[I’m very happy to report that Maria Schneider is leading a class action against YouTube filed July 2. If they’d just listened to her in this 2016 post on MTP. Maybe next time. In case you were wondering why music industry leaders don’t stand up to Google instead of giving them more safe harbors, she […]
If Congress wants to fix the DMCA, Congress needs to fix Google’s scam operations, too.
To paraphrase “Deep Throat” from All the President’s Men, don’t believe the myths the media has created about Google. The truth is, these people are not very bright and things got out of hand. Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen and Lucas Shaw have written one of the most revealing stories yet about just how out of control YouTube really […]
As any journalist can tell you (probably off the record), Google’s press police hammers the message of the day very aggressively. We have a perfect example of those Googlely antics with their latest charm offensive on new data centers in Europe. Here’s the headline from The Street, which is very likely actual reporting on the story: […]
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google for violating her right of free speech under the US and California constitutions, civil rights violations, unfair competition and other claims.
All stockholders are equal but some stockholders are more equal than others. HOW A CAREER CON MAN LED A FEDERAL STING THAT COST GOOGLE $500 MILLION Issues that House Judiciary Should Investigate Against Google–End Supervoting Shares for Publicly Traded Companies Google Nonprosecution Agreement with Criminal Division DOJ Eric Schmidt Takes the 5th Under Questioning from Senator […]
Poland suddenly starts lawfare against the Copyright Directive–think there might be a Google connect there somewhere? Here’s four possibles.
If you’ve heard about the new copyright law in Europe, you’ve probably heard that the new rules with either break the Internet or bring Big Tech to heel. I’d suggest neither proposition is true because Big Tech has absolutely no intention of complying with the law unless they are made to.
Big Tech’s lobbyists organize rallies for surveillance capitalists in the ancient capitals of Europe “pulling the wires which control the public mind.”
Members of the European Parliament need to get a grip on these active measures campaigns before Google goes beyond “lobbying” on an issue vote and moves on to meddling in campaign outcomes in a few months when the European Parliament stands for election.
In a post-Cambridge Analytica world, we all know it’s a short step from undermining opposition on a particular issue to undermining the election of a particular candidate. And Google is just as capable of meddling as any state actor if not more so.