Tag: Scott VS. GOOGLE

(NOTES) The Problem With Google – Alphabet That Congress And The FTC Must Resolve

In flagrant violation of the law and ethical standards, Google operated a $30M web attack (Proven by Google’s leaked banking records, emails and billings) against Scott in a massive anti-competition scheme. Scott sued Google and filed federal charges with every law enforcement and regulatory agency. Although, you can’t really expect much from the feds SINCE GOOGLE OWNS MUCH OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PROVIDES THE KEY WHITE HOUSE STAFFING: DOJ Antitrust Honchos Draw Millions From GOOGLE-Backed Groups (LINK)...

The general claims chart exemplified below is one of many claims charts on multiple intellectual property assets invented by Scott. In addition to other proofs of ‘first-to-invent’ status, signed NDA’s, leaked competitor emails, internal competitor documents, federal file wrappers, news videos, whistle-blower testimony, court records and voluminous other evidence exists to support the veracity of the assertions over IP rights.

Have you heard about his company called “Google”? It is actually a cartel of over 200 shell corporations and they have a few problems with their effect on our society:

Criticism of Google includes concern for tax avoidance, misuse and manipulation of search results, its use of others’ intellectual property, concerns that its compilation of data may violate people’s privacy and collaboration with the US military on Google Earth to spy on users,[1] censorship of search results and content, and the energy consumption of its servers as well as concerns over traditional business issues such as monopoly, restraint of tradeantitrustpatent infringement, indexing and presenting false information and propaganda in search results, and being an “Ideological Echo Chamber”.

Google‘s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet searchcloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products,[2] and generates profit primarily from advertising through its Google Ads (formerly AdWords) program.[3][4]

Google’s stated mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”;[5] this mission, and the means used to accomplish it, have raised concerns among the company’s critics. Much of the criticism pertains to issues that have not yet been addressed by cyber law.

Shona Ghosh, a journalist for Business Insider, noted that an increasing digital resistance movement against Google has grown.[6]

Tax evasion

Google cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the period of 2007 to 2009 using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and The Netherlands to Bermuda. Afterwards, the company started to send £8 billion in profits a year to Bermuda.[7] Google’s income shifting—involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich“—helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4 percent, the lowest of the top five U.S. technology companies by market capitalization, according to regulatory filings in six countries.[8][9]

According to economist and member of the PvdA delegation inside the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D) Paul Tang, the EU lost, from 2013 to 2015, a loss estimated to be 3.955 billion Euros from Google.[10] When comparing to other countries outside the EU, the EU is only taxing Google with a rate of 0,36 – 0,82% of their revenue (approx. 25-35% of their EBT) whereas this rate is near 8% in countries outside the EU. Even if a rate of 2 to 5% – as suggested by ECOFIN council – would have been applied during this period (2013-2015), a fraud of this rate from Facebook would have meant a loss from 1.262 to 3.155 billion euros in the EU.[10]

Google has been accused by a number of countries of avoiding paying tens of billions of dollars of tax through a convoluted scheme of inter-company licensing agreements and transfers to tax havens.[11][12] For example, Google has used highly contrived and artificial distinctions to avoid paying billions of pounds in corporate tax owed by its UK operations.[13]

On May 15, 2013, Margaret Hodge, the chair of the United Kingdom Public Accounts Committee, accused Google of being “calculated and […] unethical” over its use of the scheme.[13] Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has claimed that this scheme of Google is “capitalism”,[14] and that he was “very proud” of it.[15]

In November 2012, the UK government announced plans to investigate Google, along with Starbucks and Amazon.com, for possible tax avoidance.[16] In 2015, the UK Government introduced a new law intended to penalize Google’s and other large multinational corporations’ artificial tax avoidance.[17]

On 20 January 2016, Google announced that it would pay £130m in back taxes to settle the investigation.[18] However, only 8 days later, it was announced that Google could end up paying more, and UK tax officials were under investigation for what has been termed a “sweetheart deal” for Google.[19]

Revenues, profits, tax and effective tax rates, Alphabet Inc. (Google) 2013–2015.[10]
Revenue (m EUR) EBT (m EUR) Tax (m EUR) Tax / EBT Tax / Revenue
Total EU Rest of the world Total EU Rest of the world Total EU Rest of the world Total EU Rest of the world Total EU Rest of the world
Alphabet Inc.(Google) 2013 40 257 18 614 21 643 11 529 343 11 186 1 986 84 1 902 17% 25% 17% 4,93% 0,45% 8,79%
2014 54 362 19 159 35 203 14 215 285 13 930 2 997 69 2 928 21% 24% 21% 5,51% 0,36% 8,32%
2015 68 879 25 320 43 559 18 050 586 17 464 3 034 207 2 827 17% 35% 16% 4,40% 0,82% 6,49%

Antitrust

From the 2000s onward, Google and parent company Alphabet Inc. have faced antitrust scrutiny over alleged anti-competitive conduct in violation of competition law in a particular jurisdiction.[20] Antitrust scrutiny of Google has primarily centered on the company’s dominance in the search engine and digital advertising markets.[21][22] The company has also been accused of leveraging control of the Android operating system to illegally curb competition.[23]

Google has also received antitrust scrutiny over its control of the Google Play store and alleged “self-preferencing” at the expense of third-party developers.[24][25] Additionally, Google’s alleged discrimination against rivals’ advertisements on YouTube has been subject to antitrust litigation.[26][27] More recently, Google Maps and the Google Automotive Services (GAS) package have become the target of antitrust scrutiny.[28]

European Union

The European Commission has pursued several competition law cases against Google, namely:[29]

  • Complaint that Google abused its position as a dominant search engine to favor its own services over those of competitors. In particular, Google operated a free comparison shopping website Froogle, which it abandoned in favor of a paid-placement-only site called Google Shopping. Other comparison sites complained of a precipitous drop in web traffic due to changes in the Google search algorithm, and some were driven out of business.[30] The investigation began in 2010 and concluded in July 2017 with a €2.42 billion fine against the parent company Alphabet, and an order to change its practices within 90 days.[29]
  • Complaint opened in 2015 that the dominance of the Android operating system was abused to make it difficult for competing third-party apps and search engines to be pre-installed on mobile phones. (See European Union vs. Google.)[31]
  • Complaint opened in 2016 that Google abused its market dominance to prevent competing advertising companies to sell ads to websites already using Google AdSense[32]
  • In June 2023, the EU accused Google of abusing its control of the EU market for buying and selling online advertising to undercut rivals.[33]

U.S. antitrust issues

In testimony before a U.S. Senate antitrust panel in September 2011, Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, said that “the Internet is the ultimate level playing field” where users were “one click away” from competitors.[34] Nonetheless, Senator Kohl asked Schmidt if Google’s market share constituted a monopoly – a special power dominant – for his company. Schmidt acknowledged that Google’s market share was akin to a monopoly, but noted the complexity of the law.[35][36]

During the hearing, Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, accused Google of cooking its search results to favor its own services. Schmidt replied, “Senator, I can assure we haven’t cooked anything.”[34] In testimony before the same Senate panel, Jeffrey Katz and Jeremy Stoppelman, the chief executives from Google’s competitors Nextag and Yelp, said that Google tilts search results in its own favor, limiting choice and stifling competition.[34]

In October 2012, it was reported that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission staff were preparing a recommendation that the government sue Google on antitrust grounds. The areas of concern include accusations of manipulating the search results to favor Google services such as Google Shopping for buying goods and Google Places for advertising local restaurants and businesses; whether Google’s automated advertising marketplace, AdWords, discriminates against advertisers from competing online commerce services like comparison shopping sites and consumer review Web sites; whether Google’s contracts with smartphone makers and carriers prevent them from removing or modifying Google products, such as its Android operating system or Google Search; and Google’s use of its smartphone patents. A likely outcome of the antitrust investigations is a negotiated settlement where Google would agree not to discriminate in favor of its products over smaller competitors.[37] Federal Trade Commission ended its investigation during a period which the co-founder of Google, Larry Page, had met with individuals at the White House and the Federal Trade Commission, leading to voluntary changes by Google; since January 2009 to March 2015 employees of Google have met with officials in the White House about 230 times according to The Wall Street Journal.[38]

In June 2015, Google reached an advertising agreement with Yahoo!, which would have allowed Yahoo! to feature Google advertisements on its web pages. The alliance between the two companies was never completely realized because of antitrust concerns by the U.S. Department of Justice. As a result, Google pulled out of the deal in November 2018.[39][40][41]

In September 2023 Google’s antitrust trial United States v. Google LLC (2020) began at federal court in Washington, D.C.[42] in which the DOJ accuses Google of illegally abusing its monopoly power as the largest online search tool.

In January 2023, Google was sued by the federal government and several states for its alleged monopoly over digital advertising technology. The complaint alleged that the company had engaged in “anticompetitive and exclusionary conduct” over the previous 15 years.[43]

Android

On April 20, 2016, the European Union filed a formal antitrust complaint against Google’s leverage over Android vendors, alleging that the mandatory bundling of the entire suite of proprietary Google software, hindered the ability for competing search providers to be integrated into Android and that barring vendors from producing devices running forks of Android both constituted anti-competitive practices.[44] In June 2018, the European Commission determined a $5 billion fine for Google regarding the April 2016 complaints.[45]

In August 2016, Google was fined US$6.75 million by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) under similar allegations by Yandex.[46]

On April 16, 2018, Umar Javeed, Sukarma Thapar, Aaqib Javeed vs. Google LLC & Ors. resulted in the Competition Commission of India ordering a wider probe investigation order against Google Android illegal business practices. The investigations arm of the CCI should complete the wider probe in the case within 150 days, the order said, though such cases at the watchdog typically drag on for years. The CCI also said the role of any Google executive in the alleged abuse of the Android platform should also be examined.[47]

“Jedi Blue” advertising market monopolization in collusion with Facebook

According to the group of 15 state attorneys general suing Google for antitrust issues,[48] Google and Facebook entered into a price-fixing agreement termed Jedi Blue to monopolize the online advertising market and prevent the entry of the fairer header bidding method of advertisement sales on any major advertising platform. The agreement consisted of Facebook using the Google-managed system for bidding on and managing online ads in exchange for preferential rates and priority on prime ad placement. This allowed Google to retain its profitable monopoly over online ad exchanges, while saving Facebook billions of dollars on attempts to build competing systems.[49][50] Over 200 newspapers have sued Google and Facebook to recover losses incurred by the collusion.[51]

Google admitted that the deal contained, “a provision governing cooperation between Google and Facebook in the event of certain government investigations.”[52] Google has an internal team called gTrade dedicated to maximizing Google’s advertising profits, reportedly using insider information, price fixing, and leveraging Google’s relative monopoly positions.[53]

Criticism of search engine

Possible misuse of search results

In 2006/2007, a group of Austrian researchers observed a tendency to misuse the Google engine as a “reality interface”. Ordinary users as well as journalists tend to rely on the first pages of Google Search, assuming that everything not listed there is either not important or simply does not exist. The researchers say that “Google has become the main interface for our whole reality. To be precise: with the Google interface, the user gets the impression that the search results imply a kind of totality. In fact, one only sees a small part of what one could see if one also integrates other research tools”.[54]

Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman of Google

Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, said in a 2007 interview with the Financial Times: “The goal is to enable Google users to be able to ask the question such as ‘What shall I do tomorrow?’ and ‘What job shall I take?’”.[55] Schmidt reaffirmed this during a 2010 interview with The Wall Street Journal: “I actually think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions; they want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.”[56]

Numerous companies and individuals, for example, MyTriggers.com[57] and transport tycoon Sir Brian Souter,[58] have voiced concerns regarding the fairness of Google’s PageRank and search results after their web sites disappeared from Google’s first-page results. In the case of MyTriggers.com, the Ohio-based shopping comparison search site accused Google of favoring its own services in search results (although the judge eventually ruled that the site failed to show harm to other similar businesses).

Danger of ranking manipulation

PageRank, Google’s page ranking algorithm, can and has been manipulated for political and humorous reasons. To illustrate the view that Google’s search engine could be subjected to manipulation, Google Watch implemented a Google bomb by linking the phrase “out-of-touch executives” to Google’s own page on its corporate management. The attempt was mistakenly attributed to disgruntled Google employees by The New York Times, which later printed a correction.[59][60]

Daniel Brandt started the Google Watch website and has criticized Google’s PageRank algorithms, saying that they discriminate against new websites and favor established sites.[61] Chris Beasley, who started Google Watch-Watch, disagrees, saying that Mr. Brandt overstates the amount of discrimination that new websites face and that new websites will naturally rank lower when the ranking is based on a site’s “reputation”. In Google’s world, a site’s reputation is in part determined by how many and which other sites link to it (links from sites with a “better” reputation of their own carry more weight). Since new sites will seldom be as heavily linked as older more established sites, they aren’t as well known, won’t have as much of a reputation, and will receive a lower page ranking.[62]

In testimony before a U.S. Senate antitrust panel in September 2011, Jeffrey Katz, the chief executive of NexTag, said that Google’s business interests conflict with its engineering commitment to an open-for-all Internet and that: “Google doesn’t play fair. Google rigs its results, biasing in favor of Google Shopping and against competitors like us.” Jeremy Stoppelman, the chief of Yelp, said sites like his have to cooperate with Google because it is the gateway to so many users and “Google then gives its own product preferential treatment.” In earlier testimony at the same hearing, Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, said that Google does not “cook the books” to favor its own products and services.[34]

Portrayals of race and gender

In 2013, Emily McManus, managing editor for TED.com, searched for “english major who taught herself calculus” which prompted Google to ask,  “Did you mean: english major who taught himself calculus?”[63] Her tweet of the incident gained traction online. One response included a screengrab of a search for “how much is a wnba ticket?” to which the auto-correct feature suggested, “how much is an nba ticket?” Google responded directly to McManus and explained that the phrase “taught himself calculus” appeared about 282,000 times, whereas the phrase “taught herself calculus” appeared about 4,000 times. The company also made note of its efforts to bring more women into STEM fields.[64]

In 2015, a man tweeted a screengrab showing that Google Photos had tagged two African American people as gorillas.[65] Google apologized, saying they were “appalled and genuinely sorry” and was “working on longer-term fixes.”[66] An investigation by WIRED two years later showed that the company’s solution has been to censor searches for “gorilla,” “chimp,” “chimpanzee,” and “monkey.”[67]

Google Shopping rankings

In late May 2012, Google announced that they will no longer be maintaining a strict separation between search results and advertising. Google Shopping (formerly known as Froogle) would be replaced with a nearly identical interface, according to the announcement, but only paid advertisers would be listed instead of the neutral aggregate listings shown previously. Furthermore, rankings would be determined primarily by which advertisers place the highest “bid”, though the announcement does not elaborate on this process. The transition was completed in the fall of 2012.[68]

