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June 15, 2006 at 10:30 AM

Super secret Google plans revealed, last year

Ever heard of a reporter named Kathy Gray? You may soon. She’s the one who beat the New York Times to the punch on Google’s super double secret plans for a data center in The Dalles.

Here’s the Times story on Wednesday about Google’s “closely guarded secret.”

Here’s Gray’s story on Google’s acquisition plans, which ran in The Dalles Chronicle on Feb. 16, 2005.

Gray’s story, by the way, is the first one that appeared when I Googled “Google and The Dalles.”

The real story isn’t that Google is building in The Dalles; that’s old news. It’s that small-town public officials were so cowed by the search giant that they agreed to sign confidentiality agreements. Muzzling public officials on sales of public assets seems pretty evilto me.

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