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CNET: Brian Solis Weighs in on Congressional Scrutiny of Tech Giants

by Richard Nieva, CNET (excerpt)

In this recent CNET article on congressional scrutiny into Facebook and other tech giants, Brian Solis weighs in on the coming reckoning for Google. Solis tells CNET, “It’s overdue. Google knows more about you than Facebook ever will.”

From the article:

For the Senate hearing, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley also invited Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify. Neither ended up attending.

All three companies have been in hot water with Congress not only over privacy debacles, but over their role in the 2016 US presidential election. Russian trolls abused their platforms to try to meddle in the election and sow discord among Americans.

But on all accounts, Facebook has taken the brunt of the blame. Not anymore.

“It’s overdue,” said Brian Solis, an analyst at Altimeter Group, a research firm. “Google knows more about you than Facebook ever will.”

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