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As Google eyes Australia exit, Microsoft talks Bing with PM

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By Byron Kaye

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LOL! anyone that has ever used Bing, ends up writing "google" on the search box.

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Duckduckgo

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More laughs if they use Bing instead of Google for translation. Will Bing ever learn ichiman is 10,000 not a million?

I also agree with Alex on Duckduckgo as second choice.

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Have not used Google in several years. Interesting they dropped the “don’t be evil” monicker; likely due to the fact that the world caught on to their line of BS

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Remember when search engines listed the number of pages for the search inquiry? And you could patiently search through those hundreds of thousands then millions?

They stopped that and limit how many pages you can actually go to. Not fare.

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Hey, if Bing is willing to actually obey what to me seems a sensible law while Google isn’t, then points for them.

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Australian government stance will be closely monitored by the EU commission and will reflect on a threatened policy agenda to regulate social media.

The forthcoming EU Digital Services Act package will be focused on leveraging tax revenue from Goggle, Facebook value chain.

Every sphere, Google/Facebook application development, strategy for access provision, Googles advertising/ad marketing within handset OS, Facebook policies as a privately business and how that reflects on broadcasting moderation.

Everywhere, access providers demand for automatic search engine revenue, and crucially access to Facebook data base modelling, to include private users as well as advertising companies. 

Facebook/Google/Twitter, it is now only a matter of time before legislative Government oversight could force break up. 

It is truly remarkable how these titans of tech innovation, could be so politically delinquent.

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Remember when search engines listed the number of pages for the search inquiry? And you could patiently search through those hundreds of thousands then millions?

They stopped that and limit how many pages you can actually go to. Not fare.

This more than anything else, among many other reasons, is why I no longer trust Google and have not for years.

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As if a PM (especially a Morrison!) is ever going to inspire take up of Outlook orTeams over Gmail and the Google commercial pantheon.

That is solely the punters’ call.

GOOD luck!

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@Artist at Large

This more than anything else, among many other reasons, is why I no longer trust Google and have not for years.

Me too. I miss Netscape and Tom from other program. They were real time.

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Google and other tech giants.....our moral guides....those who benevolently fact check information for our benefit.

Enemies of the people.

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Remember when search engines listed the number of pages for the search inquiry? And you could patiently search through those hundreds of thousands then millions?

They stopped that and limit how many pages you can actually go to. Not fare.

What are you talking about? Google gives you a list of pages of hits, as does Bing.

Perhaps where you reside someone has limited your Internet access.

That would explain a lot.

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It's high time that governments stand up to big tech companies. Well done Australia! Google will withdraw their services? Okay... see you later. How many search engines are there out there? A lot. Oh... 140 or so, apparently.

https://mashable.com/2007/10/22/140-search-engines/

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If you use Chrome browser, anything you type will set you up for tailored ads across the internet and youtube selections. If you're using it to type here, you're adding to your profile.

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Users who are searching should have no problem but businesses that needed to be searched might have some.

Anyway, if im the govt i will not budge but of course if im google i will not budge too. I dont want the world following this example.

I wonder what fb users will do if fb packs up too

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the Big Tech firms have called the laws unworkable and said last month they would withdraw key services from Australia if the regulations went ahead. Those services include Google's search engine, which has 94% of the country's search market, according to industry data.

So Google is threatening to pull out of a market in which they have 94% market share, if the regulators make things too difficult.

Sounds like Google has forgotten they exist because they have users, not the other way around. If they pull out, the users will still be there, even after Google is gone. The market will still be there too. Someone else will just have Google's 94% market share.

It's either a bluff or stupidity on Google's part.

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I've been slowly moving out of the Google ecosystem for some time. I've been using DuckDuckGo, Brave, Authy, Spotfify and Protonmail for a year now and haven't looked back. I only use Google for Maps, Android, and Photos. These are going to be three tough ones.

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FB would be no loss to the Aussies (or anyone) BUT I suspect the Australian People themselves may have something interesting to say about losing Google...

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It's high time that governments stand up to big tech companies. Well done Australia! Google will withdraw their services? Okay... see you later. How many search engines are there out there? A lot. Oh... 140 or so, apparently.

So, let's see, if there are 140 or so other search engines as you say, then how pray tell is Google even close to being a monopoly or even having control of the market? Just asking ...............

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I've been slowly moving out of the Google ecosystem for some time. I've been using DuckDuckGo, Brave, Authy, Spotfify and Protonmail for a year now and haven't looked back. I only use Google for Maps, Android, and Photos. These are going to be three tough ones.

Yep. Brave and Duck-Duck-Go work for me. Not sure about Prontomail though. It requires phone number verification. I do not give my phone number out that way and it seems like it undoes all the other security and privacy features they advertise.

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