inessential by Brent Simmons

Info gatekeepers

GigaOM: The rise of the new information gatekeepers:

What if Apple decided, or was forced by law, to prevent users from going to certain sites in Safari? Or from asking Siri to search for certain terms, such as The Pirate Bay? That may seem far-fetched, but it isn’t. Google could be forced to do the same kinds of things in Chrome.

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