Experts tell the Times her hiring sends “a strong signal that [the FTC is] prepared to take the Internet giant to court.”
According to Streitfeld and Wyatt, the government’s concern with Google is that “Google has manipulated its search results, making it less likely that competing companies or products appear at the top of a results page.”
Phi Beta Iota: Google is light years ahead of any government, and those who think Google search is even remotely vulnerable to government intervention have no clue as to either Google’s strength, or governmental ignorance. We have been calling for a center for computational mathematics for years now, but governments would rather be ignorant and unethical than effective. Yes Google has programmable search engines and yes, Google is corrupt to the bone at the top (very much like the US Government, 80-90% good people trapped in a bad system). It is not possible to understand Google without reading The Google Trilogy by Stephen Arnold.
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