Google sends open letter to Aussies, threatening to change ‘free services’ due to news code

There’s a balance in the market. There’s a reason why it ‘works’ that way. The government stepping in (interfering with the market) to change that balance has consequence – ultimately to the end consumer. It’s not surprising that this could or would happen as a result.

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Tech giant Google is sending an “open letter” to millions of its Australian users today, warning their search results, personal data, and free services will be put at risk by a ruling from Australia’s competition watchdog that the company should pay for the news it uses.