Google's search started as a government project, but now its CEO won't testify before Congress

Google's CEO declines to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee...
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1. lyndon420

Posts: 6495; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Al Gore also created climate change lol. Pretty sure the government gets more than enough of their fair share from all tech giants... whether they're deserving or not.

6. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

If Apple refused to send their CEO you’d cream yourself trolling about it, but since it’s Google you see no negative inference. Well, at least you’re consistent.

22. lyndon420

Posts: 6495; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

On the contrary. Hats off to anyone who has the balls and power to stand up against government corruption. Having said that...I'm not quick to believe much of what is posted within these walls...especially anything to do with 'consumer privacy'. You're so predictable dude...you'd probably cream yourself if I were to say that I cared about anything you had to say lol. Your little fantasy is consistent in and of itself. Go use the T-word somewhere else because it's not wanted here. There's been the odd occasion where I agreed with you...today is not one of those days. May something positive find you today...tomorrow...either way may it reach you. :)

24. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You obviously care a lot about what I have to say, since you took the time to write such a long reply. When is the rent due, for the space I'm occupying in your mind? ;)

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6495; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah...you know what?? I questioned why I bothered even responding to you. You should wipe off your chin now...this will be the last drink you get from me. Hope you enjoyed every drop. ;)

2. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

“...something fishy with its search algorithms...” Something fishy is called filtering #FakeNews disseminated by Trump administration.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Breitbart or InfoWars... lol, those are not news outlets, in the most extreme sense possible, they're fear mongering propaganda machines. I'm not implying that other news outlets aren't biased, I'm simply saying that no other media outlets are as detached from reality than those two. "Truth isn't turth" people! You can't trust the mainstream news because "What you're seeing and reading isn't what's happening", But you can always rely on good old Breitbart or InfoWars to get caught up on your "Alternative facts"! lol

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

God I hate how politics have infected the technology topic I love so much. And while I don't read Breitbart or watch Infowars I would counter by saying all the news outlets are omitting facts from their news stories to reinforce the narrative they want to push. It's all propaganda at this point. I can only think of one valid Investigative Journalist these days which actually asks the hard questions just to get the truth and that is Laura Loomer. Other than her it seems no one asks questions anymore, they just show up to tell you what they want you to think.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Laura Loomer alt-right political activist... Yeah, no thanks. As a registered Republican, I can say that with the death of John McCain, I no longer have anyone in the Republican party that I respect or trust. I'm more in line with Democrats these days anyways. And I would like to point out that my ideology hasn't changed at all, but the party I once was proud of is no longer the example of fiscal responsibility and moral integrity. And I'm sorry that politics is infringing on your right to read nonpolitical content, which I might say that you failed miserably by reading this article, but when you have a sitting president that is disrupting global economies and is drowning in scandals, then warns of violence and economic disasters if he were impeached, it's kind of a wide-reaching subject that tends to impact anything else going on in the world today.

14. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

"I can say that with the death of John McCain, I no longer have anyone in the Republican party that I respect or trust" So you literally supported a man that said that "Gaddafi is done, and Assad is next"?

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I literally supported a man who sacrificed so much for his country and acted on behalf of the American people as a whole and not simply votes his party line. The man's admitted to numerous mistakes, but any single statement or mistake does not define 60 years of service to their country.

37. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

McCain was a loathsome piece of self serving trash. He was no “hero”. There’s nothing heroic about leaving your crippled wife and kids. There’s nothing heroic about being caught. Nothing heroic about being a war hawk. He spent his 80yrs being an a$$hole. You only have a faux respect for Mcain because you are a bandwagon liberal b*tch that believes what the media tells you. What your overlords tell you how to feel.

38. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Evidence that you know nothing, McCain was a prisoner for 5 years, he could have been released much earlier as his father and grandfather were both admirals, and they offered to release him, but he refused, citing that until those who were captured before him were released, he would remain, that's called self-sacrificing, not self-serving. Also, he enlisted of his own free will, he did not have his daddy pay off a doctor to give him deferrments several times over to avoid the draft like the Trump did. Also you say that there's nothing heroic about leaving your crippled wife and kids? You do understand that McCain was also crippled from his years in captivity, The man was unable to even lift his hands over his head and had to have people comb his hair for him, and divorces happen, to good people for reasons that are beyond the understanding of those not directly involved so stop trying to criticize him for a failed marriage. At least he didn't cheat on his wife, with his future wife, then cheat on that wife with his 3rd wife, and then cheat on her with other women including Stormy Danials, and Karen Mcdougal, all around the time she had just given birth to Trump's youngest son. Also, did you know that Trump's first wife reported to authorities that Trump had raped her decades ago, but I bet you still worship the scum bag.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You make it sound like those two are innocent bystanders instead of heinous dictators who should be released from authority. Why is that?

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6495; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

There's more out there, but it's getting harder for them to voice their opinions without getting shut down. Free speech is not allowed anymore unless you're an offended liberal.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So your idea of Freedom of speech is like Fox News knowingly lie about terrorist attacks in Sweden that were carried out by immigrants and then tried to back up their claims by having a Swedish Government official on their program try to validate the claims who no one in the Swedish government had ever even heard of? Or how Hannity said that the liberal media was lying about Trump trying to fire Mueller and they're just trying to distract you, only to have to have him admit in the same program that he was wrong and that the liberal media was right, but we have no time to discuss things like that, cause I have a video of a car crash. Or how the liberal media was reporting that Trump had an affair with a porn star and paid her off, but the alt-right media said it was all nonsense, only to have Trump's lawyer plead guilty to making illegal campaign contributions by paying off that very porn star at the direction of the president, and he had released recorded evidence to the public of Trump discussing the payments validating the whole thing... Don't be fooled into thinking that there is no freedom of speech, there is, you just can't be upset with the fact that those of us living in the real world don't confuse ignorant political propaganda with actual news.

21. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

"don't confuse ignorant political propaganda with actual news." Well for the past year and a half, they've fooled you with phony Russian collusion. But keep living in the "real world" lmao

28. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Please, had Hillary said on national television asking Russia to hack Trump's emails you would have demanded she be put to death on the spot, Or if Chelsea Clinton herself released emails she had detailing meetings with Russian officials to get dirt on Trump, you would have demanded life in prison, or if she said in a globally televised conference that she trusted Putin more than her own intelligence agencies you would have shot her yourself, and I know you wouldn't have been so stupid to accept the excuse that she accidentally said would instead of wouldn't. Or if her campaign manager and assistant manager either pleaded guilty to or was found guilty of federal crimes, along with her choice of national security, personal lawyer, CFO... crap, this list keeps getting longer, you would have cried that the criminal overlord Hillary be tried for her crimes against humanity. Or if like her husband she was discovered to have been unfaithful, but then it was indisputably proven that she had coordinated hush payments days before an election you would have demanded she be impeached. Or if she spent all day and night on twitter attack the federal law enforcement agencies you would demand she be waterboarded... But you give Trump a pass on all of this because he's a Republican and she's a Democrat, or because he's a man and she's a wonan.... I honestly don't know what your deal is to be honest. But no, all you got is emails, and no matter what Trump does, he gets a pass and any outlet that reports it, you simply discredit it because you, like the moron you support, have absolutely zero defense. Go ahead, should MAGA, and Trump 2020, cause that's all you have, no facts, just loud and obnoxious behavior.

31. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I would love to argue any valid point you have, but as usual, everything you said is liberal truth twisting in regards to anything you said about Russia. Really, reading what you wrote really cements the "fake news" moniker. If you want to research REAL collusion, not that conspiracy theory garbage you just typed out.. look into who actually PAID Russians for fake info, for a FAKE dossier, from fake info leaked from FBI, that was used to spy on a political opponent. After all that, NO proof that there was any collusion. And she STILL lost! Real banana republic type politics from the left. That's not even getting into Clinton's emails, who we just found out the Chinese were getting all her emails. I mean, got dang. The Dems are done. The only thing they have left is "ORANGE MAN BAD! RUSSIA! RACISTS!" Really intellectually, and politically lazy attempts to remain relevant. Might as well call him "poopy head" lol The way the economy and job numbers are SOARING, what the heck was Goober Barry doing for 8 years? Lemme guess, you think that's from Obama's policies, right?....

