Call to Investigate Google Ties to Obama Administration

In case you’re looking for yet another reason not to trust the leftist ideologues running Google:

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a group that advocates for a smaller and more ethical government, wrote to leaders of the House Oversight Committee this month urging them to investigate a major privacy breach by Google. It wants to know if the company’s ties to the administration helped it dodge penalties after the incident. …

After Google admitted last month that it collected and stored private user information, including passwords and entire e-mails, from Wi-Fi networks, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) closed an inquiry into the issue, citing promises from the company that it would improve its privacy practices.

How is this for a coincidence:

“There is another deeply disturbing aspect to the FTC’s decision,” Kenneth Boehm, the NLPC chairman, writes in the letter to Capitol Hill. “Less than a week before Google’s announcement, President Obama went to the home of Google executive Marissa Mayer for a $30,000-per-person Democratic Party fundraiser.”

It helps to have friends in high places. Just ask the New Black Panthers.

The group also urges a look at Google’s ties to the administration more generally, pointing to what it calls “a growing body of evidence” that shows the administration’s “unusually close relationship with Google has resulted in favoritism towards the company on federal policy issues.”

We’ve all heard about the revolving door between the Obamination Administration and the crony capitalists at Goldman Sachs. Apparently there’s another leading to Google:

Boehm mounted six pages of evidence arguing that Google is too close to the Obama administration, including the fact that Andrew McLaughlin, a former Google employee, is now the U.S. deputy chief technology officer.

The new Republican Congress will be in for some long hours, given all the investigations the past two years of malfeasance cry out for.

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So much for “Don’t be evil.”

On a tip from G. Fox. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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