'google Bus' Protests Escalate As Activists Target Employee's Home

January 23, 2014

Protesters said they rang his doorbell to alert him that they planned to protest Levandowski's work with the defense industry developing war robots," (Google recently bought Boston Dynamics, a military robotics contractor) and a condo project being built on land he owns in Berkeley. Then they held a banner in front of his house that read Googles Future Stops Here. They also placed fliers on the windshields of cars that said: Anthony Levandowski is building an unconscionable world of surveillance, control and automation. He is also your neighbor. The protest to block Levandowskis personal commute lasted 45 minutes. The protesters then went to block a Google bus at the BART station on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. And they issued a warning in an anonymous post on local news site Indybay. Our problem is with Google, its pervasive surveillance capabilities utilized by the NSA , the technologies it is developing, and the gentrification its employees are causing in every city they inhabit. But our problem does not stop with Google. All of you other tech companies, all of you other developers and everyone else building the new surveillance state--We're coming for you next. The bus blockades have become increasingly frequent as activists protest the high-tech invasion in San Francisco, which they say has driven up the cost of living to levels that many San Franciscans cannot afford.
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