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News Release
3/31/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog praised today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission to start making rules that would protect the privacy of broadband customers. “Internet Service Providers have unique access to their users’ data,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project Director...
News Story
11/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has denied a petition that would force websites to honor Do Not Track requests by consumers. The petition was filed by the Consumer Watchdog, an organization designed to advocate for consumer interests. In the FCC’s order, it stated, “The Commission has been unequivocal in declaring that it...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The agency said it has no authority over Google, Facebook, and other websites and apps The Federal Communications Commission has advised privacy seekers to look elsewhere in their quest for someone to enforce "Do Not Track" rules against Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other web giants. Consumer Watchdog, a California advocacy group, had...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
US regulator rejects calls for it to force web giants to respect Do Not Track requests from consumers. Google, Facebook, and other internet companies can continue to disregard Do Not Track requests from consumers, without intervention from the US Federal Communications Commission. The US regulator has dismissed a petition from rights group...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
On Friday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition – related to the ‘Do Not Track’ feature - filed by California-based consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog. The group had requested the agency to order bigwig Internet firms to honor ‘Do Not Track’ signals from the customers’...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The government says it won’t regulate sites like Google and Facebook. Will ad and tracking blockers do the job instead? The Federal Communications Commission is steering clear of requests to make Do Not Track support mandatory on sites such as Google and Facebook. Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog had petitioned the FCC to step in with a...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
"Do Not Track" is in big trouble after a new U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling against it. On Nov. 6, the FCC issued a ruling stating that major Web services, including Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix and LinkedIn, do not have to honor Do Not Track requests. The first time I heard about Do Not Track (DNT)...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
FCC rules that companies can ignore 'do not track' requests. What does this mean for you? Third-party web tracking is still legal, a new ruling has found. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has dismissed a petition by Consumer Watchdog that would forbid Internet companies from tracking consumers. According to the FCC, the...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communication Commission's decision not to require Websites to honor "do not track" browser settings has not deterred Consumer Watchdog's plans to get some sort of federal protection against Web user tracking. The FCC announced its decision on Nov 6, saying that even though its reclassification of the Internet allowed...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Websites won't have to adhere to "Do Not Track" requests after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition, filed in June by Consumer Watchdog, asked the FCC to require “edge providers” like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and LinkedIn to honor them. “Do Not Track” is...