You are here
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-10-03 17:10
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-27 19:03
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-09-19 17:47
See my Forbes post "Google 21st Century Robber Baron" which briefly tells the story of Google's Robber Baron rap sheet, in advance of Google's Wednesday Senate antitrust hearing.
The post also explains why Google's Board of Directors have been AWOL while all this scofflaw behavior has been going on.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-13 18:58
Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member, it is a real pleasure to be here today, and thank you again for not issuing that formal subpoena you had to threaten in order to compel us to testify.
Let me begin my testimony by taking this opportunity to divert the media’s attention from this hearing by making a series of Google public announcements that our news algorithms predict will bury news of today’s hearing on the second page of most search results.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-09-07 19:16
Don't miss a new very funny Google privacy satire by Comediva that AdWeek flagged:
This adds to a great lineup of other funny Google Greatest Hits satires that I have assembled on GoogleMonitor.com:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-07-28 11:10
New evidence, that Google's StreetView WiSpy cars collected and made public an additional category of sensitive consumer data (i.e the unique device identifiers or MAC addresses of consumers' personal smart phones and laptops) that was not previously known, strongly indicates that Google was deceptive with, and withheld essential evidence from, FTC WiSpy investigators last year. (The FTC's Section 5 authority states: "deceptive acts and practices...are...unlawful.")
I. New evidence of Google deceptive acts:
Kudos to CNET's Declan McCullagh for his outstanding and detailed reporting that uncovered this new and relevant WiSpy misrepresentation evidence.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-07-13 11:34
The FTC is centering its Google antitrust investigation on Google's predatory search practices that anti-competitively abuse Google's dominant market power to thwart competition.
Google's Predatory Search Practices
The FTC would not have launched this investigation if it did not believe Google has dominant market power in search advertising, and as such, has special legal obligations to not abuse its market dominance to impede competition -- market obligations that non-dominant firms do not have.
Google's Rogue WiSpy Invasive Behavior Proliferates -- Security is Google's Achilles Heel -- Part XIIISubmitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-06-17 11:59
Evidence continues to mount that Google's management and supervision of its Android operating system is out-of-control when it comes to protecting privacy and security.
Consider the growing pattern of Google's default design and behavior that maximizes collection of private information, which inherently puts users at greater security risk.
First, and profoundly disturbing, is a new TechRepublic revelation in a post by security blogger Donovan Colbert.
In setting up his new Android-based tablet, Mr. Colbert discovered that the Android operating system by default, i.e. without permission, automatically collected and implemented encrytion key passcodes to automatically gain access to private networks without the permission of the user. In Mr. Colbert's own words:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-06-06 17:04
My new op-ed, "Google's Pirate Side" in the Daily Caller, about the Department of Justice's reported criminal investigation of Google's longstanding promotion of rogue pharmacy sales, despite repeated warnings from law enforcement, tells the story of how this Google scofflaw behavior is consistent with Google's pirate escapades in other areas.
Google's serial disrespect for people, privacy, property, and the rule of law are core themes of my new book: Search & Destroy Why You Can't Trust Google Inc.
Top 10 Reasons Google Has Culpability in Gmail Security Breach -- Security is Google Achilles Heel Part XIISubmitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-06-03 11:01
Google's deep aversion to accountability was in full view in its blog response to the latest gmail security breach, in which Google placed most all of the blame on users and others, while largely trying to absolve Google of its responsibility and accountability in the matter as the world's largest source of private, sensitive and secret information.
Top 10 Reasons Google Has Culpability & Needs More Accountability: