Criticism of Google includes aggressive and contrived tax avoidance, misuse and manipulation of search results, its use of others' intellectual property, concerns that its compilation of data may violate people's privacy, censorship of search results and content, and the energy consumption of its servers as well as concerns over traditional business issues such as monopoly, restraint of trade, antitrust, idea borrowing, and being a leftist "Ideological Echo Chamber" Alphabet Inc.is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies.deal of 2008—a pact for Google to sell advertising on Yahoo! Schmidt at the September Senate hearing illustrates: Senator Kohl asked: "But you do recognize that in the words that are used and antitrust kind of oversight, your market share constitutes monopoly, dominant – special power dominant – special power dominant for a monopoly firm. " In testimony before the same Senate panel, Jeffrey Katz and Jeremy Stoppelman, the chief executives from Google's competitors Nextag and Yelp, said that Google tilts search results in its own favor, limiting choice and stifling competition. The areas of concern include accusations of manipulating the search results to favor Google services such as Google Shopping for buying goods and Google Places for advertising local restaurants and businesses; whether Google's automated advertising marketplace, Ad Words, discriminates against advertisers from competing online commerce services like comparison shopping sites and consumer review Web sites; whether Google's contracts with smartphone makers and carriers prevent them from removing or modifying Google products, such as its Android operating system or Google search; and Google's use of its smartphone patents.A likely outcome of the antitrust investigations is a negotiated settlement where Google would agree not to discriminate in favor of its products over smaller competitors.Thanks to cgaldiolo for pointing it out in the comments. Another, less clean but sometimes only way if you can't control the headers on server side, is adding a random GET parameter to the resource that is being called: That really depends on the situation, doesn't it?
Another 4 years passed and now it seems that it is already deprecated.
It stores web pages, images, CSS, audio, video and other downloaded content for faster display of webpages the next time you visit those websites.
The information stored in browser cache is sometimes incomplete or corrupt which makes clearing cache of a browser an important step in diagnosing website problems.
Google's income shifting—involving strategies known to lawyers as the "Double Irish" and the "Dutch Sandwich"—helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4 percent, the lowest of the top five U. technology companies by market capitalization, according to regulatory filings in six countries.
According to Joe Wilcox of Microsoft-Watch, Google has increased its dominance of search, becoming an information gatekeeper, despite the conflict of interest between information gathering and the advertising surrounding that information. The European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, opened a formal inquiry into Google in 2010 over concerns that the company was abusing its dominant position in search.