Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Once-brotherly image turns Big Brotherly

'In just seven years, Google has emerged as one of the most influential companies of the 21st century, a multinational whose recent forays into classified ads, book publishing, video, Wi-Fi and telecom make its data empire ever more powerful. That's pushing it into a growing buzz saw of competitors, such as Microsoft, and lawmakers worried about data privacy and protection. "Google could easily become the poster child for a national public movement to regulate data collection," says Jeff Chester, head of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy advocate.' More / Breaking up with Google


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