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5/22/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
It looks as though Google is muscling into a position where it can gather even more information about us as we increasingly connect “smart” devices to the Internet, creating the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) As first reported by The Information, the Internet giant is  developing a “light” version of its Android...
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5/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
In April, a group of consumer advocate groups including The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Children Now, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Watchdog, and Public Citizen called on the Federal...
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5/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google came under fire Tuesday after a string of children's advocacy groups filed an update to their Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging the YouTube Kids App contains content that "would be extremely disturbing" and "potentially harmful" for young children. The news comes after the coalition of opponents filed...
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5/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
YouTube Kids, YouTube’s initial entry into making its video-sharing service more accessible to parents and their children, has come under fire yet again. Two consumer groups, the Center for Digital Democracy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, are alleging that the app includes a number of videos that are inappropriate for...
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5/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The riskiest thing about self-driving vehicles may turn out to be the human drivers of other vehicles. Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars undergoing tests on California roads since September, when the state began issuing permits to auto companies, have been involved in crashes. But the cars, three owned by Google and one by Delphi, were in...
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5/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The company has not yet applied for the permit the cars will need, however Google says its fully autonomous pod-shaped cars are ready to roll but the company has not yet applied for the permit it will need to hit the road in California. Google has been testing Lexus SUVs retrofitted with its self-driving software and hardware for quite some time...
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5/14/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Media pressure this week led Google to reveal that its self-driving cars, which are being tested on select city streets in California, have been involved in 11 accidents. All were minor accidents that occurred over the past six years, according to Chris Urmson, director of the self-driving car program. The disclosure followed an Associated Press...
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5/13/2015
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.
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5/13/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Companies racing to develop self-driving cars for American roads have hit their first potholes. Google acknowledged Monday its self-driving vehicles have been involved in four car accidents since September and 11 overall during six years of testing. Global automotive supplier Delphi said its autonomous cars have been involved in one minor accident...
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5/13/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
As companies from Google to Tesla Motors race to develop self-driving cars, the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog has a helpful suggestion: Don’t leave out the steering wheel. Or the brake pedal. The consumer advocacy group on Tuesday called for regulations requiring all autonomous cars to have those basic components so their drivers (or...