“The congressional lobbying disclosure reports for the second quarter of 2012 are out, and once again Google has outspent Apple nearly 10 to one,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“This was my first exposure to the forms public companies are required to file under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, and I found them fascinating,” P.E.D. reports. “For example, you can see, line by line, which bills Apple is concerned about.”

P.E.D. reports, “The list is long, and it ranges from the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011 to ‘issues related to the transportation of batteries.’ Given the latest kerfuffle about Apple’s temporary withdrawal from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool program a couple weeks ago, I was interested to see ‘EPEAT’ on the list.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “HTML5 Gordon” for the heads up.]

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