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Yes all of these are terrible and even more, his whole govt. [http://hermannview.tumblr.com/post/44493557798/the-corporate-intertwined-obama-administration] has a bunch of corporate influenced/corrupted ppl! This includes in short:
- Copyright Czar Victoria A. Espinel
- Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the USPTO Teresa Stanek Rea
- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
- Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
- Secretary of State John Kerry
- Attorney General Eric Holder
- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vislack
- Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission Jonathan (Jon) Leibowitz
- Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski
- Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division William Baer
- Commissioner Ajit Pai of the FCC
- Chief Agricultural Negotiator Islam A. Siddiqui
- Chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Gary Gensler
- Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs Valarie Jarrett
- Chief of Staff to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden named Bruce Reed
- Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling
- Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) [Dept. of Commerce] Lawrence E. Strickling
- Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance Michael C. Camuñez
- Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice
- National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki
Editor’s Note: This story shows that the current amount of fines are outdated. In thids situation Google was fined for street maps that gathered personal data. If the FCC had fined the full amount for such an offense, “the maximum allowed by law…is $112,500 per violation” and Google committed three violations, “So, the total fine could have been $337,500, or about 15 minutes of profits.” Still thisis not sufficient. Please read the article below.
The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday it is slapping a fine on Google for deliberately impeding an investigation of the collection of sensitive wireless network data as part of the search giant’s Street View mapping project. The amount of the fine: $25,000.
That figure is, of course, barely a rounding error for the company. Google made $2.89 billion last quarter, or $25,000 in profits every 68 seconds.
Nevertheless, the FCC Enforcement Bureau report announcing the fine says the $25,000 level is intended “to deter future misconduct in view of Google’s ability to pay.”
The FCC found that Google Street View cars, which were taking pictures for Google Maps, also collected passwords, email and medical records, among other data, from residents’ WiFi networks. Google has apologized for collecting the data but maintains it was legal.
The report states that the FCC actually ramped up the fine. The base fine for the violations was $12,000.
The report also notes that the commission has elected to increase fines “[t]o ensure that a proposed forfeiture is not treated as simply a cost of doing business.”
In the section discussing the size of the fine, a footnote points to Google’s vast revenue:
[Over $38 billion]
The FCC could have levied a larger fine, but it still wouldn’t have amounted to much for Google. As the report says, the maximum allowed by law for stonewalling the FCC’s investigation as Google did is $112,500 per violation.
The report counts three violations by Google: “failures to identify employees, produce e-mails, and provide compliant declarations.” So, the total fine could have been $337,500, or about 15 minutes of profits.
The report says the FCC decided on $25,000 based on “the totality of the circumstances of this case” and “our precedent in other failure to respond cases.”
An FCC spokeswoman declined to comment on how the fine was calculated or how it would serve as a deterrent.
The company, for its part, disputed the FCC’s findings in a statement: “We disagree with the FCC’s characterization of our cooperation in their investigation and will be filing a response.”
Google will have recouped the fine in less than the time it took you to read this.