[LINK] AP: 'Google's browser labelled a 'digital Trojan horse''
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Nov 5 14:37:12 AEDT 2008
Google's browser labelled a 'digital Trojan horse'
The Sydney Morning Herald / AP
November 4, 2008 - 11:37AM
Perhaps the biggest threat to Google's increasing dominance of
internet search and advertising is the rising fear, justified or not,
that Google's broadening reach is giving it unchecked power.
This scrutiny goes deeper than the skeptical eye that lawmakers and
the US Justice Department have given to Google's proposed ad
partnership with Yahoo. Many objections to that deal are financial,
and surround whether Google and Yahoo could unfairly drive up online
A bigger long-term concern for Google could be criticisms over
something less tangible - privacy. Increasingly, as Google burrows
deeper into everyday computing, its product announcements are
prompting questions about its ability to gather more potentially
sensitive personal information from users.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
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