Google, Amazon, Facebook, and eBay join together lobbying efforts
0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2012, 13:59 posted on
There have been a bunch of reports recently about just how much various corporations like Google and Facebook have been spending on lobbying efforts in Washington, and now it seems like the two giants are joining forces...
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7. StringCheese01 (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)
Exactly my thoughts as soon as I read this..ha! This news makes me happy :)
2. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Good to see Facebook has had a change of heart from their initial internet killing support of policies like SOPA and ACTA. I think Google and the others need to be wary of them though.
3. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
'... Association's mission to "strengthen and protect an open, innovative, and free Internet." '
Free of cost or free of restrictions?
4. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Free of cost... don't be ridiculous, who the hells wants to give you internet for free and magically runs servers with farts and pixie dust? Not even sure how you even thought up free internet, someone somewhere has to get paid for keeping this running.
5. AFnerdTP (unregistered)
do they really need more companies than them?
6. JGuinan007 (Posts: 680; Member since: 19 May 2011)
yes the carriers have alot of money to back them up not to metions the ISPs wich include Comcast and Verison Fios ect. The more companies that join them the more money they have to bribe officials and thats how things get done.
8. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1083; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
It's ad that it even comes down to this....but it's a good thing!
9. marchels14 (unregistered)
maybe fight force against apple.maybe.
11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
How can Google be fighting for free and open when they themselves are an example of a monopoly? They abuse their search engine results and gives preferences to searches they deem worthy of finding. I wonder why I see many Google+ numbers over Facebook likes in search results.
If they're going to lobby for a "free and open internet" then they need to change their standards first.
14. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
without google you would have email, translators, maps, mobile OS, codecs in sh*ts...
and all this you have for free ;)
16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Google hasn't been Google in years. I can get all of those free on other sites to.
17. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
no, you can not in a such quality ;)
without google you have no h.264 for free, such a good translators, searchers, maps on bing or iOS ;)
13. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
I don't know guys but i smell fish... there's some agenda to it.
15. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
some one is trying be good and you immediately have to tell us it smells......are you paid by government, Apple, Microsoft, Sony??