Fines Alone Don’t Deter Google

— Scott Cleland

EU officials, who believe normally-big-fines by themselves will be enough to deter Google’s illegal antitrust and privacy abuses, are making a profound miscalculation about what actually motivates and deters Google. Google’s leadership is not motivated primarily by money, but overwhelmingly...[Read more]

Widespread Wiretapping is “How Google Works”

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Google’s wiretapping is back in the news. The Guardian reports “Google [Chrome] eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission.” This is not an isolated incident. It is a part of a broader Google pattern of behavior. What should be big...[Read more]

Intimidation is “How Google Works” — Ask State AGs or EU

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After successfully taming the FTC and the DOJ via the intimidation of politically placing seven former Google executives or consultants in senior positions in most every major federal policy or law enforcement area of legal or commercial interest to Google...[Read more]

They are Google-Driven Cars and You Are the Package

— Scott Cleland

Just as people have come to appreciate that with Google you are not the customer, you are the product, with Google automated vehicles people will come to appreciate that Google is the driver and you are the package to be...[Read more]

The FTC-Created Google Android Mobile Monopoly is Anti-Privacy by Design

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A succession of demonstrably wrong and lax antitrust decisions by the FTC has created a 90% market share Android mobile monopoly in licensed mobile operating systems that is anti-privacy by design, because Google’s ill-gotten mobile advertising dominance demands bulk data...[Read more]

New Google Antitrust Dictionary Words for 2015 – A Satire

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A Satirical Merriam-Webster Press Release A Sample of New Google Antitrust-Relevant Dictionary Words for 2015 SPRINGFIELD, MASS., June 3, 2015— Gconomy, Gclipse, Gvolution, Gvil, Goobris and other Google antitrust-relevant words join over 1700 new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster’s...[Read more]

Google Android has 90% OS share because Apple iOS isn’t a direct competitor

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Surprise! Google-Android is as dominant as Google search in the EU and much more so in the U.S. Not only does Google face substantial business risk from the EU concluding Google has abused its 90% search dominance by favoring Google...[Read more]

Irresponsibility is How Google Works – No Curation of Google Maps or Google

— Scott Cleland

The latest example of Google’s well-established pattern of callous corporate irresponsibility and willful blindness is reporting by the Washington Post that: “If you search Google Maps for the N-word, it gives you the White House.” Tellingly, Google’s corporate policy of...[Read more]

Google’s Antitrust Hardball Plans for the EU?

— Scott Cleland

Apparently Google is preparing to play political hardball in opposing: the EU’s antitrust Statement of Objections against Google for abusing its 90% dominance of search by anti-competitively favoring Google Shopping over competitive shopping services; and its new antitrust investigation of...[Read more]

Googlegate Email Shows FTC an Extension of Google’s Lobby/Press Operation

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Consider the new ‘smoking gun’ evidence of Google’s “undue political influence” over the FTC, concerning the FTC’s abrupt and unusual closure of the FTC-Google antitrust investigation in January of 2013. A Buzzfeed article exposes a March 23, 2015 email from...[Read more]