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Search and seizure. Google as interface to web content and user data

Search and seizure. Google as interface to web content and user data

This video was recorded at ZiF Workshop: Web Epistemics - How the Web shapes what we believe and know, how we learn and what we are, Bielefeld 2012. With a market share of over 80%, the search engine Google is the dominant means for accessing online information. Today, there are hardly any search providers left that are able to compete with Google globally. Big players such as Yahoo and Ask have already given up the development of their own indexes, and Microsoft – despite playing an important role in the search market – has to subsidize its search operation bing substantially. With a global market share of over 40%, the advertising company Google is also the dominant means for reaching online audiences with commercial messages. Through the acquisition of DoubleClick in 2008, Google was... Show More

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