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Consumer Watchdog's experts and advocates are quoted every day in the printed press, online, and on TV and radio. Below are selections from our appearances in the news.

News Story
10/17/2014
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, KPBS TV San Diego
Props 45, 46 Facing Tough Road Groups opposing California Proposition 45, which provides a mechanism to regulate rate hikes for health insurance, and Prop 46, which seeks to raise the cap on medical malpractice awards established in 1975, have raised millions and are using it on ads. Prop 45 requires health insurance companies to publicly disclose...
News Story
10/17/2014
By Katherine Noyes, TECHNEWSWORLD.COM
The BBC will publish and continually update a list of its published articles that were removed from Google searches under Europe's "right to be forgotten" rule. David Jordan, director of editorial policy and standards for the BBC, announced the move earlier this week at a public meeting hosted by Google. The decision is a reaction to...
News Story
10/17/2014
By Liam Tung, ZDNET.COM
Consumer rights group Consumer Watchdog has asked Google to voluntarily offer Americans the same right Europeans' now have to ask for certain links to be removed from the results of searches about them. Weeks after wrapping up a European tour to discuss concerns over the recent right to be forgotten ruling from the EU's top court, Google...
News Story
10/16/2014
By The Fresno Bee Editorial Board
Powerful forces are opposed to Proposition 45, which would give California's publicly elected insurance commissioner the power to reject excessive health insurance rate hikes. These forces — you know them as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Health Net and United Healthcare — don't want voters to approve Prop. 45 on the Nov. 4...
News Story
10/16/2014
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Almost three decades ago, a small band of consumer activists persuaded California voters to slap tough new rate regulations on auto insurance. Now that same group wants to crack down on health insurance rates. And the insurance industry and its business allies are back with a multimillion-dollar war chest to fight Proposition 45 with an...
News Story
10/16/2014
By Mike Wheatley, SILICON ANGLE
Consumer advocates are pushing for America to become like Europe and introduce a “right to be forgotten” on the Internet. The Consumer Watchdog organization has penned an open letter to Google, asking it to extend the controversial EU ruling to the United States. If it gets its way, it would mean that American citizens could also ask...
News Story
10/15/2014
By George Skelton, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Proposition 45, which would allow California's insurance commissioner to regulate rates for certain medical plans, is a close call for this voter. On the one hand, the commissioner would be touching on — although not exactly duplicating — work already performed by the state entity created to administer Obamacare. That could slow...
News Story
10/15/2014
By Jennifer Baker, THE REGISTER UK
The US should be more like Europe – and introduce the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling – says a top American consumer-defending organisation. In a letter to Google CEO Larry Page and exec chairman Eric Schmidt, Consumer Watchdog asked the search supremos to extend the EU's privacy ruling, dubbed the "...
News Story
10/14/2014
By April Dembosky, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED - NPR
Click here to listen to this radio broadcast. Troy and Alana Pack had spent the day at their neighborhood Halloween party in Danville, a suburb of San Francisco. Ten-year-old Troy went as a baseball player, and 7-year-old Alana was a good witch. In the afternoon, they changed out of their costumes and set out for a walk with their mother....
News Story
10/14/2014
By Staff Writers, KFI 640 AM Los Angeles
  Photo: Jo Kwon A pickup truck packed with poop has been hand-delivered to Blue Shield in El Segundo. The delivery was from a group that supports Proposition 45. If passed, the state insurance commissioner would have to approve insurance rate hikes. Consumer Watchdog’s Cody Rosenfield was deep in the dung and volunteered to shovel...