Google building up digital superstate, says German media boss Mathias DÃ¶pfner. Futurist Gerd Leonhard doesn’t agree w DÃ¶pfner much but this is a concern 4 sure he says.
DÃ¶pfner argued that there had been a “fundamental shift in opinion” about Google among European citizens since Edward Snowden had revealed “close connections between big US online providers and the US intelligence agencies” last year. “No one knows as much about its customers as Google.
“Will European politicians fold or wake up? Institutions in Brussels have never been as important as they are now” DÃ¶pfner said.