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News Release
2/24/2015
Posted by MIchael Kapp
SANTA MONICA, CA: Saying the public has a right to know, Consumer Watchdog called upon Senators Mike McGuire and Jim Beall to subpoena Department of Health Care Services data on prescribing patterns of psychotropic medication by doctors to foster youth. Senator McGuire and Senator Beall are holding a joint legislative hearing today on the misuse...
News Release
1/9/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google has cleaned up its social network shutting down some accounts of apparent online predators and eliminating explicit sexual content in apparent response to a complaint from Consumer Watchdog, but the Internet giant’s Google+ still has a privacy design flaw that must be fixed, the public interest group said...
News Story
1/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
But it also thanks Google for taking steps against online predators Fairly or not, people often judge you by the company you keep. And the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog says this can cause huge problems for people with Google+ accounts, who might not be able to control who does or does not associate with their virtual online personae. In...
News Story
1/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
No one noticed a report about rampant child porn and sexual predators on Google+. Not even Google In late November, Google chairman Eric Schmidt described in the Daily Mail Google’s plans to crack down on child pornography on YouTube, the video platform Google owns and operates: “We actively remove child sexual abuse imagery from our...
News Story
12/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google has to police Google+ as online predators and explicit sexual content continue to mar its reputation, urges a tech industry whistleblower based on the findings of his seven-month study of the social network. To bring attention and take immediate action, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court and Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson has...
News Release
12/18/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Google has allowed its social network to become a virtual playground for online predators and explicit sexual content, a seven-month study by a tech industry whistleblower has found, and Consumer Watchdog today called on the Internet giant “to take immediate action to police and clean up your social network, Google+....
Blog Post
2/24/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
Concerned with the way Google was gathering social security numbers from children in connection with its "Doodle 4 Google" contest, I wrote to Reps. Ed Markey, D-MA, and Joe Barton, R-TX, calling for hearings into the incident as well as a look at the Google Wi-Spy scandal. I sent the letter via email around noon today and later this...