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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2015-01-22 11:12
This is a much-under-appreciated, high-risk decision for Google because its new student privacy commitments conflict with Google’s Apps for Education contracts with schools, and it is antithetical to Google’s longstanding business model, practices, and privacy track record.
Google may already be breaking this privacy promise because it is “How Google Works” -- as you will learn below.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2015-01-20 22:24
Please don’t miss my latest Daily Caller op-ed “Why the FCC Needs Congress.”
While the FCC may imagine it does not need any authority from this Congress to legally enforce an Open Internet, it does need the Congress legally, operationally and politically.
FCC Open Internet Order Series
Part 1: The Many Vulnerabilities of an Open Internet [9-24-09]
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Sun, 2015-01-18 17:35
Current attention on the “tree” of the FCC’s pending Open Internet Order vote on net neutrality, has many “missing the forest” of additional serious problems with outdated 1934 communications law.
To put net neutrality in the context of all the legal authority obsolescence problems faced by the FCC, please don’t miss this eye-opening one-page summary (here and below) of my latest white paper, “The Need for Modernizing Communications Law for American Consumers.”
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2015-01-16 16:52
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2015
Contact: Scott Cleland 703-217-2407
The FCC Should Defer to an Engaged Congress to Best Resolve its Real Internet Authority Gaps
There is No Legitimate Policy/Process Reason Why FCC Can’t Wait a Reasonable Period of Time to Seek a Permanent Bipartisan Congressional Solution Rather than the FCC’s 0-2 Legal Record
WASHINGTON D.C. – The following may be attributed to Scott Cleland, Chairman of NetCompetition:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2015-01-15 10:53
January 21, 2015
Memorandum For: All 2015 Davos Attendees
From: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Davos Man, & Co-Chair of Davos 2015
Subject: Welcome & Davos 2015 Orientation Information
Google and the World Economic Forum welcome you to the first of many Davos G-1 Summits!
Google is honored to sponsor and co-opt this august event because so many European heads of state, government officials, and elites will be here for the influencing.
Our mission here will be to organize Davos’ information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Your privacy is our highest priority. Let us reassure you that what happens in Davos, stays in Davos.
Google’s high altitude balloons and drones will provide all Davos’ Internet access. Android and Google+ will be the official Davos operating system and social networking platform respectively. And Google Translate will be the only approved translation service.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2015-01-13 14:55
Is the new Congress watching?
America’s government-advantaged aristechracy, which enjoys the most favorable taxation, regulation, and law enforcement treatment of any American industry by far, has the hubris to lobby the FCC for billions of dollars in implicit economic subsidies from consumers via the imposition of maximal FCC Title II regulation, taxation and law enforcement of ISPs.
Consider the Internet Association’s Title II position.
In November, the Internet Association’s President Michael Beckerman said: “Using Title II authority, along with the right set of enforceable rules… would establish the strong net neutrality protections Internet users require.”
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2015-01-07 17:28
As EC law enforcement confronts Google’s uniquely extensive wrongdoing in competition, privacy/security, property, and tax matters, it is critical to examine if Google’s longstanding public promises to consumers to gain their trust are in fact true and trustworthy.
Central to law enforcement’s role in determining the extent of its Google charges, penalties and remedies is determining whether or not the infractions were willful or unintentional.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Sun, 2014-12-21 19:07
Google will bully most any entity or anyone, if it thinks it can get away with it.
Google just filed a highly-unusual, and exceptionally-aggressive, lawsuit that asks a Federal Court to issue a restraining order to preemptively shut down a broad and ongoing State Attorney Generals law enforcement investigation into Google’s alleged willful blindness to advertising and profiting from well-known, recurring, illegal activities on Google’s platform.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2014-12-19 11:49
Below are my fun and satirical lyrics to: “We Will Track You,” which is a political parody/satire of Google’s essence -- sung to the classic tune: “We Will Rock You,” by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, Queen, which was written by Frank Holdgren.
We Will Track You
Nothin’s private you can’t survive it
So long to privacy cause we love our piracy
We put Glass on your face
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2014-12-16 11:28
Please don’t miss my Daily Caller Op-ed: “The Military-Industrial-Googleplex is Creating Artificial Intelligence.”
This is Part 15 in the Google Artificial Intelligence Irresponsibility research series.
Google Artificial Intelligence Irresponsibility Series