Samir’s Selection 12/20/2012 (a.m.)

  • “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.”

    tags: Google information privacy data regulation competition internet FTC Microsoft

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