An investigation by the European Commission into questionable business practices that directed user searches to Google’s own shopping services is likely to result in a massive anti-competition penalty for the Mountain View, California giant.
It’s not over until it’s over. The long process of determining whether Google’s giant Books project counts as “fair use” continues, we learn from “Authors Guild Appeals Ruling in Google Books Case” at Phys.org. The Authors Guild would like to see limits on the herculean digitization project, which has scanned more than 20 million books to date.
The brief write-up reveals:
I read about Palantir and its successful funding campaign in “Palantir’s Latest Round Valuing It at $9B Swells to $107.8M in New Funding.”
If you run a query for “Palantir” on Beyond Search, you will get links to articles about the company’s previous funding and to a couple of stories about the companies interaction with IBM i2 related to an allegation about Palantir’s business methods.
Compared to the funding for ordinary search and content processing companies, Palantir is obviously able to attract investors better than most of the other companies that make sense out of data.
I find Palantir interesting for three reasons.
Through the prism of operations in Afghanistan, the author examines how the U.S. Government’s Strategic Communication (SC) and, in particular, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Information Operations (IO) and Military Information Support to Operations (MISO) programs, have contributed to U.S. strategic and foreign policy objectives. It assesses whether current practice, which is largely predicated on ideas of positively shaping audiences perceptions and attitudes towards the United States, is actually fit for purpose. Indeed, it finds that the United States has for many years now been encouraged by large contractors to approach communications objectives through techniques heavily influenced by civilian advertising and marketing, which attempt to change hostile attitudes to the United States and its foreign policy in the belief that this will subsequently reduce hostile behavior. While an attitudinal approach may work in convincing U.S. citizens to buy consumer products, it does not easily translate to the conflict- and crisis-riven societies to which it has been routinely applied since September 11, 2001.
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Robert Steele’s Summary Review Below the Line
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Updated 5 September 2015
1976 PREDICTING REVOLUTION
Conditions existing in USA today are in red.
1979 CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE – THE THING ENTIRE
1986-2013 ANALYTIC TOOLS FOR THE ANALYST
NOTE: USMC submission won the JNIDS IV competition but that win was over-turned by an Admiral without integrity whose words were quoted (too late to go to CMC and CNO) “We are a Navy shop, we will do a Navy problem.” It is precisely this kind of amoral attention to duty, persistent across the flag ranks — and the staffs that let them get away with it — that undermines national security and national competitiveness.
1988-1992 EXPEDITIONARY ANALYTIC MODEL
1990’S PROCESS & PRODUCTION
2000 – 2003 NATO GETS IT (50%)
1997 ART Eileen Mackrell Combined forces support: The evolution in military (intelligence) affairs, NATO Review #6 Vol 45 pp 20-22
2002 NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE
2004 – STRONG ANGEL, TOOZL, and SOCOMM J-23
2006- EARTH INTELLIGENCE NETWORK
2006 OPEN SOURCE AGENCY MISSION SUPPORT
2010 21st Century Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else, as published in CounterPunch, Weekend Edition, February 27 – 1 March 2009
Human Intelligence (HUMINT): All Humans, All Minds, All the Time (US Army Strategic Studies Institute, June 2010
2012 OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING (OSE)
2011 Open Source Everything (OSE)
1995 – 2013 + SMART NATIONS, M4IS2, WORLD BRAIN, GLOBAL GAME
2015 Steele’s New Book
2014 Steele’s Open Letter
2014 INTEGRITY Year 1?
2014 Intelligence Reform (Others)
2014 Intelligence Reform (Steele)
2013 Intelligence Future
2012 Academy Briefing
Decision Support Story Board
EIN Global Survey (2007)
IO 3 Paths to Peace & Prosperity
IO Tools (List & Links) 22 JAN
NATO OSE/M4IS2 2.0
Open Source Agency (OSA)
Open Source Manifesto
OSINT Training Handbooks
OSINT Top Contributions 1957-2006
Public Intelligence 4.0
REVOLUTION Graphic & Refs
USA Reform Ideas
Way of the Truth
2014 – 2014 + APPLIED COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE & TOOL-KIT