The Interview

    Roger McNamee wants Canadians to fight Sidewalk Labs and stop working for Silicon Valley firms

    article-aa

    Roger McNamee wants Canadians to ban targeted advertising in the weeks before the 2019 federal election and described Google sister-company Sidewalk Labs as “an extreme form of behavioral manipulation that we should fight.”

    The former mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with David Skok, The Logic’s editor-in-chief, in front of about 400 attendees at an event in Toronto. McNamee was an early investor in both Facebook and Google, but he now describes both companies as monopolies misusing people’s data.

    He also called for Canadian tech talent to stop working for U.S. giants, and laid out a vision for how Toronto can be more successful than Silicon Valley as a tech hub.

      Purchase a subscription to read the full article.

      By entering your e-mail you consent to receiving commercial electronic messages from The Logic Inc. containing news, updates, offers or promotions about The Logic Inc.’s products and services. You can withdraw your consent at anytime. Please refer to our privacy policy or contact us for more details.
      Already a subscriber?