superclown2 - 10:22 am on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
I strongly believe that G is cheating and behaving unfairly to boost its bottom line at site-owner's expense. Why should I hope for them to keep doing it?
I fully agree. But I would rather that other companies, or a coalition of interested parties, took over Google's mantle than that governments got involved too much. Therein lies chaos. Which government is going to tell us all what to do, the Americans, British, Russian? Give any government an inch and they will take a mile. The Internet, rightly or wrongly, is seen by many of us as best left outside government interference. Now teaching the masses how Google threatens their privacy and therefore their personal wellbeing, or broadcasting the fact that prices can be shoved up by Google's (alleged) anti-competitive practices; that's another matter.