PALM BEACH, NY – It seems like every day there is a brand new, squeaky clean investigation (or at least some accusations) into our good-ole’ friends at Google Inc., and Alphabet Inc. Swirling stories of lawsuits and federal inquiries into a company that is so large, so big, it’s almost such that you could consider them, “too big to fail” – how familiar.
Historically, investigations into good-ole’ GOOG have gone all but nowhere. For instance, in 2013 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) completed a two-year investigation into Google, resulting only in an agreement by Google that “it wouldn’t do it anymore” – the search giant would change the way it arranges its Web search results. In 2010, the feds closed an investigation of its deal to acquire “AdMob”, a mobile advertising network concluding the “transaction was not likely to harm competition”.
Yesterday, according to several news reports, recent scrutiny by 50 U.S attorney generals regarding alleged bias and antitrust violations will now move into Google’s search and Android businesses. So, what’s makes these new investigations any different?
Not long after Brin and Page incorporated Google, they began to see their mission in bigger terms. They weren’t just building a search engine or a targeted advertising business. They were organising the world’s information to make it accessible and useful for everyone. It was a vision that also encompassed the Pentagon.”
In 2004, the same year Google went public, Brin and Page bought the company outright [Keyhole], CIA investors and all. They then absorbed the company into Google’s growing internet applications platform. Keyhole was reborn as Google Earth.https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/dec/20/googles-earth-how-the-tech-giant-is-helping-the-state-spy-on-us
Google isn’t just a great search engine and superior advertising service. Google is the backbone of critical services to the U.S. Pentagon, the NSA, the CIA and the State Department. It has become part of the military industrial family and is essential to society and American defense. Google must be protected, Google has been protected in the past, and Google will be protected in the future.
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Internet Marketing Services Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, is a Google AdWords Certified Professional, authored a ‘how to’ book called ”Mastering Your Website‘, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy brand Searchen Networks®