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11/28/2013
Posted by Daniel Palay
Shopping online is usually convenient, easy, and a way to save money. But Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica says if you're shopping online through Google, it might actually be costing you money. Consumer Watchdog did a test comparing prices of several popular items, such as digital cameras, toasters, iPads and electric drills using Google...
News Story
4/24/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Interface changes to the Google Wallet Merchant Center stir privacy violation complaints, but Google insists it's done nothing wrong. Compare the old Google Checkout interface on the right to the new Google Wallet branding on the left. The changes have raised privacy concerns for one watchdog group. (Click to view larger version of the...
Video
12/21/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
If you're reading this article and think no one knows what you are doing because you're alone, think again. "Most people don't really understand the extent to which their web activities are tracked when they go online or on the Internet to different websites," said John Simpson of consumerwatchdog.org. Simpson demonstrated...
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12/18/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Online shoppers looking to save money may want to change their web browser settings to avoid "dynamic pricing," a common practice among web retailers looking to maximize revenue.   Retailers track spending habits through "browser cookies," small files automatically downloaded from websites. Previous behavior could be an...