European Parliament Agreed to Break Up GoogleAdded: Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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The European Parliament voted to approve a motion calling for tougher regulation of searches performed online. The motion contained the suggestion to break up Google as a solution to the problem of its dominance in Europe. The motion passed as expected and now forces the European Commission to consider unbundling Google’s search business from its other areas of activity, including advertising.
The problem is that the European Parliament has no direct power to break up the company in such a manner. As a result, its calls to the European Commission have been regarded as politicalization of a regulatory issue. So, the resolution calls the European Commission to prevent any abuse in the marketing of interlinked services offered by the operators of search engines and to review the suggestions with the aim of unbundling search engines from other commercial services in the perspective.
After the reports of the motion were revealed a few days ago, its authors have tried to downplay the suggestion of a breakup or an unbundling of the tech giant, arguing that it was just one of suggested options. Among the authors of the motion there are the German conservative Andreas Schwab and Spanish liberal Ramon Tremosa. They claim that they are not ideological against Google, but are rather against monopolies.
It is known that Google currently accounts for over 90% of the search market in the region and therefore has become the subject of a long-running antitrust investigation with the European Commission. This investigation was recently re-opened after the European Commission rejected the Google’s settlement proposal.
However, Günther Oettinger, the commissioner in charge of the digital economy, was directly opposing the unbundling suggestion, saying that breaking and expropriation are not the measures that should be taken, as they would be inherent to the planned economy, not the market economy.
Finally, the tech giant remains subject to the “right to be forgotten” court ruling. The latter is currently seeing the pan-European data protection regulators call for search results to be removed from both google.com and local European domains of the search engine. It is known that the resolution in question also called for European countries to put an end to roaming charges inside the Union and provide more legal certainty as regards net neutrality.
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Thursday, December 11th, 2014
|posted by (2014-12-11 15:40:19)|
|Another Govt. ATTACk on GooGle...|
|posted by (2014-12-11 15:50:48)|
|In what way is Google a monopoly? There are plenty of other search engines available - is it Google's doing that they all pretty much suck? If everyone stopped buying BMWs and only bought Mercedes, would they try to break-up Daimler for having a monopoly in the European midrange luxury automobile market? You can actually use Google to find other search engines: just how monopolistic is that?|
|posted by (2014-12-11 18:57:02)|
|Thanks for the info ozi (:|
|posted by (2014-12-11 19:46:30)|
|Your living in a different world to me if you don't think google are a monopoly, I for one think its about time, They bought up you tube and then don't allow competitors access to it. Google isn't the nice company it once was, it was sold to suits. Most people, no not most all the people I know have google as their main page or a google app, unless you have a awesome windows phone, and they all search through google, that alone is a monopoly. Just like Microsoft got into trouble when explorer was the widest used browser, and others didn't get a look in, google are the kings of the search engine and again you tube were most people in todays society go and use. If google wont play fair then they need bringing down to size, and guess what they aren't playing fair with certain company's. Thak a monopoly.|
|posted by (2014-12-11 21:03:34)|
|This is downright stupid. Western ISPs/Wireless are a monopoly/racket since you have no choice and they are not competitive, but Google?|
No. Google has done nothing but compete so far, making pathetic, lazy, greedy companies get off their asses. I do not like Google, but we need them for now. They have done far more for than the world than any ISP/Carrier or Apple.
Google has the best search, a lot of products all lumped together - but they are not a monopoly. They're clearly and literally trying to kill Google because integrating ads into absolutely everything is how they make money.
|tnx for the share|
|Most ISPs will use DNS blocking to prevent access to certain sites and trust me this is what 90% ISPs will do. How this works is,|
when you applied for an Internet connection at the ISP, The have configured your computer to browse through their own Domain Name System (DNS) and made it the default way to access Internet Sites. When you access a blocked site on the ISP’s DNS, the request is nulled or redirected to a pre configured page like ‘This Webpage is Blocked’ etc.
The Solution to DNS Blocking.
Bypassing DNS Blocking is very easy and even a non-tech savvy user will be able to perform it. We will be using either of these 3 DNS OpenDNS/GoogleDNS/ComodoSecureDNS. Here is how its done,
These instructions are mainly crafted for Windows 7 but except the navigation to different parts, All the rest steps remain same.
Step 1. Open Network and Sharing Center (Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center).
Step 2. Click on Change Adapter Settings. Right click on your Main Adapter > Properties.
Step 3. Click on IPv4 or IPv6 according to your connection > Properties.
Step 4. Change the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS Server as follows for the respective DNSs.
For Google DNS:
Preferred DNS: 126.96.36.199
Alternate DNS: 188.8.131.52
For Open DNS:
Preferred DNS: 184.108.40.206
Alternate DNS: 220.127.116.11
For Comodo SecureDNS:
Preferred DNS: 18.104.22.168
Alternate DNS: 22.214.171.124
Step 5. Save the Changes.
That is it, Now just perform a (Optional) Reboot and DNS Flush. Run Command Prompt as Administrator and run the following commands.
ipconfig/flushdns followed by ipconfig/registerdns
just a small way of saying stick your filter's where the sun don't shine
|posted by (2014-12-12 02:54:20)|
|Or, you could just edit your hosts file....|
|Pity they did not do as well as Google in the Governing of Europe, Most EU economies are in a bad way as Production has gone down and they have all been bitten by the GREEN SCAM, The too Big to Fail Banks have all been gambling in derivatives and not in Billions but Trillions and any of these Banks will take economy down as in Greece & Cyprus. But Google has Provided us with many good services(FREE) I remember the time taken to do research before GOOGLE, and when Google was being manipulated by some companies Google listened to Users and fixed it - They Provide me with 10 services I use Free|
|I think we really need to get behind google on this one, If the EU get the power and actually break up Google in the EU the internet will see a very dark future in which EU approved search engines are put in it place.|
We the end user will suffer 1, instance of this is EU and courts or what ever country have to obtain warrants legally through the justice system to ask/demand google do or hand over info or whatever, Google do fight it even if we don't really believe it they do... Imagine a Government EU backed search engine no warrant needed info freely given, sites removed with the simple whim of ask it and tho evil bidding shall be done, gone vanished....... EU/governments running our search engines and gaining any tweak of control is not good for anyone.
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