Putting Elon Musk’s Criminal Crony Corruption Operation Out of Business: SolarCity Reduces Operations!

The Goal of Putting Elon Musk’s Criminal Crony Corruption Operation Out of Business Has Taken Another Step Forward
 
 

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Friday said that its subsidiary SolarCity will curtail door-to-door sales of rooftop solar installations over the next month as Tesla seeks to absorb the company into its high-end brand.

The move comes at a time when growth in sales of residential solar systems has slowed in key states, including California, where Tesla is based. Industry watchers say consumers in more mature solar markets have tired of the industry’s aggressive sales tactics.

“We believe this decision reflects what most of our prospective customers prefer, and will result in a better experience for them,” a Tesla spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Tesla has built its luxury electric car brand on exclusivity, whereas SolarCity marketed its systems to a wide range of consumers mainly by promising cost savings.

As a result, the move marks a major shift for SolarCity, which before its acquisition by Tesla had become the nation’s top solar installer by amassing a legion of sales representatives in solar-friendly states across the country. Though most sales are generated through customer referrals, door-to-door sales became a significant means of reaching new customers over the last three years.

Most affected employees will be reassigned to other sales channels or given the opportunity to interview for other positions, Tesla said. About 1,000 people work in door-to-door sales for the company.

The company said it plans to expand its retail and online sales of solar systems, including in Tesla stores. It will also continue selling systems through long-standing partnerships with retailers, including Home Depot (HD.N) and Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N).

“We expect the growth of these channels to end up more than offsetting the loss of door-to-door sales,” Tesla said.

Tesla, which completed its acquisition of SolarCity in November, has repeatedly said that it would prioritize preserving cash over increasing sales of solar systems. It has also said that it would reduce the cost of acquiring new customers, a metric that has remained stubbornly high across the highly competitive industry.

In keeping with its move toward more distinctive solar offerings, Tesla has said it plans to roll out a line of solar roof tiles later this year. The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled last October to showcase the benefits of combining Elon Musk’s electric car maker with the solar installer.

(Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Tesla Takes American Taxpayer’s Money and Hires Cheap Workers From Mexico and Europe – Spitting In Faces Of Americans

Tesla recruiting engineers in Mexico for California plant

 
 
 
By Alexandria Sage | SAN FRANCISCO

South African Technology Schemer Elon Musk has had Tesla Inc (TSLA.O)out  recruiting engineers from Mexico to work on robotics and other automated equipment at its California factory, according to LinkedIn postings viewed by Reuters, part of a hiring push to ready the plant for mass production of the upcoming Model 3.

The electric vehicle maker, which prides itself on its “Made in America” credentials, aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018 at its plant in Fremont, California, south of San Francisco. That would be a six-fold increase from 2016.

A recruiting poster published on LinkedIn by Tesla’s senior technical recruiter, David Johnson, listed 15 types of engineers the company would be seeking at a May 5-8 recruiting event in Monterrey, Mexico. (here:li:activity:6261290896936042496/)

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its Mexico hiring plans.

The Silicon Valley carmaker is under the gun to accelerate production and save money as it readies for volume production of the Model 3 in September. The company’s future profitability hinges on its success, and high hopes for the mass-market vehicle have helped push Tesla shares up 47 percent since January.

Mexico boasts a substantial pool of educated manufacturing engineers, with 19 automotive plants owned by global automakers including General Motors Co (GM.N), Ford Motor Co (F.N), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE).

Tesla’s Johnson wrote in a post that he hoped to interview manufacturing and mechanical engineers with experience in “Body in White” (BIW) manufacturing. That is the stage of assembly in which sheet metal components are welded together to make up the outer frame of the car.

“Check this out if you are interested to work with the most complex and automated equipment in our Fremont plant! We are looking for controls, robotic and weld engineers!” posted another Tesla employee, Dominik Knapp, on his LinkedIn page.

Tesla has been actively hiring in the past few months for assembly-line jobs at the Fremont plant. But finding manufacturing engineers, who are in even shorter supply than software engineers in Silicon Valley, is a tougher challenge.

Doug Patton, president of SAE International, a professional association of automotive engineers headquartered in Pennsylvania, said Tesla’s search for engineers in Mexico underscored a dearth of talent in the industry.

“There are many more jobs than engineers, this is an engineering problem across the board,” he said.

U.S. automakers and suppliers will sometimes bring employees from Mexican plants to the United States for short-term assignments, but Patton said he had not heard of any company recruiting on a “wholesale basis” as Tesla appeared to be doing.

Tesla’s vice president of production, Peter Hochholdinger, has experience in Mexico, having been involved in the launch of Audi’s high-tech plant in Puebla.

(Editing by Jonathan Weber and Matthew Lewis)

Rich Kids Prove They Are As Stupid As Doorknobs As Fyre Festival In Bahamas Turns Into Red Pill

Rich Kids Duped Into Fyre Music Festival Debacle In Bahamas – All Hell Breaking Loose, Ja Rule Involved

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What was set to be the opening weekend of trust-fund millennial debauchery in the Bahamas has turned into nothing short of Lord of the Flies. The Fyre Festival – organized by Ja Rule and some guy who’s scammed millennials in the past was hyped by models and advertised as a boutique luxury music festival held in Exumas, Bahamas. All inclusive tickets ranging from $4,000 – $12,000 were supposed to include a chartered private flight from Miami, private luxury tents, yacht rides, and performances from Blink-182 and about two dozen other artists.

Not so much…

The “chartered flight from Miami” turned out to be severely delayed coach seats, and upon arrival shocked concert-goers were met with partially constructed USAID disaster relief tents:

 

“Luxury” meals:

“Secure” lockers:

And an attentive concierge booth:

Hundreds of pieces of luggage were lost in transit, though a big container truck showed up in the dark to toss bags to a mob:

Just in time for the muggings and robberies!

Reports are rolling in of burning tents and anarchy:

Phones are dying, passports are missing:

Feral dogs are roaming around:

And relationships have been destroyed:

The US embassy is reportedly involved:

Oh, and Blink 182 canceled…

Only one question remains; WHERE IS JA?

  
  

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Downtoolong's picture
 

 

$12,000 for a ticket to a porta-potty and shit on a shingle for dinner.

 

It would only be funnier if they had to enlist in the Marines to get back home.

 

 

   

AKKadian's picture
 

The rich globalist will lose, because their kids are Fucking morons. YOU LOSE GLOBALISTS.!!!

Mr.Danglemeat's picture
 

I was stuck in a Cat.5 Hurricane. We were taken by our host resort to a walled, private Catholic School in the center of Cancun. There’s no power and no running water but the complex had two Olympic sized swimming pools aha!… Our back-up supply of Potable water!

After two days of sweltering, steam-bath humidity I took her ladyship into the bathroom and showed her how to take a bucket bath. When we came out, a lot of our fellow refugees were astounded by our freshness and within fifteen minutes, after dozens of baths and shampoos, both of the swimming pools were no longer potable..just murky grey water guaranteed to give you the shits.

  We don’t go on vacations where there are lots of Americans anymore….because they’re fucking stupid and stupidity kills.

Lostinfortwalton's picture
 

There are the same people whose parents pay $60,000 a year for them to go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton….after said parents have kicked in a few million to the alumni fund to get them accepted. This scam is small change.

GestaltNine's picture
 

lmao at the cheese sandwich omfg that’s the best 

death2Tyrant-asauras's picture
 

does anyone know how to make weapons?

 

best line of the whole damn fiasco.

 

there seems to be little warmth of feelings  for the victims.

Wahooo's picture
 

That person just became a conservative.

ILIKEMITTENS's picture
 

If you want something fucked up put a liberal dem in charge. If you want something completly fucked up put a nigger in charge. Its quite entertaining to witness the outcome. #winning. 🙂

gdpetti's picture
 

Guess this doesn’t matter much or I’d know who this Ja Rule person is…. is it a rapper? Who else would have a name like that other than that big fat character in Star Wars?

ILIKEMITTENS's picture
 

Just another dumb theiving ass nigger.

doomchild's picture
 

Are there people more fucked up and brain dead than Millenials ?

ableman28's picture
 

Is it too late to get tickets?

Incorporated by inference's picture
 

Bring our boys and girls home! Turn the Carl Vinson group around. That puts them in the Bahamas in 6-8 wks. This rescue may be the highlight of t bags first 100 days.
He may have to shoot Bill Clinton down. I heard he’s fling in aid already.

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Rich kids getting USAid tents.

Typical.

loub215's picture
 

when will these dweebs learn… Just cause you have it, doesn’t mean you get to keep it! Lack of common sense is Darwin’s greatest weapon…

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture
 

 

“Common sense” might be a misnomer. I really don’t think “sense” is that common a thing at all.

Head_Shots_Work's picture
 

…and only a dumbass wouldn’t have his passport underneath his balls at all times in a situation like this. And yes – I can make weapons at about any time and about out of anything – so how do I contact that poor fuck? ha ha ha.

