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Activists target Google employee at his Berkeley home

Activists calling themselves the Counterforce on Tuesday made Google engineer and Berkeley resident Anthony Levandowski the focus of their protests against what they say are the Mountain View company’s evil surveillance techniques. At around 7 a.m. a group of activists say they went to the street where Google employee Anthony Levandowski lives in Berkeley to […]

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Google odds: 1 in 1,000?

In Berkeleyside’s previous coverage of Google’s experimental fiber network plans, we’ve noted that the Mountain View-based search giant has been vague about its exact plans. The deadline for Google’s request for information (RFI) passed on Friday. Google  announced that the scheme attracted 1,100 community responses and 194,000 individual responses. The map above shows where the […]

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Berkeley applies for Google’s ultra-high speed project

When Google announced its competition for communities to test its ultra-high speed Internet, municipalities across  the country responded vocally. Towns talked about changing their name to Google to attract interest, community groups made a clamor about how wonderful a test bed their city would be. From Berkeley there was silence initially. “We were all figuring […]