As a result of this change to Google Shopping, Microsoft, who operates the competing search engine Bing, launched a public information campaign titled Scroogled.[69] The ad campaign was developed by leading political campaign strategist Mark Penn.[70]

It is unclear how consumers have reacted to this move. Critics charge that Google has effectively abandoned its “Don’t be evil” motto and that small businesses will be unable to compete against their larger counterparts. There is also concern that consumers who did not see this announcement will be unaware that they are now looking at paid advertisements and that the top results are no longer determined solely based on relevance but instead will be manipulated according to which company paid the most.[71][72]

Copyright issues

Google Print, Books, and Library

Google’s ambitious plans to scan millions of books and make them readable through its search engine have been criticized for copyright infringement.[73] The Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers and the Association of American University Presses both issued statements strongly opposing Google Print, stating that “Google, an enormously successful company, claims a sweeping right to appropriate the property of others for its own commercial use unless it is told, case by case and instance by instance, not to.”[74]

China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS)

In a separate dispute in November 2009, the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS), which protects Chinese writers’ copyrights, accused Google of scanning 18,000 books by 570 Chinese writers without authorization, for its Google Books library.[75] Toward the end of 2009 representatives of the CWWCS said talks with Google about copyright issues are progressing well, that first they “want Google to admit their mistake and apologize”, then talk about compensation, while at the same time they “don’t want Google to give up China in its digital library project”. On November 20, 2009, Google agreed to provide a list of Chinese books it had scanned, but did not admit having “infringed” copyright laws. In a January 9, 2010 statement the head of Google Books in the Asia-Pacific said “communications with Chinese writers have not been good enough” and apologized to the writers.[76]

Links and cached data

Kazaa and the Church of Scientology have used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to demand that Google remove references to allegedly copyrighted material on their sites.[77][78]

Search engines such as Google’s that link to sites in “good faith” fall under the safe harbor provisions of the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act which is part of DMCA. If they remove links to infringing content after receiving a take down notice, they are not liable. Google removes links to infringing content when requested, provided that supporting evidence is supplied. However, it is sometimes difficult to judge whether or not certain sites are infringing and Google (and other search engines) will sometimes refuse to remove web pages from its index. To complicate matters there have been conflicting rulings from U.S. courts on whether simply linking to infringing content constitutes “contributory infringement” or not.[79][80]

The New York Times has complained that the caching of their content during a web crawl, a feature utilized by search engines including Google Web Search, violates copyright.[81] Google observes Internet standard mechanisms for requesting that caching be disabled via the robots.txt file, which is another mechanism that allows operators of a website to request that part or all of their site not be included in search engine results, or via META tags, which allow a content editor to specify whether a document can be crawled or archived, or whether the links on the document can be followed. The U.S. District Court of Nevada ruled that Google’s caches do not constitute copyright infringement under American law in Field v. Google and Parker v. Google.[82][83]

On February 20, 2017, Google agreed to a voluntary United Kingdom code of practice obligating it to demote links to copyright-infringing content in its search results.[84][85]

Google Map Maker

Google Map Maker allows user-contributed data to be put into the Google Maps service,[86] similar to OpenStreetMap it includes concepts such as organising mapping parties and mapping for humanitarian efforts.[87] It has been criticized for taking work done for free by the general public and claiming commercial ownership of it without returning any contributions back to the commons[88] as their restrictive license makes it incompatible with most open projects by preventing commercial use or use by competitive services.[89]

Google Pinyin

Google allegedly used code from Chinese company Sohu‘s Sogou Pinyin for its own input method editorGoogle Pinyin.[90]

Where’s the Fair Use?

On February 16, 2016, internet reviewer Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic) posted a video about his concerns related to YouTube’s current copyright-claiming system, which was apparently being tipped in favor of claimants rather than creators despite many of those videos being reported as covered under Fair Use laws. The video featured stories of other YouTubers’ experiences with the copyright system, including fellow Channel Awesome producer Brad Jones, who received a strike on his channel for uploading a film review that took place in a parked car and contained no footage from the film itself. In the video, Walker encouraged others to spread the message using the hashtag #WTFU (Where’s the Fair Use?) on social media.[91] The hashtag spread among multiple YouTubers, who gave their support to Walker and Channel Awesome and relaying their own stories of issues with YouTube’s copyright system, including Dan Murrell of Screen Junkies,[92] GradeAUnderA, and Let’s Play producers Mark Fishbach (Markiplier) and Seán William McLoughlin (Jacksepticeye).[91]

Ten days later, on February 26, 2016, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki tweeted a link to a post from the YouTube Help Forum and thanked the community for bringing the issue to their attention. The post, written by a member of the YouTube Policy Team named Spencer (no last name was given), stated that they will be working to strengthen communication between creators and YouTube Support and “improvements to increase transparency into the status of monetization claims.”[93]

Privacy

PRISM: a clandestine surveillance program under which the NSA collects user data from companies like Google.[94] (Slide sourced from The Washington Post that briefed intelligence analysts at the National Security Agency about the PRISM program touting its capabilities and featuring the logos of the companies involved)

Google’s March 1, 2012 privacy change enables the company to share data across a wide variety of services.[95] This includes embedded services in millions of third-party websites using AdSense and Analytics. The policy was widely criticized as creating an environment that discourages Internet innovation by making Internet users more fearful online.[96]

In December 2009, after privacy concerns were raised, Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, declared: “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines—including Google—do retain this information for some time and it’s important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities.”[97]

Privacy International has raised concerns regarding the dangers and privacy implications of having a centrally located, widely popular data warehouse of millions of Internet users’ searches, and how under controversial existing U.S. law, Google can be forced to hand over all such information to the U.S. government.[98] In its 2007 Consultation Report, Privacy International ranked Google as “Hostile to Privacy”, its lowest rating on their report, making Google the only company in the list to receive that ranking.[98][99][100]

At the Techonomy conference in 2010, Eric Schmidt predicted that “true transparency and no anonymity” is the way forward for the internet: “In a world of asynchronous threats it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you. We need a [verified] name service for people. Governments will demand it.” He also said that “If I look at enough of your messaging and your location, and use artificial intelligence, we can predict where you are going to go. Show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are. You think you don’t have 14 photos of yourself on the internet? You’ve got Facebook photos!”[101]

In the summer of 2016, Google quietly dropped its ban on personally identifiable info in its DoubleClick ad service. Google’s privacy policy was changed to state it “may” combine web-browsing records obtained through DoubleClick with what the company learns from the use of other Google services. While new users were automatically opted-in, existing users were asked if they wanted to opt-in, and it remains possible to opt-out by going to the Activity controls in the My Account page of a Google account. ProPublica states that “The practical result of the change is that the DoubleClick ads that follow people around on the web may now be customized to them based on your name and other information Google knows about you. It also means that Google could now, if it wished to, build a complete portrait of a user by name, based on everything they write in email, every website they visit and the searches they conduct.” Google contacted ProPublica to correct the fact that it doesn’t “currently” use Gmail keywords to target web ads.[102]

Google has a US$1.2 billion artificial intelligence and surveillance contract with the Israeli military known as Project Nimbus. According to Google employees, the Israeli military could use this technology to expand its surveillance of Palestinians living in occupied territories.[103] In what has been described as “retaliation for publicly criticizing the contract,”[104] Google relocated an outspoken employee overseas. Other Palestinian employees have described an “institutionalised bias” within the company.[105]

Disha Ravi’s arrest

Google shared environment activist Disha Ravi‘s document on Google Docs with the Delhi police which led to her arrest.[106]

Censorship

Google has been criticized for various instances of censoring its search results, many times in compliance with the laws of various countries, most notably while it operated in China from January 2006 to March 2010.

Web search

As of December 12, 2012, Google’s SafeSearch feature applies to image searches in the United States. Prior to the change, three SafeSearch settings—”on”, “moderate”, and “off”—were available to users. Following the change, two “Filter explicit results” settings—”on” and “off”—were newly established. The former and new “on” settings are similar and exclude explicit images from search results. The new “off” setting still permits explicit images to appear in search results, but users need to enter more specific search requests, and no direct equivalent of the old “off” setting exists following the change. The change brings image search results into line with Google’s existing settings for web and video search.

Some users have stated that the lack of a completely unfiltered option amounts to “censorship” by Google. A Google spokesperson disagreed, saying that Google is “not censoring any adult content”, and “[wants] to show users exactly what they are looking for—but we aim not to show sexually explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them.”[107]

The search term “bisexual” was blacklisted for Instant Search until 2012, when it was removed at the request of the BiNet USA advocacy organization.[108]

China

Google has been involved in the censorship of certain sites in specific countries and regions. Until March 2010, Google adhered to the Internet censorship policies of China,[109] enforced by filters colloquially known as “The Great Firewall of China“. Google.cn search results were filtered to remove some information perceived to be harmful to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Google claimed that some censorship is necessary in order to keep the Chinese government from blocking Google entirely, as occurred in 2002.[110] The company claims it did not plan to give the government information about users who search for blocked content, and will inform users that content has been restricted if they attempt to search for it.[111] As of 2009, Google was the only major China-based search engine to explicitly inform the user when search results are blocked or hidden. As of December 2012, Google no longer informs the user of possible censorship for certain queries during search.[112]

Some Chinese Internet users were critical of Google for assisting the Chinese government in repressing its own citizens, particularly those dissenting against the government and advocating for human rights.[113] Furthermore, Google had been denounced and called hypocritical by Free Media Movement for agreeing to China’s demands while simultaneously fighting the United States government’s requests for similar information.[114] Google China had also been condemned by Reporters Without Borders,[114] Human Rights Watch[115] and Amnesty International.[116]

In 2009, China Central TelevisionXinhua News Agency, and People’s Daily all reported on Google’s “dissemination of obscene information”, and People’s Daily claimed that “Google’s ‘don’t be evil’ motto becomes a fig leaf”.[117][118] The Chinese government imposed administrative penalties to Google China, and demanded a reinforcement of censorship.[119]

In 2010, according to a leaked diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, there were reports that the Chinese Politburo directed the intrusion of Google’s computer systems in a worldwide coordinated campaign of computer sabotage and the attempt to access information about Chinese dissidents, carried out by “government operatives, public security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government.”[120] The report suggested that it was part of an ongoing campaign in which attackers have “broken into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002.”

In response to the attack, Google announced that they were “no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all.”[121][122] On March 22, 2010, after talks with Chinese authorities failed to reach an agreement, the company redirected its censor-complying Google China service to its Google Hong Kong service, which is outside the jurisdiction of Chinese censorship laws. From the business perspective, many recognize that the move was likely to affect Google’s profits: “Google is going to pay a heavy price for its move, which is why it deserves praise for refusing to censor its service in China.”[123] However, at least as of March 23, 2010, “The Great Firewall” continues to censor search results from the Hong Kong portal, www.google.com.hk (as it does with the US portal, www.google.com) for controversial terms such as “Falun gong” and “the June 4 incident” (1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre).[124][125][126]

In 2018, Lhadon Tethong, director of the Tibet Action Institute, said there was a, “crisis of repression unfolding across China and territories it controls.” and that, “it is shocking to know that Google is planning to return to China and has been building a tool that will help the Chinese authorities engage in censorship and surveillance.” She further noted that “Google should be using its incredible wealth, talent, and resources to work with us to find solutions to lift people up and help ease their suffering — not assisting the Chinese government to keep people in chains.”[127]

Turkey

Google has been involved in censorship of Google Maps satellite imagery countrywide affecting Android and iOS apps using .com, .tr, and .tld automatically. Desktop users can easily evade this censorship by just removing .tr, and .tld from the URL but the same technique is impossible with smartphone apps.

Russia

Google removed the Smart Voting app from the Play Store before the 2021 Russian legislative election. The application, which had been created by the associates of the imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, offered voting advice for all voting districts in Russia. It was removed after a meeting with Russian Federation Council officials on 16 September 2021. The Wired reported that several Google employees were threatened with criminal prosecution. Google’s actions were condemned as political censorship by Russian opposition figures.[128]

In March 2022, Google removed an app, designed to help Russians register protest votes against Putin, from its Play Store.[129]

AdSense/AdWords

In February 2003, Google stopped showing the advertisements of Oceana, a non-profit organization protesting a major cruise ship operation‘s sewage treatment practices. Google cited its editorial policy at the time, stating “Google does not accept advertising if the ad or site advocates against other individuals, groups, or organizations.”[130] The policy was later changed.[131]

In April 2008, Google refused to run ads for a UK Christian group opposed to abortion, explaining that “At this time, Google policy does not permit the advertisement of websites that contain ‘abortion and religion-related content.’” The UK Christian group sued Google for discrimination, and as a result, in September 2008 Google changed its policy and anti-abortion ads were allowed.[132]

In August 2008, Google closed the AdSense account of a site that carried a negative view of Scientology, the second closing of such a site within 3 months.[133] It is not certain if the account revocations actually were on the grounds of anti-religious content, however, the cases have raised questions about Google’s terms in regards to AdSense/AdWords. The AdSense policy states that “Sites displaying Google ads may not include […] advocacy against any individual, group, or organization”,[134] which allows Google to revoke the above-mentioned AdSense accounts.

In May 2011, Google cancelled the AdWord advertisement purchased by a Dublin sex worker rights group named “Turn Off the Blue Light” (TOBL),[135] claiming that it represented an “egregious violation” of company ad policy by “selling adult sexual services”. However, TOBL is a nonprofit campaign for sex worker rights and is not advertising or selling adult sexual services.[136] In July, after TOBL members held a protest outside Google’s European headquarters in Dublin and wrote to complain, Google relented, reviewed the group’s website, found its content to be advocating a political position, and restored the AdWord advertisement.[137]

In June 2012, Google rejected the Australian Sex Party‘s ads for AdWords and sponsored search results for the July 12 by-election for the state seat of Melbourne, saying the Party breached its rules which prevent solicitation of donations by a website that did not display tax-exempt status. Although the Sex Party amended its website to display tax deductibility information, Google continued to ban the ads. The ads were reinstated on election eve after it was reported in the media that the Sex Party was considering suing Google. On September 13, 2012, the Party lodged formal complaints against Google with the US Department of Justice and the Australian competition watchdog, accusing Google of “unlawful interference in the conduct of a state election in Victoria with corrupt intent” in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.[138]

YouTube

YouTube is a video sharing website acquired by Google in 2006. YouTube’s Terms of Service prohibits the posting of videos which violate copyrights or depict pornography, illegal acts, gratuitous violence, or hate speech.[139] User-posted videos that violate such terms may be removed and replaced with a message stating: “This video is no longer available because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service”.

