The Creepy Line: A New Documentary on the Immense Power of …

The Creepy Line, a new documentary by director M.A. Taylor, is now streaming at Amazon Prime. It provides an interesting and revealing look at how Google and Facebook influence their users’ view of the world, and how the users we often presume to be the customers of these companies aren’t really the customers. The users […]

‘Creepy Line’ Google Documentary: Disturbing

(Dado Ruvic/Reuters) A new documentary reveals how much deeply personal information Google has on all of us. On Google, I just typed in “top races Republican,” and the word “races” got a squiggly underline suggesting I had misspelled the word. Beneath it ran Google’s helpful correction: “top racist Republican.” With “top races Democrat,” no such […]

‘The Creepy Line’ Takes On Google, Facebook’s Power To Mani…

What price are you willing to pay to protect your personal information online? How much power should massive corporations like Google and Facebook be allowed to have over the flow of information in a free society? Where is the line between tech companies legitimately attempting to monetize their services through targeted advertising and outright predatory […]

Google is trying to cover its creepy Chinese search engine …

Google wants the world’s information to be universally accessible, unless that information just so happens to relate to its reported efforts to build a censored Chinese search engine that tracks its users. According to the Intercept, which first broke the story of the project codenamed Dragonfly in early August, the Mountain View-based search and advertising […]

“The Creepy Line” review: anti-Google documentary is a cons…

Are internet platforms suppressing speech and hurting civic culture? Google’s critics could build a case for this claim on a censorship-friendly search app for Chinese citizens, YouTube’s confusing demonetization of news-heavy YouTube channels, or Google’s work on military AI. Critics of Facebook could bring up the massive Cambridge Analytica scandal or its failure to spot […]