"Spying on the Spies – With Google Maps (...) Freier didn’t take the photos, or even the screenshots featured in his elaborate composite images. All of them were pulled from a subfolder holding a thumbnail cache of every web page he visits."
// WIRED.com, Jakob Schiller, 07.2015
"In Cached Landscapes Freier establishes that his "own" computer (a moving claim to possession) deposits hidden thumbnails of each of his steps on Google Maps, that he is, therefore, being spied on by his own software while exploring potential surveillance stations."
// Magazine L. Fritz, Urs Stahel, 08.2018
"This provides an insight into how our data is handled by companies like Google. Visits are documented and saved in the browser cache, but then the information is broken up and stored in a nonsensical and abstract grid."
// WIRED UK, Katie Collins, 07.2015
"Freier's images of secret data collection centers have a lot in common with the data that the NSA collects: They appear nonsensical at first, but they actually contain some meaningful information about the appearance of these sites."
// Fast Company, Sophie Weiner, 06.2015
"Freier's series offers a meta-commentary on the automated tracking of individuals’ download histories and browser caches, revealing the online implications of Paglen’s appeal for surveillance transparency."
// VICE creatorsproject, Sami Emory, 06.2015