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The Force of Google

August 31st, 2016

Episode 1311 of 1422 episodes

Google dominates internet searching across most parts of the globe. The algorithm which produces its search results is highly secret and always changing. But however good the algorithm, however carefully crafted to give us what Google thinks we actually want, is it really healthy for one search engine, and one company, to have so much impact?

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