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Consumer Watchdog Seeks Congressional Hearing Over Google's Alleged Wi-Spying And Intelligence Ties
(RTTNews) - Consumer Watchdog asked the Energy and Commerce Committee to conduct hearings into possible privacy violations by Google (GOOG: News ), citing new information about Google's classified government contracts and the Internet giant's admitted Wi-Spying activity.
It has also been widely reported that Google has been working in "partnership" with the National Security Agency, the very same government body that illegally intercepted the private communications of millions of Americans during the Bush administration.
In a letter to Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Ranking Member Joe Barton, Consumer Watchdog's John Simpson, said "Based on today's Washington Post, it appears that Google holds classified U.S. government contracts to supply search and geospatial information to the U.S. government."
In addition, White House records show that Google executives have been holding meetings with U.S. national security officials for undisclosed reasons, the letter said.