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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-10-04 12:24
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-10-04 12:05
The Google blog continues to essentially argue: what's good for Google is good for America and consumers. We have all heard that self-serving hubris and bunk before...
Let's unpack the hubris and deception behind these assertions.
Given Google's assault on the supposed failures of the current system, it is important to review the facts of what the existing competitive model actually has produced for American consumers.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2007-10-03 13:10
Someone needs to call the SaveTheInternet/FreePress/net neutrality crowd on their outrageous hypocrisy in politically claiming that being for "net neutrality" is being for more "free speech" protections.
When the SaveTheInternet organization and their net neutrality allies were offered very specific legislative language that would explicitly protect "free speech'' on the Internet -- they actively blocked it from passage in the Senate Commerce Committee in August of 2006 and from it passing into law last Congress.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2007-10-03 10:58
I continue to be surprised and saddened that the mainline consumer groups, Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America remain completely AWOL on arguably one of the most important privacy issues threatening consumers --the pending Google-DoubleClick merger.
I can't seem to square the following facts.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-10-02 10:58
The Wall Street Journal's article today: "It's creators call Internet outdated, offer remedies" offers some powerful insights for those following the net neutrality debate and who care about promoting innovation.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-01 13:01
The charge that many supporters of net neutrality were economically illiterate by Washington Post's lead business columnist Steve Pearlstein in "Whiny Techies II" a few weeks ago which I posted on, prompted more whining from Tim Karr of FreePress/SaveTheInternet Coalition in a Letter to the Editor.
Let's have some fun un-packing Mr. Karr's disingenuousness.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-01 10:39
Article published Sep 30, 2007
Ultimate Internet gatekeeper?
Imagine further that one company had "private dossiers" on most all Internet users that could, with substantial accuracy, tell the company any individual's religion, politics, health status, income level, sexual preference, gender, age and personal secrets — and had an economic incentive to secretly exploit those individuals' private information for financial gain. Finally, imagine that company had little accountability to consumers, competition, regulators, or independent third-party oversight.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-01 10:25
Google's copyright kleptomania just can't stay out of the news for long. Per the AP/San Jose Mercury News last week:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-09-28 10:52
Below is the summary of my testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust yesterday on why the Google-DoubleClick merger should be blocked.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-09-27 15:48
I’ll be testifying today at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “An Examination of the Google-DoubleClick Merger and the Online Advertising Industry: What Are the Risks for Competition and Privacy?" You can watch the hearing live at 2:30.