Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 22:28 UTC, submitted by bowkota
In the News "The last time we looked at Silicon Valley's lobbying efforts, Google was the big spender and Apple the piker. That hasn't changed much in the past nine months. In fact, Google increased its political spending in 2012 - a Presidential election year - by nearly 90%, while Apple reduced its by 13%." Anti-SOPA or no, that's a hell of a lot of money. This should be illegal - it's thinly veiled corruption.
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Thanks for the scoop, Rip van Winkle.
by tidux on Tue 19th Feb 2013 01:19 UTC
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The undue influence of money on politics in the US has been a major story for years. I guess it's now gotten to the point that European tech writers are noticing.

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