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Oliver Stone: Pokemon Go could lead to corporate totalitarianism

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Oliver Stone has never been one to shy away from a good conspiracy theory, even one involving Pokemon Go.

The director of JFK, was promoting his new film Snowden at San Diego Comic-Con, when he brought up security concerns associated with the new game.

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The mention prompted laughter from the audience, much to the dismay of Stone.

“It’s not really funny. What’s happening is a new level of invasion,” the director said, Time Magazine reported. “The profits are enormous here for places like Google. They’ve invested a huge amount of money in data mining—what you are buying, what you like, your behavior. It’s what some people call surveillance capitalism.”

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Stone continued by saying the use of personal data will allow companies to manipulate our behavior.

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“That is what they call totalitarianism.”

The Oscar-winning director (Platoon) told the audience he had trouble finding funding for his latest project which is about Edward Snowden, the former NSA staffer-turned-whistleblower.

Stone didn’t blame the spy agency for his film’s lack of funding but described the issue as self-censorship.

“It was turned down by every major studio. The script was good, the budget was good, the cast was good,” the director said. “We call it self-censorship. I don’t think there was an enemy like the NSA lurking in the background. It was self-censorship.”

He shopped the movie abroad and found funding in Germany and France.