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Originally shared by WebRankInfo - 1 comment. If I add you to one of my circles, it's MY circle. It means that I follow you, not that you follow me. After two days spent in the company of one of the biggest Google bashers on the planet, there's a sense that the Google-specific attacks may be getting old.
That didn't dissuade anyone at Consumer Watchdog's conference from taking swipes at Google, yet Court and his cohorts are starting to acknowledge that Google is just a rather large example of Internet-industry practices that grate on the group in general. And he acknowledges that any successful regulatory pursuit of Google wouldn't necessarily prevent another company from simply taking over where Google left off, applying many of the same Internet advertising principles that raise his ire.
Still, Consumer Watchdog is a co-counsel in the pending legislation over Google's Street View Wi-Fi debacle , easily the biggest privacy-related mistake or transgression the company has ever made. Court supplements his budget in part by earning so-called "cy pres" awards , essentially the leftover spoils from lawsuits in which the original class of plaintiffs can't be easily compensated, and he could be in for a big payday once that legislation is eventually satisfied. At the moment the anti-Google business isn't a particularly lucrative one: Consumer Watchdog's conference at the National Press Club was attended by fewer than 50 people and featured barely warmed-over croissant sandwiches for lunch.
Google hosted a conference for several hundred business types in April that featured a five-minute tutorial on how to operate the fancy chairs allocated to attendees, sealing the pitch with free Nexus One phones for all in attendance.
But it certainly does attract attention, enough attention for Court to divert a fair amount of his energy away from Consumer Watchdog's main causes toward Google. In Court's book, "The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell," he wrote "the public can win if its opinion is focused like a beam, and if the right person with a platform holds up a lens at the right time to magnify the force of the public's light.
Court thinks that public distrust of Google is growing, and he wants to be that person holding that lens. Google scoffs at the notion that widespread numbers of people are angry about its methods, but clearly there are some. What Court doesn't mention in the book is that lenses can also be used to turn a very small amount of light into a raging fire. This appears to be his strategy with Google, taking nearly any tidbit that emerges about Google and turning it into an opportunity to bash the company.
Court used Google's decision to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Sesame Street" with a Google Doodle of Big Bird to launch a trademark attack, calling the doodle " the Trojan Muppet " in suggesting Google was trying to lure children. It's rhetoric like that that makes it hard for the tech industry to take Consumer Watchdog seriously. For all the rhetoric, however, Court's basic message is simple: Google is the most powerful company on the Internet and needs to be watched extremely closely.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Don't show this again. Culture An inside look at Google's loudest critic Consumer Watchdog is not the biggest organization that regularly attacks Google, but it's perhaps the least afraid to be over-the-top in urging scrutiny.
Consumer Watchdog's John Simpson, Carmen Balber, and Jamie Court left to right make last-minute arrangements for their Wednesday privacy conference, dominated by criticism of Google.