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  1. Is Google Trust Being Scroogled?

    This organization claims to be based on two principles of transparency and innovation, while lobbying policymakers to act now in protecting these principles from the "growing evidence that Google is abusing its search monopoly to thwart competition.

  2. Google Spent $14.3 Million on U.S. Lobbying in 2012

    Google spent more on U.S.lobbying efforts than any other technology firm in America, according to statistics from the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). The search giant spent its funds lobbying the U.S.government on patent, antitrust, and...

  3. Google, Facebook & Amazon Quietly Forming Tech Lobbying Group?

    Technology giants – and often competitors – Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay are expected to join forces to form a lobbying group known as the Internet Association (IA), Reuters reported. The group will be the first lobbying association to...

  4. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Dodd’s statement on accepting his new position as head of the movie industry’s influential lobbying arm last March makes clear just why the MPAA headhunted a Washington power player and what his marching orders were from the beginning:

  5. Google Lobbying Spend Hits New High

    Google is spending more money on lobbying than ever before, as legal woes continue to plague the search giant. By September 30, Google had already spent $5.9 million on lobbying. For all of 2010, Google spent $5.6 million on lobbying.

  6. Censoring Google is the Cure for Piracy?

    Perhaps rather than spending millions lobbying Congress and fighting a few websites or forcing search engines to censor search results, Hollywood could figure out a new, more affordable and smarter global delivery model that would render piracy...

  7. Google Adds Republican Lobbyist

    With a greater number of Republicans on Capitol Hill, Google is looking to add GOP members to its lobbying ranks. Google spent $1.24 million on lobbying in the fourth quarter, and $5.6 million overall in 2010 -- a 28 percent increase over 2009...

  8. Oh What A Tangled Web They've Weaved: Wikileaks Game Card

    Government officials lobbying for U.S.corporations The global impact of the leaking of 250.000 US government cables (communications between US officials) has been the topic of conversation all over the world for more than a week.

  9. Consumer Watchdog Believes Google 'WiSpy' Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data

    It spent $4.03 million on lobbying in 2009, according to disclosure forms filed with the Senate Office of Public Affairs," the public interest group said. As Consumer Watchdog points out, Google's lobbying spending rose 57% to $1.3 million in the...