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Canadians were treated to an announcement involving the leaders of all three levels of government gushing and fawning about an enlightened urban partnership with a foreign company whose business model is built exclusively on the principle of mass surveillance … Eric Schmidt, Google’s former executive chair, said they had realized their long-running dream for “someone to give us a city and put us in charge.”

theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ar

@aral my brother was excited about trying to move in till I started talking about the privacy implications

@aral Oh no! Don't tell me Johnny English Strikes Again was a prediction!

All that needs to happen now to recreate that story is for Google to use the stick of turning off the Internet...

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