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Googling costs more than you think

Few internet services are "free"; advertisers pass on the costs to us

By Vince Cable  

Google CEO Sundar Pichai gives closing remarks at the end of the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif ©Eric Risberg/AP/Press Association Images

The internet is available free to almost everyone, seemingly limitless in scope and scale; and doesn’t come with a tax bill attached. I value the role played by the internet companies. Their innovations enhance our quality of life. But I do…

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