Google is in trouble with the federal regulators again for anti-trust and privacy issues. Google says the problem is that regulators can’t keep up with tech progress. Google has long been accused of receiving government favoritism but it doesn’t seem to keep the feds off their backs.
With this government, you have to curry favor with the government – they are socialists, that is what they do.
Where does privacy and the free Internet begin and end? How much does the government need to do? With this government regulation is more concerning.
Long accused of lobbying Democrats, they seem to be tacking somewhat to the right of late.
GOP House member Susan Molinari has recently been appointed to head the D.C. google office.
The company has also been accused of circumventing privacy settings of Apple iPhone browser Safari.
Observers say Google — which has been at the center of debates over Internet access and online copyright claims — has changed its approach to lobbying. It has hired more Republicans, and officials wanted a veteran politician to head the operations as Google responds to increasingly heated questions from lawmakers. Last fall, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was called to testify before Congress to defend the company’s business practices. Schmidt, an economic adviser to President Obama, has complained that Washington is using a heavy hand on tech companies whose innovations often outpace regulation.
Experts say that Schmidt and other Democrats in the Washington office have drawn suspicion from lawmakers that the firm is benefitting from government favoritism…Read more: Washington Post