Head_Shots_Work's picture
 

Gee – my heart bleeds for the fucks. I think I’m going to hold a Symbolic Hunger Strike. Oh- i’m hungry – so it’s over. 

ironmace's picture
 

Good. Fuck ’em.

BGO's picture
 

Have to give it up for the wrappers. They have mastered the art of separating white suckers from dey monies. If Je Rule and Kenyan West joined forces, they could in short order own an entire generation of snowflakes. 

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture
 

“…they could in short order own an entire generation of snowflakes.”

They can have ’em. Now there’s a bear market if ever I saw one.

CompleteAphasia's picture
 

Maybe a few of them that have sense will now learn a lesson or two and maybe dump their libtard ideologies

Unbeholden's picture
 

Ha ha, too good. There are nowhere near enough stories like this to break up the (all too believable) doom and gloom, IMHO. I wonder if Ja Rule will spring for those highly effective Scandinavian rapist-repellent bracelets? It’s about time somebody realized that all you have to do is ask nicely to stop predators in their tracks…

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture
 

“Does anyone know how to make weapons?”

Yeah, the people ripping you off probably do.

Mama shoulda’ swallowed.

Steeley's picture
 

ALL NON-ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE COMES IN SUPPOSITORY FORM.

So, what exactly were you doing all those years in college, sweethearts?

(“Quick, before my battery dies, who has Bernie’s cell number?” What? His twitter is gone too??”)

Xena fobe's picture
 

Poor kids would go swimming and exploriing and make an adventure out of it. Go meet the locals.  Prople are usually hospitable. From their whining, you’d think they were lost in the arctic.

ResistTemptation's picture
 

HAHA cant … stop … laughing. I hope some real good stories about snowflake rape hit the web soon.

scoutshonor's picture
 

Anyone know how to make a weapon?

Team leader: sure first we have to build a fire, make a bellows, mine some coal and iron ore.  Then we need to construct a crucible, tongs, anvil, and a really big hammer.

Group member: ummm it’s the Bahamas–pretty sure they don’t have any coal or iron ore.

 

Another group member: does anyone know how to make a 3-D printer?

 

Xena fobe's picture
 

He’s overthinking it.  Just pick up a stick.  Imagine if these people get drafted into combat?  Are the even the same species as our forefathers?  They are an embarrassment.

scoutshonor's picture
 

True that–I shudder to think of what it would look like if we ever had to do something like WWII in this current time.  It is embarassing.

poetic justice's picture
 

POETIC JUSTICE 🙂

chosen's picture
 

This is the funniest thing I have read this week.  Dumb shit millenials spending thousands of dollars to listen to shit music on a shit island, and ending up being scammed.  Anybody with half a brain knows that anything run by niggers will be complete clusterfuck.  Wake up, you dumb shits!  BTW, keep posting videos of your disaster, we all need more laughs.

Sixtus VI's picture
 

Best assessment of all.  LMAO!!!  These perspectively retarded millenials, many being trust fund designer sperm babies spawned by arrogant parents, demonstrated their abject level of collective stupidity by falling for an operation from the cutting edge of African engineering.

Sixtus VI's picture
 

Best assessment of all.  LMAO!!!  These perspectively retarded millenials, many being trust fund designer sperm babies spawned by arrogant parents, demonstrated their abject level of collective stupidity by falling for an operation from the cutting edge of African engineering.

rkoen's picture
 

People like me who can’t afford to take a hit like this take trip insurance.

These people probably never thought about that.

Deplorable Nationalist's picture
 

No worries. They can by insurance when they get home. Pre-existing conditions are covered, right? Right?! No? Fuuuuccckkk!

Deplorable Nationalist's picture
 

I hope this trip ends with really groovy participation trophies for all.
One the funniest things I have read or even contemplated in a long time. I hope the misery just goes on and on and on and lots of videos get posted. Gawd I wish the festival was streaming live. I’d spend the whole weekend watching. Please, ZH, keep us posted on the horrors. I haven’t been this happy in ages. Snowflakes cowering from feral dogs and nignogs is sooooo awesome.

F.A. Hayek's picture
 

I feel the same way, this was flippin hilarious, and the social media posts above, holy crap these people are dumb and absolutely helpless! Mommy, will you cut my steak please?

nationstates's picture
 

HELP…I WANT MY SAFE SPACE, and cuddle puppy…I want my MOMMY, I dont like real life.

oldguyonBMXbike's picture
 

The rich need to learn from a young age how to properly be duped out of their money. Lmfao

bardot63's picture
 

Delightful reading!!  Can wait for the film version.

NAVIGATOR0832's picture
 

Need to put venue in the middle of the desert where local predatory fauna are not around….like the burning man festival.  But…..that would require higher organizational thinking.    

Sirius Wonderblast's picture
 

The organisational thinking seems to have worked fine – 1) grab the money 2) cheerio!

GodSpeed_00's picture
 

There is a large five star resort in Exuma. I’m surprised the rich kids didn’t go there instead once they saw the situation.

Xena fobe's picture
 

Their wallets and phones were stolen.

Peter41's picture
 

Fools are born every day. A lot of them born during milennial time frame. Lots of ’em.

gregga777's picture
 

Millennials = Suckers

aloha_snakbar's picture
 

Maybe as a finale they could hire Barky Obortion for 400K to stutter for an hour on stage…

novictim's picture
 

This Red Pill Festival is just what the doctor ordered! 

Silicon Valley Gets Called Out

It is time to directly confront the Silicon

Valley cultists and

 

demand FBI, Congressional and SEC

investigation!

 

 

 

The Documented Characteristics of Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists and Tech CEO’s

 

Include The Following Horrors –

 

A horrific phenomenon of cultural depravity and white-collar crime is going unchecked in Silicon Valley because Silicon Valley controls the media and the politicians that are usually supposed to check these kinds of things. Millions of pages of news reports, documentaries, interviews and legal transcripts prove the following to be true:

 

Elitist Cult. Silicon Valley elitists believe they are better than everyone else. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins founder: VC Tom Perkins, said that poor people must be “Nazi’s” for not accepting the “superior intellect” of VC’s. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins VC Vinod Khosla, took over California’s favorite public beach, bribed the White House for “green cash” and got sued for arrogance by a horde of public interest lawsuits. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins founder Ray Lane, was indicted for tax evasion. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins boss John Doerr was sued for sexual office abuse and running a “frat house”. Most of the VC’s and tech CEO’s in Silicon Valley are charged with ethics breaches.

 

Prostitutes. Silicon Valley males hire more hookers and “rent-boys” and fly more sex workers into the Bay Area than any other city in America. Google’s and Tesla Investments executives were killed in sex and drug romps with hookers. Google’s Eric Schmidt ran a huge “sex penthouse” and promotes infidelity and “anti-marriage”. Google’s search engine rigging boss died at the hands of one of his hookers. The Silicon Valley VC’s had the Rosewood Hotel built at the end of Sandhill Road as a place to take interns and hookers to for sex. Underage sex efforts operated by these VC’s and Tech CEO’s have created the “Pizzagate” phenomenon. After a woman marries a Silicon Valley Oligarch she is told that she “must” accept his prostitutes or she will be divorced and put on the street without money.

 

Rapists and Sexual Coercion of Employees. Young interns are “sent up the hill” by Stanford University via “intern sharing” to the VC’s Sandhill Road offices to become sexual playthings for the VC’s at the Rosewood Hotel. Ellen Pao sued Kleiner Perkins over the sexual “rape culture” that they promoted. Thousands of women have written books and articles about the sexual intimidation they are subjected to by Silicon Valley VC’s and their tech CEO’s. VC’s Joe Lonsdale, Micheal Goguen and hundreds of others have been charged with rape and sex trafficking. Stanford University gets “endowments” and “gifts” for hushing rape culture and intern-fluffing up.

 

Assholes. Fraternity House Take-What-You-Want culture is re-percussively promoted in the bars, clubs, meetings, conferences and emails of the VC’s and CEO’s. The TV Show: Silicon Valley, underscores the point of the dangers of infectious asshole-ism in Silicon Valley.

 

Clones. They assemble those around them that have the same stereotypical facial structure. In a room full of ordinary people and Tech VC’s, the VC’s faces stand out as Hollywood-type character-cartoon duplicates of each other. All VC/Tech CEO’s are chosen for their facial symmetrical bone structure. All VC/Tech CEO wives are chosen for their “harsh-eyebrow/nice stripper” looks in order to impress other Silicon Valley VC/Tech CEO’s (unless they are “beards”)

 

Sexual Deviance and Extremism. Google’s founders have all had extreme sex scandals involving cheating, 3-way sex, divorces over abuse, forced anal sex and other outrages. Their teachers at Stanford have had to quit over their sex scandals. Their willingness and infatuation with sexual extremes defines them as moral degenerates who care little about laws and ethics.

 

Insider Dysfunctional Parents. The majority of the VC’s and Tech CEO’s come from dysfunctional rich dynastic families who are cultism-like devoted to “the family bloodline” and run by male oligarchs who believe in a rape culture/oligarch ethos. This belief system is passed on to their children. The oligarch parents threaten to cut endowments to Stanford University if Stanford punishes their son’s Frat Houses for date rapes.

