New Pew Internet study warns against apps

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SAN FRANCISCO — The free-ranging Internet is under assault by mobile applications that connect people exclusively to content kept in “walled gardens” online, according to a U.S. study released Thursday.

While 59 percent of the experts surveyed for the study felt that the Web would continue to thrive, they also thought “apps” for gadgets such as smartphones and tablets would power an “anti-Internet” used only to connect to services such as films or Facebook feeds instead of for open exploration.

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