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The largely peaceful revolution in Cairo and Americans’ celebration of it raises the question:

What would it take to mount a peaceful revolution in America against the Wall Street and corporate powerhouses that have turned the government against the best interests of our people?

Consumer Watchdog Welcomes New Senate Privacy Panel, Calls For Wi-Spy and Do Not Track Hearings

WASHINGTON, DC — Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the creation of a new Senate subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, to be chaired by Sen. Al Franken, D-MN, and urged the panel to hold hearings on the Google Wi-Spy scandal. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group also said the new committee should consider Do Not Track Me legislation.

Internet 'Do Not Track' Bill Introduced In Congress

Proposed legislation is designed to protect Web users' privacy, prevent advertisers from monitoring online usage.

An Internet version of the popular "Do Not Call" telephone legislation took a step toward reality on Friday, when a California Democrat introduced legislation in Congress designed to let consumers block unwanted tracking of their information online.

Peninsula Rep. Sponsors 'Do Not Track' Online Privacy Bill

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SAN MATEO, CA (KCBS) — A “Do Not Track” bill was introduced in Congress Friday and consumer and privacy advocates are applauding the move.

The bill would give consumers the ability to choose whether or not to allow companies to monitor their behavior online.

Online 'Do Not Track' Bill Introduced in House

A California congresswoman on Friday introduced a package of bills that includes an online "do not track" requirement for companies that collect personal information.

Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat, introduced the Do Not Track Me Online Act of 2011, which would give the Federal Trade Commission 18 months to come up with standards for companies to follow when it comes to online tracking.

Speier Unveils 'Do-Not-Track' Online Privacy Bill

Just a day after Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., rolled out his latest online privacy legislation, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., unveiled a package of bills Friday that includes a "do-not-track" requirement giving consumers the option to opt-out of being tracked while browsing online.

One bill features the "do-not-track" option while a second bill would "give consumers control of their own financial information."

Google Blamed for Mortgage Fraud

Google has a policy of prohibiting deceptive advertising, such as those placed by mortgage fraudsters, however one group says the giant search engine company doesn't typically ban misleading ads from a questionable advertiser until after a company is sued by federal regulators. The nonprofit is calling for the company whose name has become a verb to be more proactive.