 

Tone Deaf. Silicon Valley Tech people exist in a conceptual ideology reinforcement bubble by never interacting with, or reading information or news from, anyone outside of their group. VC Tim Draper spent vast amounts of money trying to make Silicon Valley it’s own country in order to systemize the Silicon Valley tunnel-vision bubble. They want to secede from America because they are offended by normal people who they consider to be low-class and unworthy. They destroyed Hillary Clinton’s campaign by thinking that everyone in the U.S. used Facebook when only California and New York do.

 

Murders. Rajeev Motwani taught the Google founders how to build Google and was found, mysteriously, floating, dead, in his Silicon Valley swimming pool. Silicon Valley’s Gary D. Conley reported John Doerr and Elon Musk for corruption and was found with a bullet in his head behind Beale Air Force base. Three top Tesla engineers reported corruption at Tesla Motors and then suddenly died in a plane crash next to Tesla’s factory in San Carlos. There are over 100 mysterious deaths associated with people who had conflicts with Google, Kleiner Perkins and other Silicon Valley oligarchs.

 

Extremist Arrogance. Self-Centered Narcissists. Elon Musk has spent over a billion dollars buying exclusive Google, Twitter, MSM and Facebook hype about himself. Every Tech CEO has a multi-million dollar PR agent assigned to make them look like “Gods of Industry”. They regularly hold “Babes and Ball’s” parties and sex parties in Woodside, California that require women to beg for their money. They were trained to be “assholes” and “abusive dominants” via the Stanford Rape/Frat Culture.

Insane Revenge/Reprisal Syndromes: These billionaires spend their billions having anybody who slights them “killed”. They hire Gawker Media, Media Matters, Google, Think Progress and other publishing cartels to operate character assassination campaigns around the world, in front of 7.5B people, for the rest of the person’s lives, with server systems that refresh the attacks daily. They, literally, have a digital armoury that has been weaponized to take away people’s lives using computers.

 

Misogynists. All White-Male-Controlled with frat house pasts. Women are used As Sex Objects and Window Dressing. The largest number of anti-women news stories, jock/bro blog reports and charges for abuse come from Silicon Valley. VC Steve Westly’s CEO friend is notorious for kicking his girlfriend hundreds of times because she “sassed” him. Almost of of their Divorce filings include abuse charges against the man in a Silicon Valley divorce.

 

Manipulation of Naive Young Employees. Silicon Valley cartel companies practice Scientology-like indoctrination and “cultural programming” of employees. These highly impressionable naive young employees are kept in “controlled environments”, sent to “mindfulness programming workshops” and told what kind of political opinions they should have. Tight-knit groups of females experience synchronized menstrual periods over time, cohesive Google and Facebook employee groups engaged in decision-making discount dissenting viewpoints in the interests of consensus, and that couples who stay together long enough begin to look alike. A new study has captured another group phenomenon in Silicon Valley and chronicled in humans’ natural habitat called: “Group brain synchrony”. This is a CIA-like brainwashing technique exploited to get all Google/Facebook/Twitter employees to rapidly adopt the same political views.

 

Racists. Silicon Valley companies have the lowest rates of hiring, or promoting blacks, in America, even though they have a high population of blacks at the edge of their community.

 

Hubris. They use TED-Talks, SXSW and Syncronicity Events as self-promoting hype in which to act like an apostle of a tech religion. They buy Tesla cars as a badge of arrogance and mock any male who does not own what they own or who who did not go to Stanford or Yale. These pretentious and ostentatious boys are more inclined to brag about penis-size than family size.

 

Blacklisting. In the AngelGate Investigation and Silicon Valley No Poaching Class Action Lawsuit, Silicon Valley was exposed as an insider club that black-lists those who look different or are not part of the boys club. The best technologies never see the light of day because Silicon Valley VC’s fear they will be better than the older technologies they own.

 

Politically Corruption. Silicon Valley has bribed more politicians than any other domestic region in history. They promote more immigration in order to get cheap labor for their tech companies. They steal their technology and bribe politicians to eliminate patent protections for small inventors that they steal from. Political Corruption and Bribery Is The Norm for these boys. Silicon Valley created a CIA knock-off called “In-Q-Tel” in order to use CIA technology to manipulate Presidential and Senate elections via Google, Facebook and Twitter. The 60 Minutes Episode called: “The Cleantech Crash” is about their multi-billion dollar scam using the Dept. of Energy as a slush-fund. They refuse to allow their MSM to report on their corruption and crony kickbacks, ie: Tesla Motors Funding, Off-shore tax evasion, Hooker networks, etc. They got their trillions of dollars by bribing politicians to hand them monopolies on access to 7.5 billion people and never let anyone else exist in the internet markets. They are, essentially, using consumers money against consumers interests.

 

Illegal Collusion. In the AngelGate Investigation, the Silicon Valley No Poaching Class Action Lawsuit, and hundreds of other cases, Silicon Valley was exposed as an insider club that colludes to rig valuations, stock markets and employee poaching. They operate in herds within their peer group. They are not inclined to independent thinking. Kleiner Perkins has been caught placing moles and saboteurs inside competitors start-ups.

 

Stock Market Criminals. Stock Market Pump-and-Dump, Flash Boy Algorithm Manipulation, Insider Trading, Market Rigging. The Securities and Exchange law violations and FTC monopoly law violations are vast in number. They manipulate stock spikes with covert bulk buys and buybacks, skim the profits and repeat the scam.

 

Burning Man Sex-and-Drugs Devotees. Silicon Valley frat boys have a huge participation in the date-rape goings-on at Burning Man and buy extensive pheromone and skin contact delivery animal-tranquillizer drugs to use on naive young Burning Man girls.

 

Minimal Regard For Consequences. Although their PR agents promote them as “green” and “socially positive”, it is all hype to get tax waivers and government hand-outs. Mark Zuckerberg’s take-over of San Francisco General Hospital’s brand was entirely a scam to get him a $1 billion dollar tax evasion deployment. The Silicon Frat Boys act on impulse and try to buy off the collateral damage later.

 

These Closeted Homosexuals Hide Too Many Secrets. Using the tremendous funds they have at hand from their exclusive monopolies in public media, they push their trans-gender agendas through their bought-and-paid for politicians. This has resulted in a generation of sexually confused children who believe that they should cut their penises off. The top bosses at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Tesla and other companies are lying to the public about their sexuality and using hired wives, known as “beards”. If they lie about something so basic, one has to wonder what else they lie about. Every major child psychology organization has said that the current generation of children are the most “maladjusted in history” because of Silicon Valley’s use of “social media” as a drug without respect for the naivete of children.

 

News and Information Manipulation. Silicon Valley investors control the main-stream media (MSM) and have lists of stories that are not allowed to be publicized. They refuse to allow their corruptions, Tesla car fires and anything positive that an opposing political view accomplishes, be covered in their “fake news”. Their corporation controlled “Main-Stream News” is manipulative, misleading, inaccurate, half-truth, BS, agenda-biased propaganda designed to rig their stock market pumps.

 

Thieves. They steal most of their technology from small inventors who can’t defend themselves. They get inventions from Indian engineers and then ship them back to India before the employees can get any stock or IP rights. The tech CEO’s send their VC friends to competing start-ups to spy on competing technologies and steal it. The VC’s say they are just doing “due diligence” but they are actually sucking the competing start-up dry of IP and staff and making a clone of it under another name.

 

There are so many other awful things about the people of Silicon Valley. You get the picture. Silicon Valley is a swamp and a cesspool. Silicon Valley no longer deserves the right to exist. It no longer deserves any corporate or profit rights at the expense of the public. Silicon Valley’s culture of crime and corruption must end now!

 

 

 

WRITE YOUR REGULATORY AGENCIES AND DEMAND

 

INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTOR ACTION TODAY!

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KILLING GOOGLE SLOWLY: 100% Termination of Google Moves Along Swimmingly As Each And every Google Advertiser and Employee is contacted PERSONALLY and Shown the Facts About Google’s Crimes And Corruption

 

Opinion

 

GOOGLE OWNS OBAMA
  

 

Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt adresses the 9th Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF2015), held in Riyadh, on January 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia’s new leadership will push forward efforts to diversify the growing but oil-dependent economy, while easing procedures for investors, senior officials said. The annual event, organised by Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA, brings together high-ranking Saudi officials with world business leaders. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) ∧

 

Google Has Stopped Being Cool

 

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Mytheos Holt

Policy Analyst

 

Once upon a time, there was a search engine with a funny name and big dreams. After it became renowned for its accuracy and unpredictable algorithms, its creators decided to turn it into a company, with the charmingly off-beat slogan “don’t be evil.” And for a certain generation of internet users, of whom this author is a member, that search engine – Google — lived up to that slogan for many years. When Hollywood tried to save their business model by strangling internet freedom with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), who stopped them? Google. When freelance critics and video journalists needed a platform for their speech, who kept YouTube’s lights on? Google. In short, anytime the unregulated, anarchic nature of the internet was threatened, who was there, ready to hold back the tyrants? Google.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Now, after years of fighting stubbornly for free speech and free access to information for every internet user, Google has reversed course and apparently decided it wants to be every internet user’s uncool, hectoring, preachy, Leftist mom. The most recent example of this turn toward HR Department-style busybody behavior by the search giant would be their introduction of the cringeworthy “Internet Citizens” project.

