search engines

At the Huffington Post, I say why Google’s removal of news links in the EU is a good thing

homepage.gifI’m not in favor of censorship. But I do believe that the questions raised by the “right to be forgotten” highlight our need for noncommercial search, or for making sure there is more than just one dominant player.

Read the full story here.

Why we need a PBS of search engines (aka, my piece in The Nation)

logo-mainWe have public radio and public television, and together they make up the nation’s most trusted news source. But more people get their news online than just about anywhere else, so why don’t we have a public search engine?

For more, see the piece by (ahem) yours truly in this week’s edition of The Nation. (for subscribers only at the moment)