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Thanks to Alphabet Inc., Google's China plans are now in the hands of Sundar Picha, according to Google cofounder Larry Page.

..he was most concerned by the efforts of countries such as China, Saudi Arabia and Iran to censor and restrict use of the internet, but warned that the rise of Facebook and Apple, which have their own proprietary platforms and control access to their users, risked stifling innovation and balkanizing the web.” There’s a lot to be lost,” he said. “For example, all the information in apps – that data is not crawlable by web crawlers. You can’t search it.

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Study Finds Drugs Seeping Into Drinking Water

An Associated Press investigation reports that a vast array of pharmaceuticals show up in the water of 41 million Americans. The drugs are concentrated in the water in tiny quantities, but some scientists worry that there could still be harmful effects for humans.