According to Ars Technica, “Internet Citizens” appears to be a series of workshops on such trendy topics of Left-wing moral panic as “fake news” (read: news that points out inconvenient facts for the Left), “hate speech” (read: arguments the Left is too scared to refute), and any number of other things. As described on the project’s own website, it aims to teach teens how to “get creative with our hosts and guest YouTuber,” “stay resilient and confident online and make negativity bounce,” “use video to find your voice and bring people together,” “navigate social media, check facts and (sic) escape social bubbles,” “discover how to use online tools responsibly,” and “not do drugs because drugs are NOT totally radical, dudes!”

Okay, I made that last one up, but given the insufferably cheery, faux-cool corporate-speak that dominates the rest of the project’s “goals,” would you be surprised? Even more hilariously, the founder of the project is named (get this) Nadir. Which is fitting because this project might well be the… well, nadir of Google’s attempts to turn itself into a social policeman through YouTube.

And while the “Internet Citizens” project is just the most easily mockable incarnation of that tendency, make no mistake, it’s been going for ages. Ever since Google debuted its “YouTube Heroes” project last year, which effectively turned moderation of the video streaming service over to totally unvetted keyboard warriors, and then began stripping ad revenue from videos which criticized the Left, the company has been backsliding on its previous commitment to free speech and an unfettered internet. In fact, just last month, YouTube debuted a “Restricted Mode” designed to filter out family-unfriendly content, which somehow managed to offend literally everyone with any political opinion with what it excluded.

And it’s not just YouTube. Google is now in the process of trying to purge ads on its homepage of “hate speech,” a category so subjective and intrinsically useless that only your irritating little cousin with a gender studies degree could love it. Among the categories covered by this new “hate speech” policy is “disparaging speech against groups like immigrants and refugees.” You know, because that isn’t shutting out serious debate or anything.

Fortunately, conservatives have started noticing this blatant attempt to weaponize one of the internet’s biggest giants against them. And given the overwhelmingly Leftist tilt of modern Silicon Valley companies, perhaps it was inevitable. But to see Google, once thought to be the pinnacle of cool, the ultimate anti-censor, the voice of the young and the internet savvy, turn into an enforcer for everything humorless, smug, hysterical, and basic in society is a special sort of tragedy. One only hopes that future generations of internet pioneers will take a lesson from their behavior – that is, if the criticism Google rightly endures for enlisting in the thought police isn’t scrubbed from the internet by Google itself.

Killing Google Slowly: Shamed Google Boss Quits

Rather Than Watch Google Engage in More Crony Politics

Google Loses Top Hardware Executive It Poached From Amazon

David Foster, a marquee hire working on Pixel and other devices, has left after six months.

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Mark Bergen

David Foster, a key executive Google recruited from Amazon.com Inc. in October as part of its aggressive hardware effort, has left the company. 

A Google spokeswoman confirmed Foster’s departure, but declined to comment further. At Amazon, he led development of Kindle tablets, the Echo voice-activated speaker and other devices. He was a marquee hire for Alphabet Inc.’s Google, made just as the internet search giant unfurled the first wave of its own branded devices. Foster didn’t immediately respond to a LinkedIn message seeking comment.

At Google, Foster stepped into a new role, vice president of hardware product development, working on the company’s Pixel smartphone and Home speaker, an Echo competitor. His sudden exit marks a setback for Google’s gadget ambitions — the company is planning to release at least two new Pixel smartphone models this fall, according to a person familiar with the company’s plans, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters.

The hardware division also competes with Apple Inc., Amazon and other companies building devices tied to intelligent software, like digital assistants, that could upend existing models for media and advertising — markets that Google now leads.

A Jefferies LLC report this week said hardware “should be a meaningful revenue driver” for Alphabet. The company, which reports first-quarter earnings Thursday, doesn’t break out device sales.

Foster had reported to Rick Osterloh, the former Motorola executive Google hired last year. Google isn’t planning to replace Foster, a person familiar with the company’s plans said. Before Amazon, Foster worked at hardware groups at Microsoft Corp. and Apple. 

Earlier this week,  German publication WinFuture reported that it uncovered evidence of three planned Google devices in Android code information online.

–With assistance from Ian King.

Tags: Censorship, Google, Mytheos Holt, SOPA, YouTube

 

 

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Google Runs Another Patent Scam

Google, the company that put its lawyers in charge of the U.S. Patent Office to help Google steal ideas; the company who bribed the Obama and Clinton Administrations to acquire the biggest crony payola kickbacks in history, The company who exists because it steals technology; The company who took over the Obama White House and the biggest, most racist, most misogynistic frat boy hell hole company on Earth announces a new way to rape the publiC;

Intertrust and Google Launch PatentShield – A venture program to defend startups from patent litigation

Sunnyvale, CA – April 25th, 2017, Intertrust Technologies Corporation today announced PatentShield, a novel intellectual property program designed to assist startup companies to defend against patent litigation threats. Administered by Intertrust’s venture organization, PatentShield makes a large selection of patents available via a defensive portfolio that is curated by Intertrust. Startups that join PatentShield can take ownership of patents from this portfolio for defensive purposes in the event that they are sued for patent infringement. In addition, member startups can also benefit from access to IP strategy planning guidance from Intertrust’s world class IP team. Google Inc. joins Intertrust in launching PatentShield as a patent contributor. Intertrust and Google have seeded a large number of patents to establish a diverse and effective collection of patent assets for the PatentShield portfolio.

As startups expand, larger companies – with sizeable budgets and patent portfolios – often use patent litigation to create an uneven playing field to threaten them in response. These lawsuits often drain startups of their funds and threaten to put them out of business. While startups can be very innovative, they seldom possess a material patent portfolio of their own, thus making it difficult to defend against such maneuvers. PatentShield helps level the playing field and creates a powerful deterrent to these tactics.

“We designed PatentShield to protect innovators,” said Talal Shamoon, Intertrust’s chief executive officer. “We have direct experience with our venture portfolio companies being threatened in the past and conceived of this program in response. With PatentShield, startups can have additional peace of mind to grow while minimizing the threat from an un-defended flank.”

Intertrust joins forces with Google to seed the PatentShield, collecting patents owned by both companies, some of which were acquired from major research labs at Fortune 500 companies.

“We are delighted to support PatentShield, which provides a targeted way to protect new and innovative businesses as they grow,” said Allen Lo, Google’s Deputy General Counsel, Patents. “The program extends the array of initiatives Google has developed to help reduce frivolous litigation in the technology space.”

Startups can request to join PatentShield by filling out an application at www.intertrust.com/patentshield. The program has strict requirements on the development stage of the candidate company and their role in their markets. Companies that are accepted to the program provide a small equity grant to PatentShield. In addition to accessing the defensive patent portfolio, the startup can also benefit from strategic consulting in developing and growing their own patent portfolios.

More information about joining PatentShield can be found at www.intertrust.com/patentshield.

About Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Intertrust provides trusted computing products and services to leading global corporations – from mobile and CE manufacturers and service providers to enterprise software platform companies. These products include the world’s leading digital rights management, software tamper resistance and privacy-driven data platforms for AdTech, DNA storage, and IoT.

Founded in 1990, Intertrust is based in Silicon Valley, with regional offices in London, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. The Company has a legacy of invention, and its fundamental contributions in the areas of computer security and digital trust are globally recognized. Intertrust holds hundreds of patents that are key to Internet security, trust, and privacy management components of operating systems, trusted mobile code and networked operating environments, web services, and cloud computing.

Additional information is available at intertrust.com, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Google (a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.)

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

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It Is Time to Break Up Google!

By JONATHAN TAPLIN

 

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Credit Universal History Archive/UIG, via Getty Images

In just 10 years, the world’s five largest companies by market capitalization have all changed, save for one: Microsoft. Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Citigroup and Shell Oil are out and Apple, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon and Facebook have taken their place.

They’re all tech companies, and each dominates its corner of the industry: Google has an 88 percent market share in search advertising, Facebook (and its subsidiaries Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger) owns 77 percent of mobile social traffic and Amazon has a 74 percent share in the e-book market. In classic economic terms, all three are monopolies.

We have been transported back to the early 20th century, when arguments about “the curse of bigness” were advanced by President Woodrow Wilson’s counselor, Louis Brandeis, before Wilson appointed him to the Supreme Court. Brandeis wanted to eliminate monopolies, because (in the words of his biographer Melvin Urofsky) “in a democratic society the existence of large centers of private power is dangerous to the continuing vitality of a free people.” We need look no further than the conduct of the largest banks in the 2008 financial crisis or the role that Facebook and Google play in the “fake news” business to know that Brandeis was right.

