A new web site designed to make Google more transparent and accountable launched today.
Published by Precursor LLC, GoogleMonitor.com is a “crowd-sourcing site that aims to which will keep watch on the Web’s top watcher of everyone.”
“Google is the most powerful company in the world, dominates the Web’s business model for information discovery and monetization, and watches most everything that happens on the Web,” Scott Cleland, president of Precursor LLC and publisher of GoogleMonitor.com said, in a statement.
“Google has a dangerous dearth of transparency and accountability,” Cleland stated.
GoogleMonitor.com is designed to be a watchdog site focused on Google, covering subjects including: competition/antitrust, privacy, security, intellectual property, transparency, neutrality, accountability, ethics, public policy and humor.
Because Google’s dominance is global, the site will feature information from countries around the world.
GoogleMonitor.com features a “Got info?” button where people can contribute information to the site publicly. And if someone is afraid of retribution by Google, they can submit information confidentially.