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News Story
2/16/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
An Apple spokesperson has said the company intends to stop allowing third-parties to gather and store entire address books without their knowledge or permission, but that's hardly something to celebrate, said Consumer Watchdog's John Simpson. "All Apple is saying is that it will start to do what it has been implying all along that...
News Story
2/15/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Two weeks after after EU bodies requested that Google “pause” the rolling out of its privacy policy updates, US not-for-profit organization Consumer Watchdog has written to the US House of Representatives’ Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, calling for CEO Larry Page to explain Google’s “disingenuous...
News Release
2/15/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC -- Consumer Watchdog has asked the House Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee Committee to hold hearings on Google's new privacy and data policy and to call Google CEO Larry Page " to explain his company's disingenuous statements about its supposed commitment to users' privacy." Consumer Watchdog...
Blog Post
2/14/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have cleared Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but are vowing to keep a close eye on the Internet giant's behavior after the deal goes through. What concerns both the European Commission and the U.S. Justice Department is how Google will use Motorola's powerful mobile...
News Release
2/14/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reflecting the millions of Americans concerned about the undue influence wielded by corporations and wealthy special interests in our democracy, 50 organizations have jointly signed and presented a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees requesting hearings to explore...
News Story
2/14/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to watch the video of this news broadcast segment. Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Your social security number is the one thing you're told not to give out to just anybody. But what happens to it when you die? One Valley woman says thieves are targeting the one person who can't fight back, her dead husband. So how could...
News Story
2/13/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
European regulators have given Google the green light to take over Motorola Mobility. The $12.5 billion deal faced strong opposition from open source and consumer rights advocates, but the European Commission announced on Monday that the acquisition could go ahead, without conditions. By buying Motorola Mobility, Google will gain control of...
News Story
2/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
In California, the rule of politics is sometimes “one man, one ballot proposition.” Pretty much by himself, billionaire George Joseph is financing an initiative governing insurance rates. As the chairman and largest stockholder of Mercury General Corporation, an insurance company that does most of its business in California,...
News Story
2/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
EPIC has cracked the whip on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, demanding that it stand up and fight Google over the search giant's latest privacy policy changes. EPIC's lawsuit alleges that Google's changes violate the terms of an agreement it has with the FTC, and that the FTC must fight to enforce that agreement. However, not all...
News Release
2/8/2012
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Read press release regarding the settlement in this case.   Santa Monica, CA –Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania (SHIP) is refusing to honor thousands of long-term care insurance policies it sold to Californians, leaving the elderly and infirm without the care they need, according to a lawsuit filed today by lawyers for...