While Brandeis generally opposed regulation — which, he worried, inevitably led to the corruption of the regulator — and instead advocated breaking up “bigness,” he made an exception for “natural” monopolies, like telephone, water and power companies and railroads, where it made sense to have one or a few companies in control of an industry.

Could it be that these companies — and Google in particular — have become natural monopolies by supplying an entire market’s demand for a service, at a price lower than what would be offered by two competing firms? And if so, is it time to regulate them like public utilities?

Consider a historical analogy: the early days of telecommunications.

In 1895 a photograph of the business district of a large city might have shown 20 phone wires attached to most buildings. Each wire was owned by a different phone company, and none of them worked with the others. Without network effects, the networks themselves were almost useless.

The solution was for a single company, American Telephone and Telegraph, to consolidate the industry by buying up all the small operators and creating a single network — a natural monopoly. The government permitted it, but then regulated this monopoly through the Federal Communications Commission.

AT&T (also known as the Bell System) had its rates regulated, and was required to spend a fixed percentage of its profits on research and development. In 1925 AT&T set up Bell Labs as a separate subsidiary with the mandate to develop the next generation of communications technology, but also to do basic research in physics and other sciences. Over the next 50 years, the basics of the digital age — the transistor, the microchip, the solar cell, the microwave, the laser, cellular telephony — all came out of Bell Labs, along with eight Nobel Prizes.

In a 1956 consent decree in which the Justice Department allowed AT&T to maintain its phone monopoly, the government extracted a huge concession: All past patents were licensed (to any American company) royalty-free, and all future patents were to be licensed for a small fee. These licenses led to the creation of Texas Instruments, Motorola, Fairchild Semiconductor and many other start-ups.

Changes at the Top

 

The five largest companies in 2006 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All figures in 2017 dollars; 2017 companies as of April 20.

Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

By The New York Times

 

True, the internet never had the same problems of interoperability. And Google’s route to dominance is different from the Bell System’s. Nevertheless it still has all of the characteristics of a public utility.

 

We are going to have to decide fairly soon whether Google, Facebook and Amazon are the kinds of natural monopolies that need to be regulated, or whether we allow the status quo to continue, pretending that unfettered monoliths don’t inflict damage on our privacy and democracy.

 

It is impossible to deny that Facebook, Google and Amazon have stymied innovation on a broad scale. To begin with, the platforms of Google and Facebook are the point of access to all media for the majority of Americans. While profits at Google, Facebook and Amazon have soared, revenues in media businesses like newspaper publishing or the music business have, since 2001, fallen by 70 percent.

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, newspaper publishers lost over half their employees between 2001 and 2016. Billions of dollars have been reallocated from creators of content to owners of monopoly platforms. All content creators dependent on advertising must negotiate with Google or Facebook as aggregator, the sole lifeline between themselves and the vast internet cloud.

 

It’s not just newspapers that are hurting. In 2015 two Obama economic advisers, Peter Orszag and Jason Furman, published a paper arguing that the rise in “supernormal returns on capital” at firms with limited competition is leading to a rise in economic inequality. The M.I.T. economists Scott Stern and Jorge Guzman explained that in the presence of these giant firms, “it has become increasingly advantageous to be an incumbent, and less advantageous to be a new entrant.”

 

There are a few obvious regulations to start with. Monopoly is made by acquisition — Google buying AdMob and DoubleClick, Facebook buying Instagram and WhatsApp, Amazon buying, to name just a few, Audible, Twitch, Zappos and Alexa. At a minimum, these companies should not be allowed to acquire other major firms, like Spotify or Snapchat.

 

The second alternative is to regulate a company like Google as a public utility, requiring it to license out patents, for a nominal fee, for its search algorithms, advertising exchanges and other key innovations.

 

The third alternative is to remove the “safe harbor” clause in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which allows companies like Facebook and Google’s YouTube to free ride on the content produced by others. The reason there are 40,000 Islamic State videos on YouTube, many with ads that yield revenue for those who posted them, is that YouTube does not have to take responsibility for the content on its network. Facebook, Google and Twitter claim that policing their networks would be too onerous. But that’s preposterous: They already police their networks for pornography, and quite well.

 

Removing the safe harbor provision would also force social networks to pay for the content posted on their sites. A simple example: One million downloads of a song on iTunes would yield the performer and his record label about $900,000. One million streams of that same song on YouTube would earn them about $900.

 

I’m under no delusion that, with libertarian tech moguls like Peter Thiel in President Trump’s inner circle, antitrust regulation of the internet monopolies will be a priority. Ultimately we may have to wait four years, at which time the monopolies will be so dominant that the only remedy will be to break them up. Force Google to sell DoubleClick. Force Facebook to sell WhatsApp and Instagram.

 

Woodrow Wilson was right when he said in 1913, “If monopoly persists, monopoly will always sit at the helm of the government.” We ignore his words at our peril.

 


 

Jonathan Taplin is the director emeritus of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab and the author of “Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.”

 

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"We Killed Silicon Valley Because They Are Corrupt Scumbag Deviant Narcissists" 🙂


"Arrogant, politician bribing, technology stealing pricks get their comeuppance."


"An Ailing Boys Club

Is the Silicon Valley Dynasty Coming to an End?

Ethical lapses at some of the tech industry's biggest companies suggest a chilling reality of what really matters in the world's most rollicking economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been said that Silicon Valley, or the 50 or so square-mile area extending from San Francisco to the base of the peninsula, has overseen the creation of more wealth than any place in the history of mankind. It’s made people richer than the oil industry; it has created more money than the Gold Rush. Silicon chips, lines of code, and rectangular screens have even minted more wealth than religious wars.

 

Wealthy societies, indeed, have their own complicated incentive structures and mores. But they do often tend, as any technological entrepreneur will be quick to remind you, to distribute value across numerous income levels, in a scaled capacity. The Ford line, for instance, may have eventually minted some serious millionaires in Detroit, but it also made transportation cheaper, helped drive down prices on countless consumer goods, and facilitated new trade routes and commercial opportunities. Smartphones, or any number of inventive modern apps or other software products, are no different. Sure, they throw off a lot of money to the geniuses who came up with them, and the people who got in at the ground floor. But they also make possible innumerable other opportunities, financial and otherwise, for their millions of consumers.

 

Silicon Valley is, in its own right, a dynasty. Instead of warriors or military heroes, it has nerds and people in half-zip sweaters. But it is becoming increasingly likely that the Valley might go down in history not only for its wealth, but also for creating more tone deaf people than any other ecosystem in the history of the world.

 

In just the past month, the Valley has seemed like it’s happily living in some sort of sadomasochistic bubble worthy of a bad Hollywood satire. Uber has endured a slate of scandals that would have seriously wounded a less culturally popular company (or a public one, for that matter). There was one former employee’s allegation of sexual harassment (which the company reportedly investigated); a report of driver manipulation; an unpleasant video depicting C.E.O. Travis Kalanick [furiously berating] an Uber driver; a story about secret software that could subvert regulators; a report of cocaine use and groping at holiday parties (an offending manager was fired within hours of the scandal); a lawsuit for potentially buying stolen software from a competitor; more groping; a slew of corporate exits; and a driverless car crash. (The shit will really hit the fan if it turns out that Uber’s self-driving technology was misappropriated from Alphabet’s Waymo; Uber has called the lawsuit “baseless.”)

 

Then there was Facebook, which held its developer conference while the Facebook Killer was on the loose. As Mat Honan of BuzzFeed put it so eloquently: “People used to talk about Steve Jobs and Apple’s reality distortion field. But Facebook, it sometimes feels, exists in a reality hole. The company doesn’t distort reality—but it often seems to lack the ability to recognize it.”

 

And we ended the week with the ultimate tone-deaf statement from the C.E.O. of Juicero, the maker of a $700 dollar-soon-reduced-to-$400 dollar juicer that has $120 million in venture backing. After Bloomberg News discovered that you didn’t even need the $700 $400 juicer to make juice (there are, apparently, these things called hands) the company’s chief executive, Jeff Dunn, offered a response on Medium insinuating that he gets up every day to make the world a better place.

 

Of course, not everyone who makes the pilgrimage out West is, or becomes, a jerk. Some people arrive in the Valley with a philosophy of how to act as an adult. But here’s the problem with that group: most of them don’t vociferously articulate how unsettled they are by the bad actors. Even when journalists manage to cover these atrocious activities, the powers of Silicon Valley try to ridicule them, often in public. Take, for example, the 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt conference, when a reporter asked billionaire investor Vinod Kholsa—who evidently believes that public beaches should belong to rich people—about some of the ethical controversy surrounding the mayonnaise-disruption startup Hampton Creek (I can’t believe I just wrote the words “mayonnaise-disruption”). Khosla responded with a trite and rude retort that the company was fine. When the reporter pressed Khosla, he shut him down by saying, “I know a lot more about how they’re doing, excuse me, than you do.” A year later and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into whether the company defrauded investors when employees secretly purchased the company’s own mayonnaise from grocery stores. (The Justice Department has since dropped its investigation.)

