Tech giants have pledged to take action to protect Britain’s growing reliance on Google’s services, after Prime Minister David Cameron said the company was making it harder for the UK to do business with other countries.
In a speech in the British capital on Wednesday, Cameron said Google’s move to block UK internet traffic from other countries meant that it was making the UK “more and more isolated”.
“This has got to stop. “
“We will not be able to get by without Google. “
“If we are going to continue with a functioning democracy, the best way to do that is to keep the services that Google provides in the UK. “
“I will be seeking to work with Google to bring this situation to an end, and make sure that we can have the UK online in the way that we would like to be.” “
The Prime Minister’s speech comes just days after Google revealed it had removed more than 30,000 sites in the country in an effort to make the internet faster and more reliable. “
I will be seeking to work with Google to bring this situation to an end, and make sure that we can have the UK online in the way that we would like to be.”
The Prime Minister’s speech comes just days after Google revealed it had removed more than 30,000 sites in the country in an effort to make the internet faster and more reliable.
Google has said the move to remove sites that weren’t eligible to be on the network was necessary to meet the demands of the Government’s Digital Strategy, which includes the internet speed cap, anti-spam measures and a crackdown on fraud.
Google also said it would block the use of third-party search engines in the US, as well as in other parts of the world, to “ensure that people’s online experience remains as reliable and secure as possible”.
Google also wants to make it easier for people to access its services, including online music, video, news, and shopping, through a “new, more mobile-friendly experience”.
“We’ve listened to our customers and made changes to ensure that our services are available across all of our devices,” Google said in a statement.
“To ensure that we remain a trusted partner for our customers, we are removing sites that are not eligible to connect to the internet in the U.K. This includes Google Shopping, Google Maps, Google News, and Google Play.”
In response to the announcement, the UK’s Business Secretary Sajid Javid said the government had also made a request to Google to remove the sites, saying the company should be “a partner in helping to protect the UK from being blocked by Google in the future”.
Google’s UK operations will be managed by the company’s parent company Alphabet, and will be based in Mountain View, California. “
So we are making sure that they are a partner in that, and the Government is asking Google to help make sure we get the right service, and that we’re doing all the right things to try and keep the internet as a safe place.”
Google’s UK operations will be managed by the company’s parent company Alphabet, and will be based in Mountain View, California.
In the US Alphabet is a division of Google parent company, Alphabet Inc. Alphabet has also announced plans to invest $500 million in an investment fund to help grow the UK market.