Is the Obama administration giving Google special access to a private NASA airstrip? Why hasn’t Google been sufficiently investigated for “spying” on people in over 30 countries?
Those are just a couple of questions the group Consumer Watchdog is asking in a new report calling for a congressional investigation into what it says is a “cozy” relationship between Google and the Obama administration.
In an open letter to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, the group calls for action and outlines suspicious activity between Google and several government agencies, including NASA and the National Security Administration (NSA).
For example, the group says Google has “unique access to Moffett Field near Google’s headquarters, where a fleet of jets and helicopters stands ready to serve Google executives.” While the company does pay for that access, Consumer Watchdog believes the fee may be below market value, and NASA has denied similar airport access to other companies, including a non-profit humanitarian group:
The letter further charges federal agencies have taken “insufficient” action in response to revelations last year that Google Street View cars collected data from open Wi-Fi connections they passed while snapping pictures in “more than 30 countries” (which the group calls the “Wi-Spy” debacle).
Read More: By Jonathan Seidl, The Blaze
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