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Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt To Testify Before Senate Committee After Yearlong Campaign By Consumer Watchdog For Congressional Hearings

SANTA MONICA, CA  -- Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee in September the committee said today. The announcement comes after an intensive campaign by Consumer Watchdog to require Schmidt's sworn testimony before Congress that included two widely viewed satirical videos.

Facebook Dev Rules Tweaked After US Antitrust Complaint

Real Beef Over Virtual Goods

Facebook has updated its developer terms of service following an antitrust complaint to the Federal Trade Commission.

The company now lets Facebook-game developers charge a lower price for virtual goods when their game runs on other platforms, such as MySpace, Yahoo!, or another website. Previously, Facebook's terms of service required that the same prices be charged on competing platforms.

Grave Mistakes Costing Consumers Money And Time; Government Lists Living Americans As Dead

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CLEVELAND - It doesn't take much searching to find full social security numbers of people who have died. But a Scripps Howard News Service investigation found some of these dead people are actually alive.

Consumer Watchdog Claims Facebook Changed Policy After FTC Complaint

Consumer Watchdog is claiming victory, at least to some extent, in its push to have the Federal Trade Commission investigate Facebook's virtual money programs.

According to Consumer Watchdog, Facebook changed its terms for game developers to use its virtual money after the advocacy group asked the FTC on June 28 to look into the policies.

But Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said the policy update was "long planned" for July 1.