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Ina Fried Apr 11
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Tech pioneer: Facebook and Google should make users pay

Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

Technology pioneer Jaron Lanier delivered a blistering indictment of the ad-supported Internet model on Tuesday, calling for a paid model to support Facebook and Google.

Why it matters: Lanier's talk comes just as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before Congress.