Google’s Glass House — My Daily Caller Op-ed

— Scott Cleland

Please read my latest Daily Caller op-ed: “Google’s Glass House.” It shows how Google Glass brings attention to problems Google would rather conceal. It is Part 40 of my Google Disrespect for Privacy series. *** Google’s Disrespect for Privacy Series...[Read more]

The Growing EC-Google Settlement Scandal – An Open Letter to European Commissioners

— Scott Cleland

Dear European Commission Official, The more the European Commission learns about the proposed EC-Google competition settlement, the less sense it makes, and the more scandalous it appears. Never has the European Commission been presented with such a controversial, perverse, and...[Read more]

Google’s Widespread Wiretapping Could Have Snowden-esque Repercussions

— Scott Cleland

Summary A shocking new legal fact set recently came together in public as a result of a Gmail wiretapping case, Fread v. Google. Revelations of Google’s secret widespread wiretapping of hundreds of millions of people over the last three years,...[Read more]

Open Letter on Google’s Opposition to Distracted Driving Legislation

— Scott Cleland

To: All State Legislators, State Attorneys General, and State/Local Police Chiefs In Reuter’s article, “Google Sets Roadblocks to Stop Distracted Driver Legislation,” we learn “Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. States to stop proposed restrictions on driving...[Read more]

Google’s Extensive Cover-up

— Scott Cleland

How come the company whose success depends entirely on the public being open, transparent and trusting towards Google, is so closed, secretive and distrusting toward the public? How come the company with a mission to make the world’s information universally...[Read more]

Open Letter to EC Commissioners to Reject Google Settlement

— Scott Cleland

Dear European Commission Official, The sovereign problems with the proposed Google-EC settlement are that it: Does nothing to address how Google unlawfully gained, and continues to unlawfully extend, its EU online dominance; and Allows Google to evade accountability to EU...[Read more]

Google & NSA Aligned on “No Expectation of Privacy” – Part 21 Google Spying Series

— Scott Cleland

New evidence continues to contradict Google’s public representations of outrage over, and non-involvement in, NSA spying revealed by the Snowden leaks. First, we learn for the first time from an excellent scoop at The Information, a subscription service, that Google...[Read more]

DeepMind “Google Ethics Board” is an Oxymoron, and a Warning – Part 11 Google Unethics Series

— Scott Cleland

The new term “Google Ethics Board” is an oxymoron, given Google’s unethics record. It is also a warning not to be ignored. There’s a deep need for true ethics at Google now that Google has acquired DeepMind and its broadly-applicable,...[Read more]

Google’s Empty Privacy Promises for Nest, Contacts, etc. – Part 38 Google Disrespect for Privacy Series

— Scott Cleland

As Google’s pervasively-invasive, track-to-target, advertising-ambitions continue to metastasize throughout people’s lives and physical space — via contact lens monitoring, Google Glass recording, Nest home sensors, self-driving car tracking, Internet of things listening devices, etc. — Google’s privacy promises simply don’t...[Read more]

Google’s Robots and Creeping Militarization — My Daily Caller Op-ed

— Scott Cleland

Please see my latest Daily Caller op-ed: “Google’s Robots and Creeping Militarization.” It explains how the U.S. military is on path to become Google’s largest customer and why Google likely has a closer working relationship with the NSA than it...[Read more]