Last year, we took note when the privacy-centric search engine Qwant, a French and German company, declared its intention to take on Google for internet search dominance. Now, The Sun reports, “France Declares War on Google as Military Replaces Search Engine with ‘Untrackable’ Qwant.” Apparently, officials feel their nation’s very (digital) independence is at risk. Reporter Felix Allen writes:
Phi Beta Iota: Plans to displace #GoogleGestapo, starting with Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, and YouTube, and moving along. There is no substitute for integrity — without it, the naked emperor dies eventually.