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Entries by Eric K. Clemons from 09/2011

A Guide To The Action At Eric Schmidt's Testimony, Part 1

| Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

People who think of Google as the provider of free search to the world may have difficulty understanding why the FTC has launched an investigation, or why Chairman Eric Schmidt was pressured to testify before the Subcommittee.

A Guide To The Action At Eric Schmidt's Testimony, Part 2

| Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

We want to know that Google's activities have been legal, of course. But with Google's power, and their willingness to use that power to advance their business interests, I am just as interested in ascertaining that their activities have been fair.

Is Google Just Another Advertising Company? Maybe and Maybe Not

| Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

Let's see why search is not just another form of advertising, using a sequence of progressively more subtle examples.

Does Google Deliberately Engage in Deceptive Practices? Maybe and Maybe Not

| Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology

Google has frequently been accused of search bias, that is, of presenting its search results in an unfair and subjective order. What does that mean? And why should anyone care?