 

When you zoom out of that 50-square-mile area of Silicon Valley, it becomes obvious that big businesses can get shamed into doing the right thing. When it was discovered that Volkswagen lied about emissions outputs, the company’s C.E.O. was forced to resign. The same was true for the chief of Wells Fargo, who was embroiled in a financial scandal. In the wake of it’s recent public scandal, United recently knocked its C.E.O. down a peg. Even Fox News, one of the most bizarrely unrepentant media outlet in America, pushed out two of the most important people at the network over allegations of sexual harassment. (Bill O’Reilly has said that claims against him are “unfounded”; Roger Ailes has vociferously denied allegations of sexual harassment.) Even Wall Street can (sometimes) be forced to be more ethical. Yet Elizabeth Holmes is still C.E.O. of Theranos. Travis Kalanick is still going to make billions of dollars as the chief of Uber when the company eventually goes public. The list goes on and on.

 

In many respects, this is simply the D.N.A. of Silicon Valley. The tech bubble of the mid-90s was inflated by lies that sent the NASDAQ on a vertiginous downward spike that eviscerated the life savings of thousands of retirees and Americans who believed in the hype. This time around, it seems that some of these business may be real, but the people running them are still as tone deaf regarding how their actions affect other people. Silicon Valley has indeed created some amazing things. One can only hope these people don’t erase it with their hubris.

 

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Silicon Valley’s 14 Most Spectacular Failures

 

 

Andrew Mason, Groupon

 

Scorned as the “worst C.E.O. of 2012” by CNBC’s Herb Greenberg, Andrew Mason was at the helm of Groupon when the company went public, an I.P.O. Greenberg wrote off as the “most over-hyped . . . of recent years.” Years after going public, Groupon still has trouble turning a profit.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; From Bloomberg (Mason), Robert Kirk/Photodisc (Ticket), both from Getty Images.

 

 

Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos

 

Elizabeth Holmes became emblematic of Silicon Valley excess when her $9 billion blood-testing start-up, Theranos, became the subject of a series of Wall Street Journal investigations that reported that the company’s technology didn’t actually work. Theranos is currently under federal criminal investigation.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Adrianna Williams/The Image Bank (Needle), Andrew Burton (Holmes), both from Getty Images.

 

 

 

Parker Conrad, Zenefits

 

Zenefits C.E.O. and co-founder Parker Conrad resigned in 2016 amid concerns over questions about his $4.5 billion start-up’s regulatory compliance. Further reports insinuated Zenefits’ company culture under Conrad was more frat house than hackathon, complete with allegations of sex in the stairwells and plenty of drinking.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Steve Jennings (Conrad), Jack Andersen/DigitalVision (Beer), both from Getty Images.

 

 

 

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

 

Hailed as the turnaround boss Yahoo so desperately needed when she was hired for the job in 2012, Marissa Mayer has come under fire as investors have lost their patience waiting for a miracle that never came. (The millions she reportedly spent on lavish parties and perks, while the ailing Internet giant circled the drain, didn’t help.) Yahoo is now up for sale.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images (Mayer).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Byttow, Secret

 

David Byttow, the founder of anonymous-posting app Secret, pivoted his year-old start-up to an incubator in 2015 after allegedly pocketing millions and buying a flashy Ferrari. Google Ventures investor Bill Maris later compared the start-up shutting down to a “bank heist.”

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Car Culture (Ferrari), Heather Kennedy (Byttow), both from Getty Images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Peluso, Gilt

 

Gilt Groupe, the once hot flash-sales start-up, was valued at $1 billion in 2011, having raised more than $286 million in funding since its founding. Five years later, Hudson’s Bay, the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, purchased it for $250 million in what CNN dubbed the “ultimate flash sale.”

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; From Bloomberg Finance LP (Peluso), Rastem Grler (Sign), both from Getty Images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Bay, Rdio

 

Rdio filed for bankruptcy in 2015, showing just how hard it can be to make a viable streaming service. Rdio had raised $125 million in funding at a $500 million valuation. Pandora scooped up “many employees” from the failed start-up afterward, though its C.E.O. Anthony Bay did not join them.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; From Bloomberg Finance LP/Getty Images (Bay); From Alamy (Headphones).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Wagner, Powa Technologies

 

C.E.O. Dan Wagner said that his company’s product, a glorified Q.R. scanner called PowaTag, was going to help Powa become “the greatest technology company of all time.” In February, $2.7 billion Powa shut down after struggling with its flagship product and, according to former employees, Wagner’s own hubris.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; From Bloomberg/Getty Images (Wagner).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adora Cheung, Homejoy

 

On-demand cleaning start-up Homejoy shut down in 2015 after failing to hold onto its customers. C.E.O. Adora Cheung reportedly didn’t work to fix its retention rates, which flopped as a result of offering $19 flat-fee introductory deals. The “deciding factors” in Homejoy closing its doors, however, were the four lawsuits it faced from workers who claimed they’d been misclassified as contractors. The lawsuits were still pending as of last summer.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Anthony Harvey (Cheung), Tim Macpherson/Cultura (House), both from Getty Images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Kaufman, Quirky

 

Quirky, a start-up that sought to crowdsource inventions to the masses, filed for bankruptcy in September 2015. Quirky struggled to raise funding and C.E.O. Ben Kaufman stepped down a month before his company folded. Quirky sold Wink, its software business, to Flextronics for $15 million.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Larry Busacca/Getty images (Kaufman).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Thompson, Yahoo

 

Scott Thompson served as C.E.O. of Yahoo before the company hired Marissa Mayer. Months after Thompson was hired to the job, vocal activist investor Dan Loeb sent Yahoo’s board a letter questioning Thompson’s credentials and wondering if perhaps Thompson had “embellished his academic credentials.” Thompson was immediately replaced with Ross Levinsohn, after the board discovered Thompson had falsely added a computer-science degree to his résumé.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Jo Foord (Kindersley), from Bloomberg (Thompson), both from Getty Images.

 

 

 

Carly Fiorina, H.P.

 

When Carly Fiorina was let go from her six-year tenure as C.E.O. of Hewlett-Packard, the company’s stock jumped 10 percent upon the news of her firing. While she was C.E.O., Fiorina didn’t increase the company’s profits, and she actually decreased H.P.’s shareholders’ wealth by 52 percent. A disastrous merger with Compaq, which led her to fire some 30,000 employees, haunted Fiorina throughout her failed senate and presidential campaigns, too.

 

Photo: Digital Colorization by Ben Park; By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. (Fiorina).

 

 

 

Jason Goldberg, Fab

 

E-commerce start-up Fab was once valued at $900 million, a near unicorn in Silicon Valley terms. But after allegedly burning through $200 million of its $336 million in venture capital, C.E.O. Jason Goldberg was forced to shutter its European arm and lay off two-thirds of its staff.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration by Ben Park; By Anthony Harvey (Goldberg), Oli Scarff (Frame), both from Getty Images.

 

 

 

 

Gurbaksh Chahal, RadiumOne and Gravity4

 

Fired in 2014 from his ad-tech firm RadiumOne following a domestic-violence conviction, Gurbaksh Chahal founded a new company to compete with the one he was kicked out of. But Gravity4, his new firm, was sued for gender discrimination in 2015, though that case is still pending, and former employees have contemplated legal action against him.

 

Photo: Photo-Illustration By Ben Park; By Charley Gallay/Getty Images (Chahal).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Bilton   –  Nick Bilton is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair.

 

FOR DETAILS, READ THE ATTACHED AGGREGATION DOCUMENT: THE SILICON MAFIA 4.5 or

 

https://londonworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Silicon-Valley-Mafia-Update-4.5.pdf

 

Nothing Less Than Eradication For Silicon Valley’s Corruption

 

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It is time to directly confront the Silicon Valley cultists and demand FBI, Congressional and SEC investigation!

 

 

It is time to directly confront the Silicon Valley cultists and demand FBI, Congressional and SEC investigation!

 

 

 

The Documented Characteristics of Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists and Tech CEO’s:

 

 

 

A horrific phenomenon of cultural depravity and white-collar crime is going unchecked in Silicon Valley because Silicon Valley controls the media and the politicians that are usually supposed to check these kinds of things. Millions of pages of news reports, documentaries, interviews and legal transcripts prove the following to be true:

 

 

Elitist Cult. Silicon Valley elitists believe they are better than everyone else. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins founder: VC Tom Perkins, said that poor people must be “Nazi’s” for not accepting the “superior intellect” of VC’s. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins VC Vinod Khosla, took over California’s favorite public beach, bribed the White House for “green cash” and got sued for arrogance by a horde of public interest lawsuits. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins founder Ray Lane was indicted for tax evasion. Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins boss John Doerr was sued for sexual office abuse and running a “frat house”. Most of the VC’s and tech CEO’s in Silicon Valley are charged with ethics breaches.