YouTube has been criticized by national governments for failing to police content. For example, videos[140] have been critically accused for being “left up”, among other videos featuring unwarranted violence or strong ill-intention against people who probably didn’t want this to be published. In 2006, Thailand blocked access to YouTube for users with Thai IP addresses. Thai authorities identified 20 offensive videos and demanded that YouTube remove them before it would unblock any YouTube content.[141] In 2007 a Turkish judge ordered access to YouTube blocked because of content that insulted Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, which is a crime under Turkish law.[141] On February 22, 2008, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) attempted to block regional access to YouTube following a government order. The attempt inadvertently caused a worldwide YouTube blackout that took 2 hours to correct.[142] Four days later, PTA lifted the ban after YouTube removed controversial religious comments made by a Dutch Member of Parliament[143] concerning Islam.[144]

YouTube has also been criticized by its users for attempting to censor content. In November 2007, the account of Wael Abbas, a well known Egyptian activist who posted videos of police brutality, voting irregularities and anti-government demonstrations, was blocked for three days.[145][146][147]

In February 2008, a video produced by the American Life League that accused a Planned Parenthood television commercial of promoting recreational sex was removed, then reinstated two days later.[148] In October, a video by political speaker Pat Condell criticizing the British government for officially sanctioning sharia law courts in Britain was removed, then reinstated two days later.[149] YouTube also pulled a video of columnist Michelle Malkin showing violence by Muslim extremists.[150] Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, commented that while, in his opinion, Michelle Malkin disseminates bigotry in her blog, “that does not mean that this particular video is bigoted; it’s not. But because it’s by Malkin, it’s a target.”[151]

In 2019, YouTube settled for $170 million the FTC and the New York Attorney General for alleged violations of the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which prohibits internet companies from collecting data from kids under 13. YouTube’s enactment of the settlement started in January 2020; this required creators to indicate whether their videos were intended for children, with fines of up to $42,530 per violation of COPPA.[152] Some features that depend on user data are disabled on videos designated for children, including comments and channel branding watermarks; the ‘donate’ button; cards and end screens; live chat and live chat donations; notifications; and ‘save to playlist’ or ‘watch later’ features. Such channels will also become “ungooglable“.[152]

In October 2021, YouTube, together with Snapchat and TikTok, participated in a Senate hearing on protecting children online.[153] The session was prompted by Facebook whistle blower Frances Haugen‘s hearing prior. In the hearing, the social media companies tried to distance themselves from Facebook, to which Senate Commerce consumer protection Chair Richard Blumenthal responded saying “Being different from Facebook is not a defense”, “That bar is in the gutter.”[154]

Ungoogleable

In 2013, Google successfully prevented the Swedish Language Council from including the Swedish version of the word “ungoogleable” (“ogooglebar [sv]“) in its list of new words.[155] Google objected to its definition (which referred to web searches in general without mentioning Google specifically) and the council was forced to remove it to avoid legal confrontation with Google.[156] They also accused Google of “trying to control the Swedish language”.[157]

Other types of censorship

In August 2022, Google closed a person’s account on sharing pictures of his son’s genitals with the doctor, as it was flagged as child abuse by Google’s automated systems.[158]

Labor practices

Several former Google employees have spoken out about working conditions, practices, and ethics at the company. As the company became more concerned about leaks to the press in 2019, it scaled employee all-hands meetings from weekly to monthly, limiting question topics to business and product strategy.[159] Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees in late 2019 that the company is “genuinely struggling with some issues” including transparency and employee trust.[160]

On 2 December 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint against Google for ‘terminations and intimidation in order to quell workplace activism’. The complaint was filed after a year-long investigation by a terminated employee. He filed a petition in 2019, after that many Google employees carried out internal protests against Google’s work with US Customs and Border Protection.[161]

Diversity politics

A widely circulated internal memo, written by senior engineer James Damore, Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber, sharply criticized Google’s political biases and employee policies.[162] Google said the memo was “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” and fired Damore.[163] David Brooks demanded the resignation of its CEO Sundar Pichai for mishandling the case.[164][165]

Ads criticizing Pichai and Google for the firing were put up shortly after at various Google locations.[166] Some have called to boycott Google and its services, with a hashtag #boycottGoogle coming up on Twitter.[167] A rally against Google alleged partisanship was planned as “March on Google”, but later cancelled due to threats and the Charlottesville mayhem.[168][169]

Arne Wilberg, an ex-YouTube recruiter, claimed that he was fired in November 2017 when he complained about Google’s new practices in not hiring white and Asian men to YouTube in favor of women and minority applicants. According to the lawsuit, an internal policy document stated that for three months in 2017, YouTube recruiters should only hire diverse candidates.[170]

In June 2021, Google removed its global lead for diversity strategy and research after being made aware of an antisemitic comment he made in 2007.[171]

Harassment and discrimination

‘Google Silicon Valley Employees Join a Worldwide Protest’ – video news report from Voice of America[172]

In February 2016, Amit Singhal, vice president of Google Search for 15 years, left the company following sexual harassment allegations. Google has awarded Singhal $15 million in severance.[173][174]

On November 1, 2018, approximately 20,000 employees of Google engaged in a worldwide[175] walkout to protest the way in which the company has handled sexual harassment, and other grievances.[176][177][178][179][180]

In July 2019, Google settled a long-running age discrimination lawsuit brought by 227 over-40 employees and job seekers. Although Google denied it had age discrimination, it agreed to a settlement of $11 million for the plaintiffs, to train its employees not to have age-based bias, and to have its recruiting department focus on age diversity among its engineering employees.[181][182]

In January 2020, the San Francisco Pride organization voted to ban Google and YouTube from their annual Pride parade due to hate speech on their platforms and retaliation against LBGTQ activists.[183]

In 2020, HR executive Eileen Naughton joined long-time Chief Legal Counsel David Drummond in stepping down from their positions over a lawsuit naming them and the company founders in accusations of mishandling years of sexual harassment complaints.[184]

In February 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opened an investigation into former Google employee Chelsey Glasson‘s allegations of pregnancy discrimination.[185] Glasson filed a state civil lawsuit while the EEOC investigated, with a trial date set for January 2022.[186][187][188] She settled with the company in February 2022.[189] She revealed that Google’s legal team obtained therapy notes from her sessions through the company’s Employee assistance program counseling provider, and that the provider dropped her as a client when she filed the lawsuit, which sparked Senator Karen Keiser to introduce a bill in Washington in January 2022 to prohibit private sector providers from disclosing private information typically covered under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act laws.[190][191][192] Also in January 2022, she criticized the company’s use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in testimony to the Washington House of Representatives for whistleblower protection legislature, which she said intimidated her from speaking out about the discrimination she allegedly witnessed and experienced. In response, Google told Protocol that their confidentiality agreements do not prevent current and former workers from disclosing facts pertaining to harassment or discrimination.[193] Both laws were passed into legislature in March 2022.[194][195]

Allegations of union busting

The official settlement agreement that Google signed with the NLRB in 2019 includes this notice to be sent to employees:[196]

“YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to discuss wages, hours, and working conditions with other employees, the press/media, and other third parties, and WE WILL NOT do anything to interfere with your exercise of those rights.”

Google has been criticized for hiring IRI Consultants, a firm that advertises its accomplishments in helping organizations prevent successful union organizing.[197] Google Zurich attempted to cancel employee-organized meetings about labor rights in June and October 2019.[198] Some Google employees and contractors are already unionized, including security guards, some service workers, and analysts and trainers for Google Shopping in Pittsburgh employed by contractor HCL.[199] In 2021 court documents revealed that between 2018 and 2020 Google ran an anti-union campaign called Project Vivian to “convince [employees] that unions suck”.[200]

As of December 2019, the National Labor Relations Board is investigating whether several firings were in retaliation for labor organizing-related activities.[201][202] One of the fired employees was tasked with informing her colleagues about Google policy changes, and created a message informing them that they, “have the right to participate in protected concerted activities,” when they visited the IRI Consultants site.[203][204]

Xinjiang region

In 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute accused at least 82 major brands, including Google, of being connected to forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang.[205]

Other

Non-alignment with US defense

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work in 2018 criticized Google and its employees have stepped into a Moral Hazard for themselves as not continuing Pentagon’s artificial intelligence project, Project Maven,[206] while helping China’s AI technology that “could be used against the United States in a conflict.” He described Google as hypocritical, given it has opened an AI center in China and “Anything that’s going on in the AI center in China is going to the Chinese government and then will ultimately end up in the hands of the Chinese military.” Work said “I didn’t see any Google employee saying, ‘Hmm, maybe we shouldn’t do that.’” Google’s dealings with China is decrying as unpatriotic.[207][208][209]

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford also criticizes Google as “it’s inexplicable” that it continue investing in China, “who uses censorship technology to restrain freedoms and crackdown on people there and has long history of intellectual property and patent theft which hurts U.S. companies,” while simultaneously not renewing further research and development collaborations with the Pentagon. He said, “I’m not sure that people at Google will enjoy a world order that is informed by the norms and standards of Russia or China.” He urges Google to work directly with the U.S. government instead of making controversial inroads into China.[210] Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) criticized Dragonfly evidences China’s success at “recruit[ing] U.S. companies to their information control efforts” while China exports cyber and censorship infrastructure to countries like Venezuela, Ethiopia, and Pakistan.[211]

Energy consumption

Google has been criticized for the high amount of energy used to maintain its servers,[212] but was praised by Greenpeace for the use of renewable sources of energy to run them.[213] Google has pledged to spend millions of dollars to investigate cheap, clean, renewable energy, and has installed solar panels on the roofs at its Mountain View facilities.[214][215] In 2010, Google also invested $39 million in wind power.[216]

Google bus protests

In late 2013, activists in the San Francisco Bay Area began protesting the use of shuttle buses by Google and other tech companies, viewing them as symbols of gentrification and displacement in a city where the rapid growth of the tech sector has driven up housing prices.[217][218]

Google Video

On August 15, 2007, Google discontinued its Download-to-own/Download-to-rent (DTO/DTR) program.[219] Some videos previously purchased for ownership under that program were no longer viewable when the embedded Digital Rights Management (DRM) licenses were revoked. Google gave refunds for the full amount spent on videos using “gift certificates” (or “bonuses”) to their customers’ “Google Checkout Account”.[220][221] After a public uproar, Google issued full refunds to the credit cards of the Google Video users without revoking the gift certificates.

Search within search

For some search results, Google provides a secondary search box that can be used to search within a website identified from the first search. It sparked controversy among some online publishers and retailers. When performing a second search within a specific website, advertisements from competing and rival companies often showed up together with the results from the website being searched. This has the potential to draw users away from the website they were originally searching.[222] “While the service could help increase traffic, some users could be siphoned away as Google uses the prominence of the brands to sell ads, typically to competing companies.”[223] In order to combat this controversy, Google has offered to turn off this feature for companies who request to have it removed.[223]

According to software engineer Ben Lee and Product Manager Jack Menzel, the idea for search within search originated from the way users were searching. It appeared that users were often not finding exactly what they needed while trying to explore within a company site. “Teleporting” on the web, where users need only type part of the name of a website into Google (no need to remember the entire URL) in order to find the correct site, is what helps Google users complete their search. Google took this concept a step further and instead of just “teleporting”, users could type in keywords to search within the website of their choice.[224]

Naming of Go programming language

Google is criticized for naming their programming language “Go” while there is already an existing programming language called “Go!“.[225][226][227]

Potential security threats

Google’s Street View has been criticized for providing information that could potentially be useful to terrorists. In the United Kingdom during March 2010, Liberal Democrats MP Paul Keetch and unnamed military officers criticized Google for including pictures of the entrance to the British Army Special Air Service (SAS) base, stating that terrorists might use the information to plan attacks. Google responded that it “only takes images from public roads and this is no different to what anyone could see traveling down the road themselves, therefore there is no appreciable security risk.” Military sources stated that “It is highly irresponsible for military bases, especially special forces, to be pictured on the internet. […] The question is, why risk a very serious security breach for the sake of having a picture on a website?”[228][229] Google was subsequently forced to remove images of the SAS base and other military, security and intelligence installations, admitting that its trained drivers had failed to not take photographs in areas banned under the Official Secrets Act.[230]

In 2008, Google complied with requests from The Pentagon to remove Street View images of the entrances to military bases.[231][232]

Politics

Scope of influence

Despite being one of the world’s largest and most influential companies, unlike many other technology companies, Google does not disclose its political spending. In August 2010, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio launched a national campaign urging the corporation to disclose all of its political spending.[233] In the 2010s, Google spent about $150 million on lobbying, largely related to privacy protections and regulation of monopolies.[234][235]

Google sponsors several non-profit lobbying groups, such as the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) in the UK.[236] Google has sponsored meetings of the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute who have had speakers including libertarian Republican and Tea Party member, and Senator for Kentucky, Rand Paul.[237]

Peter Thiel stated that Google had too much influence on the Obama administration, claiming that the company “had more power under Obama than Exxon had under Bush 43“.[238] There are many revolving door examples between Google and the U.S. government. This includes: 53 revolving door moves between Google and the White House; 22 former White House officials who left the administration to work for Google and 31 Google executives who joined the White House;[239] 45 Obama for America campaign staffers leaving for Google or Google controlled companies; 38 revolving door moves between Google and government positions involving national security, intelligence or the Department of Defense;[240] 23 revolving door moves between Google and the State Department; and 18 Pentagon officials moving to Google.

