I keep coming back to the same gut feeling. It's that feeling that Google could essentially buy out the world. Slight exaggeration, but I did not know until watching the hearing, that Google has 97% market share in mobile search. Traditional search is what? Say 80% or so?
I'm just saying that as the senate digs, I'm sure their concern will increase dramatically. The internet goes so far into the fabric of every persons life, and when a company has eyes and tentacles into most of that, and it keeps growing, surely that must be concerning.
Not sure, after some new information I've learned after watching, I'm feeling a bit different. Moving towards paranoid perhaps. I could trust a government for doing things for the "good of mankind" but certainly a corporation doesn't have a conscious. Individuals at Google do obviously, but all parts working together have really one purpose in life. It's almost like it's running on it's own now. In some ways I'm drawing parallels to the movie The Terminator.
I'm sounding alarmist. At least we all have stats and you can't really argue with those.