Liz Gannes

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FTC Staff Said to Formally Recommend Google Lawsuit Over Patents

Yet another story out of Washington about the U.S. Federal Trade Commission staff’s inclination to sue Google for antitrust violations came through today — this time focused on patents. The agency is waiting to make its formal recommendation public until at least after the Nov. 6 presidential election, according to Bloomberg. This is separate from the FTC investigation into Google’s allegedly unfair search rankings, though it has also been reported that the FTC is leaning toward bringing a case about conduct against the company before the end of the year.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik