Consumer Watchdog says the price fixing is not just about the profit. Oil refiners are trying to drive up prices in part to scare drivers and lawmakers about passing these environmentally friendly laws like cap and trade.
KPIX CBS TV-5 San Francisco - Consumer Watchdog Says Artificial Inflation of Gas Prices by Oil Refiners
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over prices at their...
The Federal Communications Commission's new Internet rules require that the broadband internet access providers — like Comcast, Time Warner, and AT&T — must protect the privacy of consumers' personal information as they use the networks. But as our latest Bite Back video explains the practices by Internet companies...
Nine privacy advocates walked out of a Commerce Department meeting in protest, believing that tech industry lobbyists are hijacking the discussion over codes of conduct regarding the future use of facial recognition technology. Alexey Yaroshevsky has more on the controversy.
Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to enact rules that would require Internet companies known as “edge providers”, such as Google and Facebook, to honor Do Not Track requests sent from a consumer’s web browser.
KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles - Consumer Watchdog: Oil Companies Keep CA Gas Prices High By Sending Gas Offshore To Keep Supply Low
A California consumer group has accused oil companies of driving up prices in the state by sending millions of gallons of gasoline offshore. Even though crude oil prices are at about $65 dollars a barrel, gas prices in California are close to $4 a gallon. Californians pay more than the rest of the country for gasoline. According to Consumer...
KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles: Conflict of Interest By Head of CA Housing Finance Agency Evicting His Tenants
Randy Paige investigates the conflict of interest by Matthew Jacobs, the head of the California Housing Finance Agency evicting the tenants of his new building to put up condos.
Consumer Watchdog's John M. Simpson, a Google shareholder, raised the questions about the privacy and safety issues involving Google's driverless cars during the question-and-answer portion of Google's annual shareholders' meeting.
Some are wondering why gas prices are up at a time when crude oil prices remain low. "The last time gas prices were over $4.00 in California, crude oil prices were over $100 a barrel. Today, crude oil prices are about $60 a barrel," said Jamie Court, president of the non-profit Consumer Watchdog.
"California’s oil refiners are the only industry in America that make a fortune when their factories go down,” said Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog. “Oil company CEOs are boasting to investors on conference calls about huge West Coast profits from their refinery outages while refusing to appear before state...