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Project Loon: Google is trying to give the whole world internet access by putting balloons in the air. Global Data Mining/Surveillance Operation!

 
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Project Loon: Google is trying to give the whole world internet access by putting balloons in the air. Global Data Mining/Surveillance Operation!
See the google link for video and explanation of "Project Loon":

[link to www.google.com]

They are trialling it in New Zealand.

This is the craziest fucking idea I've ever heard of... Could be a global Data Mining/Surveillance operation....

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Sounds like a good idea to me. I give Google credit for their ingenuity.
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It for the big G to spy on everyone but if it faster than my local provider I don't mind!
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Well done Google. Spending some of those "legally" saved tax dollars on projects that will actually benefit the human race and ultimately could solve the big problem of Internet black spots.

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It for the big G to spy on everyone but if it faster than my local provider I don't mind!
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Yup...They will be able to monitor everybody 24/7!

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US Gov owns a big share at Google :)
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Re: Project Loon: Google is trying to give the whole world internet access by putting balloons in the air. Global Data Mining/Surveillance Operation!
See the google link for video and explanation of "Project Loon":

[link to www.google.com]


This is the craziest fucking idea I've ever heard of... Could be a global Data Mining operation....
 Quoting: Ketchup.

There is no need to worry about "Data Mining" sheeple. You can ask Google to give everything they have on you. You can even ask then to do an "online suicide". So all your information is deleted.

It's in their policies somewhere. I would link if I wasn't such a lazy bastard.
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See the google link for video and explanation of "Project Loon":

[link to www.google.com]


This is the craziest fucking idea I've ever heard of... Could be a global Data Mining operation....
 Quoting: Ketchup.

There is no need to worry about "Data Mining" sheeple. You can ask Google to give everything they have on you. You can even ask then to do an "online suicide". So all your information is deleted.

It's in their policies somewhere. I would link if I wasn't such a lazy bastard.
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yea right, the old delete the first letter trick, sadly the data is still there....and ALL data is constantly being backed up, it's called "redundancy"

and even if they did a single wipe(which would be the best one could hope for).....the data "ghost" is still there

don't believe me, ask a true geek that knows their stuff and they will tell ya, "once it's out there, IT's OUT THERE"
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Any NZ GLPer's on here participating in the Project Loon trial?

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See the google link for video and explanation of "Project Loon":

[link to www.google.com]


This is the craziest fucking idea I've ever heard of... Could be a global Data Mining operation....
 Quoting: Ketchup.

There is no need to worry about "Data Mining" sheeple. You can ask Google to give everything they have on you. You can even ask then to do an "online suicide". So all your information is deleted.

It's in their policies somewhere. I would link if I wasn't such a lazy bastard.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35892041




yea right, the old delete the first letter trick, sadly the data is still there....and ALL data is constantly being backed up, it's called "redundancy"

and even if they did a single wipe(which would be the best one could hope for).....the data "ghost" is still there

don't believe me, ask a true geek that knows their stuff and they will tell ya, "once it's out there, IT's OUT THERE"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41738641


Yeah, everyone's got a sour taste in their mouth right now. But in a way, Google has done a good thing with putting their data collection practices out in the open. Because up until now, most people assumed the network was just a passive conduit and you only had to be worried about shady rogue elements sneaking in and eavesdropping without permission.

Now everyone knows that it's not intruders who are going to cause problems, it's the operators of the network itself. No, you can't trust Google anymore. But you never should have trusted them in the first place.
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This reminds me of the Free wiFi they offer in the entire Silicon Valley....

to spy on other tech companies lmao!
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choot em
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Free wifi in Manhattan now...from Google..
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See the google link for video and explanation of "Project Loon":

[link to www.google.com]


This is the craziest fucking idea I've ever heard of... Could be a global Data Mining operation....
 Quoting: Ketchup.

There is no need to worry about "Data Mining" sheeple. You can ask Google to give everything they have on you. You can even ask then to do an "online suicide". So all your information is deleted.

It's in their policies somewhere. I would link if I wasn't such a lazy bastard.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35892041




yea right, the old delete the first letter trick, sadly the data is still there....and ALL data is constantly being backed up, it's called "redundancy"

and even if they did a single wipe(which would be the best one could hope for).....the data "ghost" is still there

don't believe me, ask a true geek that knows their stuff and they will tell ya, "once it's out there, IT's OUT THERE"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41738641


Yeah, everyone's got a sour taste in their mouth right now. But in a way, Google has done a good thing with putting their data collection practices out in the open. Because up until now, most people assumed the network was just a passive conduit and you only had to be worried about shady rogue elements sneaking in and eavesdropping without permission.

Now everyone knows that it's not intruders who are going to cause problems, it's the operators of the network itself. No, you can't trust Google anymore. But you never should have trusted them in the first place.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41740247


scratching

Deutsch's fallacies?

[link to nighthacks.com]
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Looks like they are using Ubiquity Rocket M5's in their ground transceivers.

Loon: [link to i.imgur.com]

Rocket m5: [link to i.imgur.com]
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They should first pay their taxes, not be funding stupid balloon projects. The people of the world who don't have internet would probably prefer food in their stomach and clean running water not surfing the internet and looking at what they can buy on eBay!!!!
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They should first pay their taxes, not be funding stupid balloon projects. The people of the world who don't have internet would probably prefer food in their stomach and clean running water not surfing the internet and looking at what they can buy on eBay!!!!
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tax tax tax, as if paying taxes to the gubmint is going to solve that problem.

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They should first pay their taxes, not be funding stupid balloon projects. The people of the world who don't have internet would probably prefer food in their stomach and clean running water not surfing the internet and looking at what they can buy on eBay!!!!
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tard
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rant

What are the regulations on the stratosphere?

Who regulates the stratosphere?

Am I allowed to float whatever the fuck I please up there?
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It for the big G to spy on everyone but if it faster than my local provider I don't mind!
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Yup...They will be able to monitor everybody 24/7!

agent

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 Quoting: Ketchup.


This project adds to the suspicion of the closeness between Google and The White House. The more people have acess to Internet, more opportunity for surveillance.
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Google say this will be "free for all" and have comparable speed to"3G". I guess they will fund this buy selling our data to governments.
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Earth will became a giant 5Ghz microwave oven.
More cancer, bad weather, aviation accidents, rf noise
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Any NZ GLPer's on here participating in the Project Loon trial?

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We'd all respond but
being charged per Mb
has... limitations!
"If you do not go within
You WILL go without."

A wiser man than I

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Ensures eternal support."

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We'd all respond but
being charged per Mb
has... limitations!
 Quoting: fellowearthling


That Sucks!

I guess you NZer's will all be for this project!

verysad
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[link to www.youtube.com]
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brought this up on the other thread about this. Someone google SANSWIRE and put up the info. I was investing in a penny stock back in 07 or abouts. The company is called Globe Tel Communications and a side company called Sanswire made prototypes of what they were going to call Stratellites. They were going to put these blimps up about 65,000 feet and keep them stationary with all the technology inside of them. Their downfall was they were unable to keep it stationary. If someone is interested in putting the info up, do it I don't know how, sorry.
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Google say this will be "free for all" and have comparable speed to"3G". I guess they will fund this buy selling our data to governments.
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Where do Google state they will be proving this for free? The way I understand it, they will be working with local service providers.
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It for the big G to spy on everyone but if it faster than my local provider I don't mind!
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