Facebook starts homepage war with Google

Facebook is set to make its biggest challenge yet to Google’s dominance of the internet: by taking the fight to users’ homepages.

Users of the service are now being urged to make Facebook the first page that opens when they open their internet browser, in an effort to dislodge Google’s hold.

With a constantly evolving search feature that is driven by people, not algorithms, Facebook is setting out to overthrow the internet’s long-reigning king, and take the throne for itself.

(Source: The Register)

This article appears in issue 262 of Media Digest.




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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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