As of 2018, studies found that employees of Alphabet donated largely to support the election of candidates from the Democratic Party.[241]

In 2023, Alphabet lobbied on antitrust issues and three particular antitrust bills, spending $7.43 million in the first quarter of 2023, lobbying the federal government and more money in the second quarter of 2023, than in any quarter since 2018.[42]

Climate change

In 2013, Google joined the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[242][243] In September 2014, Google chairman Eric Schmidt announced the company would leave ALEC for lying about climate change and “hurting our children”.[244]

In 2018, Google started an oil, gas, and energy division, hiring Darryl Willis, a 25-year BP executive who The Wall Street Journal said was intended “to court the oil and gas industry.”[245] Google Cloud signed an agreement with the French oil company Total S.A., “to jointly develop artificial intelligence solutions for subsurface data analysis in oil and gas exploration and production.”[246] A partnership with Houston oil investment bank Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. was described by the Houston Chronicle as giving Google “a more visible presence in Houston as one of its oldest industries works to cut costs in the wake of the oil bust and remain competitive as electric vehicles and renewable power sources gain market share.”[247] Other agreements were made with oilfield services companies Baker Hughes and Schlumberger,[247] and Anadarko Petroleum, to use “artificial intelligence to analyse large volumes of seismic and operational data to find oil, maximise output and increase efficiency,”[248] and negotiations were started with petroleum giant Saudi Aramco.[249]

In 2019, Google was criticised for sponsoring a conference that included a session promoting climate change denial. LibertyCon speaker Caleb Rossiter belongs to the CO2 Coalition, a nonprofit that advocates for more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.[250] In November 2019, over 1,000 Google employees demanded that the company commit to zero emissions by 2030 and cancel contracts with fossil fuel companies.[251]

In February 2022, the NewClimate Institute, a German environmental policy think tank, published a survey evaluating the transparency and progress of the climate strategies and carbon neutrality pledges announced by 25 major companies in the United States that found that Alphabet’s carbon neutrality pledge and climate strategy was unsubstantiated and misleading.[252][253]

In April 2022, Alphabet, Meta PlatformsShopifyMcKinsey & Company, and Stripe, Inc. announced a $925 million advance market commitment of carbon dioxide removal from companies that are developing the technology over the next 9 years.[254][255] In January 2023, the American Clean Power Association released an annual industry report that found that 326 corporations had contracted 77.4 gigawatts of wind or solar energy by the end of 2022 and that the three corporate purchasers of the largest volumes of wind and solar energy were Alphabet, Amazon, and Meta Platforms.[256]

AGreenerGoogle.com

In April 2020, Extinction Rebellion launched “agreenergoogle.com”, a spoof website containing a fake announcement by Google CEO Sundar Pichai claiming that “they would stop funding of organizations that deny or work to block action on climate change, effective immediately”.[257][258]

YouTube user comments

Most YouTube videos allow users to leave comments, and these have attracted attention for the negative aspects of both their form and content. In 2006, Time praised Web 2.0 for enabling “community and collaboration on a scale never seen before”, and added that YouTube “harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom. Some of the comments on YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred”.[259] The Guardian in 2009 described users’ comments on YouTube as:

Juvenile, aggressive, misspelled, sexist, homophobic, swinging from raging at the contents of a video to providing a pointlessly detailed description followed by a LOL, YouTube comments are a hotbed of infantile debate and unashamed ignorance – with the occasional burst of wit shining through.[260]

In September 2008, The Daily Telegraph commented that YouTube was “notorious” for “some of the most confrontational and ill-formed comment exchanges on the internet”, and reported on YouTube Comment Snob, “a new piece of software that blocks rude and illiterate posts”.[261] The Huffington Post noted in April 2012 that finding comments on YouTube that appear “offensive, stupid and crass” to the “vast majority” of the people is hardly difficult.[262]

On November 6, 2013, Google implemented a new comment system that requires all YouTube users to use a Google+ account to comment on videos, thereby making the comment system Google+-orientated.[263] The corporation stated that the change is necessary to personalize comment sections for viewers, eliciting an overwhelmingly negative public response—YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim also expressed disdain by writing on his channel: “why the fuck do I need a Google+ account to comment on a video?”.[264] The official YouTube announcement received over 62,000 “thumbs down” votes and only just over 4,000 “thumbs up” votes, while an online petition demanding Google+’s removal gained more than 230,000 signatures in just over two months.[265][266] Writing in the Newsday blog Silicon Island, Chase Melvin noted: “Google+ is nowhere near as popular a social media network as Facebook, but it’s essentially being forced upon millions of YouTube users who don’t want to lose their ability to comment on videos.”[267] In the same article Melvin adds:

Perhaps user complaints are justified, but the idea of revamping the old system isn’t so bad. Think of the crude, misogynistic and racially-charged mudslinging that has transpired over the last eight years on YouTube without any discernible moderation. Isn’t any attempt to curb unidentified libelers worth a shot? The system is far from perfect, but Google should be lauded for trying to alleviate some of the damage caused by irate YouTubers hiding behind animosity and anonymity.[267]

On July 27, 2015, Google announced that Google+ would no longer be required for using various services, including YouTube.[268][269] Users are now able to delete their Google+ profile without losing features or content.[270]

Zero-rating

Google has supported net neutrality in the US, while opposing it in India by supporting zero-rating.[271]

2016 April Fools’ joke

On April 1, 2016, the Mic Drop April Fools’ joke in Gmail caused damage for users who accidentally clicked the button Google installed on that occasion.[272]

Think Tank meddling

The New York Times reported that Google has pressured the New America think tank which is supported by it, to remove a statement supporting the EU antitrust fine against Google. After Eric Schmidt voiced his displeasure from the statement, the whole research group involved were sidelined in the New America think tank, which gets funding from Google.[273][274] Consequently, the Open Markets research group went to open their own think tank, which will not get any funding from Google.[274]

ANS patent controversy

Wide attention in Polish media has resulted from Google’s attempt to patent video compression application of ANS coding, which is now widely used in products of e.g. Apple, Facebook and Google. Its author has helped Google in this adaptation for three years through public forum, but was not included in the patent application. He was supported in fighting this patent by his employer: Jagiellonian University.[275][276][277][278][279]

Spatial data and the city

Google’s huge share of spatial information services, including Google Maps and the Google Places API, has been criticised by activists and academics in terms of the cartographic power it affords Google to map and represent the world’s cities.[280] In addition, given Google and Alphabet Inc.’s increasing involvement with urban planning, particularly through subsidiaries like Sidewalk Labs,[281] this has resulted in criticism that Google is exerting an increasing power over urban areas that may not be beneficial to democracy in the long term.[282][283] This criticism is also related to wider concerns around democracy and Smart Cities that has been directed to a number of other large corporations.[284][285]

Breach of court order

On 10 December 2018, a New Zealand court ordered that the name of a man accused of murdering British traveller Grace Millane be withheld from the public (a gag order). The next morning, Google named the man in an email it sent people who had subscribed to “what’s trending in New Zealand”.[286] Lawyers warned that this could compromise the trial, and Justice Minister Andrew Little said that Google was in contempt of court.[287][288] Google said that it had been unaware of the court order, and that the email had been created by algorithms.

Electronic pop-up books patent

In 2016, Google filed a patent application for interactive pop-up books with electronics.[289] Jie Qi noticed that the patent resembled work she had shared when she visited Google ATAP in 2014 as a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab; two of the Google employees listed on the application as inventors had also interviewed her during the same visit. After Qi submitted prior art to the USPTO, the application was abandoned.[290][291]

Project Nightingale

Project Nightingale is a health care data sharing project financed by Google and Ascension, a Catholic health care system, the second largest in the United States. Ascension owns comprehensive health care information on millions of former and current patients who are part of its system. Google and Ascension have been processing this data, in secret, since sometime in 2018, without the knowledge and consent of patients and doctors. The work they are doing appears to comply with federal health care law which includes “robust protections for patient data.”[292][293][294] However, concerns have been voiced whether the transfer really is HIPAA compliant.[295] The project is Google’s attempt to gain a large scale foot hold into the healthcare industry.[292]

YouTube: ads forced on all videos, without revenue-share

In 2020, Google-owned YouTube changed its policy so that it could include ads on all videos, regardless of whether the content-creator wanted them or not. Those who were not part of Google’s Partner Program would receive no revenue for this. To join the program, creators must have more than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of viewed content in the last 12 months.[296][297]

Abuse of attorney-client privilege

In March 2022, the Department of Justice and 14 state attorneys general accused Google of misusing attorney–client privilege to hide emails from subpoenas using an employee policy called ‘Communicate with Care,’ which instructs employees to carbon copy (CC) Google’s attorneys on emails and flag them as exempt from disclosure. Employees are directed to add a general request for the attorney’s advice even when no legal advice is needed or sought. Often Google’s lawyers will not respond to such requests, which the Justice Department claimed shows they understand and are participating in the evasion.[298]

Deletion of inactive accounts

In May 2023, Google announced that deletion of inactive user accounts would occur starting in December 2023, citing security reasons, noting that old and unused accounts are more likely to be compromised. Google claimed that “Forgotten or unattended accounts often rely on old or re-used passwords that may have been compromised, haven’t had two factor authentication set up, and receive fewer security checks by the user,” while saying that Google “has no plans to delete YouTube videos”.[299][300][301]

The decision to delete inactive accounts has sparked some criticism and backlash. The cited security rationale behind such decision was ridiculed and was compared to a hypothetical scenario where a bank should be burned down if it is not secure against robbers.[302] Moreover, the Anonymous hacktivist collective has protested against the decision to delete inactive accounts multiple times, describing them as “harsh” and saying that the decision will “destroy history”.[303][304][305]

See also

References

Irvine, Chris (March 25, 2013). “Sweden rows with Google over term ‘ungoogleable’”The Daily TelegraphArchived from the original on January 12, 2022. Retrieved April 5, 2013.

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Google based it’s formation on companies, technologies and patents that Scott had created years before Google existed. Scott sued Google for anti-trust, racketeering and other illicit deeds and Google hired tens of millions of dollars of lawyers to blockade Scott from getting to a Jury Trial. Scott is now assisting the Federal Government, many State Attorney General’s and citizen’s groups with their lawsuits against The Google Cartel.

Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Stratfor, Wikileaks, FTC and SEC investigators and Kroll Intelligence says that Google runs the largest domestic spying operation in the world; larger than that of even Russia, China, Isreal or Iran. The Google Cartel has set up tho- USA – nds of companies in a spiderweb of surveillance, around the globe, and in space, that knows everything that everyone is thinking, doing or might do; and how to place media and events in front of them to subliminally steer people to do, or think, things that they might not otherwise have thought, done or voted for. Many of these operations were financed by IN-Q-TEL, which is the CIA and the NVCA combined. For example, A Google derivative called ‘JigSaw’ is run by Pro-Isreal, Anti-Arab operatives and steers data to certain interested parties. Larry Page and Sergy are on multiple Arab secret police “kill lists”, which means they should terminate those guys if the opportunity arises. Barack Obama had Eric Schmidt in the basement of his campaign HQ on election night, running computers, and has secretly claimed that “Google put him in office”. Most of the key White House staff came from Google. Google claims to ‘not be political’, but it is the most political business Cartel on Earth. Google finances politicians that will do what Google tells them to do. It finances them with billions of dollars of internet manipulation, insider stock favors and by getting every staff member to give max limits to their camapign PACS.

Google and it’s facades: Jigsaw; Alphabet; YouTube; Google LLC (core profit maker); XXVI Holdings Inc.; Google Ireland Holdings (Google LLC subsidiary, that realizes most international profits); Alphabet Capital US LLC; Alphabet Inc.- – USA – -Parent holding company since 2015. If you own stocks of Google/Alphabet, you own a piece of this company; Calico Life Sciences LLC – – USA – – Research and development company working on keeping Eric Schmidt alive; Calico LLC (Calico Group LLC)- – USA – – Holding company of Calico Life Sciences LLC. Company is doing business as Calico Group LLC; Chronicle LLC – – USA – – Cybersecurity company that creates tools for businesses to sy on other companies; Google LLC – USA – – Core Google parent company originally named Google Inc. before Google transformed itself into Alphabet. This is where most of the profits come from; Loon Holdings Inc. – – USA – Holdings company – Loon LLC – – USA – – Company is working on providing Internet spying to rural and remote areas using high-altitude balloons; OB Technologies Inc. – – USA – Holdings company – OB Technology Holdings Inc.- – USA – -Holding company; Waymo Holding Inc.- USA – – Holding company for Waymo; Waymo LLC – USA – – – Company developed autonomous car technology and currently operates “testing” rides in several US states and already launched Waymo One service in Phoenix. Recently it announced that it will not make its own cars but rather focus on autonomous driving technology to spy on consumers; Wing Aviation LLC – US – Company developed drone delivering technology. It became independent from Project X in 2018. It is currently testing in Australia; X Development Holdings Inc.- USA – Holding company – X Development LLC – USA – -Called “Moonshot Factory.” The company says it is working on solving the world’s hardest problems using technology but seems to just be an outlet for Larry Page to steal and copy tecnologies with. Wing, Loom, and Waymo, which are now separate businesses, started as X projects; XXVI Holdings, Inc- USA – Layer between Alphabet Inc. and individual companies of Alphabet. The system is designd to lower regulatory or disclosure requirements, tax evasion, money laundering and for hiding political payola. The name of the company is referring to the Roman numeral of 26, the number of letters in the alphabet.

Google LLC has over 200 direct and indirect subsidiaries in order to limit where lawsuits and federal actions can go. The Mafia uses this same approach. Almost everything Google owns is invovlved in acquiring, and analyzing your personal and business data for the Google surveillance computers. It is almost impossible to find a Google group that does not ‘feed the data beast’. Larry Page and Eric Schmidt believe that no citizen is intelligent enough to live in the world and that they must covertly ‘guide’ populations to their own ideology and “Master Plan”. The rest of the Google Cartel for global domination includes:

DeepMind Technologies Limited GBR Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning

DoubleClick Holding Corp.- USA – Online advertising company that Google acquired a decade ago. It recently announced that it is rebranding its advertising products, and it will no longer use DoubleClick brand.

Dropcam, Inc.- USA – Home monitoring. Company is known for its Wi-Fi video streaming cameras. Was acquired by Nest soon after Nest was acquired by Google. This acquisition is often given as an example of how an acquisition can go wrong.

Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd SGP Singapore company that channels revenues (royalties) from Asia/Pacific region (through the Netherlands) to Ireland Holdings Unlimited. It has a similar purpose to Google Ireland Limited in Europe.

Google Bermuda Limited BMU Hard to say, where in the company hierarchy this sits. Might be the parent company of Google Bermuda Unlimited

Google Dialer Inc.- USA – Not sure exactly but connected to Google Fiber and Google Voice.

Google Fiber Inc.- USA – Internet Access Provider

Google Fiber North America Inc.- USA – Internet Access Provider

Google International LLC – USA – Holdings company for Google’s subsidiaries in individual countries outside the US.

Google Ireland Holdings Unlimited Comp. – IRL – This is a very “famous” Google subsidiary that is incorporated in Ireland but managed and controlled in Bermuda. Google at least up to recently used this subsidiary as part of the “Double Irish” with “Dutch Sandwich” tax optimization scheme that is very common among large international companies. The company serves partially as a holding company for some international businesses but mainly as a holder of Google intellectual property that it further licensed to other Google companies for a fee.

Google Ireland Limited – IRL – Google Services Provider for Europe and Switzerland. It books a lot of revenue, but makes very small profits, since it pays a lot to Google Netherlands BV for Google’s intellectual property. Google Netherlands BV than channels this revenue to Google Ireland Unlimited that is incorporated in Ireland but domiciled in Bermuda.

Google Netherlands Holdings B.V.NLD This company is used as a middle layer between Google Ireland Limited and Google Ireland Holdings. This allows Alphabet to pay very low taxes from its European operations thanks to a tax optimization scheme called “Double Irish” with “Dutch Sandwich.” This loophole was very popular among international technology companies and was already fixed for new arrangements.

