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Blog Post
9/16/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Did you ever find yourself a little overbooked, wondering how  you can be at two or three places at once?  Well, that’s never happened to the oil industry. In 2009, the oil and gas industry had 782 lobbyists working the halls of Congress and the Obama administration, according to a recent analysis by OpenSecrets.org. That...
News Release
9/16/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SANTA MONICA, CA -- The consumer group that recently launched a popular online animated satire of Google’s privacy problems embodied in an ice cream truck said the revelation that a Google engineer tracked children down shows that private information is never safe if it is in Google’s hands. Consumer Watchdog called on Google to...
Blog Post
9/15/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Tea Party is on a roll with its upset Senate primary victory in Delaware. If the rest of us don't start raising hell, the Tea Party will have us living it. Are you mad as hell but don't want to join the Tea Party? Do you still want to get the change you voted for in 2008? That's most Americans, but the right wing is the only wing talking...
News Release
9/14/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today invited Google to participate in a conference, “Google, The Internet And The Future,” that the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group plans to host in Washington this fall as part of its Inside Google project.   The invitation came in a letter to CEO Eric Schmidt and co-...
Blog Post
9/10/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Google has now decided to run ads from Consumer Watchdog critical of the Internet giant's privacy practices and aimed to promote a satirical animated video of CEO Eric Schmidt. We bought three ads, linked to search terms like "Google CEO Eric Schmidt" and "CEO Eric Schmidt Privacy." Google disapproved them giving as a reason,...
News Story
9/10/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
After initially rejecting three AdWords ads submitted by a major critic of its policies, Google has now approved the ads following a complaint by the advertiser. Last week Consumer Watchdog--an intense and sometimes disingenuous Google critic--submitted three text ads to Google designed to promote the over-the-top video it created of Google CEO...
News Release
9/9/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SANTA MONICA, CA -- New comments by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in Berlin show the top executive of the Internet giant fails “to recognize that the direction Google is currently heading is inexorably at odds with the notion of personal privacy,” Consumer Watchdog said today.  Schmidt said, among other things, “We can suggest...
News Story
9/8/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
An anti-Google video is running on a billboard in Times Square, criticizing the search company on privacy issues. The 15-second cartoon depicts Chief Executive Eric Schmidt as an ice cream peddler with the text, "He's collecting your personal information." The nonprofit Consumer Watchdog, based in Santa Monica, Calif., is running the $25...
News Story
9/8/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Four months ago, amidst a backlash from government regulators and privacy advocates, Google stopped collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars. But that doesn't mean Google has stopped collecting wireless data altogether, and neither have other companies such as Apple. Instead of sending out cars to sniff out wireless networks, Google is now...
News Story
9/8/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
It's been a Google love fest these past few weeks in the tech world. Whether it’s buzz about their new TV service launching this fall in the U.S., Gmail's Priority Inbox rolling out in Canada last week, or the company's new computer phone service that lets you call mobiles and land lines for free, Google continues to roll out noteworthy and...