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Posted By: OhioNick, 1/22/2021 3:11:37 AM

Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation's attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. Australia is introducing a world-first law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their news content. But the US firms have fought back, warning the law would make them withdraw some of their services. Australian PM Scott Morrison said lawmakers would not yield to "threats". Though Australia is far from Google's largest market, the proposed news code is seen as a possible global test case for how governments could seek to regulate big tech firms.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/22/2021 4:16:34 AM (No. 669979)
Tick, tick, tick. This entire Big Tech thing is going to explode and it ain't going to end well.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JL80863 1/22/2021 5:38:35 AM (No. 670004)
Why are the Aussies the only lucky ones?
55 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: John C 1/22/2021 5:51:30 AM (No. 670012)
Use the old fashion telephone and set up street and boat rallies, all over America
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NancyD 1/22/2021 6:32:31 AM (No. 670028)
Oh How I wish that could happen here! Google doesn't want to "share" their money.
24 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99 1/22/2021 7:09:31 AM (No. 670049)
Dump Google! They track your every move and not just where you go on the internet. If you have Google Maps you can turn your phone off and they can still track you everywhere you go.
20 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak 1/22/2021 7:09:51 AM (No. 670050)
This is called Gooexit.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/22/2021 7:31:55 AM (No. 670075)
Good riddance idiots. Use DuckDuckGo instead.
28 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 1/22/2021 7:34:33 AM (No. 670079)
You mean they may be prompted to seek a search engine that isn't curated to death by some agenda-driven twentysomethings?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: clayusmcret 1/22/2021 7:39:04 AM (No. 670085)
It also plays into Google's hands because China has been on their backs about providing services to Australia in the first place. They just hadn't figured out a way to deny it to AUS without appearing to cave in to China.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: philsner 1/22/2021 7:49:14 AM (No. 670104)
Promises, promises.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hermoine 1/22/2021 8:20:15 AM (No. 670136)
Let Google corner China's market and the rest of the world can return to good 'ole capitalism and use multiple search engines and services that are non-Google related.
9 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball 1/22/2021 8:22:21 AM (No. 670139)
I have used Bing for several years now and have had no issue.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/22/2021 8:33:56 AM (No. 670155)
Australia should be so lucky!!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/22/2021 8:55:02 AM (No. 670180)
Pronounced #6 suggestion as Goose-eggsit. Giggled a coffee spurt.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 1/22/2021 9:00:25 AM (No. 670187)
When you alienate half of your customers in favor of the underclass of society, it can only end badly. Ask hollywood, the pro sports teams and ESPN how well that worked for them. We crippled Fox within a matter of a couple of days. Google, Fakebook and the Tweetybird are in our crosshairs now.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/22/2021 9:03:48 AM (No. 670192)
We dumped Google for Duckduckgo and Mozilla Firefox for Brave. Both work exceptionally well and don't track you..This is our first month minus Amazon Prime too. Don't miss it. I'm spending less money!
9 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: reefdiver 1/22/2021 9:18:57 AM (No. 670220)
Good for Ausies. DuckDuckGo is better anyway.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: jimincalif 1/22/2021 9:36:16 AM (No. 670243)
Hang tough mates!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Anti_democRAT 1/22/2021 9:50:12 AM (No. 670267)
Been using duckduckgo for a couple of days and so far so good
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Reply 20 - Posted by: starboard 1/22/2021 9:58:36 AM (No. 670278)
I'm trying to use another search engine. It's not easy switching but will give it a try. I like BING. Although, they're owned by Microsoft. Though still better than Google.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Zigrid 1/22/2021 10:15:04 AM (No. 670310)
This is a typical power grab by google...America saved Australis's bum during the WWII war... perhaps it's now time for Australia to save ours....by tweaking google's nose they threw down the gauntlet... slapped google in the face...good for them...maybe some enterprising young tech dude can get a private server for Australia... is that what it's called?... server?...all I know is I canceled google as my search engine... and I use Bing instead...and thank God for Newsmax and their Gregg Kelly... he's fabulous... and yes... I have read President Trump's "The Art Of The Deal"... and that's why I'm so confident about his comeback...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/22/2021 10:28:31 AM (No. 670326)
Australia is saying, GOOD, Get the Hades OUT of our Country and DON'T COME BACK!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein 1/22/2021 10:32:45 AM (No. 670332)
Oh, Please, Google, make good on that threat! Please, please, please! This would be a golden opportunity to expose Google as the toothless tiger that it really is. Google can't survive in an environment of free competition. At least, it would have to change it's business model in a way that would cripple it's totalitarian control of the flow of information. When Google first emerged it was novel, and convenient for computer users to search the internet for the things that they wanted. But while people enjoyed it's convenience, it seeped into every crevice of modern life, locking out competitors. Australia will show the way to a beautiful future of a world without the heavy hand of Google's manipulative algorithms.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 1/22/2021 10:43:48 AM (No. 670348)
That would be a huge boon to Australia. There are plenty of other wonderful search engines without the communist thuggery thrown in.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 1/22/2021 10:46:53 AM (No. 670355)
I use Bing for 'ordinary' searches, DuckDuckGo for anything even remotely political. Bing works fine and you get a really beautiful photo every day to brighten up your computer.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: walcb 1/22/2021 10:48:16 AM (No. 670359)
I use WebCrawler but what I don't know is if all these search engines listed above don't just run through google anyway. Anyone know?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: His_Highness 1/22/2021 10:50:42 AM (No. 670368)
I haven't used Google search engine in quite a long time, and don't plan to start using it.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: columba 1/22/2021 11:11:46 AM (No. 670407)
A private business threatens an entire nation. Someone is headed for a fall, and it is not the continent/nation of Australia.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Omen55 1/22/2021 11:36:42 AM (No. 670461)
When your down under you punch up hard.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/22/2021 12:57:14 PM (No. 670591)
Google started a war. Now Google is going to receive the reaction. I no longer use their search engine. Google has been silenced for lack of respect for my first amendment rights.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: lennon47 1/22/2021 2:44:59 PM (No. 670722)
Get that darn google out our lives...it's difficult 'cause the blisters are every where. Shut them down...I search with DuckDuck...its better
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Reply 32 - Posted by: paral04 1/22/2021 9:07:20 PM (No. 671053)
Google isn't the only game in town. Bad move.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: fishbone 1/22/2021 10:06:08 PM (No. 671079)
Hey Google! How about America First! MAGA!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 1/22/2021 10:38:45 PM (No. 671100)
Bing is another alternative that you get much better balanced results from or there is Duck Duck Go. Google can go pound sand. They are a disgrace.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: broken01 1/23/2021 7:50:09 PM (No. 672041)
Damn some countries have all the luck.
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