Google is out there whispering in the ears of journalists that they are off the hook for search manipulation and that there are three solid votes in opposition to the FTC pursuing the case. Perhaps they know things nobody else does, but if it’s true, it will raise all kinds of questions about the agency’s balk, particularly with regard to commissioner Edith Ramirez.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 10, 2012 2:10 pm|
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:20 pm|
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold confirmation hearings today, including Joshua Wright to be a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission. The hearing will be livecast on the Senate Commerce Committee website, and I will be liveblogging it here:
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:35 am|
FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez refuses to contradict J. Thomas Rocsch, refuses to endorse the settlement, and won’t go on the record saying that she knew that Google would be allowed to keep the stolen data.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday November 21, 2012 8:45 am|
Bloomberg is reporting today that the FTC may take a dive on exercising oversight of Google’s government-protected monopoly
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday November 20, 2012 10:18 am|
According to Rosch, when the FTC wrote the settlement agreement, it was neither contemplated, discussed nor intended that Google be able to retain the data.