never punished. Bloomberg Greg Palm, Goldman Sachs general counsel, took a call in his 37th-floor office at One New York Plaza.  It was his old...

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13-04-06 What's going on with Gold?

10 year gold price per ounce

The Assault On Gold


For Americans, financial and economic Armageddon might be close at hand. The evidence for this conclusion is the concerted effort by the Federal Reserve and its dependent financial institutions to scare people away from gold and silver by driving down their prices.

Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments.