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Austin Carr - who has written 2 posts on Inside Google.

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Facebook, Google Behavioral Ads Will Survive FTC’s Proposed “Do Not Call” Registry for the Web

Thursday, December 2, 2010


At a Consumer Watchdog event Wednesday, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection proposed a new “Do Not Track” tool to curb privacy concerns over behaviorial advertising. The tool would be akin to the “Do Not Call” registry created in the early aughts which enabled the public to block the surging (and annoying) amount of telemarketers, Politico reports [1]. “Do Not Track” would work within browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox, but would require an act of Congress to pass.

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Google Lobbying Spending Nearly Doubles, $1.34M Spending Focused on Privacy

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This past quarter, Google spent $1.34 million on Washington lobbyists, an increase of 41% over last year’s spending during the same period. That brings the company’s lobbying money up to $2.72 million for the first half of 2010, according to Consumer Watchdog. With all that spending, who and what is Google trying to influence?

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