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Brooklyn graffiti says Google is the new Big Brother

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Google graffiti Photo Credit: A photo of the Google graffiti on the Pulaski Bridge/Jeff Roberts

The Google Doodle has come to life, but not as the search engine giant might have wanted.

Nerdy art is nothing new to the city's streets, but Jeff Roberts at paidContent spotted this tech-themed piece of graffiti on the Pulaski Bridge that skewers Google as it faces heat for its riot-inducing privacy policy changes and modifications to its search results.

The graffiti is only a few weeks old, Roberts speculates, and appears next to other timely tech pieces such as a "Stop Sopa" written on a wall nearby and a painting of a Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol of hacking collective Anonymous.

The changes to Google's privacy policy, issued last week, merge all of the privacy policies of its products into a single policy, which allows the company to collect information on you from a given Google service and share with all the rest. (Read it here).

Lawmakers and techies alike were up in arms over the changes (what is it with tech companies and their gripes lately?) and some representatives in the House are calling for a briefing on the changes.

(Image via Jeff Roberts, h/t Gawker)


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