Google North America Inc.- USA – Provider of Google FI service (wireless network)

Google Payment Corp.- USA – Google’s companies that handle money transfers and peer-to-peer transactions. In US payments are processed by Google Payment Corp. (GPC), which has the appropriate license for transmitting money and for peer-to-peer transactions in US.

Google Payment Ireland Limited – IRL – Providing Google Payment Services for whole European Union (except UK) as a replacement for

Google Payment UK. UK subsidiary will keep providing services for UK.

Google Voice Inc.- USA – Provider of Google Voice service.

GU Holdings Inc.- USA – Through this company, Google is building subsea cable infrastructure. For example, in 2019, they finished the connection between Los Angeles and Chile.

Nest Labs (Europe) Limited – IRL – “virtual subsidiary” of Nest Labs. Owned by Google Ireland Holdings Unlimited, so not directly under

Nest Labs

Nest Labs Inc.- USA – Company flagship product and company’s first offering before it was acquired by Google was Nest Learning Thermostat. Nest operated independently of Google from 2015 to 2018. However, in 2018, Nest was merged into Google’s home-devices. (Still not sure if it was only organizational merger or also legal merger)

Nest Labs Singapore Pte. Ltd.SGPvirtual “subsidiary” of Nest Labs. Owned by Google Ireland Holdings Unlimited.

Verily Life Sciences LLC – USA – -Research company developing tools that focus on health data and how they can help with timely decision-making and effective interventions. (formerly Google Live Sciences)

Waze Mobile Ltd.ISRGPS navigation software. Waze describes its app as a community-driven GPS navigation app, which is free to download and use. Waze is owned directly by Google LLC.

YouTube, LLC – USA – -Youtube is a very successful video sharing and hosting service that Google acquired in 2006. This acquisition became hugely successful for Google. But not everybody was persuaded that the acquisition made sense at the time.

Alphabet Holding LLC is a holding company that is a direct subsidiary of XXVI Holdings, Inc. It is focused mainly on managing Google/Alphabet investments. Both Alphabet investment managing firms CapitalG and GV are housed under this holding. CapitalG and GV invest in other companies, but since those are usually small stakes below 50%, these companies are not part of Alphabet Group. If you want to know more about what companies do they invest in, both CapitalG and GV have a helpful list of their investments on their webpages.

CapitalG 2013 GP LLC – USA – – – Fund Manager

CapitalG 2013 LP- USA – Fund

CapitalG 2014 GP LLC – USA – – Fund Manager

CapitalG 2014 LP- USA – Fund

CapitalG 2015 GP LLC – USA – – Fund Manager

CapitalG 2015 LP- USA – Fund

CapitalG GP II LLC – USA – – Fund

CapitalG GP LLC – USA – – Fund Manager

CapitalG II LP- USA – Fund

CAPITALG INTERNATIONAL LLC – USA – –

CapitalG LP- USA – Fund

CapitalG Management Company LLC – USA – – CapitalG Core Management Company

CapitalG Rise LLC – USA – –

Google Capital 2016 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Used to be under Google Inc.

Google Capital 2016, L.P.- USA – Fund

Google Capital Management Company, L.L.C.- USA – Google Capital management company (Google Capital is an old name for CapitalG)

GV 2009 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2009, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2010 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2010, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2011 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2011, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2012 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2012, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2013 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2013, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2014 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2014, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2015 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2015, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2016 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2016, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2017 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2017 GP, L.P.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2017, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV 2019 GP, L.L.C.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2019 GP, L.P.- USA – Fund manager

GV 2019, L.P.- USA – Fund

GV Management Company, L.L.C.- USA – Core management company for GV

GV UK Management Company LimitedGBRSmall UK based branch of “GV Management” (3 employees in 2018)
Sidewalk Labs LLC – USA – -Urban innovation organization whose goal is to improve urban infrastructure through technological solutions and tackle challenges of urban growth such as cost of living, efficient transportation, and energy – USA – ge.

Sidewalk Labs Management Company LLC – USA – -Urban innovation

Before 2015, there was no Alphabet, and Google Inc. was a publicly-traded company that you could directly own by buying its shares. All subsidiaries were subsidiaries to Google Inc. In 2015 Google transformed into Alphabet, where Alphabet Inc became the top parent company that was publicly traded. Google Inc. shareholders became overnight Alphabet Inc shareholders.

In reality, many “Other Bets” businesses still stayed as subsidiaries of Google LLC even after the 2015 transformation, and it was only recently when the whole transformation was finalized. Finally, “Other Bets” companies were moved from outside Google LLC.

The reasons for this complex transformation were described by Google management as an “increase in transparency and oversight,” That would be achieved by putting larger projects at the same level as Goole LLC with their separate management, reporting directly to Alphabet Inc management. The proclaimed increase in transparency was only internal for Google management. Transparency for investors did not increase. Another reason behind the transformation was obviously limiting risk. By separating Google into different companies, each one of them is independent of each other. If someone gets arrested in one company, the others would be protected from it.

Double Irish & Dutch Sandwich is a very popular and publicized arrangement through which mostly US companies were optimizing their taxes from European businesses. It involved two Irish and one Dutch company. Wikipedia has a nice article on both Double Irish and Dutch Sandwich, explaining how it works. In Alphabet/Google case. Companies involved in Double Irish with Dutch Sandwich arrangement are assumed to be:

Google Ireland Holding Unlimited (Irish company with Bermuda domicile)

Google Netherlands Holdings B.V. (Dutch “sandwich” company that serves as an intermediary between two Ireland companies)

Google Ireland Limited (Ireland company that is directly booking revenue from European business, and sends most of the revenue to the Netherlands as royalties for leasing Google’s intellectual property.

Aardvark- USA – Q&A service

Admeld Inc.- USA – Online advertising

AdMob, Inc.- USA – Mobile advertising

Adometry, Inc.- USA – Online advertising attribution

AdScape Media, Inc.

AdScape Media (Canada), Inc.- USA –

CANIn-game advertising

Aegino Unlimited Company – IRL – Company was mentioned in some articles as owner of several other companies operating data centers.

Agawi Inc.- USA – Mobile application streaming

Agnilux Inc.- USA – CPUs design

AIMatter OOOBLRComputer vision

Akwan Information Technologies IncBRASearch engine

allPAY GmbHDEUMobile software developer

Alooma, Inc.ISRCloud migration

Alpental Technologies, Inc.- USA – Wireless Technology

Alphabet Capital Management LLC – USA – – –

Alphabet Capital US II LLC – USA – – –

Alphabet Capital US LLC – USA – – – it was one of only four companies that Google mentioned this one as “significant” in their annual report, which means this is not just an empty shell.

Alphabet Capital, LLC – USA – -Incorporated in 2018 in Delaware, otherwise no further details about it.

Android Inc.- USA – Mobile operating system

Angstro, Inc.- USA – Social networking service

Anvato Inc.- USA – Cloud-based video services

API.AI- USA – Natural language processing

Apigee Corporation (- USA – )

Apigee Technologies (India) Private Limited (IND)

Apigee Europe Limited (GBR)

Apigee Singapore Pte Ltd (SGP)

Apigee Australia Pty Ltd (AUS)

Apigee Japan K K (JPN)

Apigee Corporation (branch) (ARE)

InsightsOne Systems, Inc. (- USA – )Vario- USA – PI management and predictive analytics

AppBridge Inc.- USA – Google Cloud migration

Appetas- USA – Restaurant website creation

Applied Semantics, Inc.- USA – Online advertising

Appurify Inc.- USA – Automated application testing

Apture, Inc.- USA – Instantaneous search

Autofuss- USA – Art and Design

BandPage, Inc.- USA – Platform for musicians

BeatThatQuote.com LimitedGBRPrice comparison service

bebop Technologies, Inc.- USA – Cloud software

Behavio- USA – Social Prediction

Beijing Gu Xiang Information Technology Co. Limited (Join Venture)CHNInternet Search (Join Venture)

Bitium, Inc.- USA – Single sign-on and identity management

Bitspin GmbHCHETimely App for Android

BlindType IncGRCTouch typing

Bot & Dolly Inc.- USA – Robotic cameras

bruNET Holding AG

bruNET GmbH

bruNET Schweiz GmbHDEU

DEU

DEUMobile software

Bump Technologies- USA – Mobile software

Bump Technologies Inc. (BumpTop)CANDesktop environment

Cask Data Inc.- USA – Big data analytics

Ceann Nua Limited – IRL – Editorial control services

Channel Intelligence, Inc.- USA – Ecommerce services

Charleston Road Registry Inc.- USA – Company serving as top level Domain registrar, since rules required it to be a separate company from Google.

Clever Sense, Inc.- USA – Local recommendations app

Cronologics Inc.- USA – Smart watches

Cwist, Inc. (Workbench )- USA – Online learning provider

DailyDeal GmbHDEUOne deal a day service

Dealmap- USA – One deal a day service

DigisferaPRT360-degree photography

Digital Advertising and Marketing Limited (GBR)

DoubleClick Asia Ltd. (HKG)

DoubleClick Australia Pty Ltd (AUS)

DoubleClick Europe Limited (GBR)

DoubleClick Hispania SL (ESP)

DoubleClick International Asia BV (NLD)

DoubleClick International Holding LLC (- USA – )

DoubleClick International Internet Advertising Limited ( – IRL – )

DoubleClick International TechSolutions Limited ( – IRL – )

DoubleClick Internet Ireland Limited ( – IRL – )

DoubleClick Real Property LLC (- USA – )

DoubleClick Sweden AB (SWE)

DoubleClick Technology Pte. Ltd. (SGP)

DoubleClick TechSolutions (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (CHN)

Falk eSolutions GmbH (CHE)

Falk eSolutions Ltd. (GBR)

Google Affiliate Network Inc. (- USA – )

MessageMedia Europe BV (SWE)

MessageMedia GmbH (DEU)

MessageMedia US/Europe Inc. (- USA – )VariousGroup of subsidiaries that are part of DoubleClick Holding

Directr Inc.- USA – Mobile video app

Divide, Inc.- USA – App splitting phone into two modes, personal & work.

dMarc Broadcasting, Inc.

Scott Concepts, LLC

Scott Studios, LLC – USA – –

– USA – Radio advertising software

DNNresearch Inc.CANDeep Neural Networks (image recognition)

DocVerse, Inc.- USA – Microsoft Office files sharing site

DoubleClick International Asia Holding NVNLDHolding company

DrawElements OYFINGraphics compatibility testing

eBook Technologies, Inc.- USA – E-book distribution

Emu- USA – IM client

Endoxon AG

Endoxon (Deutchland) GmbH

Endoxon (India) Private Ltd.CHE

DEU

INDMapping

Episodic, Inc.- USA – Online video platform start-up

Eyefluence, Inc.- USA – Eye tracking, virtual reality

Fabric- USA – Mobile app platform

FameBit, LLC – USA – -Marketing platform connecting online creators and brands

FEEDBURNER

Firebase, Inc.- USA – Application development platform

Flexycore SASFRADroidBooster App for Android

Flutter- USA – Gesture recognition technology

Fly Labs Inc.- USA – Video editing

FortyTwo Inc. (Kifi)- USA – Link management

Fridge- USA – Social groups

Gecko Design Inc.- USA – Mechanical design

Global IP Solutions Holding ABSWEVideo and audio compression

Google (Hong Kong) Limited (HKG)

Google Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama (Google Advertising and Marketing Limited) (TUR)

Google Argentina S.R.L. (ARG)

Google Australia Pty Ltd. (AUS)

Google Austria GmbH (AUT)

Google Belgium NV (BEL)

Google Brasil Internet Ltda. (BRA)

Google Canada Corporation (CAN)

Google Czech Republic s.r.o. (CZE)

Google Denmark ApS (DNK)

Google Egypt LLC (EGY)

Google Finland OY (FIN)

Google France SarL (FRA)

Google FZ LLC (ARE)

Google Germany GmbH (DEU)

Google Holdings Pte. Ltd. (SGP)

Google Chile Limitada (CHL)

Google India Private Limited (IND)

Google Information Technology Services Limited Liability Company (HUN)

Google Israel Ltd. (ISR)

Google Italy s.r.l. (ITA)

Google Japan Inc. (JPN)

Google Korea, LLC. (KOR)

Google Limited Liability Company-Google OOO (RUS)

Google Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (MEX)

Google New Zealand Ltd. (NZL)

Google Norway AS (NOR)

Google Poland Sp. z o.o. (POL)

Google South Africa (Proprietary) Limited (ZAP)

Google Spain, S.L. (ESP)

Google Sweden AB (SWE)

Google Switzerland GmbH (CHE)

Google UK Limited (GBR)

Google Netherlands B.V. (NLD)VariousGroup of Google’s international subsidiaries that operate in many countries around the world. Majority of them are subsidiaries of Google International LLC

Google Affordable Housing I LLC – USA – Holdings Company

Google Airwaves Inc.- USA – This google subsidiary took part in FCC auction for the 700mhz spectrum in United States.

Google Bermuda UnlimitedBMUProbably part of “Double Irish” tax scheme. Is this parent company of Google Ireland Holdings?

Google Cable Bermuda LtdBMU -. Is it related to underwater cables Google is building?

Google CFLL Inc.- USA – –

Google Commerce Limited – IRL – –

Google Compare Auto Insurance Services Inc.- USA – Auto insurance comparison service

Google Compare Credit Cards Inc.- USA – Credit Card comparison service

Google Compare Mortgages Inc.- USA – Mortgage comparison service

Google Endeavor LLC – USA – -Internet Commerce

Google Energy LLC – USA – -Wholesale power trading

Google Engineering UK Holdings LimitedGBRHolding company

Google Europe International Technology Unlimited Company – IRL – –

Google Fiber California, LLC – USA – -Fiber Service

Google Information Technology (China) Co., LimitedCHNSoftware development

Google Information Technology (Shanghai) Company LimitedCHNInternet Search

Google Infrastructure Bermuda LimitedBMU –

Google Payment Hong Kong LimitedHKGGoogle Pay Services

Google Payment LithuaniaLTUGoogle Pay Services. Not sure if this company really operates. It was probably on the short list to be counterparty for the whole Europe as a replacement for Google Payment UK. At the end, european business was handed over to Google Payment Ireland.

Google Payment Ltd.GBRThis company used to be the main payment service provider for Europe. This role was handed over to Google Payment Ireland, because of looming Brexit.

