Author Archives | Greg Sandoval

Mimes Aren’t Silent in Capital Hill Attack on Google

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Consumer Watchdog says that privacy and Google’s ability to pry into the lives of anyone is a growing concern among the public. Colleague Jay Greene wrote that this week the group’s primary concern is that Google is gathering a huge trove of personal information, much of it without consumers’ knowledge and consumers are powerless to stop it.

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Wall Street Journal, AP Take Aim At Google

Monday, April 6, 2009

Traditional media is once again rattling sabers in the direction of Google and other sites that aggregate the news. There’s tough talk coming from managers at The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press that include threats of legal challenges and even name calling. Google’s plan to scan orphan books and preserve them in a database is
also being challenged. Google has an agreement with the The Authors
Guild and the Association of American Publishers to scan the books, but
a group called Consumer Watchdog says the agreement is anticompetitive
and has called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to intervene.

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