New EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager has said that she won’t be rushed into a decision on Google's alleged abuse of its dominance of the search engine market. Vestager described the investigations into Google as “multifaceted and complex” and said she would need some time to decide on the next steps. The case against …
"tax them so we can all benefit rather than suffer imposed crapness"
Cool, or they could get pounded into the sand. I hope they get pounded into the sand.
Google puts up active roadblocks to innovation much worse than the ones Microsoft was found guilty of some years back.
For example, they use certs to lock people out of their protocols for the sake of stifling competition. Case in point - the cast v2 protocol requires Google CA signed keys to verify that a device is made by Google so you can't be a first screen device (e.g. a TV) without those keys which you can't possibly get hold of - but as a client you can just send requests to a chromecast without authenticating and it'll just do what you ask thereby proving it isn't security related; again the entire point of those certs is to lock down the entire google/android/chrome ecosystem from competition and innovation now they've pulled millions of google device users into it. It's a pretty horrific bait & switch and they should be forced to have their protocols opened up (in the sense that they're usable by third parties) or be made to pay very massive fines and forced anyway.
Nobody should be allowed to get away with that level of nonsense - Microsoft weren't, if Google are then I'm going to assume very bad things took place and go from there.
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