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News Release
10/22/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog welcomed three new steps Google said it is implementing to protect consumers’ privacy in response to the Wi-Spying scandal, but challenged the Internet giant to prove the measures are more than a public relations ploy. The public interest group said it is difficult to take the Internet giant’s...
Blog Post
10/21/2010
Posted by John M. Simpson
Google Inc. has dodged $3.1 billion in taxes in the last three years, reports Jesse Drucker of Bloomberg, giving new meaning to CEO Eric Schmidt's recent comment to analysts: "We love cash." The question now is how much longer Google can continue to draw on its positive image as the "Don't-Be-Evil" company. Most...
Video
9/29/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
We aired this video on a 520 sq. ft. Superscreen in Times Square when Google refused to debate us about our basic privacy rights. We timed the launch of the ad so that it coincided with New York's AdWeek 2010, where Google was getting a lot of publicity as the largest advertising company in the world.
Video
9/2/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Do you want Google or any other online company looking over your shoulder and tracking your every move online just so it can increase its profits? Consumers have a right to privacy. They should control how their information is gathered and what it is used for. This avatar-style animation video was created to draw attention to Google CEO Eric...
Video
7/21/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog's Carmen Balber speaks about Google's WiSpy practices and it's threat to all American's security.
Video
7/16/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The controversy surrounding Google's street view car's practice of collecting personal data off open broadband wireless networks just got more controversial. Turns out they may have collected the personal data off several legislators who are on key committees related to both national security as well as regulatory bodies that are in charge...
Video
7/16/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog's John Simpson joins the local news team to discuss the Google Street View scandal.
Video
7/9/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Google WiSpy Practices Could Have Collected Data About National Security