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Google says switching away from its search engine is easy. It's not

By Brian X. Chen

21 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. The U.S. Justice Department has accused Google of using partnerships with device manufacturers and browser developers to make its search engine the default service on most consumer electronics, thereby stifling competition. Google argues that it's easy for users to change their default search engine.

Imagine if every time you went to the supermarket, your shopping cart came loaded with the same box of cereal.

This cereal happens to be the most popular, so it’s convenient for the store to have it in the cart. If you don’t like it, it’s simple enough to put it back on the shelf and grab a different box.

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