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Everyone needs to Stop Googling

Google and the NSA: Who’s holding the ‘$hit-bag’ now?
by Julian Assange
August 24th, 2013

It has been revealed today, thanks to Edward Snowden, that Google and other US tech companies received millions of dollars from the NSA for their compliance with the PRISM mass surveillance system.

So just how close is Google to the US securitocracy? Back in 2011 I had a meeting with Eric Schmidt, the then Chairman of Google, who came out to see me with three other people while I was under house arrest. You might suppose that coming to see me was gesture that he and the other big boys at Google were secretly on our side: that they support what we at WikiLeaks are struggling for: justice, government transparency, and privacy for individuals. But that would be a false supposition. Their agenda was much more complex, and as we found out, was inextricable from that of the US State Department. The full transcript of our meeting is available online through the WikiLeaks website.

read the rest http://thestringer.com.au/google-and-the-nsa-whos-holding-th...

h/t zero hedge

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I didn't ever claim to have

I didn't ever claim to have sacrificed anything. I'm not the one acting like I'm something special and that a man who very clearly and obviously gave up nearly everything in his life to bring this info to the masses is somehow a bad guy. Forget you, my analysis was spot on.