Why Google Can’t Criticize EU Much for Ruling it Dominant & Anticompetitive

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In the next several weeks, expect the EC’s Competition Directorate to decide that Google is in fact dominant with >90% share of Internet search in Europe and that Google has abused its search dominance by biasing its own Shopping service...[Read more]

FCC’s AllVid Proposal Is Really The Great Google Ad Grab

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While the PR cover story of the FCC’s AllVid proposal may be about more consumer choice and competition to reduce the cost of cable set-top boxes, don’t be fooled. In announcing it, the FCC Chairman admits there’s already consumer choice...[Read more]

Leaked Google Financials Tie EU Search and Android Antitrust Cases Together

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Summary: Google Android’s >70% monopoly-size gross profit margins were made public for the first time when Android’s 2014 summary financials were disclosed in the Oracle v. Google copyright case (as evidence of Android’s commercial success to rebut Google’s claim that...[Read more]

Alphabet’s Amoral Attitude and Acts

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Does Alphabet Inc. — arguably the world’s largest organization, with two billion plus users, most all the world’s information, most of the world’s top applications, limitless global ambitions, limited accountability, and self-proclaimed “don’t be evil” moral authority — actually “do...[Read more]

Google’s Secret US Loon Test Implicates the FCC, FAA, EPA, State, & DOD/NSA

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Are several arms of the U.S. Government giving Google special treatment to enable it to secretly conduct a nationwide, two-year, test of Project Loon — Google’s ambitious scheme to be the first company to commercialize the stratosphere — in a...[Read more]

Google’s the Encryption Ringleader Thwarting FBI Investigation of Terrorism

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Google is the ringleader thwarting the FBI’s high priority to make smartphones subject to the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, CALEA, like all other communications technologies were before smartphones, so that the FBI can continue to wiretap, investigate and...[Read more]

Does U.S. Children’s Privacy Law Apply to Google?

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How the FTC handles the EFF petition charging that Google has violated its enforceable pledge to protect K-12 students’ privacy will speak volumes to the world about two big things. First, whether FTC Commissioners believe Google is subject to U.S....[Read more]

Google’s “Going Dark” Encryption Leadership Threatens Sovereign Security

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Google is unique in its leadership, plans, and global marketpower to accelerate the majority of all global Web traffic “going dark,” i.e. encrypted by default. Google’s “going dark” leadership seriously threatens to neuter sovereign nations’ law-enforcement and intelligence capabilities to...[Read more]

Google’s “Mass Indiscriminate Surveillance” Threat to US-EU Data Safe Harbor

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Google’s ongoing mass indiscriminate surveillance of Europeans’ private activities could threaten quick resolution of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the US-EU Data Safe Harbor was invalid given the NSA’s “mass indiscriminate surveillance” exposed by Edward Snowden. Google’s unique,...[Read more]

Google’s Gambit to Dominate Spectrum Access Administration

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Google is cleverly and stealthily leveraging a Google-friendly-FCC and lax U.S.-Google antitrust enforcement to extend its global Android mobile operating system dominance to increasingly disintermediate and dominate the spectrum administration function embedded in the firmware of smartphones, connected cars, and...[Read more]