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FTC Punt on Google May Open Way for More Comprehensive Antitrust Probe by DOJ and States

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Technology
Nathan Newman

If the FTC and European regulators are not yet ready to deal with the ultimate source of Google's economic power, its control of user data, then it may be just as well that any likely settlements in coming months will be limited.

Euro Privacy Agencies Slam Google's Privacy Violations, Call for Empowering User Control of Data

Nathan Newman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Since Google gains its heft and irreplaceability with advertisers through its control of user data, anything that increases user power to withhold that data inevitably will also reduce that monopoly power, as well.

13 Countries That Request The Most User Data From Google

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology

Between January and June 2011 Google received 15,640 requests for user information from countries around the globe. The search giant makes this inform...

How Google Collects Data About You

Royal Pingdom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

So how much does Google know about you and your online habits? It's only when you sit down and actually start listing all of the various Google servic...