Austrian study: Google is creating dangerous monopolies and has to be stopped!
According to an Austrian university study (187-pages
PDF) Google is creating unacceptable monopolies that will allow it to
control information flows and invade privacy.
Two of the conclusions of the study are:
"Google can use its almost universal knowledge
of what is happening in the world to play the stock market without risk: in
certain areas Google KNOWS what will happen, and does not have to rely on
educated guesses as other players in stock market have to. This is endangering
trading on markets: by game theory, trading is based on the fact that nobody has
complete information (i.e. will win sometimes, but also loose sometimes). Any
entity that never looses rattles the basic foundations of stock exchanges!"
"Google’s open aim is to “know everything there
is to know on Earth”. It cannot be tolerated that a private company has that
much power: it can extort, control, and dominate the world at will."
to Theage.com, a Google spokesman said in a statement: "These
allegations are premised on numerous inaccuracies, conspiracy
theories and fundamental misunderstandings about Google's products
and services. They're completely without foundation and, frankly, a
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