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Google was caught red-handed participating in NSA’s surveillance, which is both illegal under the current constitutional framework, and conducive to a totalitarian world where self-censorship under one all-seeing eye prevents alternative futures from flourishing from collaborative creative efforts of individuals. Google’s business model of collecting all data and profiling everyone has set the trend towards generalized practices of mass-surveillance, normalized such practices, and punished those who try to evade constant surveillance (by sinking their time in training Google's AI on Google Scholar, for example). Our behaviors, our intimate connections, actions and emotions Google is commodifying and profiting from. We are reduced to a resource and stunted in development as persons and communities capable of meaningful choice, in exchange for colorful convenient toys.
- 1 NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others - The Guardian (2013/06/06) =
- 2 Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network - The Guardian, John Naughton
- 3 How the CIA Made Google - Insurge Intelligence / Medium - 2015
- 4 Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled
- 5 Google's Software is Malware - Free Software Foundation
NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others - The Guardian (2013/06/06) =
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_%28surveillance_program%29 Prism - Wikipedia
Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network - The Guardian, John Naughton
"how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’"
How the CIA Made Google - Insurge Intelligence / Medium - 2015
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet— - Insurge Intelligence / Medium
and part II Why Google made the NSA
Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled