..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.
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.