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News Story
6/3/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
With Google squarely in their sights, Microsoft and advocate group Consumer Watchdog have joined the chorus of voices calling on the government to take measures to prevent a search monopoly — or to deal with the one that already exists. The concerns set forth by Microsoft, Consumer Watchdog, and other observers [1] go beyond whether...
News Story
6/3/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog continues to push its case that Google Inc.'s behavior necessitates antitrust scrutiny, releasing a report Wednesday that alleges that the company is abusing its dominance in online search to direct users to its own services. The study, which will be sent to U.S. and European antitrust regulators, cites online traffic data that...
News Story
6/2/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
YouTube on Google = IE on Windows?   Public advocate and longtime Google critic Consumer Watchdog has issued a report [1] alleging that the web giant may have used its search monopoly to illegally drive traffic to its own services. Citing three years of web data from research outfit Hitwise, the report claims that Google significantly...
Blog Post
1/21/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog just finished a big report about all the ways Wall Street is spending money into Congress to neuter financial reform. After all, it was the financial industry that greased the wheels of deregulation in Congress in the decade leading up to the economic meltdown. Now the big banks and Wall Street are sending legions of lobbyists to...
News Release
9/9/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Washington, D.C. -- President Obama should not make innocent Americans injured by cost-cutting hospitals and negligent doctors a political sacrifice in his quest for health care reform, said Consumer Watchdog in advance of the President’s health care speech tonight.     State malpractice damage caps and other limits on liability...
Blog Post
5/9/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog has protested strings-attached grants from Big Oil to universities, including clauses that allow corporate control of patents and secret offices on campus. Oil companies took lessons from the agricultural industry's history at land-grant colleges, but the real corporate pioneers of this tactic were drug companies. Here, from the...
Feature
3/29/2007
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Feature
3/28/2007
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Feature
3/27/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog