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

— wp_sysadmin

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]

Big Holes in Google’s EU Antitrust Defense

— Scott Cleland

Google’s EU antitrust defense suffers from “Goobris,” a new word because “hubris” is not big enough to describe the behavior of a single company that denies it is dominant in Europe when it commands >90% share of search, >90% share...[Read more]

EU Charges Spotlight Google’s Self-Dealing Power

— Scott Cleland

Facts belie Google’s rote denials that it is dominant, and that favoring its own content over competitors is anti-competitive in the EU. As this post will prove below, the public facts are overwhelming that Google is dominant and self-dealing. But...[Read more]

EU-Google Antitrust Charges – Google’s Hidden #1 Problem

— Scott Cleland

Google’s biggest problem is not being charged with violation of antitrust laws in Europe; its biggest problem is a gross violation of trust of its roughly two billion users. Google became the world’s #1 most reputable and valuable brand in...[Read more]

Why Google’s Running Out of Antitrust Political Tricks

— Scott Cleland

Just when Google needs it most, its political bag of tricks to dodge antitrust enforcement may be running out. Reports that the EC is likely to issue a Statement of Objections ruling soon — that Google is >90% dominant in...[Read more]

Googlegate — The FTC Cover-up Evidence Piles Up

— wp_sysadmin

The FTC’s Googlegate cover-up problem is that while the FTC may be telling the truth, they apparently are not telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Don’t miss the brief summary below of the role political influence played...[Read more]

The Appearance of Google-USG Conflicts of Interest Grows

— Scott Cleland

Public evidence concerning the amount of special access Google has to the highest reaches of the U.S. Government creates at least the appearance that the U.S. Government’s business may not be “conducted with impartiality and integrity” as required under Federal...[Read more]

FTC-Googlegate Scandal Repercussions in EU & U.S.

— Scott Cleland

Previously unknown facts about the FTC staff’s 2011 Google search bias investigation have the makings of a potential scandal and cover-up with broad repercussions for Google with the European Commission, other countries, the FTC, State AGs and Congress. The WSJ...[Read more]