Friday, December 04, 2009

Google wants to unclog Net's DNS plumbing | Deep Tech - CNET News

Public service or privatizing the Internet?…

But what happens in a few years if, for example, Google's DNS service becomes popular and reliable enough that more than a few server admins and command-line aficionados sign up--maybe even a paid service like Google Apps or Postini? Then perhaps Google builds itself into the Net, and something convenient becomes something we depend on. I don't know any other companies that use "don't be evil" as a motto to keep themselves straight, but even if Google doesn't abuse its position, it's smart to think twice about reliance on Google for basic Internet plumbing.

(Credit: Paul Ford)

Google wants to unclog Net's DNS plumbing | Deep Tech - CNET News

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