This was on the scale of the one that landed Zuckerberg in Congress. According to a memo leaked to the WSJ, the reason for the cover up was the risk of the CEO having to testify, & “immediate regulatory interest.” Now, so the Guardian reports, Google has killed of its own intended “Facebook killer”.
On the one hand it is good to know that a barely-regulated tech giant can inflict so much damage on itself. On the other, this is yet more evidence of the dire need for these giants to be both regulated and broken up. Time and again they prove themselves not to be trusted.