Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Why Google Has Too Much Power Over Your Private Life - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from a multifaceted Google snapshot by a former FTC commissioner who is now a lawyer representing Microsoft and other companies "concerned about Google’s power as a data collector"
"That’s a worthy sentiment — though a bit surprising coming from the Web’s emperor.
For that, arguably, is what Google has become. Its search engine accounts for nearly 80 percent of all Web searches in the United States — and a remarkable 98 percent of searches from mobile devices. In that role, Google is not just an eponymous verb but perhaps the most central conduit of information in the nation — and, indeed, on the planet. No other search engine comes close."
Why Google Has Too Much Power Over Your Private Life - NYTimes.com
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