 

 

Prostitutes. Silicon Valley males hire more hookers and “rent-boys” and fly more sex workers into the Bay Area than any other city in America. Google’s and Tesla Investments executives were killed in sex and drug romps with hookers. Google’s Eric Schmidt ran a huge “sex penthouse” and promotes infidelity and “anti-marriage”. Google’s search engine rigging boss died at the hands of one of his hookers. The Silicon Valley VC’s had the Rosewood Hotel built at the end of Sandhill Road as a place to take interns and hookers to for sex. Underage sex efforts operated by these VC’s and Tech CEO’s have created the “Pizzagate” phenomenon.

 

 

Rapists and Sexual Coercion of Employees. Young interns are “sent up the hill” by Stanford to the VC’s Sandhill Road offices to become sexual playthings for the VC’s at the Rosewood Hotel. Ellen Pao sued Kleiner Perkins over the sexual “rape culture” that they promoted. Thousands of women have written books and articles about the sexual intimidation they are subjected to by Silicon Valley VC’s and their tech CEO’s. VC’s Joe Lonsdale, Micheal Goguen and hundreds of others have been charged with rape and sex trafficking. Stanford University gets “endowments” and “gifts” for hushing rape culture and intern-fluffing up.

 

 

Assholes. Fraternity House Take-What-You-Want culture is re-percussively promoted in the bars, clubs, meetings, conferences and emails of the VC’s and CEO’s. The TV Show: Silicon Valley, underscores the point of the dangers of infectious asshole-ism in Silicon Valley.

 

 

Clones. They assemble those around them that have the same stereotypical facial structure. In a room full of ordinary people and Tech VC’s, the VC’s faces stand out as Hollywood-type character-cartoon duplicates of each other.

 

 

Sexual deviance and extremism. Google’s founders have all had extreme sex scandals involving cheating, 3-way sex, divorces over abuse, forced anal sex and other outrages. Their teachers at Stanford have had to quite over their sex scandals. Their willingness and infatuation with sexual extremes defines them as moral degenerates who care little about laws and ethics.

 

 

Insider Dysfunctional Parents. The majority of the VC’s and Tech CEO’s come from rich dynastic families who are cultism-like devoted to “the family bloodline” and run by male oligarchs who believe in a rape culture/oligarch ethos. This belief system is passed on to their children. The oligarch parents threaten to cut endowments to Stanford University if Stanford punishes their son’s Frat Houses for date rapes.

 

 

Tone Deaf. Silicon Valley Tech people exist in a conceptual ideology reinforcement bubble by never interacting with, or reading information or news from, anyone outside of their group. VC Tim Draper spent vast amounts of money trying to make Silicon Valley it’s own country in order to systemize the Silicon Valley tunnel-vision bubble. They want to secede from America because they are offended by normal people who they consider to be low-class and unworthy.

 

 

Murders. Rajeev Motwani taught the Google founders how to build Google and was found, mysteriously, floating, dead, in his Silicon Valley swimming pool. Silicon Valley’s Gary D. Conley reported John Doerr and Elon Musk for corruption and was found with a bullet in his head behind Beale Air Force base. Three top Tesla engineers reported corruption at Tesla Motors and then suddenly died in a plane crash next to Tesla’s factory in San Carlos. There are over 100 mysterious deaths associated with people who had conflicts with Google, Kleiner Perkins and other Silicon Valley oligarchs.

 

 

Arrogant. Self-Centered Narcissists. Elon Musk has spent over a billion dollars buying exclusive Google, Twitter, MSM and Facebook hype about himself. Every Tech CEO has a multi-million dollar PR agent assigned to make them look like “Gods of Industry”. They regularly hold “Babes and Ball’s” parties and sex parties in Woodside that require women to beg for their money. They were trained to be “assholes” and “abusive dominants” via the Stanford Rape/Frat Culture.

 

 

Misogynists. All White-Male-Controlled with frat house pasts. Women are used As Sex Objects and Window Dressing. The largest number of anti-women news stories, jock/bro blog reports and charges for abuse come from Silicon Valley. VC Steve Westly’s CEO friend is notorious for kicking his girlfriend hundreds of times because she “sassed” him. Almost of of their Divorce filings include abuse charges against the man.

 

 

Manipulation of Employees. Silicon Valley cartel companies practice Scientology-like indoctrination and “cultural programming” of employees. These highly impressionable naive young employees are kept in “controlled environments”, sent to “mindfulness programming workshops” and told what kind of political opinions they should have. Tight-knit groups of females experience synchronized menstrual periods over time, cohesive Google and Facebook employee groups engaged in decision-making discount dissenting viewpoints in the interests of consensus, and that couples who stay together long enough begin to look alike. A new study has captured another group phenomenon in Silicon Valley and chronicled in humans’ natural habitat: “group brain synchrony”. This is a CIA-like brainwashing technique exploited to get all Google/Facebook/Twitter employees to rapidly adopt the same political views.

 

 

Racists. Silicon Valley companies have the lowest rates of hiring, or promoting blacks, in America even though they have a high population of blacks at the edge of their community.

 

 

Male insecurity issues. They use TED-Talks, SXSW and Syncronicity Events as self-promoting hype in which to act like an apostle of a tech religion. They buy Tesla cars as a badge of arrogance and mock any male who does not own what they own or who who did not go to Stanford or Yale. These pretentious and ostentatious boys are more inclined to brag about penis-size than family.

 

 

Blacklisting. In the AngelGate Investigation and Silicon Valley No Poaching Class Action Lawsuit, Silicon Valley was exposed as an insider club that black-lists those who look different or are not part of the boys club.

 

 

Politically corrupt. Silicon Valley has bribed more politicians than any other domestic region in history. They promote more immigration in order to get cheap labor for their tech companies. They steal their technology and bribe politicians to eliminate patent protections for small inventors that they steal from. Political Corruption and Bribery Is The Norm for these boys. Silicon Valley created a CIA knock-off called “In-Q-Tel” in order to use CIA technology to manipulate elections at Google, Facebook and Twitter. The 60 Minutes Episode called: “The Cleantech Crash” is about their multi-billion dollar scam using the Dept. of Energy as a slush-fund. They refuse to allow their MSM to report on their corruption and crony kickbacks, ie: Tesla Motors Funding, Off-shore tax evasion, Hooker networks, etc.

 

 

Collusion. In the AngelGate Investigation, the Silicon Valley No Poaching Class Action Lawsuit, and hundreds of other cases, Silicon Valley was exposed as an insider club that colludes to rig valuations, stock markets and employee poaching. They operate in herds within their peer group. They are not inclined to independent thinking. Kleiner Perkins has been caught placing moles and saboteurs inside competitors start-ups. They operate in herds within their peer group. They are not inclined to independent thinking.

 

 

Stock Market Criminals. Stock Market Pump-and-Dump, Flash Boy Algorithm Manipulation, Insider Trading, Market Rigging. The Securities and Exchange law violations and FTC monopoly law violations are vast in number.

 

 

Burning Man Sex-and-Drugs Devotees. Silicon Valley frat boys have a huge participation in the date-rape goings-on at Burning Man and buy extensive pheromone and skin contact delivery animal-tranquilizer drugs to use on young Burning Man girls.

 

 

Minimal Regard For Consequences. Although their PR agents promote them as “green” and “socially positive”, it is all hype to get tax waivers and government hand-outs. Mark Zuckerberg’s take-over of San Francisco General Hospital’s brand was entirely a scam to get him a $1 billion dollar tax evasion deployment. The Silicon Frat Boys act on impulse and try to buy off the collateral damage later.

 

 

Closeted homosexuals. Using the tremendous funds they have at hand from their exclusive monopolies in public media, they push their trans-gender agendas through their bought-and-paid for politicians. This has resulted in a generation of sexually confused children who believe that they should cut their penises off. The top bosses at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Tesla and other companies are lying to the public about their sexuality and using hired wives, known as “beards”. If they lie about something so basic, one has to wonder what else they lie about.

 

 

Thieves. They steal most of their technology from small inventors who can’t defend themselves. They get inventions from Indian engineers and then ship them back to India before the employees can get any stock or IP rights. The tech CEO’s send their VC friends to competing start-ups to spy on competing technologies and steal it. The VC’s say they are just doing “due diligence” but they are actually sucking the competing start-up dry of IP and staff and making a clone of it under another name.

 

 

There are so many other awful things about the people of Silicon Valley. You get the picture. Silicon Valley is a swamp and a cesspool.

 

 

 

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google has become an insufferable libtard diarrhea mess (whatever)

submitted 11 hours ago by Dr_Shekel_Nigger

I’ve been trying to use Google News compiler for a few months, slowly editing out more and more libtard and sports sources. I finally got every known and never-heard-of libtard and sports source set to the lowest prevalence setting, or outright deleted, and yet today and yesterday, 4 out of the 5 “top” stories on my feed, are ESPN sports. I was barely tolerating them putting at least one CNN or Washington Post anti-Trump article per section in my feed, but trying to FORCE FEED me ESPN and sports, is the final fuckin straw.

