Consumer Group Wants FTC Probe Of Google Gov't Services

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A nonprofit consumer advocacy group on Thursday urged the Federal Trade Commission to launch a probe into Google Inc.'s allegedly unfair and deceptive marketing of its cloud computing services to government entities.

Consumer Watchdog alleges in a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz that the search engine giant has been falsely marketing its Google Apps for Government service as compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act, a practice that the group claims may additionally violate Google's recent settlement with the FTC over the launch of...
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