Liz Gannes

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FTC Said to Be Looking at Google+

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expanding its antitrust investigation into Google to include Google+, Bloomberg reports. It’s a timely issue because Google+ was just deeply integrated into Google search this week, causing Twitter, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and others to call foul. The FTC declined to comment.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work