Google Payment Singapore Pte. Ltd.SGPGoogle Pay Services

Google Singapore Pte. Ltd.SGPHosting service

Google SJC Bermuda LimitedBMU –

Google Spectrum Investments Inc.- USA – –

Google Sweden Tecnique ABSWE –

GrandCentral Communication, Inc.- USA – Voice over IP

GraphicsFuzz Ltd.GBRGPU reliability

Green Border Technologies, Inc.- USA – Computer security

Green Parrot Pictures Ltd – IRL – Digital video (quality & speed)

GreenThrottle- USA – Acquihire of android game maker

Halli Labs Private LimitedINDArtificial intelligence

Holomni LLC – USA – -Robotic wheels

Ignite Logic Inc.- USA – HTML editor

ImageAmerica, Inc.

ImageAmerica Aviation, Inc.- USA –

– USA – Aerial photography

Impermium Inc.- USA – Internet security

Incentive Targeting Inc.- USA – Digital coupons

Industrial Perception Inc.- USA – Robotic arms, computer vision

Instantiations Inc.- USA – Java/Eclipse/AJAX developer tools

Invite Media Inc.- USA – Display advertising

ITA Software Inc.- USA – Travel technology

Jambool, Inc.- USA – “Social Gold” payments

Jetpac Inc.- USA – Artificial intelligence, image recognition

Jibe Mobile Inc.- USA – Rich Communication Services

Kaggle Inc.- USA – Data science competitions

Katango, Inc.- USA – Social circle organization

Keyhole, Inc.- USA – Map analysis

LabPixies Ltd.ISRSocial games & widgets

LaunchKit- USA – Toolkit for mobile app development

Launchpad Toys Inc.- USA – Child-friendly apps

LeapDroid Inc.- USA – Android Emulator

Leonberger Holdings B.V.NLDNot sure about the purpose of this company, except the fact that Leonberger Yoska was “official” Google dog in early 2000.

Leti Link Holdings Limited – IRL – Purpose unknown

Lift Labs Inc- USA – Liftware developer (utensils for people with tremor)

Like.com Inc.- USA – Visual search engine

Limes Audio ABSWEVoice communication

Lumedyne Technologies Incorporated- USA – Developer of MEMs-based, inertial direction sensors.

Makani Power Inc.- USA – Airborne wind turbines

MDialog Corp.CANOnline advertising

Meebo, Inc.- USA – Social networking

Meka Robotics LLC – USA – -Robots

Metaweb Technologies, Inc.- USA – Semantic search

Moodstocks SASFRAImage recognition

MyEnergy- USA – Online energy – USA – ge monitoring

Neotonic Software Corporation- USA – Customer relationship management

Next New Networks LLC – USA – -Online video

Nightcorn, Inc.DEUVideo sharing

Nik Software Inc.- USA – Photography

Nimbuz, Inc. (Odysee)- USA – Multimedia sharing and storage

NVF Tech Limited (Redux)

NVF Sub Limited

Redux Management Limited

Redux Laboratories LLPGBR

GBR

GBRAudio

Omnisio, Inc.- USA – Online Video

On2 Technologies, Inc.- USA – Video compression

Orbitera Inc.- USA – Cloud software for cloud marketplaces

Owlchemy Labs LLC – USA – -Virtual reality studio

PanoramioESPPhoto sharing

PeakStream Inc.- USA – Parallel processing

Peng Ji Information Technology (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.CHNSoftware development

Phonetic Arts LimitedGBRSpeech synthesis

PieSGPEnterprise communications

PittPatt- USA – Facial recognition system

Pixate Inc.- USA – Mobile software prototyping

Plannr- USA – Schedule management

Plink SearchGBRVisual search engine

Postini, Inc.

Postini Canada Holding Co.

Postini Switzerland GmbH

Postini UK Limited- USA –

GBRCommunications security

PostRank Inc.CANSocial media analytics service

Pulse.io Inc.- USA – Mobile app optimizer

Punch’d Energy Incorporated (Punchd)- USA – Loyalty program

Pushlife Inc.CANService provider

Pyra Labs- USA – Blogger and Blogspot web self-publishing system

Quest Visual Inc.- USA – Augmented reality

Quickoffice, Inc- USA – Mobile office suite

Qwiklabs Inc.- USA – Cloud-based hands-on training platform

Raiden Unlimited Company – IRL – – holding Google’s data center investments

Rangespan Ltd.GBRE-commerce

reCAPTCHA Inc.- USA – Security/Books digitalization

Red Hot Labs Inc.- USA – App advertising and discovery

Redwood Robotics- USA – Robotic arms

RelativeWave LLC – USA – -Mobile software prototyping

Relay Media Inc.- USA – AMP converter

reMail LLC – USA – -Email search

Revolv- USA – Home automation

RightsFlow Inc.- USA – Music rights management

Ruba.com- USA – Travel

SageTV, LLC – USA – -Media center

SayNow- USA – Voice recognition

SchaftJPNRobotics, humanoid robots

Senosis Health Inc.- USA – Health monitoring

Sigmoid Labs Private Ltd.INDIndian railway tracking

Simplify Media- USA – Music streaming

Skia Inc.- USA – Graphics library

Skillman & Hackett- USA – Virtual reality software

Skybox Imaging, Inc.- USA – Satellite

Skydocks GmbHDEUurpose unknown

SlickLoginISRInternet Security

Slide, Inc.- USA – Social gaming

SocialDeck Inc.CANSocial gaming

SocialGrappleCANSocial media analytics service

Songza- USA – Music streaming

Sparkbuy Inc.- USA – Product search and comparison

‎Sparrow SARLFRAMobile apps

Spidercrunch Limited (spider.io)GBRAnti-click fraud

Sprinks- USA – Online advertising

Stackdriver- USA – Cloud computing

Studio SBV, Inc. (Oyster)- USA – E-book subscriptions

Superpod Inc.- USA – Question and answer app

Supyar Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Quiksee)ISROnline video

SynergyseCANInteractive tutorials

Talaria Technologies Inc.- USA – Cloud computing

TalkBin- USA – Mobile software

Tatter and Company (TNC)KORWeblog software

Tenor Inc.- USA – GIF image search

Teracent Corporation- USA – Online advertising

Terrabella Technologies Limited – IRL – Software development

Terraform Labs Incorporated (Onward)- USA – Customer service and sales workflows automation using a chatbot

Thrive Audio – IRL – Surround sound technology

Timeful Inc.- USA – Mobile software

Tiny Garage Labs Inc. (60db)- USA – Podcasts

Titan Aerospace- USA – High-altitude UAVs

TrendalyzerSWEVisualization Software

TxVia, Inc.- USA – Online payments

Upstartle, LLC – USA – -Word processor

Urban Engines Inc.- USA – Location-based analytics

Urchin Software Corporation- USA – Web analytics

Velostrata Inc.ISRCloud migration

Vidmaker Inc.- USA – Video editing

ViewdleUKRFacial recognition

VirusTotal.comESPSecurity

Wavii Inc.- USA – Natural Language Processing

Webpass Inc.- USA – Internet service provider

Zave Networks Inc.- USA – Digital coupons

Zetawire Inc.CANMobile payment, NFC

ZipDash Inc.- USA – Traffic analysis

ZynamicsDEUSecurity

Zync Inc. (Zync Render)- USA – Cloud-based visual effects software

Other companies, that are stealth spy operations, are not listed herein. LOOK, at that list, what an insane operation Google has. Why would anybody do that unless they want to spy on everything possible. There are no companies in that list that do not have a covert electronic leash back to the public and industry!!!!!

 

These are the steps that the The Public must demand in order to strengthen public integrity by eliminating corrupt financial conflicts in Congress. These “Big Tech Gorilla” abusers steal technology because they can steal technology. They buy politicians, lobbyists and shill reporters to help them get away with it.

Congress must be ordered, by the voters, to eliminate both the appearance and the potential for financial conflicts of interest. Americans must be confident that actions taken by public officials are intended to serve the public, and not those officials. These actions counter-act the corrupt actions taken by tech oligarchs officials in illicit coordination with U.S. Senators.

Small business has experienced all of the damages from each of the abuse-of-power issues listed below. Your public officials are being paid BRIBES through their family stock market holdings. We asked every office of Congress what the worst of the problems are and this is what they told us, below.

CUT THEM OFF – Demand that Congress make it a felony for any politician, judge or regulator to own stocks, or to let their family own stocks. If they want to get rich, they can go into another line of work.

If the public can get these laws made, it will end 90% of American corruption. Politicians won’t allow these laws to be made because it will cut off their corruption. Thus: You have to force the politicians to make these laws and leverage them with investigations and recall elections.

These are the actions needed to resolve this corruption:

