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Recognition is growing worldwide that something big needs to be done about Big Tech, and fast.
Cutts is the closest thing you will find to ethical.We were lucky to have him as a guidance for Google's policies, they've struggled more since he left.
And not only make the index public, allow websites to exchange links with each other again without penalty, the way the web was designed to work!
allow websites to exchange links with each other again without penalty
What DOES exist that can bring back fair play is REMOVING Section 230 and then HOLDING these tech giants to the same standard as EVERY OTHER PUBLISHER, BROADCASTER, and MEDIA company.
even if somehow there was a universal search index/db available to all (eg. currently google's) ... i don't understand how anyone else would make a 'better' search engine.
after all, they all would be grabbing as much data as possible from users and funding/profiting their engine with ads and/or selling data (to a greater or lesser extent) ... just like the current lot do. why would someone else's ad riddled results pages be better than google's?
as for the idea of a so called non-profit search engine, let's think about that for a minute.
imagine there was one (using this universal magical database)
For a while Wikipedia was supposed to develop a search engine... (yes I know some will say "don't tell me about these #### of Wikipedia").No. It was a plan by Jimbo and some others to get people to build a search engine for free. It didn't end well because the people with a clue weren't going to do that and one of them even asked "why should we make you rich?". :) The biggest flaw was that none of them understood the importance of a clean and current index.