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Watchdog Group Urges Congress to Examine Google’s WiFi Data Collection, Ties to Obama Administration

Ken Boehm chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, said that in a six-page letter to House Oversight Committee leaders, urged the government to do a “thorough investigation” of both Google’s WiFi data collection and the FTC’s recent decision to end its investigation without penalizing Google.

Ken, also ties the FTC decision to Google’s “extensive and close lobbying connections with the Barack Obama Administration.” He writes:

Yet in late October, the Federal Trade Commission abruptly ended its investigation of “Street View” — a decision that came on the heels not only of Google’s admission that its surveillance was much more serious than previously disclosed but only days after a $30,000-a-head fundraiser for President Obama at the home of a Google executive.

NLPC is pointing out that FTC announcement happened on Oct’27th, less than a week after President Obama attended fund raiser at Marissa Mayer’s house. In his letter, Boehm also calls attention to CEO Eric Schmidt’s pre-election endorsement of Obama in 2008, as well as the fact that several former Google employees now work for the President.


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