Werewolf was maybe more overt (the weaver is everywhere! corporations turn you into a monster!), but I think that the decision to superimpose fascism over a conglomerate of scientists -- as opposed to, say, something more traditionally despotic -- is an important thing to consider.
It doesn't help that in the process, they're making the Technocracy wrong -- not just the people who want to edge everyone out, but the people who want to edge everyone out and also who are wrong about the universe (ie, science is wrong.)
Unfortunately, this means that Virtual Adepts and Sons of Ether, insofar as they treat technology as the result of scientific process and not just fancier talismans, are also wrong: science doesn't (or rather, can't) exist* in a world with consensus reality. They're just aligning themselves more closely with the winning team (that is, they play friendlier with consensus.)
* Arguably, you could make the case that there might be science regarding how consensus reality works ... unless that quality is open to modification by consensus as well, and I don't know how that's handled by Mage.
edit: I'm not arguing that mage is bad. I love the way it handles magic. I just hate that the bad guys are a bunch of scientists.