Google tries its hand at influence in Washington
Posted in: Government & Policy at 27/05/2010 15:41
When someone as influential as Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV requests your presence at a hearing, Washington insiders know it's more of a summons than an invitation.
So for two hours on the morning of April 29, Microsoft, Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission, and experts from academia, think tanks and privacy groups dutifully came to answer questions about children's online privacy.
But another invitee, Google, the biggest online company of all, was a no-show.