Thursday, December 13, 2007

House Republican targets Google on privacy grounds | The Iconoclast - politics, law, and technology - CNET News.com

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Rep. Joe Barton, who has positioned himself as a privacy advocate and previously criticized the merger last month, complained in a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt that the company had initially agreed to let his aides visit the so-called Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. but then didn't confirm a date. Barton is the senior Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has Internet regulation as one of its responsibilities.

The two men met in person on November 7 and the idea of a visit came up. But then, Barton said in his letter on Wednesday, "all efforts to reach a mutually agreeable time have been rebuffed, and it begins to seem that no date for a visit is sufficiently convenient to Google. Your warm initial invitation followed by Google's chilly response to a proposed visit by Committee counsels is disconcerting."

House Republican targets Google on privacy grounds | The Iconoclast - politics, law, and technology - CNET News.com

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