Author Archives | Sarah Kessler

Google Spends More On One Day of Lunch Than It Will On FCC Fine

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

According to a report by ProPublica, the FCC legally could have fined Google up to $337,500. Mashable has contacted the FCC for comment on how the fees were calculated and will update this article with any response.

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Google Spent More on Lobbyists in 2010 Than Yahoo, Facebook & Apple Combined

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Google’s increasing monetary dedication to influencing policy decisions worries some privacy advocates who oppose the company’s policies. “It’s a huge increase and shows that Google has become a high-stakes influence peddler throwing its weight around Washington like the rest of corporate America,” says John Simpson, a privacy advocate with Consumer Watchdog, a group that regularly opposes Google’s decisions.

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