Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Did Google's -- data from private Wi-Fi accounts.
This week the FCC slap them with a 25000.
Dollar fine for deliberately impeding a federal investigation.
Scott Cleveland also search and destroy why you can't trust Google.
All right Scott did Google know that there -- street view why -- trucks the one that we're going around neighborhoods mapping areas.
-- actually collecting personal information emails.
Bank account numbers.
All kinds of passwords.
Yes they did the NF CC investigation.
Pointed out that from the beginning it was written into the design document.
It was in the design document for four years.
Multiple engineers knew at least one senior manager knew so Google knew exactly what they were doing.
They hired one of the best war driving or why five folks in the country to do this.
You know what's interesting Scott I understand they call -- -- god he was so good and now it's clear that they were doing this.
They basically said you know what we weren't doing it and all what we did it it was by accident.
And then I can't recall what that some information and then -- were -- And then finally they issue a statement while we disagree with some of the statements made in the document.
We agree with the FCC's conclusion that we did not break the law.
We hope that we can now put this -- behind us.
So it's content disingenuous for them to say -- we didn't know and then now.
To hear -- that they actually hired someone who had a discussion as to collecting and how they would collect this information yes.
Yes -- in this is that a prime example of Google's culture of deception.
They are very very secret secretive and very very interested in publicity and good PR.
And they like to say if something isn't found to be illegal they like to chime in and say we did nothing illegal and everybody knows that's not necessarily true.
There were only reason the FCC could not find that they wiretapped.
Is because Google protected -- engineer and he pled the Fifth Amendment not to incriminate himself.
And now Google is saying.
That -- were innocent yet.
You know what -- what's interesting is they said initially.
That it was a rogue engineer it was a long guy doing this.
And then all of a sudden when the FCC wants to hear from him.
He pleads the fifth what's the FCC pretty mart says -- the reason they don't continue the investigation but let's back up just for a second here.
Why Google whose motto is do no evil.
-- that said you know we're glad this is over we're gonna put this behind us they issued a redacted FCC report.
Did they opened pandora's box by issuing a redacted report to make themselves look good.
No actually what they tried to do was to spin it in there in their way because they knew under FOIA the Freedom of Information Act that that information was going to come out this week.
So they chose to release it and then put their own spin on it.
The problem is the facts that were black vote showed.
That they knew exactly what they were doing which -- -- exact opposite of all -- a public representations.
Right right there what's interesting is the Fed said OK if you're gonna release the redacted we're gonna release the whole thing but do you think the 25000 dollar fine.
Which apparently Google makes in 62 seconds.
On his appropriate when you've got the FTC the DOJ and now the FCC.
You know basically giving them a pass and saying for all of you where you -- allegedly doing which some people think -- eavesdropping we're gonna find 25000.
I think it shows -- had adequacy of the federal fine structure in this instance.
But I think it's important Buckeyes.
You know Google which -- -- one of the number one brands in the world now has been caught not telling the truth.
And this is very important because what other stories.
Has Google told them that are true and there's probably a lot of them so.
Regulators and law enforcement around the world now know that they can't fully trust what Google represented.
Well we're gonna stay on top of the Scott Cleland thanks so much for being let us thank you.
Filter by section