  • Ban individual stock ownership by Members of Congress, Cabinet Secretaries, senior congressional staff, federal judges, White House staff and other senior agency officials while in office. Prohibit all government officials from holding or trading stock where its value might be influenced by their agency, department, or actions.
  • Apply conflict of interest laws to the President and Vice President through the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act, which would require the President and the Vice President to place conflicted assets, including businesses, into a blind trust to be sold off
  • Require senior Department of Energy government officials, employees, contractors and White House staff to divest from privately-owned assets that could present conflicts, including large companies like Tesla, Google, Facebook, Sony, Netflix, etc., and commercial real estate.
  • Make it a felony to not respond to a filing by a citizen within 48 hours. Former White House and Energy Department staff use ‘stone-walling’ to intentionally delay responses for a decade, or more.
  • Apply ethics rules to all government employees, including unpaid White House staff and advisors.
  • Require most executive branch employees to recuse from all issues that might financially benefit themselves or a previous employer or client from the preceding 4 years.
  • Create conflict-free investment opportunities for federal officials with new investment accounts managed by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and conflict-free mutual funds.
  • Close and lock the Revolving Door between industry and government and stop tech companies from buying influence in the government or profiting off of the public service of any official.
  • Lifetime ban on lobbying by Presidents, Vice Presidents, Members of Congress, federal judges, and Cabinet Secretaries; and, multi-year bans on all other federal employees from lobbying their former office, department, House of Congress, or agency after they leave government service until the end of the Administration, but at least for 2 years ( and at least 6 years for corporate lobbyists).
  • Limit the ability of companies to buy influence through former government officials.
  • Require income disclosures from former senior officials 4 years after federal employment.
  • Prohibit companies from immediately hiring or paying any senior government official from an agency, department, or Congressional office recently lobbied by that company.
  • Prohibit the world’s largest companies, banks, and monopolies (measured by annual revenue or market capitalization) from hiring or paying any former senior government official for 4 years after they leave government service.
  • Limit the ability of companies to buy influence through current government employees.
  • Prohibit current lobbyists from taking government jobs for 2 years after lobbying; 6 years for corporate lobbyists. Public, written waivers where such hiring is in the national interest are allowed for non-corporate lobbyists only.
  • Prohibit corporate outlaws like Google, Tesla, Facebook, Linkedin, Netflix, Sony, etc., from working in government by banning the hiring of top corporate leaders whose companies were caught breaking federal law in the last 6 years.
  • Prohibit contractor corruption by blocking federal contractor and licensee employees from working at the agency awarding the contract or license for 4 years.
  • Ban “Golden Parachutes” that provide corporate bonuses to executives for federal service.
  • Publicly expose all influence-peddling in Washington.
  • Strengthen and expand the federal definition of a “lobbyist” to include all individuals paid to influence government.
  • Create a new “corporate lobbyist” definition to identify individuals paid to influence government on behalf of for- profit entities and their front-groups.
  • Radically expand disclosure of lobbyist activities and influence campaigns by requiring all lobbyists to disclose any specific bills, policies, and government actions they attempt to influence; any meetings with public officials; and any documents they provide to those officials.
  • End Influence-Peddling by Foreign Actors such as that which occurred in the ENER1, Severstal, Solyndra and related scandals.
  • Fire the Fed officials that own, trade and pump stocks using the Fed itself for profiteering.
  • The most senior officials in the U.S. Government are the worshipers of Elon Musk, investor’s in Elon Musk’s companies and suppliers, deciders of the financing for Elon Musk, suppliers of staffing to Elon Musk, recipients of political campaign financing by Elon Musk and Musk’s covert Google And Facebook partnership, social friends of Elon Musk and the attackers of Elon Musk’s competitors. Make this a felony.
  • Combat foreign influence in Washington by banning all foreign lobbying.
  • End foreign lobbying by Americans by banning American lobbyists from accepting money from foreign governments, foreign individuals, and foreign  companies to influence United States public policy.
  • Prohibit current lobbyists from taking government jobs for 2 years after lobbying; 6 years for corporate lobbyists. Public, written waivers where such hiring is in the national interest are allowed for non-corporate lobbyists only.
  • End Legalized Lobbyist Bribery and stop lobbyists from trading money for government favors.
  • Ban direct political donations from lobbyists to candidates or Members of Congress.
  • End lobbyist contingency fees that allow lobbyists to be paid for a guaranteed policy outcome.
  • End lobbyist gifts to the executive and legislative branch officials they lobby.
  • Strengthen Congressional independence from lobbyists and end Washington’s dependence on
    lobbyists for “expertise” and information.
  • Make congressional service sustainable by transitioning Congressional staff to competitive salaries that track other federal employees.
  • Reinstate the nonpartisan Congressional Office of Technology Assessment to provide critical scientific and technological support to Members of Congress.
  • Level the playing field between corporate lobbyists and government by taxing excessive lobbying beginning at $500,000 in annual lobbying expenditures, and use the proceeds to help finance Congressional mandated rule-making, fund the National Public Advocate, and finance Congressional support agencies.
  • De-politicize the rulemaking process and increase transparency of industry efforts to influence federal agencies.
  • Require individuals and corporations to disclose funding or editorial conflicts of interest in research submitted to agencies that is not publicly available in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Prevent McKinsey-type sham research from undermining the public interest by requiring that studies that present conflicts of interest to undergo independent peer review to be considered in the rule-making process.
  • Require agencies to justify withdrawn public interest rules via public, written explanations.
  • Close loopholes exploited by powerful corporations like Google, Facebook, Tesla, Netflix, Sony, etc., to block public interest actions.
  • Eliminate loopholes that allow corporations, like Tesla and Google, to tilt the rules in their favor and against the public interest.
  • Restrict negotiated rule-making to stop industry from delaying or dominating the rule-making process by ending the practice of inviting industry to negotiate rules they have to follow.
  • Restrict inter-agency review as a tool for corporate abuse by  banning informal review, establishing a maximum 45-day review period, and blocking closed -door industry lobbying at the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Limit abusive injunctions from rogue judges, like Jackson, et al, by ensuring that only Appeals Courts, not individual District Court judges , can temporarily block agencies from implementing final rules.
  • Prevent hostile agencies from sham delays of implementation and enforcement by using the presence of litigation to postpone  the implementation of final rules.
  • Empower the public to police agencies for corporate capture.
  • Increase the ability of the public to make sure their interests are considered when agencies act.
  • Create a new Office of the Public Advocate  empowered to assist the public in meaningfully engaging in the rule-making process across the federal government.
  • Encourage enforcement by allowing private lawsuits from members of the public to hold agencies accountable for failing to complete rules or enforce the law, and to hold corporations accountable for breaking the rules.
  • Inoculate government agencies against corporate capture such as Google undertook against the White House.
  • Provide agencies with the tools and resources to implement strong rules that reflect the will of Congress and protect the public.
  • Boost agency resources to level the playing field between corporate lobbyists and federal agencies by using the proceeds of the tax on excessive lobbying and the anti-corruption penalty fees to help finance Congress-mandated rule-making and facilitate decisions by agencies that are buried in an avalanche of lobbyist activity.
  • Reform judicial review to prevent corporations from gaming the courts by requiring courts to presumptively defer to agency interpretations of laws and prohibiting courts from considering sham McKinsey studies and research excluded by agencies from the rule-making process.
  • Reverse the Congressional Review Act provision banning related rules that prevent agencies from implementing the will of Congress based on Congress’ prior disapproval of a different, narrow rule on a similar topic.
  • Improve judicial integrity and defend access to justice for all Americans.
  • Strengthen Judicial Ethics Requirements.
  • Enhance the integrity of the judicial branch by strengthening rules that prevent conflicts of interest.
  • Ban individual stock ownership by federal judges.
  • Expand rules prohibiting judges from accepting gifts or payments to attend private seminars from private individuals and corporations.
  • Require ethical behavior by the Supreme Court by directing the Court to follow the Code of Conduct that binds all other federal judges.
  • Boost the transparency of Federal Courts.
  • Enhance public insight into the judicial process by increasing information about the process and reducing barriers to accessing information.
  • Increase disclosure of non-judicial activity by federal judges by requiring the Judicial Conference to publicly post judges’ financial reports, recusal decisions, and speeches.
  • Enhance public access to court activity by mandating that federal appellate courts live-stream, on the web, audio of their proceedings, making case information easily-accessible to the public free of charge, and requiring federal courts to share case assignment data in bulk.
  • Eliminate barriers that restrict access to justice to all but the wealthiest individuals and companies.
  • Reduce barriers that prevent individuals from having their case heard in court by restoring pleading standards that make it easier for individuals and businesses that have been harmed to make their case before a judge.
  • Encourage diversity on the Federal Bench.
  • Strengthen the integrity of the judicial branch by increasing the focus on personal and professional diversity of the federal bench.
  • Create a single, new, and independent agency dedicated to enforcing federal ethics and anti-corruption laws.
  • Support stronger ethics and public integrity laws with stronger enforcement.
  • Establish the new, independent U.S. Office of Public Integrity, which will strengthen federal ethics enforcement with new investigative and disciplinary powers.
  • Investigate potential violations by any individual or entity, including individuals and companies with new subpoena authority.
  • Enforce the nation’s ethics laws by ordering corrective action, levying civil and administrative penalties, and referring egregious violations to the Justice Department for criminal arrest and enforcement.
  • Receive and investigate ethics complaints from members of the public.
  • Absorb the U.S. Office of Government Ethics as a new Government Ethics Division tasked with providing confidential advice to federal employees seeking ethics guidance.
  • Consolidate anti-corruption and public integrity oversight over federal officials, including oversight of all agency Inspectors General, all ethics matters for White House staff and agency heads, and all waivers and recusals by senior government officials.
  • Remain independent and protected from partisan politics through a single Director operating under strict selection, appointment, and removal criteria.
  • Provide easy online access to key government ethics and transparency documents, including financial disclosures; lobbyist registrations; lobbyist disclosures of meetings and materials; and all ethics records, recusals, and waivers.
  • Maintain a new government-wide Office of the Public Advocate, which would advocate for the public interest in executive branch rule-making.
  • Enforce federal open records and FOIA requirements by maintaining the central FOIA website and working with the National Archives to require agencies to comply with FOIA.
  • Strengthen legislative branch enforcement.
  • Expand an independent and empowered ethics office insulated from congressional politics.
  • Expand and empower the U.S. Office of Congressional Ethics, which will enforce the nation’s ethics laws in the Congress  and the entire Legislative Branch, including the U.S. Senate.
  • Conduct investigations of potential violations of ethics laws and rules by Members of Congress and staff with new subpoena power.
  • Refer criminal and civil violations to the Justice Department, the Office of Public Integrity, or other relevant state or federal law enforcement.
  • Recommend disciplinary and corrective action to the House and Senate Ethics Committees.
  • Boost transparency in government and fix Federal Open Records laws, public official and candidate tax disclosure.
  • Disclose basic tax return information for candidates for federal elected office and current elected officials.
  • Require the IRS to release tax returns for Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates from the previous 8 years and during each year in federal elected office.
  • Require the IRS to release t ax returns for Congressional candidates from the previous 2 years and during each year in federal elected office.
  • Require the IRS to release tax returns and other financial information of businesses owned by senior federal officials and candidates for federal office.
  • Require the IRS to release tax filings for nonprofit organizations run by candidates for federal office.
  • Disclose the Cash behind Washington Advocacy and Lobbying.
  • Prevent special interests from using secret donations from corporations and billionaires to influence public policy  without disclosure.
  • Require nonprofit organizations to list donors who bankrolled the production of any specific rule-making comment, congressional testimony, or lobbying material, and to reveal whether the donors reviewed or edited the document.
  • Require individuals and corporations to disclose funding or editorial conflicts of interest in research submitted to agencies that is not publicly available in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Prevent sham research, like that from DNC shill McKinsey Consulting, from undermining the public interest by requiring that studies that present conflicts of interest to independent peer review to be considered in the rule-making process.
  • Improve the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Close the loopholes in our open records laws that allow federal officials to hide tech industry and Silicon Valley oligarch industry influence.
  • Codify the default presumption of disclosure and affirmatively disclose records of public interest, including meeting agendas; government contracts; salaries; staff diversity; and reports to Congress.
  • Require all agencies to use a central FOIA website that is searchable and has downloadable open records databases with  all open FOIA requests and all records disclosed through FOIA.
  • Strengthen FOIA enforcement by limiting FOIA exemptions and loopholes, and by giving the National Archives the authority to overrule agency FOIA decisions and to compel disclosure.
  • Extend FOIA to private-sector federal contractors, including private federal prisons and immigration detention centers, and require large federal contractors to disclose political spending.
  • Make Congress more transparent by ending the corporate lobbyists leg up in the legislative process. The public deserves to know what Congress is up to and how lobbyists influence legislation.
  • Require all congressional committees to immediately post online more information, including hearings and markup schedules, bill or amendments text, testimonies, documents entered into the hearing record, hearing transcripts, written witness answers, and hearing audio and video recordings.
  • Require Members of Congress to post a link to their searchable voting record on their official websites.
  • Require lobbyists to disclose when they lobby a specific congressional office; specific topics of visit; the official action being requested; and all documents provided to the office during the visit.

Do these seem like common-sense rules that should have already been in place? They are!

These anti-corruption rules have been blocked by your own public officials because they work for themselves and not you!

News And Reports:

Report: Over 131 Federal Judges Broke The Law by Hearing Cases Where They Had A Financial Interest

https://www.businessinsider.com/congress-stock-act-violations-senate-house-trading-2021-9

71 Members of Congress Caught Violating Law on Stock Trades

congressional stock report lobbying federal government 4×3 … $200 is the standard amount — or waived by House or Senate ethics officials.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/why-members-of-congress-should-not-trade-stocks

Why Members of Congress Should Not Trade Stocks – Bloomberg Law

Insider trading is a felony, but it is also difficult to prove. In 2012 Congress passed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK …

https://www.closeup.org/should-members-of-congress-be-banned-from-trading-stocks/

Should Members of Congress Be Banned from Trading Stocks?

They’re also the ones in charge of creating federal policy. The STOCK Act prohibits members of Congress from buying or selling stock on the …

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/04/members-of-congress-increasingly-receptive-to-stock-trading-ban/

Members of Congress increasingly receptive to stock trading ban

Members of Congress may soon be barred from trading stocks while in office as bipartisan support for a stock trading ban continues to grow.

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2022/01/21/lawmakers-stock-trading-ban-legislation-hawley-ossoff-pelosi

Lawmakers can trade stocks, but many push for change – NY1

The bill itself does not ban members of Congress from trading stocks, but requires certain government officials – like lawmakers, the president …

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/18/opinion/congress-stock-trading-ban.html

Members of Congress Should Not be Trading Stocks, Ever

It has been a decade since Congress last made a significant effort at policing itself in this area. The Stock Act of 2012, among other measures, …

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2022/01/congress-stock-trading-ban/621402/

The Bill That Congress Might Be Embarrassed Enough to Pass

Yet the supporters of a ban on lawmaker stock trading still have a ways to go. Public support for a bill can mask broader private opposition, …

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/09/congress-moves-towards-banning-members-from-trading-stocks.html

Congress moves to ban stock trading by members as Pelosi … – CNBC

After months of resistance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has greenlighted a plan to ban members of Congress fromtrading stock, CNBC confirmed …

 

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https://www.allsides.com/unbiased-balanced-news
http://wearethenewmedia.com
http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/index_en.html
http://gopacnetwork.org/
http://www.iaaca.org/News/
http://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Corruption/Corruption
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http://xyzcase.weebly.com
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https://www.opensecrets.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Tech_Employee_Antitrust_Litigation
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A typical search on the non-Google-controlled web reveals the following dark deeds that the public has charged The Google Cartel with a cut-and-pasted, below:

THE AWFUL TRUTH ABOUT THE SICK PEOPLE BEHIND GOOGLE

Check back; these files are updated daily by investigators.  See the evidence back-up behind the topics at: ( http://www.federal-report.com )  and a vast number of other self-propagating evidence mirrors around the globe…

GOOGLE’S COMPUTERS WILL KILL YOU IF YOU TRY TO SHUT THEM OFF: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10907853/Google-engineer-claims-new-AI-robot-FEELINGS-Blake-Lemoine-says-LaMDA-device-sentient.html

Google will pay $118M to settle gender discrimination lawsuit with more than 15,000 female staff after paying them $17,000 less than men in similar roles

SEE THE TRUTH ABOUT GOOGLE:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haaxr3Z8MJs&feature=em-uploademail

“Google is a sick corrupt criminal business run by sex trafficking perverts and sociopaths…” Say GOOGLE’S own inside employees, Divorce Court records of Google executives, 70+ State & Federal investigations and major news outlets.

– Google spies on competitors and steals their technology
– Google – Alphabet – YouTube stock is owned by almost all of the California politicians and their families and that is why Google – Alphabet – YouTube is never regulated and always protected by them for their political and profiteering manipulations
– Google runs tens of millions of dollars of defamation attacks against competitors
– Google hides all media and news coverage for competitors of Larry Page’s boyfriend: Elon Musk
– Google lies to the public about what they really do with the public’s data
– Google promotes illegal immigration in order to get cheap labor and control votes
– Google runs VC funding back-lists against start-ups that are competitive
– Google bribes thousands of politicians
– Google is a criminal RICO-violating monopoly
– Google rigs the stock market with Flash-boy, Pump/Dump and Microblast SEC violating computer tricks
– Google pays bribes to politicians in Google and YouTube stock
– Google manipulates who gets to see what web-sites, globally, for competitor black-lists
– Google has a “no poaching” Silicon Valley jobs blacklist
– Google bosses sexually abuse women and young boys
– Google bosses run sex trafficking operations in the Epstein and NXVIUM cults
– Google bosses control the NVCA financing cartel over start-ups
– Google has placed the majority of the corporate staff in at least one White House
– Google controls national elections for anti-competitive purposes
– The company “Polyhop“, in the HOUSE OF CARDS tv show, does all the crimes that Google actually does in reality
– Google’s law firms, like Wilson Sonsini, are corrupt conduits for payola and political conduit-relays
– Google bribes some politicians with revolving door jobs
– Google is primarily responsible for destroying the Bay Area Housing opportunities
– Google runs DDoS attacks on competitors by massively crawling their sites
– Google boss Andy Rubin runs a sex slave farm according to his own family
– Google boss Eric Schmidt was a philandering sex-penthouse owner according to vast news articles
– Google executives hire so many hookers that one of them, Mr. Hayes, was killed by his hooker
– Google executives sexually abuse so many women that the women staff of Google walked out one day
– In the 2009 White House, you could not swing a cat without hitting a Google insider
– Google has paid covert bribes, PAC funds, real estate and search rigging payola to every CA Senator
– Google has paid bribes, through its lobby fronts, to halt FBI, SEC, FEC and FTC investigations of Google crimes
– Google was funded by the CIA, via In-Q-Tel, a so called “501 c3 charity” which was caught with tons of cocaine
– Google gets millions of dollars of taxpayer cash for spying on Americans inside the USA
– Google’s map service was a spy system paid for by taxpayers money that Google now profits off of
– Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein have promised to “protect” Google because their families profit off Google stocks
– Payment receipts prove that Google and Gawker/Gizmodo exchanged cash and staff for Character Assassination attacks
– Google VC’s and bosses have spent $30M+ rigging the U.S. Patent Office to protect Google and harm Google competitors
– Google bribed it’s lawyer into position as head of the U.S. Patent office in order to have her protect Google
– To rig insider stock trades, Google hides negative Tesla stories and pumps positive Tesla stories on “push days”
– Google and Elon Musk Co-own, co-invest and co-market stocks covertly while running anti-trust schemes
– Google rarely likes, or hires, black employees per federal and news media investigations
– Google hired most of the Washington, DC K Street lobby firms and told them to “do what ever they could”
– The film: “Miss Sloane” depicts only 2% of the illicit lobbying tactics Google employs daily
– Demands for an FTC and FBI raid of Google, for criminal activity, securities law and election felonies have been filed
– Google’s David Drummond had his Woodside, CA Quail Road house bugged revealing sex and financial misdeeds
Google, and it’s Cartel (Alphabet, Youtube, and hundreds of other shell-company facades) are a criminal organization engaged in felony-class crimes. Google’s bosses bribe politicians, regulators and law enforcement officials to hold off prosecution.

At Google: Kent Walker, Andy Rubin, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Sergy Brin, Jared Cohen, Yasmin Green, David Drummond and Ian Fette are so enmeshed in sex scandals, election manipulation, and White House bribes that it is hard to comprehend how they can get any legitimate work done.

Between all of the sex cult activity; hookers; rent boys; political bribes to Pelosi, Harris, Newson, and Feinstein; DDoS attacks they run; CIA and NSA stealth deals; privacy harvesting; Scientology-like employee indoctrination; cheap Asian labor; covert Axciom scams and other illicit things they get up to; one just has to wonder.

