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  1. Google Provides Vague Range of How Often FBI Seeks User Data

    Apparently these vague numbers were all that Google was allowed to publish, with Salgado saying, "This is to address concerns raised by the FBI, Justice Department and other agencies that releasing exact numbers might reveal information about...

  2. Government SEO is Broken

    Taking the Department of Justice as an example, a well-crafted search keyword strategy might look like the following - this is just an excerpt of what would be a list with potentially hundreds of search keywords:

  3. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Department of Justice (DOJ) to further investigate Google's Street View service, specifically whether Google violated the Wiretap Act when the company collected Wi-Fi data from unencrypted residential Wi-Fi networks during a 2010 run of its Street...

  4. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    Five agencies that participated in the investigation of Google for distributing paid search ads for Canadian pharmacies that illegally shipping drugs into the U.S.will split $230 million of the $500 million Google forfeited to avoid prosecution by...

  5. Google Engages in Misleading, Deceptive Conduct with AdWords: Australian Court

    Department of Justice over pharma ads used to sell prescription drugs illegally to American citizens. Justice Peter Jacobson overturned the lower court’s decision and found that Google “engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in four cases.

  6. Google Lobbying Spend Hits New High

    As the Federal Trade Commission continues their investigation and the Department of Justice reviews the Motorola and Admeld deals, Google’s PAC has also hired former Democratic House leader and now lobbyist Richard Gephardt.

  7. Google’s Legal Woes: U.S. Government, Motorola, AT&T ... Al Franken?

    The Justice Department, along with seven states, moved to stop the acquisition on the grounds that combining ATs antitrust senate hearing, is now featured in an online video promoting Google’s Get Your Business Online program.

  8. 'The Power of Google' Senate Hearing is Must Watch TV Today

    CEO Rich Skrenta noted that the products Apple has brought to market have done far more damage to Microsoft than the Department of Justice lawsuit they faced in the 1990s. From the 1950s through the 1970s, televised Senate hearings played a major...

  9. Google Pays $500M to Avoid DOJ Prosecution on Drug Ads

    The Department of Justice will continue to hold accountable companies who in their bid for profits violate federal law and put at risk the health and safety of American consumers," James Cole, deputy attorney general, said in a statement.

  10. Feds Go All In Against Online Poker Sites, Seize Domains, Issue Warrants

    If you are an online poker player using, you would have found the site had been seized Friday and a Department of Justice notice was there in place of your normal access page. In the indictment, federal prosecutors say they arranged...

  11. Google FTC Antitrust Probe Rumors Emerge as ITA Verdict Nears

    Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation after the Justice Department completes its review of Google's acquisition of travel software developer ITA Software and determines whether to challenge or impose restrictions on the deal, Bloomberg...

  12. Google Adds Republican Lobbyist

    The Justice Department, which is investigating Google's acquisition of ITA (and has previously investigated Google over hiring practices and Google books), was not among the departments listed. Among Google's lobbying targets in the fourth quarter...