Susan P. Crawford on Apple and Google Maps

Apple’s Scorched-Earth IPhone Fight With Google
Bloomberg
September 24, 2012
Commentary by: Susan P. Crawford, faculty affiliate, Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project
Topic: Apple and Google Maps

“The Easter Islanders’ incremental march toward disaster is an apt analogy for Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s decision to keep Google Maps off the newly released iPhone 5, the latest of a series of steps toward control by powerful actors over users’ online behavior. The question is whether the pattern is clear enough for regulatory authorities to take action.”

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