That doesn’t make Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and…

“That doesn’t make Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Amazon any better than Google – Facebook in particular, oh my God – but it’s the first time that these new titans of American industry have really looked genuinely ugly. Just, nasty. Because they’re rich and powerful, but they’re also narcs. They’re creeps and snoops. They’re police informants.”

The WELL: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2014