Press Gazette – Google "hugely dangerous" and coming after local press next

There’s not a whole lot more to this short article from the Press Gazette, but it’s another sign of Google’s power:

Google is “hugely dangerous” and is one of the major preoccupations of News Corp, according to the editor-in-chief of Times Online.

Anne Spackman, speaking as part of a panel about the future of newspapers at the Society of Editors conference, said “the number one topic of conversation at News Corp is Google.”

“Its move into DNA is a massive threat and I wonder whether we will all start feeling that they are behaving a bit too much like big brother,” she said.