The EU's antitrust probe of Google (GOOG +0.1%) is set to drag out to 2H12. "We can reach an...

The EU's antitrust probe of Google (GOOG +0.1%) is set to drag out to 2H12. "We can reach an agreement after the summer break. We can envisage this as a possible deadline," says antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia. He had previously been hoping for an earlier resolution. Like the FTC, which ended its probe last month, the EU has been investigating Google's inclusion of links to complementary services within search results, and controls over the exporting of ad campaign data. (privacy probe)

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  • gmmpa
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    There is no one that is an advocate of Freedom more then I. It is true that Google's business model and digital footprint is growing in the world. On the hand who is this group of unelected bureaucrats called the EU that seems to have a claim on what is good for the European population?


    Google and a free Internet is a challenge to their power and they are compelled to beat it back or control it in the name of antitrust or privacy conceived. I am long Google. I like the company as a stockholders and also have concerns of what the digital age means to the privacy and freedom of individuals worldwide. I have a bigger concern when governments get in bed with companies like Google to dictate and control their business model in the name of the people's rights. I am more concerned about the governments than the companies. When they become one I am concerned about individual freedom. Governments create nothing and control everything. Who should we fear most? Who is in the best position to destroy your life? Google or Government?
    23 Feb 2013, 09:43 AM Reply Like
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