Surveillance capitalism threatens Canadians’ “ability to think, act and resist”

Meagan Bell argues that surveillance capitalism, the data-driven business model driving Google, Facebook and other Internet companies, weakens Canadians’ ability to defend democracy, human rights and the human future.

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Shareholders and users ask Google to disclose political spending, leave U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By: Public Citizen | Press Release WASHINGTON, June 5 – What: Press conference on Thursday, the day of Google Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting, led by consumer groups and shareholders, who will call on Google to institute a policy to disclose its political spending and end its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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This year, Ramadan has a serious Google twist

Today, over a billion Muslims around the world begin to observe the holy month of Ramadan, fasting from dawn to sunset. This year, Google is in on the action. In a serious way. The search engine behemoth will stream Islamic prayers live from Mecca via a dedicated YouTube channel. That means millions around the world will be able to experience “over 50 premium Ramadan shows.”  Shows like the one

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Google Exposes Harper Government’s Growing Internet Censorship Appetites

According to a report just released by Google, Canada has joined the ranks of countries aggressively stepping up efforts to censor online political dissent through “censorship requests” to the giant search engine.

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