Google: Behind the Screen (full documentary)

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Posted on: September 7, 2010 / Last Modified: September 7, 2010

This is the 4th of a series of posts about Google.

The 1st post was The Internet is Killing Our CultureAndrew Keen‘s presentation from the Authors @Google series.

The 2nd article asked: Is Google Evil? and was an op-ed piece discussing some recent news reports, issues and videos surrounding Google.

The 3rd was Inside Google’s Don’t Be Evil extreme caricature video that was played on Times Square and posted on YouTube.

Today, I want to bring your attention to one of the more comprehensive looks at Google.

Google: Behind the Screen is a 50 min documentary by the Dutch film maker Ijsbrand van Veelen and is a well made and rather balanced point of view without avoiding all of the major issues above.

The movie asks a number of important questions such as “How can you convince people that Google isn’t a Big Brother company?”

It also includes a variety of interesting interviews with Marissa Mayer, Vint Cerf, Ian Brown (Open Rights Group), Brewster Kahle (founder of Internet Archive) and others covering topics such as page rank, targeted advertising, life at Google, user privacy, machine translation, the story of Don’t Be Evil, book search, the danger of Google’s monopoly, Google Earth and so on.

Hope you find it as enjoyable and informative as I did!

So, what do you think:

Is Google Evil?

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