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    Consumer Groups Challenge Obama's Appointment of Google Executive

    Consumer Groups Challenge Obama's Appointment of Google Executive:
    Google boss Eric Schmidt is a member of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and three other company executives have left the firm to work in the Obama administration, including Andrew McLaughlin, who will become the nation's deputy technology officer.

    But two consumer groups are seeking to throw a roadblock in front of one those appointments. The Center of Digital Democracy and Consumer Watchdog urged President Obama in a letter this week to withdraw the pending appointment of McLaughlin, who was Google's top global public policy official, arguing that it would violate Obama's ethics rules aimed at eliminating the influence of lobbyists on the federal government.
    Schmidt spent a lot of Google shareholder dollars to get Obama elected -- and now it looks like he's collecting on that investment.

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    This collusion of governmental and business interests will make it even harder to replace Google with newer competitors who are more responsive to market demands.
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    There was thread at wtf about how Google was finding it hard due Microsoft supported congress lobbyist.
    So they found a solution this time.
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    Nice! What sort of lobbying would google need though? It's not like they have much competition in search.

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    They have a lot of competition in the searches actually, While they do control probably 70-80% of all the searches, they are still foaming at the mouth to get 90-100% market share in searches and then take everyone's data and information they've been farming for years and start to monetize and sell it off.
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    I wonder what privacy protections that we now possess will soon be stripped away by the Obama administration so that Google can more effectively monetize data about us?
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    I don't really care if they use the info I've searched for..lol
    the best way to not be tracked as easy is to sign out of google when your searching.
    If you're always signed in, you can look back throughout the years and see what you've searched
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