Google’s Buzz outs White House aide, former Googler

Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Google’s Buzz outs White House aide, former Googler

    You might call it poetic justice.

    Remember the more than justifiable flap that ensued when Google launched its Buzz social networking service as part of Gmail?  People quickly saw that the people they most frequently emailed were displayed publicly on their profile.

    Apparently Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House, was among those who had his contacts revealed.  McLaughlin is in charge of Internet policy for the administration.  Before signing on at the White House, he was Google’s head of global public policy. Put simply, he was the Internet giant’s top global lobbyist.

    That’s why we were among those who asked President Obama not to appoint him.

    Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government blog got hold of McLaughlin’s profile before he made it private. It reveals that "McLaughlin’s Gmail appears to include a ‘who’s who’ of Google senior lobbyists and lawyers from across the globe."

    Golly, who would have ever thought that he’d keep up his ties with his former Google pals?  Thank you, Google Buzz


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