<body> Public Ad Campaign: Google Is Transforming NYC's Payphones Into a 'Personalized Propaganda Engine'
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Google Is Transforming NYC's Payphones Into a 'Personalized Propaganda Engine'

VIA: The Village Voice
At six-five, Bill de Blasio is usually considerably taller than his conversation partners. But on a cold day in February, the mayor of New York City was on the corner of Third Avenue and 16th Street, interfacing with a nine-and-a-half-foot-tall slab, all sleek curves of metal and glass, that had recently appeared on the sidewalk outside the Mariella Pizza shop. The mayor was testing the monolith's local expertise — did it know the location of the pre-kindergarten program nearest to his Park Slope home? The machine passed the quiz, and, the mayoral mugging concluded, de Blasio turned to the microphone. More [HERE]

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