Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Android Administration: The Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House in Two Charts

Source: The Intercept


by David Dayen

April 22, 2016

When President Obama announced his support last week for a Federal Communications Commission plan to open the market for cable set-top boxes — a big win for consumers, but also for Google — the cable and telecommunications giants who used to have a near-stranglehold on tech policy were furious. AT&T chief lobbyist Jim Cicconi lashed out at what he called White House intervention on behalf of "the Google proposal."

He's hardly the first to suggest that the Obama administration has become too close to the Silicon Valley juggernaut.

Over the past seven years, Google has created a remarkable partnership with the Obama White House, providing expertise, services, advice, and personnel for vital government projects.

Precisely how much influence this buys Google isn't always clear. But consider that over in the European Union, Google is now facing two major antitrust charges for abusing its dominance in mobile operating systems and search. By contrast, in the U.S., a strong case to sanction Google was quashed by a presidentially appointed commission.

It's a relationship that bears watching. "Americans know surprisingly little about what Google wants and gets from our government," said Anne Weismann, executive director of Campaign for Accountability, a nonprofit watchdog organization. Seeking to change that, Weismann's group is spearheading a data transparency project about Google's interactions in Washington.

The Intercept teamed up with Campaign for Accountability to present two revealing data sets from that forthcoming project: one on the number of White House meetings attended by Google representatives, and the second on the revolving door between Google and the government.

As the interactive charts accompanying this article show, Google representatives attended White House meetings more than once a week, on average, from the beginning of Obama's presidency through October 2015. Nearly 250 people have shuttled from government service to Google employment or vice versa over the course of his administration.

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2 comments:

  1. Joogle's Eric Schmidt now runs a new department IN THE PENTAGON. I see and hear daily how Islamists are taking over America--well, who is letting them in and insisting we bring in even more "refugees" Schumer, Feinstein, Boxer et al-stein.(Christians generally excluded--the real people in danger over there). We've been invaded alright but not solely by Islamists-----Zionism and it's tentacles have invaded every level of our government. Bolsheviks is what they are. Atheistic "Jewish" (80% 0f them are atheists--fact) supremacists. Look up Barbara Lerner Specter on Joo-Tube (yes, Lois Lerners (IRS) sister--boy these thieves get around, don't they). She admits what she has done to Sweden. Giorgio Swartz--aka George Soros is doing the same thing here and Canada. Congress is gone--they report directly to AIPAC and take their marching orders thus. They could stop this tomorrow but they won't. They are all traitors and should be hanged in public. Maybe 3 to 5 members of Congress can be trusted. Out of what, 535?

    Field--this is the Bolshevik Revolution part two--this time it's global. You are witnessing it before your eyes. Stop it? Only one way. Shut down the Federal Reserve and hunt down said owners (Special Forces) and seize their assets and then hang them. Repudiate this absurd debt. We don't owe it and there is no statute of limitations on fraud or murder (or treason). This is a global takeover by these zionists. Cut off the money--(The Fed--all central banks) and their impotent then their pulse ceases. They've sent in these Islamists to disrupt here and there--and who takes over then? Zionists. Give the order sir.

    God Bless you for your work Field. He is on our side. Our Father is proud of you and loves you. I wept when David Rockefeller croaked because it was not my blade that slit his throat. He''s in eternal fire now.

    The Mohawk (Yeah--I'm an American Indian...and?)

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