Reports

July 22, 2020

TTP Investigation: Google Flights Show Decade-Long Pursuit of China

TTP released a report detailing how Google flight patterns show a decade long pursuit of expanding its business operations across Greater China, despite its public withdrawal from the country in 2010 over censorship concerns. TTP found that planes owned by Google and its top executives have made at least 26 trips to or from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau since 2010.

July 14, 2020

CfA Calls on Pennsylvania Officials to Terminate Contract with Anti-Abortion Group For Wasting Millions of Taxpayer Dollars, Violating Pennsylvania Law

CfA called on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller to investigate and terminate the state’s contract with Real Alternatives (RA), a non-profit organization that receives state funding to run Pennsylvania’s Alternative to Abortion Services Program (AASP). The letter details the ways RA has failed to fulfill its duty to Pennsylvania families to provide adequate pregnancy and parenting services, while simultaneously inappropriately skimming money intended for service providers, and misappropriating public funding earmarked for certain operational expenses.

July 9, 2020

Google Air: TTP Series Tracks Google’s Lobbying and Environmental Impact Through Its Private Fleet of Planes

TTP released the first in a series of reports outlining how Google’s parent company, Alphabet, uses a sprawling fleet of private aircraft to traverse the globe, despite the company’s public pledges to fight climate change. According to TTP’s investigation, Google’s collection of aircraft has included 10 Gulfstream jets, two Boeing airliners and a military-style German fighter jet.

June 29, 2020

TTP Investigation: Google Pushing Scam Ads on Americans Searching for How to Vote

TTP released a new report revealing that Google is allowing scammers to prey on Americans seeking information about how to vote in the upcoming election, despite the company’s claims that it is making efforts to provide voters with “authoritative and objective information.” TTP found that search terms like “register to vote,” “vote by mail,” and “where is my polling place” generated ads linking to websites that charge bogus fees for voter registration, harvest user data, or plant unwanted software on people’s browsers.

June 16, 2020

TTP Investigation: Google is Running Scam Ads When Americans Search for Information on Stimulus Checks

TTP released a report revealing that Google is showing exploitative ads to users searching for information about coronavirus stimulus checks. As of mid-May, millions of Americans had not received their stimulus money, and many searched Google for answers using phrases like “where is my stimulus check.” But TTP’s investigation found dozens of examples in which Google served questionable ads on such searches from websites that seek to harvest people’s personal and financial data, charge bogus fees, or plant unwanted software into their browsers.

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