Messerschmitt Attack of the Googleapis

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“Waiting for http://www.youtube.com”.

“Waiting for googleapis”.

It was a Messerschmitt attack! “It is the flies which will get you,” is common wisdom. It won’t be the big things which cause the nervous breakdown but little pesky Messerschmitts will bring you down.

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser. But again this morning Firefox was disappearing into the side of a mountain, like 130 children near Hamelin, Germany in 1284 AD. There began to appear “Waiting for youtube” and “Waiting for googleapis” messages and the children were never seen again! (Background on the 1284 Hamelin incident: Pied Piper and the Subterranean People, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, June 9, 2015.)

Both YouTube and Googleapis are part of Google, which is omnipresent on the World Wide Web (the “www” part of the URL). What a pity that Firefox connections were being clobbered by Google subsidiaries.

Maybe the Google Chrome browser would not be disappearing into the side of a mountain when trying to connect. And what do you know, the Google Chrome browser connections did indeed evade disappearing into Limbos of Googleapis and YouTube.

Firefox is an open-source browser. That way you can tell what is happening “under the hood.” What about Google Chrome? Is it too an open-source browser? It turns out there is some subtlety about Chrome: “Chrome is not an open source browser. Chromium is. Chromium is the open source project started and funded by Google.” [1]

The question was asked at the “Google Chrome Help Forum”, “Is Google Chrome an open source browser?” One Nayan Jindal gave an evasive answer: At Google we “launch early and iterate” says Jindal, in reply to the question. Google had hit “send” a bit early on “a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome.” [2]

What Jindal is saying is that in the early “iteration” Chrome had been open-source but later Chrome “iterated” into something else.

So we have open-source Firefox being stymied by Google subsidiaries YouTube and Googleapis. We have users such as myself thereby pressured into Google’s Chrome browser, and away from Firefox. We have open-source Firefox abandoned in favor of closed-source Chrome.

The Linux operating system is open-source, so you can see what’s going on “under the hood.” The Microsoft operating system is closed-source. It is kept secret what Microsoft exactly does on your computer. In 1999, a careless mistake by Microsoft programmers revealed that special access codes prepared by the US National Security Agency had been secretly built into Windows. The discovery came close on the heels of revelations earlier that year that another US software giant, Lotus, had built an NSA “help information” trapdoor into its Notes system, and that security functions on other software systems had been deliberately crippled. [3]

Dr. Regina Dugan formerly led the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). Then she went to work for Google as Vice President of Engineering. It is the “revolving door”: people routinely “revolve” between working for the government and working for corporations. It was not Al Gore but DARPA which invented the Internet says CBS News. (But maybe Al Gore worked for DARPA.) “DARPA Dan” is trying to “reinvent” search engines such as Google. He is Dan Kaufman, in charge of “inventing technology to secure the Internet.” [4] DARPA Dan, “securing” the Internet, likely knows Regina Dugan, “securing” Chrome but apparently not the open-source Firefox.

It is all done to protect us against “the terrorists”. An “ambitious prototype” aims to “scan the military’s global computer network and zero in on any machine that may have been hacked.” Your own computer could be “compromised” by “the terrorists.” If that happens, your computer must be “quarantined.” [4]

But an open-source browser like Firefox would allow you to see what is going on “under the hood.” That might reveal a DARPA presence. “Yellow nodes” run the DARPA software. The “blue nodes” (your computer) get “interrogated” by the “yellow nodes.” Within seconds, any compromised computers pop up as red dots. Then they get quarantined. [4] With Firefox you might be able to dissect what is going on, but with closed-source Chrome it is like the NSA Key inserted into Microsoft: Top Secret – until somebody goofs up, like sending a Messerschmitt attack against Firefox in the form of Googleapis Limbo.

——- Sources ——-
[1] CTrexob at Google Chrome Help Forum. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/girawCs8eMY
[2] Nayan Jindal at Google Chrome Help Forum. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/girawCs8eMY
[3] “NSA Built Back Door In All Windows Software by 1999”, WashingtonsBlog, June 7, 2013. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/microsoft-programmed-in-nsa-backdoor-in-windows-by-1999.html
[4] “DARPA: Nobody’s safe on the Internet”, 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl, February 8, 2015.

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About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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