[LINK] AP: 'Google's browser labelled a 'digital Trojan horse''

Roger Clarke 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 
ad prices.

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.


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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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