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3/22/2017
Posted by Connor
As retailers get ready to take on Amazon in Australia, the US organization Consumer Watchdog has accused the online retailer of deliberately inflating the recommended retail price of goods on their site, a practice that the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has moved to stamp out in Australia. In one incident Amazon was selling an...
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3/22/2017
Posted by Connor
Amazin’ Amazon I don’t have to tell you that Amazon is crazy convenient. Forgot to get a bunch of random stuff at the store? Order anything from lip balm to groceries and find it on your doorstep within a couple of days. There are tons of options for basically any category you can think of, whether it’s TVs or mattress covers,...
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3/22/2017
Posted by Connor
A consumer interest group has taken complaints about Amazon’s advertised prices to the California Attorney General, demanding an investigation and saying the company is “ripping consumers off.” The group, Consumer Watchdog, argued that prices sometimes shown as “list” or “was” above the current price --...
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2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
Washington --The Federal Trade Commission will focus on fraud and be judicious in making paperwork requests when it opens an investigation into a company, acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said in a speech on Thursday. Ohlhausen called fighting fraud the "core of the FTC's consumer protection mission." "These cases may not...
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12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A recent policy change made by search giant Google in June has now resulted it in being branded as a ‘serial privacy violator’. Consumer Watchdog and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse according to The Washington Post have now filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stating that Google had made changes in its...
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12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google’s privacy policy is under the microscope. Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse filed a complaint Thursday regarding the alterations Google made to its privacy policy in June. The complaint, which was made public Monday, requested that the Federal Trade Commission review the matter. The privacy groups said the changes...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
They are urging the FTC to claw back profits, saying fines are meaningless to Google Consumer groups have filed a formal challenge to Google's change in privacy policy, implemented back in June. In a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), several organizations charge that the changes allow Google more ground to assemble...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Last week, consumer advocacy groups “Privacy Rights Clearinghouse” and “Consumer Watchdog” have filed a new complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google, claiming that the tech giant has once again violated user privacy terms when it changed its privacy policy back in June. Assuming that the FTC...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The US groups Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google, claiming the company acted in an unfair and deceptive way when it changed its privacy policy earlier this year.  The consumer groups claim Google misled users about how it would change its practices and...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Federal Trade Commission to look into allegations by consumer rights group Charges that privacy policy change made "in a highly deceptive manner" Google: "We tested it on users around the world and nobody complained... And anyway it's not sharp practice, its "evolution" Just as the Christmas and New Year Internet...