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News Story
7/13/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
MARK GORDON of Whitestone, Queens, figures that buying six Hyundais over the years classifies him as a loyal customer. “I put 220,000 miles on my last one,” said Mr. Gordon, 58, a manufacturer’s representative for bridal gowns. “They don’t break down.” Yet Mr. Gordon is so disappointed with the fuel...
News Release
4/30/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for a Senate hearing into the Google Wi-Spy scandal and urged that a key figure known in a Federal Communications Commission report as “Engineer Doe” be granted immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony. Newly released un-redacted FCC documents show that many people...
Blog Post
12/3/2010
Posted by Carmen Balber
A House subcommittee held its last hearing of the 111th Congress yesterday to talk about whether legislation creating a “Do Not Track Me” mechanism is needed to protect consumers’ privacy on the internet. Although the audience was packed, just a handful of the committee’s 27 members were on hand to hear the FTC, Dept....
News Story
12/3/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
Google takes issue with news reports this week, including our coverage, in which high-profile antitrust litigator Gary Reback and frequent Google critic Scott Cleland raised questions about the search giant’s business practices. “From a big picture perspective AT&T and Microsoft are working actively every day to try to gin up...
Blog Post
11/29/2010
Posted by Judy Dugan
The biggest political scandal of 2010 is an issue that nearly all Americans agree on, yet there's hardly a peep from the electorate. In large part that's because elected officials, particularly in Congress, want to keep it as far in the shadows as possible. Yet it's such a simple thing: Should the insurance industry, oil companies,...
Issue
10/30/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Big corporations target more than our money. They routinely and quietly rob us of our personal freedoms—including our privacy, security, right to legal recourse, and more. Corporateering, the act of prioritizing commercial gain over individual, social, or cultural gain, is everywhere in our lives. Every day, Consumer Watchdog works to...
Focus Area
10/27/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Follow a Timeline of our Privacy Project Consumer Watchdog believes consumers have a right to control personal information about them and how -- or if – the data is used by corporations. Online, consumers should be able to use the Internet without their every move being tracked so they become targets of advertising or so corporate decisions...
Focus Area
10/27/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The legal system has more than its share of problems. It can be time-consuming, frustrating, expensive, emotionally-draining, and, at times, unreasonable. Still, the judiciaary has been the only remaining branch of government where the average person can reasonably expect to routinely succeed at taking on the rich and powerful. In many cases, big...
News Story
10/27/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google Inc. without punishing the Internet search leader for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks. Consumer Watchdog, a group that has been among the most strident critics of Google's so-called "Wi-Spy"...
News Story
10/27/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Saying they are satisfied with privacy reforms Google announced last week, U.S. regulators have closed their inquiry into Google's collection of data from unsecured private Wi-Fi networks through its Street View cars, a decision that was blasted Wednesday by online privacy advocates. John Simpson, of the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, said...