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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  19 reviews
“D’accordo, in questa nostra instabile epoca di guerra globale al terrore (o qualsivoglia imitazione della medesima), i viaggi aerei hanno perduto tutto il fascino, il glamour di un tempo. Controlli, interrogatori, radiografie, perquisizioni. Che cosa non si fa nel nome della sicurezza, giusto? Sbagliato. Perché adesso perfino la sicurezza (o qualsivoglia imitazione della ...more
Kindle Edition, Zoom Filtri, 22 pages
Published October 30th 2014 by Feltrinelli (first published September 2007)
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Oct 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Scroogled é un gioco di parole difficilmente traducibile, ma in breve, se mettiamo assieme screw (fottere) e google diciamo che il significato é piuttosto chiaro, a patto di sapere che non é il protagonista che tenta di fottere google, quanto piuttosto il contrario, ma niente di personale.

Tornando dalle ferie in Messico un ex programmatore di google si vede trattato da terrorista, perché google permette al sistema di sicurezza americano di controllare la pubblicitá che appare sul suo sito ogni q
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, powerful and poignant.

I think this is Cory Doctorow's best short story work, even better than When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth. It is a great companion read to his Little Brother too even though I'm pretty sure they don't occur in the same world.

The story is a easy and quick read. It gets right the main point and concludes almost as fast. It feels much more like a Kurt Vonnegut short story. If anything, it might have ended a tad too abruptly.

As a former ISP owner, sysadmin, network administ
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
In questo racconto breve Doctorow riesce a rendere bene l'idea di cosa possa accadere in una società dove perdiamo il controllo dei nostri dati personali. Il racconto è molto efficace e chiaro, riesce a immergerci subito nel caso in poche righe. Lascia il lettore sgomento su quelli che possono essere i risvolti e dà molto da pensare.
Da leggere! (e poi è gratuito almeno per ora)
Carlo Cattivelli
Siamo un po’ tutti a conoscenza del fatto che le nostre tracce in internet restano ben visibili e alimentano chissà quali banche dati: in questo racconto, Doctorow fa un passo in più e immagina che Google si sia messo a disposizione delle agenzie investigative per frugare nella vita degli individui e metterne in evidenza le possibili tendenze pericolose. E’ così che viene ‘fregato (eufemismo) da Google’ come da titolo – che è una crasi di ‘screw’ con il nome del motore di ricerca – un ex collabo ...more
Mike Mcconnell
Cory Doctorow once again steps slightly ahead of the modern day. This time he sends us back a question, what if Google decided that actually, being evil, would be OK.

What follows is both a thrilling cat and mouse chase but also an examination of the many intersections between technology and our lives and how, with just a little pressure in the wrong direction, the tech can betray you.

As a microcosm of his broader work it is comparable to Scale by Will Self as a boiled down thematic concentrate t
Francesco Caria
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Breve ed efficace sunto del pensiero di Doctorow che rapisce il lettore dalle prime righe e lo porta verso le estreme conseguenze del controllo da parte di Google alimentato dall'enorme mole di informazioni di cui ormai dispone, tale da schedarci in base alla nostra cronologia di navigazione. Argomento attuale, il diritto all'oblio è un tema molto controverso e di cui si è parlato in lungo e largo in queste settimane (vedi il caso Cantone), di cui l'autore fantasticava nel lontano 2007. Applausi ...more
Un racconto brevissimo ma molto efficace che ipotizza un futuro in cui, tramite i social, la posta elettronica, le nostre ricerche su Google, la nostra identità e ogni informazione su di noi diventa completamente accessibile ai governi in modo da poter essere controllati anche nel numero di volte in cui ci soffiamo il naso. Insomma, la lettura rassicurante di cui avevo bisogno dopo "Il mondo nuovo" di Huxley! :D
Arve Kvaloy
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cory Doctorow is among the most exiting scifi authors, our eras George Orwell ;)

The short story about the day Google went evil could be read for free at:

Its a quick read...15-20 minutes and should be very worthwhile of your time.
Don Iskanderoff
Не самое лучшее произведение Доктороу, однозначно 😏
Good quick read. For the expanse of ground he had to cover it was easy to see where he missed some things but the core concept was there. Fear the digital landscape, always.
L. Farmer
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I howled with laughter and recognition the first time I read this. It's like he's been inside my head, and my internet accounts, rummaging around in my brain and my Google AdSense clicktrail.
Jan 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
49/100 A good idea, but poorly executed. Good for a quick read, but theres no real depth. Doctorow can do much better than this. I'd give this one a miss.
Good short story. Not too far from reality. I would be interested to see what the idea would look like if fully developed into a novel.
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inquietante e geniale!
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's more like a short story than a book. Can be read in 20 min.
Good story; shows how scary things can get if/when Google goes evil.
Amanda J
A Vonnegut feel, but a little too forced and under-developed.
Nonetheless, an interesting premise.

Available for free at
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's more like a short story than a book. Can be read in 20 min.
Good story; shows how scary things can get if/when Google goes evil.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, kindle, fiction
A very short story about what could happen if Google reinterpreted its motto of "don't be evil". Once you have all the information - what stops you from using it?
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Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novel In Real Life, the nonfiction business book Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free, and young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture Of The Nerds and Makers. He is a Fellow for the Electron ...more
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