Samir’s Selection 12/20/2012 (a.m.)
Why Google Has Too Much Power Over Your Private Life – NYTimes.com
“Google is not just a “search engine company,” or an “online services company,” or a publisher, or an advertising platform. At its core, it’s a data collection company. Its “market” is data by, from and about consumers — you, that is. And in that realm, its role is so dominant as to be overwhelming, and scary. Data is the engine of online markets and has become, indeed, a new asset class… while Google may be the runaway leader in Web search and online advertising, its most troubling dominance is in the marketplace of private consumer data.”
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.