Deceptive Branding is “How Google Works” – Ask EC Law Enforcement

— Scott Cleland

As EC law enforcement confronts Google’s uniquely extensive wrongdoing in competition, privacy/security, property, and tax matters, it is critical to examine if Google’s longstanding public promises to consumers to gain their trust are in fact true and trustworthy. Central to...[Read more]

Bullying is “How Google Works” – Ask Law Enforcement

— Scott Cleland

Google will bully most any entity or anyone, if it thinks it can get away with it. Google just filed a highly-unusual, and exceptionally-aggressive, lawsuit that asks a Federal Court to issue a restraining order to preemptively shut down a...[Read more]

Google: We Will Track You

— Scott Cleland

Below are my fun and satirical lyrics to: “We Will Track You,” which is a political parody/satire of Google’s essence — sung to the classic tune: “We Will Rock You,” by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, Queen,...[Read more]

Evading Sovereign Accountability is How Google Works

— Scott Cleland

Google is arguing in the UK’s High Court that it is not subject to UK data protection law, in a privacy lawsuit that alleges Google bypassed users’ Safari privacy settings to secretly track their activity. The UK’s Information Commissioner has...[Read more]

Google’s Serial Bad Acts Harm American Interests in Europe

— admin

Google has no shame. Google is throwing stones at Europe while living in a glass house. Summary In response to a non-binding resolution passed by a 384-174 vote by the European Parliament to urge the European Commission to enforce European...[Read more]

A European Revolution against Google’s Virtual Colonialization?

— admin

The European Parliament reportedly is scheduled to vote this week on a political non-binding resolution urging the European Commission to “enforce EU competition rules decisively” against search engines, i.e. Google. What is going on? In a nutshell, this vote has...[Read more]

The GoogleNet Playbook & Zero Pricing – A Special Report

— Scott Cleland

GoogleNet is Google’s vision to leverage its proliferating dominance by offering global, near-free Internet-access, mobile connectivity, and Internet-of-Things connectivity via a global, largely-wireless, Android-based, “GoogleNet,” that is subsidized by Google’s search and search advertising dominance and by “open Internet” zero...[Read more]

Google’s Dominance Isn’t Peaking Its Proliferating!

— Scott Cleland

Apparently Google hopes to convince the new European Commission to buy into the same market predicate that it convinced Mr. Almunia to accept — that the fast and ever-changing Internet marketplace has rendered lasting market dominance and antitrust enforcement obsolete....[Read more]

Google’s Mission Statement Updated – A Satire

— Scott Cleland

Last week the Financial Times asked Google CEO Larry Page in an interview on Google’s ambitions if Google needed to update its well-known mission statement: “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Mr. Page actually...[Read more]

EC Must Learn from Almunia’s Google Mistakes – An Open Letter to EC

— Scott Cleland

Dear European Commission Official, History teaches that those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Specifically, as the new European Commission takes charge of the mess that is the Google competition case, it is important...[Read more]