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You make generic counter statements with zero specifics, your argument is so pathetic and ill-informed, it's as if it came straight from Donald Trump himself. The Clinton campaign paid Fusion GPS (An American organization located in Washington DC) to do opposition research on her opponent. They've been used several times in the past for the same purpose by both political parties and is 100% within the law. Christopher Steele is a former British spy who worked at that firm and has a long history working in cooperation with US agencies was the one who had compiled the dossier. And while the dossier started as opposition research to help Democrats in the election, it was actually submitted directly to American federal agents because of concerns he had found regarding Trump, His actions were not to publicize his finding to influence an election, it was to actually warn us of someone who is susceptible to working on behalf of Russia's interests. This far, Trump's behavior only supports that theory. But at no part did Russia have anything to do with the Steele dossier. nor did any funds flow in or out of Clinton related finances. However, Essential Consultants LLC, the shell company set up by Trump's personal fixer Michael Cohen received $500,000 from the Russian oligarch, Viktor Vekselberg. Also Washington lobbyist W. Samuel Patten pleaded guilty last Friday to acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist, and admitted to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee and funneling a Ukrainian oligarch's money to Donald Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee... Guilty pleas and court details are a bit more valid arguments than your half-baked, Hannity level, of uninformed BS.

29. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Please, had Hillary said on national television asking Russia to hack Trump's emails you would have demanded she be put to death on the spot, Or if Chelsea Clinton herself released emails she had detailing meetings with Russian officials to get dirt on Trump, you would have demanded life in prison, or if she said in a globally televised conference that she trusted Putin more than her own intelligence agencies you would have shot her yourself, and I know you wouldn't have been so stupid to accept the excuse that she accidentally said would instead of wouldn't. Or if her campaign manager and assistant manager either pleaded guilty to or was found guilty of federal crimes, along with her choice of national security, personal lawyer, CFO... crap, this list keeps getting longer, you would have cried that the criminal overlord Hillary be tried for her crimes against humanity. Or if like her husband she was discovered to have been unfaithful, but then it was indisputably proven that she had coordinated hush payments days before an election you would have demanded she be impeached. Or if she spent all day and night on twitter attack the federal law enforcement agencies you would demand she be waterboarded... But you give Trump a pass on all of this because he's a Republican and she's a Democrat, or because he's a man and she's a wonan.... I honestly don't know what your deal is to be honest. But no, all you got is emails, and no matter what Trump does, he gets a pass and any outlet that reports it, you simply discredit it because you, like the moron you support, have absolutely zero defense. Go ahead, should MAGA, and Trump 2020, cause that's all you have, no facts, just loud and obnoxious behavior.

26. lyndon420

Posts: 6495; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'm sure you had a point...but I lost touch with whatever you were saying after you mentioned Hannity...Fox News etc. Main stream media doesn't resonate well with me as they're all feed the same bs. I like hearing what the little people have to say...those who live on the ground level. Their videos / thoughts hit home the most.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So then you only accept information from those without the resources to actually perform in-depth, broadscale, investigative reporting and with absolutely no contacts to industry and government insiders and relies entirely upon the media that you refuse to consume and force fit metaphorical puzzle pieces together to fit a predisposed narrative rather than let actual facts speak for themselves. Yeah, that seems like a totally genius method of ensuring you are aware of what's going on outside your basement.

20. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Yet the alt-left "propaganda machines" Huffington Post, WaPo, CNN, and BuzzFeed still show up in results. If you think any of those have any more credibility than Breitbart or Infowars, you need to find a new dealer.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Man-bear-pig-witch-hunt!

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Are you being cereal?

10. thedizzle

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Super cereal.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Thank you. lol

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Trumps just mad when you Google idiot he's the first result. Not Googles fault the truth hurts.

15. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Seriously, is this the article for a MOBILE TECH website? Nice try, but you didn't succeed in projecting your political views on me.
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