Google and Privacy

Google, officially the trademarked name of a company, has become so common a word that to google is now a verb included in the Oxford English Dictionary. To google is to search for information on the Internet (using the Google search engine). Google the company is a multinational company based in the United States that specializes in Internet-related services and products, including online advertising, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google’s stated mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Founded in 1996 in response to the absence in the market of a good, consistent Internet search engine, Google has evolved into a mammoth enterprise whose decisions and activities reach into the daily lives of individuals around the world. Concerns ...

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