Sergey Brin: Facebook And Apple Pose Serious Threats To Internet Freedom

Google Sergey Brin with beard at Solve for X

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Google cofounder Sergey Brin is concerned about the future of the Web, reports The Guardian.”I am more worried than I have been in the past … it’s scary,” he said.

Brin called out “walled-garden” restrictions, such as those implemented by Facebook and Apple, as serious threats to Internet freedom. These restrictions tightly control what software can be used on a technology platform.

There is a degree of self-interest at play here — Brin would like the data inside of Facebook and Apple apps accessible to Google search in order to make it a better engine.

A more open Web is advatangeous to users, but it’s also advantageous to Google.

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