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News Story
1/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
They accuse Obama of loading panel with industry executives Politics, they say, makes for strange bedfellows. It's something we should probably get used to over the next four years. Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group, wants President-elect Donald Trump to reverse an Obama administration appointment, firing General Motors CEO Mary...
News Release
1/12/2017
Posted by Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Advocates today called on President-elect Donald J. Trump to make General Motors CEO Mary Barra his first firing and remove her as co-chairman of the newly created Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT). In a letter to Trump, Jamie Court, president of Consumer...
News Story
1/12/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
President-elect Donald Trump should fire the General Motors Chairman and CEO from her position as co-chair of the newly formed Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation, a California-based watchdog group demands. In a letter addressed to Trump, Consumer Watchdog — a nonprofit organization “...
News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A recent policy change made by search giant Google in June has now resulted it in being branded as a ‘serial privacy violator’. Consumer Watchdog and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse according to The Washington Post have now filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stating that Google had made changes in its...
News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google’s privacy policy is under the microscope. Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse filed a complaint Thursday regarding the alterations Google made to its privacy policy in June. The complaint, which was made public Monday, requested that the Federal Trade Commission review the matter. The privacy groups said the changes...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
They are urging the FTC to claw back profits, saying fines are meaningless to Google Consumer groups have filed a formal challenge to Google's change in privacy policy, implemented back in June. In a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), several organizations charge that the changes allow Google more ground to assemble...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Last week, consumer advocacy groups “Privacy Rights Clearinghouse” and “Consumer Watchdog” have filed a new complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google, claiming that the tech giant has once again violated user privacy terms when it changed its privacy policy back in June. Assuming that the FTC...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The US groups Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google, claiming the company acted in an unfair and deceptive way when it changed its privacy policy earlier this year.  The consumer groups claim Google misled users about how it would change its practices and...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Federal Trade Commission to look into allegations by consumer rights group Charges that privacy policy change made "in a highly deceptive manner" Google: "We tested it on users around the world and nobody complained... And anyway it's not sharp practice, its "evolution" Just as the Christmas and New Year Internet...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearing House last week asked the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate and punish Google for its privacy policy revision in June. December 20, 2016 —Two privacy groups have asked US regulators to investigate and punish Google over what they describe as an unfair and deceptive revision to the...