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Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

13
Dec

By: Alan Holmes, Center for Public Integrity, 12/13/16 The conventional wisdom in the nation’s capital is that President-elect Donald Trump is bad news for Silicon Valley technology giants and their policy agendas. And it’s easy to see why that’s the script. Throughout his campaign, Trump teed off on internet companies. He theorized that Amazon.com founder […]

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28
Nov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability released a new report detailing Google’s support for Hillary Clinton.  Google executives and employees bet heavily on a Clinton victory, hoping to extend the company’s influence on the Obama White House.  An in-depth examination of the company’s […]

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25
Oct

Photo: Flickr/FCC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability called on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) General Counsel to investigate correspondence between Google Vice President Vint Cert and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about a provision of a pending rulemaking proceeding.  The communication appears to violate […]

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19
Oct

By: Saleha Moshin, Bloomberg, October 18, 2016 A political weather map of America would show Wall Street under a cloud, and Silicon Valley bathed in sunshine. Over the Obama administration’s eight years, the technology industry has embedded itself in Washington. The president hung out with Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg and hired the government’s first chief tech […]

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04
Oct

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) called on the White House to develop a more robust ethics program in light of the numerous meetings between former Google executives who became White House officials and their former colleagues. The timing and frequency of these meetings suggest the White House officials may have violated President Obama’s revolving door […]

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30
Sep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the non-partisan watchdog group Campaign for Accountability (CfA) called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to improve its ethics enforcement program. Documents published by the Google Transparency Project reveal that top NHTSA officials were in frequent contact with […]

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13
Sep

Six Department of Transportation Officials in Google’s Revolving Door Internal emails and government records show Google used its influence in the Obama administration to push its vision for self-driving cars, enlisting White House officials and federal regulators to lobby state officials about rules that might have hindered its business plans. The company found a willing […]

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19
Jul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 19, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) released a new report, Google’s Silicon Tower, revealing how academics and experts funded by Google have played a major role at academic and government conferences, debating some of the company’s core issues. Nearly all of the […]

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