Did Google Hustle The FTC?
Standing apart from most pundits, Tim Wu -- senior advisor to the Federal Trade Commission from 2011-2012 -- doesn’t think Google got the upper hand in its recent standoff with the FTC.
“Too many reporters fell for the line that Google used some fancy combination of executive charm and lobbying prowess to beat the federal government at its own game,” Wu writes in The New
Republic. Rather, Wu argues that the FTC simply did what was best for consumers by letting Google off the hook.