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By Jenny Goldsberry
Just days after the House Judiciary Committee started debating key big tech bills, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich came on the Sara Carter Show to talk about what he’s doing to fight big tech. Brnovich is in the midst of building a lawsuit against Google.
Meanwhile, SaraACarter.com was also targeted by Google at one point for reporting on topics like hydroxychloroquine, and other topics like antisemitism. “Google pinged us that if we didn’t remove the stories, that we would lose our advertising,” Carter told Brnovich.
Brnovich is concerned with how much data Google is collecting from everyday Americans without their knowledge.
“We’ve read information that for the average person to try to opt out to not have all them tracking old stuff, it would require the equivalent like a college degree and about 75 minutes of time to do all that,” he said. “So they have made it virtually impossible for them not to collect as much information about you.” Google doesn’t just know where you like to shop, either. Because of all their apps and partnerships, they even know your temperature.
As a result, Brnovich claims that he’s already found internal communication at Google, thanks to his upcoming law suit, that proves that even Google employees are concerned.
“It’s very Orwellian,” he said of the discovery.
On the other hand, the search engine giant is constantly trying to cover up their misdeeds. When Brnovich first announced the lawsuit against Google, he said the company began running opinion editorials condemning his push to expose what he says is expansive invasion of privacy by the global tech giants.
Instead, he said, the columnists targeted him and pointed to all the good Google is doing.
“They’re very, very good at PR, manipulation and lobbying,” Brnovich said.
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Boston Celtics Player Legally Changing Name to ‘Enes Kanter Freedom’ to Celebrate U.S. Citizenship
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is celebrating becoming a U.S. citizen in an incredible way. The 29-year-old athlete from Turkey is having his citizenship oath ceremony Monday, and will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.
Kanter is an outspoken human rights advocate who had his Turkish passport revoked in 2017 after he criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mediaite reports “he has also criticized NBA stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James for not doing enough to help the Black community and not speaking out against exploitative labor practices in China respectively.”
Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told the Boston Globe the team is “all for” the player’s name change. Kanter’s manager says the player will complete his legal name change to have Kanter become his middle name and Freedom be his new last name at Monday’s ceremony.
“We congratulated him as a group for getting his American citizenship last week,” Udoka said. “That’s who Enes is, we’re proud of him. Enes is who he is. He’s passionate about his stances and the name change; you look at [Ron] Artest [who changed his name to Metta Sandiford-Artest in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak] and guys that have done it in the past. It’s something he wants to express and we’re all for it.”
Kanter has already changed his official Twitter account to Enes Kanter FREEDOM with his new last name in all caps. Freedom made waves when he tweeted the following on November 18: Money over Morals for the ‘King’. Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do ‘shut up & dribble’ when Big Boss [inserted Chinese flag] says so. Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?”
The tweet included photos of basketball shoes he wore painted with human rights depictions and phrases such as “hey still researching and getting educated?” as well as “I am informed and educated on the situation.”
The statement is with regard to his criticism of LeBron James’ partnership with Nike. “Nike remains one of the NBA’s biggest sponsors as both organizations feed off their partnerships with China” reports Mediaite. Kanter Freedom also made an offer to take Michael Jordan and Nike co-founder Phil Knight to China in order for the men to “visit these slave labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”
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