Google claims that they don't have a monopoly because there are alternative search engines - what they conveniently forget is that most normalcattle:
>are way too stupid to seek out an alternative search engine
>already assume that google is an outright superior search engine and that's just how it is.
For most people, Google is probably the only search engine they've ever really used and maybe even the only one they know exists. They might have heard of DDG or Yahoo, but they'll stick to Google because they know that if you type "time" into Google, it'll look at your IP address and display the time for that region. Seriously, most people will stick with Google because it can display the time or do arithmetic if you type in an arithmetic problem like 72 / 6.
They might have possibly heard that Google spies on their users (many people aren't even aware in the slightest), but even then they just seem to think that it's fine for Google to spy on them, even though they can't justify why it's fine. They just aren't concerned about their privacy and with an increasing amount of privacy violations by big tech companies, it reinforces the belief that having your privacy violated is perfectly acceptable, as long as it's by either a tech firm or the government - this shows how absolutely retarded people are though because they aren't ok with having a random stranger on the street seeing their emails, yet they have no problems at all with a random stranger working at Google being able to see their emails at any time, without their consent and without even their knowledge.