Our old friend Google has caused no end of controversy in the past week, wasting people’s time with Pac-Man nonsense and then playing around with its web analytics tool. The team separates the hype from the hypocrisy, and still finds time to praise the new BBC iPlayer beta. Plus, we rail against authority: is the OFT right to take a swipe at behavioural advertising? Should we mourn Becta’s passing? And are the Liberals and Conservatives being two-faced by letting the Digital Bill survive? And finally, Jon Bray attempts to persuade a reluctant audience that the Cowon J3 MP3 player is worthy of being Hot Hardware of the Week.