The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

There once was a time when popular American products and the brands they bore were symbols of freedom for a generation of youths behind the Iron Curtain yearning to be who they wanted to be. Towards the end of the Cold War, Nike sneakers, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Levi’s jeans symbolized the free enterprise possibilities of the West. Tragically, today’s major US brands—mostly tech giants—are willing to aid and abet the Orwellian surveillance apparatus of the world’s largest totalitarian state. This week, The Intercept revealed Google’s latest secret research and development project, code-named Dragonfly. Dragonfly is …

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