Is Google Cruising Towards a Legal Meltdown?

Remember when the big financial companies were masters of the universe, making money hand-over-fist, and widely respected for their “innovation”? And then it all came crashing down in a financial crisis that exposed the fact that their profits were built on illegal or near-illegal shady dealings that were unsustainable — and when those subprime antics were removed undermined their whole business structure?Enter Google, whose string of legal scandals could be taking it down a similar road.This is company who’s former CEO, Eric Schmidt, described Google’s approach this way: “There is what I call the creepy line. The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.” The problem is that Google keeps crossing the line, both on the creepy and legal scale.

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