Governmental control is nothing compared to what Google is up to. The company is creating a wholly new genus of capitalism, a systemic coherent new
logic of accumulation we should call surveillance capitalism. Is there nothing we can do?surveillance capitalism
In Berlin wurde ein Sammelband mit Beiträgen zur Debatte um die Hohenzollern vorgestellt. Einer der Herausgeber bezeichnete die Kritiker Preußens als „Stubenjakobiner*innen“. Zur Begründung berief er sich auf die Freiheit des Humoristen.
It was only possible to install the neofeudalist Google monopoly with assistance from traditional publishing houses. Recognizing this complicity is the key to toppling the tyrant. The means to liberation from digital servitude are at hand. We can free ourselves if only we take them up.
In a letter published in this newspaper, the European Commissioner Joaquín Almunia has claimed that he would limit the power of Google. But this is precisely what he fails to do. Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Chairman of the European Publishers Council, responds to his letter.
We have discussed the issue widely and shall now take action. The ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against Google has acted as a catalyst. It has made us realise that information capitalism calls the entire market economy system into question. Europe will succeed in finding a solution to this problem. An announcement.
The European Commissioner for Competition opposes the reproach, that the European Commission would not react to unfair commercial practices at Google. On the contrary, the Commission pressured Google into making concessions.
We witness the rise of a new absolute power. Google transfers its radical politics from cyberspace to reality. It will earn its money by knowing, manipulating, controlling the reality and cutting it into the tiniest pieces.
Mathias Döpfner, Chief Executive Officer of Axel Springer AG, warned of the danger of Google’s omnipotence. No country will be able to wrestle down the monopolist by means of regulation. Some possibilities to limit Google’s power, however, remain.
Here for the first time, a German manager confesses his company’s total dependence on Google. What publishers are experiencing today is a sign of things to come: We will soon all belong to Google. An open letter to Eric Schmidt.
More than a century ago, Sigmund Freud showed how we censor ourselves. In the age of digital mass surveillance we are facing self-censorship of a different dimension. We are more cautious, warier. Our behavior is changing drastically .
The NSA-disclosures have destroyed the utopia of the internet as a medium of freedom and democracy. Instead it more and more becomes apparent that the internet is ruled by big companies and secret services. According to the publicist Evgeny Morozov a reevaluation of the medium is necessary.