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News Story
9/8/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
It's been a Google love fest these past few weeks in the tech world. Whether it’s buzz about their new TV service launching this fall in the U.S., Gmail's Priority Inbox rolling out in Canada last week, or the company's new computer phone service that lets you call mobiles and land lines for free, Google continues to roll out noteworthy and...
Blog Post
9/8/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Janet Adamy in the Wall Street Journal reports (subscription necessary) that health insurers across the country are using the health reform law as an excuse to justify their latest round of rate hikes for individual insurance policies. Aetna, one of the nation's largest health insurers, said the extra benefits forced it to seek rate increases...
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...
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...
Blog Post
9/2/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Corporations are shoving all of the increased cost of worker healthcare, and more, onto their employees, says a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. We already knew that companies are sitting on loads of cash while refusing to hire back laid-off workers, so this is just salt on the wound. At the same time, corporations are lobbying like...
News Story
9/2/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog, a consumer group, has long been critical of Google and some of the comments that Eric Schmidt, the company’s chief executive, has made about privacy online. On Thursday the group took its objections to a new level with a 540 foot square video advertisement in New York’s Times Square that shows Mr. Schmidt as an...
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...