The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

EU taskforce takes legal action against Google

Deutsche Welle, 2 April 2013

Six European countries, including Germany and France, have launched legal action against internet giant Google in a bid to get the company to tighten privacy settings watchdogs believe violate EU privacy regulations.

Led by France's National Commission of Information Technology and Liberty (CNIL), Germany, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy agreed to launch joint legal action Tuesday on the way the world's largest search engine collects and stores data on users of its services.

Despite criticism from US and European consumer advocacy groups, Google initiated a common user privacy policy across its YouTube, Gmail and Google+ platforms in 2012 giving them unprecedented powers to track user data and develop targeted advertising.

In October 2012, the 27-member bloc European Union warned Google against applying its new privacy policy, giving the company four months to make changes, such as allowing users to opt-out on having their data pooled.

A task force made up of several European Data protection agencies was established when the deadline expired in February. Google met with the taskforce's commissioners in March in an attempt to resolve the dispute and demanded the US company provide information of the data it planned to collect and the exact purpose it would serve.

"No one is against Google's objective of simplicity. It's legitimate. But it needs to be accompanied by transparency for consumers and the ability to say yes or no," CNIL head Isabelle Falque Pierrotin said in recent interview. "Consumers have the right to know how the information is being used and what's being done with it," she added.

CNIL maintains it has not seen any change to the company's internet privacy policy since meeting with company representatives.

"Following this meeting, no change has been seen…Consequently, all the authorities composing the taskforce have launched actions on 2 April 2013 on the basis of the provisions laid down in their respective national legislation (investigations, inspections, etc)," CNIL wrote in a statement released on their website.

Following Tuesday's decision to launch legal action, Antonello Soro from the Italian Data Protection Agency told the DPA news agency, "Google cannot collect and process European citizens' personal data while ignoring the fact that there are precise rules in the European Union protecting EU citizens' fundamental rights."

Google maintains its user privacy code complies with European law and is aimed at improving user experience.

In a statement released to news agency AFP, Google said its "privacy policy respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services. We have engaged fully with the data protection agencies involved throughout this process, and we'll continue to do so going forward."

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding hailed the action, telling AFP in an email "it is good to see that six national data protection authorities are teaming up to enforce Europe's common data protection rules," adding "I am confident that the European Parliament and the EU Member States will strengthen Europe's enforcement tools substantially in the course of this year."

The policy, analysts said Tuesday, was an attempt to boost advertising revenue which made up 96-percent of the company's earnings in 2011.

jlw/dr (dpa, AFP, AP, Reuters)

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