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Google chief declares war on international criminals

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The world is a safer place now that Interpol and Google are helping to secure more profits for Big Tobacco...Would not want any of those unsafe and dangerous counterfeit cigs to harm anyone....Keep pumping out them cancer sticks whilst making endless billions...Meanwhile their brother in arms Big Pharma awaits the infinite hordes of disease ridden victims to make their endless bags of Doubloons off the pain and suffering of good ol’ Joe Punchclock.

It’s a win/win situation for nations around the world…Let their lower classes grunt it out day by day, feed them their Budweiser and Marlborough’s to help forget about what they are doing… then when they are finally ready to retire and reap the benefits of their hard work, they die off young from all the poisons that helped sedate them all those years. The whole time, from their beginning to demise, the government and Big Business make immeasurable profits…Is anyone seeing a pattern here.

Oh well…all this is stressing me out… I think I will have a few cigs and a 6 pack of tall boys whilst Googling more about this topic.

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In other words, they want to protect big rich Western cigarette companies and help line the pockets of illectual-property lawyers, while cracking down on third-world consumers seeking reasonable prices.

Having the former slave was a nice dramatic effect, but Indian or African slave shops aren't online-based operations, and hence are well beyond Google's reach anyway.

No mention of nailing the big glob al banks for rate fixing, or the ongoing money laundering and terrorism probes. Why are we not surprised.

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Yes Jeff or nailing HSBC bank for aiding and abetting the criminal and terrosit groups laundering money.

Just clobber the small guy and let the big crims continue to get away.

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Yes Jeff or nailing HSBC bank for aiding and abetting the criminal and terrosit groups laundering money.

Just clobber the small guy and let the big crims continue to get away.

Umm, correct me if I'm wrong, but HSBC got nailed by the authorities already...

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Like the above I aint buying this BS!

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"I was treated as a piece of property to be used to make profit... I cried and I cried. They told me to shut up and they said I didn't have a word and nobody would listen to me."

Welcome to the 99% Club!

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counterfeit medicines are certainly not a good thing, but it looks like this will put the online pharmacies out of business if they are marketing medications licensed for sale at a low price in one country to someone residing in a country where there is another licensing/pricing scheme.

pharmaceuticals corporations probably benefit most from this.

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I think the point was counterfeit products are more likely to be made with slave labour, but both brand and counterfeit alike, such as Apple's suicidal foxconn. I think they can do a lot more than verify goods.

Technology is a double edged sword. It makes life better, but also will continue to eliminate massive amount of jobs with every break through. For example, if artificial intelligent translation comes to fruition you can say good bye to every translator's job on the planet in a few short months. Upside, everyone can communicate freely.

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Wait... so they are making an app for smartphones so that people who cannot tell if a product is real or not can use the app on their smartphone and figure it out?

What about the people who can't afford smart phones? Those people exist.

Couldn't it be perfectly fine to assume that the people who are too poor to have a smart phone are more likely to buy a fake product, because it's cheaper? So why pick smartphones?

So this is just another way to protect rich people. Ugh.

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They should unveil the banking system that does more harm then good.

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can you see the red herring here : the usual hard words : child labour, slaves, terrorism, but in fact the only practical application is to trap 'counterfeit' products, usually generated and fabricated in places where the average income is fairly poor. All those resources are in the first place used to protect brand names. Between the lines is where the truth lies. I've had the privilege of experiencing a jazz quartet called ma-do, one of the things that got me more into the nuances of japanese culture, the language alone is pretty complicated, those two words meaning window but also the meaning in the silent space between notes that's also part of the whole and without it it would be incomplete. Between the lines as usual. It's all fascinating sometimes

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but HSBC got nailed by the authorities already.

Their alleged support for terrorists and money launderers went on unchecked for around seven years. If Google were monitoring and analyzing the crime group's online transactions, it could have ratted them out from the start, and the authorities could have prevented all that funding going to the terrorists and crime groups.

The US Senate has spent months investigating, costing US taxpayers plenty of $$$$. Where were you, Google?

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Ah yes now drug companies can further maximize their profits at the people of the WORLDS expense, nice google, NOT!

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If Google were monitoring and analyzing the crime group's online transactions, it could have ratted them out from the start, and the authorities could have prevented all that funding going to the terrorists and crime groups.

I doubt that Google could have anything at all to detect this.

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It took 30 years longer than predicted but . . .

Hello George Orwell and 1984.

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they better have enough security if they are going to take on the mafia dons

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I wonder how much of our "private" browsing information all this is going to use? Google has a nasty habit of furthering its own agenda at the expense of Joe Citizen.

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