Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 13:13:
While I am all for government oversight on big businesses and potential abuses, I feel like Google is more popular because it is in fact one of the best search engines. I've tried others on many occasions and they just aren't as good at giving back decent results. If anything, I would prefer they look into their Youtube management. There seems to be more problems there.
These companies that offer free services are using their services as trojan horses into your personal behavior data. Google is leveraging their monopoly in search to gain more insights into you purchasing, politics, health, etc. Remember, google also has Android, Gmail, hardware (like wifi routers), etc. They leverage every part of their ecosystem to control you. Google does make some fantastic products, but all of this baggage comes with it whether we like it or not.
I find it interesting that the suit is for search specifically since all of Google's services are symbiotic. It all exists to work together for a common outcome.