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Blog Post
9/7/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Response to our video "Don't Be Evil?" lampooning Google and its CEO Eric Schmidt's attitude toward privacy has been overwhelming since we launched it with a jumbotron digital ad in New York's Times Square last week. Views soared past the quarter million mark on Monday of the three-day holiday weekend. The satirical video shows Schmidt...
Blog Post
9/7/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
There were two major legal developments Friday involving Internet giant Google as the nation focused its attention on the long Labor Day holiday weekend. Both merit recapping, but unfortunately one is less of a victory for consumers than it might first appear. The other development could be a hint of huge problems to come for Google. First, Google...
News Story
9/7/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog has launched a 540-square-foot animated advertisement that mocks Google's privacy practices by depicting Google chief executive Eric Schmidt using an ice cream truck to steal secret information from children. The advocacy group said the video is part of its campaign for the creation of a "do-not-track-me" list and is...
Blog Post
9/6/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The problem with American politics is that there is too much focus on raising money and too little on raising hell. The Labor movement in America suffers from the safe fate. This labor day, let's remember what works for the American middle class and the labor movement that's supposed to represent it. Authentic campaigns that seize on strong public...
News Story
9/2/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog has launched a rather unique effort in its bid to highlight its concerns over Google's privacy policies and to push Congress to allow consumers to opt out of having their Web activities tracked by online firms. Consumer Watchdog has launched a 540-square-foot animated ad, which is running twice an hour in New York's Times Square...
Blog Post
9/2/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Right now, running twice an hour in Times Square, there's a 540 sq. ft. animation of Google CEO Eric Schmidt giving little kids free ice cream and secretly gathering their personal information. It's promoting a one minute, avatar-style animated short titled Don't Be Evil? that can be watched at InsideGoogle.com. Do you want Google or any other...
News Release
9/2/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog’s InsideGoogle.com has taken its online privacy campaign to New York’s Times Square, where it has purchased a 540 sq. ft. Jumbotron digital advertisement promoting an animated video satirizing Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s attitude toward consumer privacy.   “We’re...
News Release
8/31/2010
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Some of the top Democratic recipients of health insurance cash teamed up with Republicans in the California state senate late Monday to block health insurance premium legislation authored by state Assembly Members Dave Jones and Mike Feuer. Overall health insurers have given $800,218 in campaign contributions to California...
Blog Post
8/27/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Despite what the spinmeisters over at Google's Public Policy Blog would have you believe, the Internet giant is facing tough scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice over its planned acquisition of ITA Software. Googler Andrew Silverman explained in a late Friday afternoon blog post that the DOJ has just asked for more information about the...
Blog Post
8/19/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Wouldn't it be great if we could all deduct our federal income and investment taxes from next year's income? And if we could also deduct that stress-reducing trip to a spa in Bora Bora? And if the government would just take our word for it? Fantasy for us, but the health insurance industry think that's what federal health reform ought to allow, on...