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News Story
4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The group's complaint to FTC says that Uber tracks former riders who deleted app A consumer group has lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), charging that Uber Technologies tracked consumers who had once used the company's ride-sharing app, but who had deleted it from their phones. In its complaint, Consumer Watchdog...
News Story
4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber’s public relations problems have been piling up over the past few months.  But the ride-hailing firm’s latest controversy may have crossed a line that could create headaches for the company in Washington. A recent report that claims Uber was tracking customers even after users deleted the app is catching the eye of Congress...
News Story
4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog asked the federal agency to check out claims the company tracked driver's iPhones even after the app was deleted. Did Uber break the law by collecting information on user's iPhones to identify them even after they deleted the Uber app? That's what a consumer advocacy group asked the US Federal Trade Commission to find...
News Story
4/27/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
An advocacy group known for challenging the tech industry on privacy called on the Federal Trade Commission Thursday to investigate media reports that Uber could identify specific iPhone devices even after users deleted the ride-hailing app. In a letter submitted Thursday, California-based Consumer...
News Release
4/27/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Uber Technologies had deceptively tracked users of its app after people thought they had deleted it from their iPhone. “The Commission should not be surprised by Uber’s abuses. It is a renegade technology and...
News Story
3/30/2017
Posted by Connor
The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Congressional Review Act, undoing privacy restrictions imposed on Internet service providers during the Obama administration. The Senate passed the CRA last week in a 50-48 vote along party lines. The White House has expressed support for the CRA. "This is one time I believe...
News Story
3/29/2017
Posted by Connor
  Groups on both sides of the braodband privacy debate flooded journalists' inboxes after House Republicans followed the Senate's lead and passed a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval Tuesday, repealing the FCC's broadband privacy rule framework. The President is expected to sign the resolution, which also prohibits...
News Story
3/27/2017
Posted by Connor
Privacy advocates and consumer groups are fighting back against the U.S. Senate's Thursday vote to undo privacy restrictions on Internet service providers. In a 50-48 party line vote, the Senate approved the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res. 34. If the House of Representatives gives it the green light, it then will go to the president to be...
Video
3/22/2017
Posted by Connor
A study conducted by Consumer Watchdog shows Amazon fools its customers by posting misleading discounts.
News Story
3/22/2017
Posted by Connor
One aspect of shopping on Amazon is that the online retail giant appears to offer significant discounts on many of the items it sells. However, a new report alleges that these markdowns not as generous as they appear, and that many of them are effectively nonexistent. In fact, according to the report [PDF] commissioned by Consumer Watchdog,...