Google Assistant is an Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) – Intelligent Personal Assistant (IPA) from Googlag (see Corporate Surveillance State and Google as Big Brother).
- “1949 [G. Orwell] Nineteen Eighty-Four 209: One could infer […] the general structure of Oceanic society. At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother. Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful […]. Nobody has ever seen Big Brother. He is a face on the hoardings, a voice on the telescreen.”
- “1957 Economist (Oct.) 208/2: The reporting to the Privy Council of any evidence discovered by this court of “misconduct in the administration of security organisations” would usefully discourage the Big Brother mentality.”
- “1968 B. Bettelheim Saturday Evening Post (July 27) 9/2: Neither a medieval absence of privacy nor a Big Brother’s spying that leaves nothing unpublic will do.”
- “2005 Times of India, Pune (June 24) 5/5: Mumbai University is taking up the role of big brother and will soon tell students what to wear and what not to wear to college.”