These Letters Reveal Which Congressmen Google Has In Its Pocket

Nitasha Tiku · 11/26/14 06:00PM

Yesterday twelve U.S. Congressmen signed, sealed, and delivered a letter (embedded below) to members of the European Parliament lobbying their counterparts to leave Google alone. According to the Financial Times, at least three letters from American legislators were sent as part of a "rare and concerted public intervention" on Google's behalf.

Here's the Letter From EU's Antitrust Chief Where He Caves On Google

Nitasha Tiku · 06/26/14 11:30AM

Joaquin Almunia is considered one of the most powerful regulators in tech because of his role as the European Union's antitrust chief. But now that the EU has decided not to let Google run roughshod over consumers and competitors, Almunia, who is texting buds with Google chairman Eric Schmidt, finds himself an awkward position.

Nitasha Tiku · 05/30/14 12:18PM

Privacy, there's a form for that. Google reluctantly complied with the European Union's "Right To Be Forgotten" ruling, which lets citizens petition search engines to takedown* a URL. *The site will only be stripped in the EU and Google will disclose when a listing was cut.