Liz Gannes

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EU Says It Will Market-Test Google’s Antitrust Proposal

Google has submitted a set of formal commitments in response to antitrust concerns about its search business, said European Commission competition head Joaquin Almunia. The next step is for the EU to “market-test” the proposal with the goal of setting legally binding commitments, reports Bloomberg. Both of those steps would be beyond what the U.S. FTC did, but it’s the substance that matters.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik