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Google Battles Charges Of Search Bias
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4/27/2012 | 9:28:29 PM
re: Google Battles Charges Of Search Bias
If you don't like Ford, buy a Chevy. If you don't like Walmart, shop Target. If you don't like Google, search Bing. That's what Freedom is (or what it is supposed to be) and last time I checked, I didn't see any Target brand items at Walmart or a bunch of Chevy's on the Ford lot. "Cooking the search results" seems to be much more like "people adhering to Google's guidelines to help optimize for the best search rankings" which is obviously left out of this article.

Marketing and advertising has changed dramatically with the Internet. However, there are basic rules people are still supposed to play by and Google does just this. If you want to see how dirty it can be though, take a look at the credit card companies, the retail industry in general and even government agencies selling YOUR personal information to third parties. Where do you think all the junk mail and spam comes from? Not from Google - it's Data Mining for anything these companies know about you and it's for sale to the highest bidder.

Regarding Mr. Franken's opinion on Mr. Schmidt's lack of immediate knowledge and detailed account of technical operations, a single person is not responsible for this. It takes teams of people to operate systems at this level of sophistication. Al seems lost in the woods on that one. Maybe he can tell us what the Government does with all of our tax dollars, right down to the penny...?


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