I deleted Facebook about a year ago; I stopped buying Starbucks about 1.5 months ago, and I’ll be damned if I can’t find a way to stop using Google too.

But how? Is there any other search engine that actually returns decent, relevant results when I want to get to the thing I want quickly and accurately? Why has no one started a great search engine with a CLEAN algorithm, unpoliticized algorithm?

 
 

 

 

[–] damnonions 12 points (+17|-5) 11 hours ago 

DuckDuckGo is apparently the new anti-Google search engine.

 

 

[–] bluebloodmoon 17 points (+20|-3) 10 hours ago 

Nope, duckduckgo is run by a jew whose last job was selling mined data. Use searx.me

 

 

[–] bobnewhartscock 4 points (+5|-1) 9 hours ago  (edited 9 hours ago)

Any source on their integrity(on searx)? I was unaware of the jew thing.

 

 

[–] NinjaPoolboy 1 points (+2|-1) 2.7 hours ago 

So fucking what? Not everyone here is a subhuman race essentialist ass hate like you.

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[–] damnonions 1 points (+2|-1) 7 hours ago 

Fuck. Noted. Thanks.

 

 

[–] ZetaReticulan 5 points (+6|-1) 11 hours ago 

This They give me amazing results Google won’t show me.

 

[–] [deleted] 1 points (+1|-0) 10 hours ago 

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[–] Dr_Shekel_Nigger [S] 1 points (+1|-0) 11 hours ago 

Thanks. I’ll start trying to make the switch. Just looked at it, and seems pretty archaic compared to google, but voat once seemed archaic to me compared to reddit, and i’ve eventually adjusted to feel just as at home here, so hopefully I can do it with my search engine too.

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[–] gazillions 9 points (+9|-0) 10 hours ago 

I just use bing more lately. I looked at who the majority stockholders were of Microsoft first. Gates of course, and a few others that aren’t genetically predisposed to hate white people. I don’t use anybody’s news aggregators, they all suck. Epoch news, and a few other non libtardian sites directly.

 

 

[–] Dr_Shekel_Nigger [S] 5 points (+5|-0) 10 hours ago  (edited 10 hours ago)

I’ve been testing out DuckDuckGo for just a few minutes now, and the speed of getting directly to the information I want, and its digestibility just aren’t there yet. I’d like to get as far away from the likes of Google as possible, but after trying Bing for a few minutes too, I gotta say Bing’s results are just so much more digestible. I think I’ll have to take this change in baby steps, starting with Bing, and then maybe slowly transitioning to something more drastic like DuckDuckGo, or even more drastic, the Searx.me that someone else recommended.

Thanks for the tip

 

 

[–] tribblepuncher 2 points (+2|-0) 9 hours ago 

People rave about DuckDuckGo. Unfortunately, they’re just the ones that managed to get the spin. Honestly, they’re just not all that great; they remind me of the Yahoo search engine when Yahoo was doing its own, or maybe AltaVista or Lycos around 2000-ish. Plus, the guy who founded it has a somewhat questionable background.

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[–] Jawzper 7 points (+7|-0) 8 hours ago 

Google’s gonna start openly censoring results soon, too. https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-retools-search-engine-to-downplay-hoaxes-fake-news-1493144451?mod=e2fb

I use startpage

 

 

[–] Dr_Shekel_Nigger [S] 6 points (+6|-0) 8 hours ago 

yeah, this is scary

I lived in China for a while, and was appalled by their censoring, but USA’s not far behind now, tbh. In fact, I’d say USA’s gov just has it down to a very fine art, where you just notice it less, but it’s just as strong. (also, i would have upvoted you, but apparently ran out of my upvote allotment)

 

 

[–] boekanier 0 points (+0|-0) 8 hours ago 

Me too, some years now, with satisfaction I must say.

 

 

[–] ThomasDavidSchuhman 3 points (+3|-0) 7 hours ago 

Interesting how no one so far has suggested startpage.com It’s another meta search engine. I don’t know how google censoring their results will effect the quality, but unless google stops indexing “unwanted” sites everything should be fine.

 

 

[–] bourbonexpert 1 points (+1|-0) 10 hours ago 

NFL draft, and espn cut 100 on air personalities…(thats unheard of)

thats why you are getting those stories…i dont follow sports at all and my phone and twitter is blowing up with draft picks. it will settle down in a few days.

i use bing, duck duck and opera, for cloud storage is use mega.co.nz and for email i use outlook.

 

 

[–] FedupOtaku 0 points (+0|-0) 2.5 hours ago 

Remember when they removed their corporate motto as “Don’t be evil”?

That was probably a good hint of what was and is coming. Its currently “Do the right thing”, but as we all know modern morals dictate that the “ends justify the means”, so doing evil things is TOTALLY OK, as long as its to “do the right thing”.

 

 

[–] NinjaPoolboy 0 points (+0|-0) 2.7 hours ago 

Opera browser, Bing Search, iPhone or WinPhone…

 

 

[–] 8BigMacNMuhDietCoke 0 points (+0|-0) 3 hours ago 

Here were my issues with DuckDuckGo – it lacked location related results, annoying when you live in Canada or you are looking for a service; and Google was still tracking all my activity, probably since I don’t log out of my YouTube account. So Google knew what I had searched for and visited, and I knew that because the occasional ad sneaks past my ad blocker and it was things I had visited from DuckDuckGo or just linked to from Voat.

 

 

[–] Troll 0 points (+0|-0) 3 hours ago  (edited 3 hours ago)

stop using Google too

Look man, what you need to do is stop reading news altogether. They’re not there to inform you. They’re there to control what you think. If you want to keep your sanity, it’s no-no for news.

That’s why we’re here on Voat. We filter out the shit.

 

 

[–] elkanahaon 0 points (+0|-0) 6 hours ago 

I use feedly to compile my various news sources/blogs etc and works pretty well.

 

 

[–] voltagegate 0 points (+0|-0) 7 hours ago 

I know that google is getting more and more politicized, but it is seriously leagues ahead of other search engines. Try out a few searches like “How do I do XXXXXX in C++/Javascript/Python etc”. No other search engine comes close unfortunately and you will be worse at your job if you purposely handicap yourself by not using google.

Just stick with technical questions, and avoid political topics, which are B.S. propaganda. Don’t even bother to get news from google, use v/news or voat in general seriously.

 

 

[–] Dr_Shekel_Nigger [S] 2 points (+2|-0) 7 hours ago 

you have a point, …but on the other side, if people don’t start leaving google, then companies will never develop a true competitor to google, and that’s bad for everyone’s future, on several different levels.

And the reason I was trying to use the google news compiler, was to kind of open my echo chamber from voat news a little bit, so I could get greater exposure, but all it did, was expose me to a very contrarian and far narrower echo chamber. I’ll continue using voat news, cease using google news compiler, and will have to find something else to supplement my exposure

 

 

[–] raewsitaogenas 0 points (+0|-0) 2.5 hours ago 

you have a point, …but on the other side, if people don’t start leaving google, then companies will never develop a true competitor to google, and that’s bad for everyone’s future, on several different levels.

Not going to happen.

 

 

[–] the_sharpest_knife 0 points (+0|-0) 8 hours ago  (edited 8 hours ago)

Here ya go: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sans-stop-annoying-news/nbceoihfhnjnolaejcoigjjlcdibmiab

Just use that plugin and block the bullshit sites. Some days you’ll come to a blank page FYI that means nothing important is happening. It is THE MOST USEFUL google news plugin around.

 

 

[–] rise619 0 points (+0|-0) 8 hours ago 

1776

 

 

[–] BrutusMaximus 0 points (+0|-0) 8 hours ago 

I cut the google cord a month ago and have set searx.me as my default search engine and happy with it so far.

 

 

[–] wodehouse 0 points (+0|-0) 10 hours ago 

The west is controlled by libtards, so nobody will invest serious efforts into developing a Google alternative. It will have to be either Russia or China.

 

 

[–] MrPong -1 points (+0|-1) 8 hours ago 

I use duckduckgo as default search engine

And when I need more depth, I type google.com in the bar…

So I don’t systematically use google, for everything and anything

 

 

[–] atonementfish 0 points (+0|-0) 8 hours ago 

ever tried Elliot search?

 

 

[–] MrPong 0 points (+0|-0) 8 hours ago 

nope

 

 

[–] TheENDIsFuckingNeigh -1 points (+0|-1) 8 hours ago  (edited 8 hours ago)

Glorious TOR + DuckDuckGo Master Race

 

 

[–] BarelySober -2 points (+0|-2) 6 hours ago 

Reuters seems to do a reasonable job, and they have an app aswell. Do not bother with any others sites, except zerohedge, if I feel that way inclined. Google started automatically uploading my photos, because I am at a Hotel, wtf. Can’t wait to ditch gmail soon then I can have some peace.

 

 

[–] DickHertz -3 points (+0|-3) 5 hours ago 

Google is not responsible for providing you with your own personal echo chamber. Just stay here if that’s what you want.

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