Google-DoubleClick Deal Cleared by the FTC

Despite complaints by leading privacy advocates, the long history of privacy concerns related to DoubleClick, explanations as to why privacy must be considered part of the anti-trust concerns, and concerns about possible links between the FTC commissioner and DoubleClick, the…

Google: “Why we’re buying DoubleClick” (sans “privacy”)

Google has posted a lengthy explanation as to why they're buying Double Click. Feel free to read it, but here's my thumbnail analysis: Total word count = 2,279 Number of times "consumer" appears = 8 Number of times "money" or…

Google + DoubleClick = Privacy Enhancing Technologies?

Unfortunately (or fortunately) I'm much too busy right now to comment in detail on Google's acquisition of DoubleClick, especially in light of the bad track record DoubleClick has in terms of user privacy online (Philipp Lensenn has a good archive…