Google — Empowering The 'Tawdry' Side Of Capitalism

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 1:30 PM EST) -- Google Inc.’s increasing dominance of the online advertising world and its related violations of user privacy are extremely clear, especially in Europe, but the debate on the consumer harm from Google’s actions often misses the real problem.

It’s not just that Google’s results are biased increasingly towards its own internal sites — thereby generating more page views and revenues for the company — or that competing businesses are harmed. The harm to consumers is far more direct and pervasive than a distorted online marketplace. Without viable...
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