Some of the largest political bribes in American or European history were paid via billions of dollars of pre-IPO cleantech stock, insider trading, real estate, Google search engine rigging and shadow-banning, sex workers, revolving door jobs, nepotism, state-supported black-listing of competitors and under-the-table cash. Why are these Silicon Valley Oligarchs and their K-Street law firms and lobbyists immune from the law?

U.S. Senators, Agency Heads and Congress are bribed by Google intermediaries with: Billions of dollars of Google, Twitter, Facebook, Tesla, Netflix and Sony Pictures stock and stock warrants which is never reported to the FEC; Billions of dollars of Google, Twitter, Facebook, Tesla, Netflix and Sony Pictures search engine rigging and shadow-banning which is never reported to the FEC; Free rent; Male and female prostitutes; Cars; Dinners; Party Financing; Sports Event Tickets; Political campaign printing and mailing services “Donations”; Secret PAC Financing; Jobs in Corporations in Silicon Valley For The Family Members of Those Who Take Bribes And Those Who Take Bribes; “Consulting” contracts from McKinsey as fronted pay-off gigs; Overpriced “Speaking Engagements” which are really just pay-offs conduited for donors; Private jet rides and use of Government fuel depots (ie: Google handed out NASA jet fuel to staff); Real Estate; Fake mortgages; The use of Cayman, Boca Des Tores, Swiss and related money-laundering accounts; The use of HSBC, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Deustche Bank money laundering accounts and covert stock accounts; Free spam and bulk mailing services owned by Silicon Valley corporations; Use of high tech law firms such as Perkins Coie, Wilson Sonsini, MoFo, Covington & Burling, etc. to conduit bribes to officials; and other means now documented by us, The FBI, the FTC, The SEC, The FEC and journalists.

Google and Youtube are based on technology and business models that Google and YouTube stole from small inventors who had launched other companies that were up and operating before YouTube or Google even existed as business operations.

Google holds the record for the largest number of corporate sex scandals, abuses and sex trafficking charges.

There are only two kinds of people that work at Google: 1.) Cult indoctrinated naive kids with odd sexual quirks and 2.) divisive managers and executives who seek to exploit those eco-chambered employees for nefarious political and stock market manipulation purposes under the Scientology-like guise of “doing good things”, when, in fact, they are engaged in horrific crimes against society.

Google has hired almost every technology law firm in order to “conflict them out” from ever working to sue Google. If Google rapes you, robs your patents or does anything awful, you won’t be able to find a lawyer to help you.

Most Google executives in control of Google have been indoctrinated by family dynasties to believe that any crime is justified by a bigger cause. Most of those executives are men. The few women in control of departments are figure-heads.

Google bosses attend the same parties and business meetings in which they collude, co-lobby, rig markets and make anti-trust violating plans together.

Google is a private government with more money and power than most smaller nations. Google has more lobbyists bribing more politicians than any other company in America.

Jared Cohen and fashion show-horse Yasmin Green at Google had the job of over-throwing countries in the Middle East. They openly bragged about it. ( https://truthstreammedia.com/2013/06/02/googles-regime-change-agent-jared-cohen/ )

People that work at Google get paid $260,000.00+ per year to lie, spy, manipulate politics, bribe politicians and engage in other crimes. For that kind of money, a person will doing ANYTHING and rationalize it as “part of the higher cause”.

The Project X investigation team is publicly quoted as stating: “…give the same number of lawyers as Google has, with the same level of skills and experience, the same discovery budget, legal expenses budget and expert witness budget, we ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE that we can put Google staff and investors in federal prison and close Google, in bankruptcy…the Google Cartel has engaged in that much criminal activity…”

“Google is the largest financier of the Obama political campaign and exceeded FEC campaign spending limits by tens of billions of dollars. We can prove this in a jury trial, a Grand Jury hearing and a live Congressional hearing.

Google is the largest staffing source of the Obama Administration. We can prove this in a jury trial, a Grand Jury hearing and a live Congressional hearing.

The largest number of laws and policy decisions, benefiting a single company and it’s investors, went to: Google. We can prove this in a jury trial, a Grand Jury hearing and a live Congressional hearing.

Google, and it’s investor’s are the single largest beneficiary of the Obama Administration. We can prove this in a jury trial, a Grand Jury hearing and a live Congressional hearing.

The Obama Administration only won the White House because Google and Facebook engaged in the largest digital media and search engine manipulation in human history. We can prove this in a jury trial, a Grand Jury hearing and a live Congressional hearing.

Google, and it’s investors, during the Obama Administration, had most of their competitors denied funding, grants, contracts and tax waivers while Google’s investors GOT funding. We can prove this in a jury trial, a Grand Jury hearing and a live Congressional hearing and prove that Google coordinated anti-trust violations with senior Obama Administration White House staff….”

Google operates it’s staffing like a Scientology cult. They  control their employees lives, information, transportation, free time, entertainment and social life. A Google life is a glass-bubble of echo-chamber extremist, hyper-sex-kink, reinforcement.

AAA ASSHOLES OF GOOGLE –  Schmidt new investment firm deepens ties to military…

Google Deletes Videos Accusing It of Election Manipulation from YouTube… Which It Owns (thefreethoughtproject.com)

With All These Big Tech Revelations, This Proves The 2018 Midterms Were Stolen. Devastating Project Veritas report sheds light on Google’s collusion with Democrats. (archive.fo)

GOOGLE EXECS PANIC! Go Into Hiding – Delete Social Media Accounts After James O’Keefe’s Latest Exposé (thegatewaypundit.com)

White House Slams Google As Veritas Censorship Controversy Escalates (bitchute.com)

Google’s NSA Again Exposed For Unauthorized Collection Of Americans’ Phone Records (zerohedge.com)

What exactly is google’s business model besides selling ads no one clicks on and selling people’s data to the NSA? (AskVoat)

So the “russian hackers” meddling in the election was Google all along. Why isn’t this the biggest story in America right now? None of the “trusted” news sources have commented on this at all. (politics)

Google stealthily infuses political agenda into products to prevent Trump reelection, insiders, documents say. (theepochtimes.com)

Google Chrome is Tracking Your Every Move and Storing It, This is How to Stop It (thefreethoughtproject.com)

Google Chrome Has Become Surveillance Software, It’s Time to Switch | (archive.fo)

Project Veritas has been lifting back the veil covering big tech companies and their nefarious activities following the 2016 election. They tried to play left-leaning-but-mostly-fair before the 2016 election, believing in their hearts that Hillary Clinton would be President without their concerted meddling. That didn’t work out for them, so they are trying to prevent “another Trump situation” in 2020 by unabashedly purging, silencing, and censoring conservatives on platforms like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

(Article by Michio Hasai republished from NOQReport.com)

The answers delivered today before Congress in response to questions by Representative Dan Crenshaw weren’t the standard denials. They were politically manipulative answers designed to make it known they’re doing what we’ve said they were doing all along, but they feel justified in doing it because “hate speech” must be stopped at all costs. Of course, what constitutes hate speech to the social justice warriors in big tech invariably circles around conservative thought. There is no form of hate speech short of physical threats that can be attributed to progressives, at least not in the minds of the people who control big tech. If conservatives are aggressive, they’re delivering hate speech. If progressives are aggressive, they’re just being truthful. That’s what big tech thinks.

This is the worst-case scenario for conservatives. Before, we could call them liars and cheats. Now, we have to fight them on an ideological level, and while we have the truth on our side, they have the technology. They have the eyeballs. They control what people see and don’t see. And as such, they can no longer be trusted to deliver anything even remotely close to fair and balanced. They’re unhinged from reality, but instead of coming back to reality once exposed, they’re building a new reality around their ideologies.

Russia may arrest Google employees for running Google as a manipulative service containing hidden political insertions affecting the human subconscious

 

  • Russian government will now arrest those who try to ‘control minds’ via mass web manipulation
  • The entire Russian government and spy agency system has confirmed that Google’s technology can control your mid and your vote and this case proves it.
  • Even if you don’t understand how it works, here is proof that political mid control DOES WORK based on billions of dollars of KGB research
  • Google was created to push liberal leftist political messages on the subconscious
  • Research exposes Google as insidious mind-control political shill
  • No matter your political persuasion, it is unfair and manipulative for Google to control minds ANY political purposes

A Russian journalist has been accused of ‘controlling minds’ and ‘affecting the human subconscious’ after referencing George Orwell’s 1984 in an article. 

Mikhail Romanov, a reporter for the Yakutsk Vecherniy weekly, was writing a story on the alleged torture of an academic. 

Police in Russia‘s republic of Sakha charged Romanov after they suspected him of trying to tap into the readers’ sub-conscience, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported. 

A Russian journalist has been accused of ‘controlling minds’ and ‘affecting the human subconscious’ after referencing George Orwell’s 1984 (pictured) in an article

Romanov’s editor told the publication: ‘This is a story about how anyone can be squashed by the government machine. 

‘It’s also about how Big Brother is watching, reading all comments on online forums.’

This is understood to be the first time a journalist will be tried under Russia’s new legislation punishing those who are perceived to have published information ‘containing hidden insertions affecting the human subconscious. ‘ 

The case has been forwarded to a Yakutsk city court….

Jigsaw: Google’s Private Intelligence Agency – Technocracy News

They are a known NSA subcontractor. They launched Google Earth using a CIA spy satellite network. Their executive suite’s revolving door with DARPA is well known. In the wake of the January 6th Capitol event, the FBI used Google location data to pwn attendants with nothing more than a valid Gmail address and smartphone login:

Five takeaways from antitrust lawsuit against Google

Google has a search monopoly, the lawsuit asserts, because it has 88 percent of the search market in the United States. According to the complaint, there are only three other search providers worth…

How the CIA made Google – Productivity Hub

A new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co …

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

As it turns out, the same platforms and services that Google deploys to monitor people’s lives and grab their data could be put to use running huge swaths of the US government, including the…

‘Operation Mincemeat’ true story explained: Fact vs. fiction – Los …

The idea, a notable example of tactical deception, was to trick Hitler into moving his forces so the Allies could regain control of Europe. It was dubbed Operation Mincemeat — a tongue-in-cheek…

Apple and Google Execs met in English mansion to secretly discuss …

The three day conference was attended by spy chiefs from the CIA, GCHQ, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Sweden and was chaired by former British MI6 spy chief Sir John Scarlett.Alongside …

Everything you need to know about PRISM | The Verge

There’s a lot we still don’t know about how PRISM works, but the basic idea is that it allows the NSA to request data on specific people from major technology companies like Google, Yahoo …

Could Google manipulate elections? – BBC News

With its virtual monopoly on search, Google has the power to flip the outcomes of close elections easily – and without anyone knowing. Over time, they could change the face of parliaments and…

How Google’s Search Rankings Could Manipulate Elections and End …

That’s right, we deliberately manipulated the voting preferences of more than 2,000 real voters in the largest democratic election in the history of the world, easily pushing the preferences of…

More Proof That Google Is Manipulating Our Elections

Another piece of evidence that Google (along with other social media giants like Facebook) is more of a threat to our election process here in the United States than the Russians could ever be has surfaced courtesy of Project Veritas. This should piss everyone off.

Liberal Professor Warns: Google Manipulating Voters ‘on a … – AMAC

Dr. Robert Epstein told Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday that Google can manipulate votes by using tools that they have at their disposal exclusively, and that no one can counteract them.

Why the Bogus Study About Google Manipulating Votes Is a Powerful …

Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was…

Dr. Robert Epstein on Google’s ability to affect the outcome of elections

EPSTEIN: If Google’s search results for any reason, are biased to favor one candidate or one party for any reason; that will shift a lot of opinions about that candidate, and that will shift a lot…

Is Google manipulating search results to promote a social justice …

according to an explosive exposé rele ased today by james o’keefe at project veritas that includes an interview with an anonymous google employee/whistle-blower those search results presented above…

Google Removes Autofill Results Related To Elections And Voting …

Google announced its search engine will no longer suggest searches related to elections or political candidates. The change does not affect actual results, Google said in a Thursday blog post.

Google: Here Are Some Ideas Android Is Accused of Stealing, According …

Tech Google Stole These Ideas To Make Android A Success, According To Patent Lawsuits Matt Rosoff Mar 25, 2011, 7:08 AM Flickr/holisticmonkey Google’s Android operating system is now involved in 37…

Is Google stealing ideas based on tracking the most searched … – Quora

Now to answer your question: Theoretically, yes google can steal your idea. Practically, I don’t think Google would ever do that. You remember google’s tagline? ‘Don’t be evil’ … (more) Owen Miller Founder of the Non-Human Party Author has 2.6K answers and 3.6M answer views 6 y

Is there a risk that Google will steal the ideas and intellectual …

Can Google steal your ideas? No. Because “steal” There are nearly 7,000,000,000 people. That’s 7 with a B. The notion that an idea is original is false. It’s less likely that being struck by lightening, while being bitten by a shark, while playing croquet. Can [any company or person] do something with ideas? Yes. And they will.
To win the other half of the battle, you need to understand what are big companies bad at — moving and iterating quickly, being aggressive and making decisions. They hold meetings, looooooong…

Does gmail’s TOS allow Google to steal your emailed ideas?

Now, it is doubtful Google would read your e-mail for the sake of stealing a business idea. Most of their applications (knowledge of them) seem to scour your e-mail for targeted marketing purposes. If you take the time to wonder at how many e-mails Google processes in a day, it would be an enormous fishing expedition to find that ONE e-mail out …

How Google Searches May Allow Others to Steal your Idea

How Google Searches May Allow Others to Steal your Idea There are some risks to conducting Google patent searches online, one of them being that certain marketing companies track and monitor keyword searches, potentially allowing an employee to steal your idea without you ever knowing how this came about. Watch my video for the full story!

google partner? all they do is steal people’s ideas and take credit 4 …

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What if Google+ stole my idea? Can I do anything about it? Should I?

Even if Google has filed a patent on this idea, you may still be able to get a patent if you can show your idea predates theirs. However, if Google has already been granted a patent, you might not be able to prevent them from using your idea. You may also be able to register a trademark Circles.

Yes, Google “Stole” From Apple, And That’s A Good Thing

Did Google “steal from iOS?” It depends what you mean by “steal.” If we define “steal” narrowly, the answer is almost certainly “no.” There haven’t been any allegations, for example, that Google…

Genius sues Google over allegedly stolen song lyrics – The Verge

The complaint, filed in Brooklyn, New York, on December 3rd, says that Google’s behavior not only violates its terms of service agreement, but it profits off of the “ten years and tens of millions…

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Does A Mafia like NVCA run Silicon Valley?