The Alyona Show: Google v. Europe
It looks like more trouble is coming to Google. Germany has launched an investigation into the world's largest search engine because of private data that was collected on wi-fi networks while gathering information for Google's Street View. Now, Spain, France, Italy, and the Czech Republic are also launching investigations for violations of privacy laws.
Then, the oil spill hearing on Capitol Hill was a giant finger pointing session between the executives of BP, Halliburton and Transocean. At the end of the day, we have to wonder how much of the costs they'll really cover compared with what taxpayers will pay and how many businesses will be lost and how much wildlife will be damaged. Some people have come up with the idea to seize BP's assets. Alyona discusses the idea with Sarah Sloan from the ANSWER Coalition.
Later, in a perfect world, disparities between racial groups wouldn't exist. However, a new study from Brandeis University proves that when it comes to wealth, things are only getting worse. In fact, the wealth gap between blacks and whites has more than quadrupled over the course of a generation from $20,000 to $95,000. Alyona and Christopher Chambers discuss.
Finally, there's a new television advertisement that's causing a stir in the UK even before it has aired. Marie Stopes International is a charity that among other things, offers abortion services at its UK clinics. So they're going to put that information out there in a tv ad. Anti-abortion critics are going wild, saying that they are selling abortion like a product, as if its no different from car companies or detergent manufacturers. Alyona and Jenny Churchill discuss.