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News Story
7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the...
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7/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A young California woman was decapitated in a tragic auto accident.  Photos from the grisly accident scene were wrongfully leaked by California Highway Patrol officers and posted to the Internet.  A search on her name still returns the horrible photographs. This is is a tragic example of people who have been harmed by Google’s...
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7/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The struggle of a family dealing with the extreme pain that can come from seeing gruesome pictures online, pictures they say should not be available for the public consumption. That is why they and other privacy advocates are petitioning the federal government.
News Release
7/15/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The father of a California woman whose family name remains linked in Internet search results to graphic leaked police photos of her fatal car crash, today joined Consumer Watchdog in calling for the “Right To Be Forgotten” to be honored in the United States. “Since the leak my family has been forced to...
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7/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The father of a California woman whose family name remains linked in Internet search results to graphic leaked police photos of her fatal car crash, today joined Consumer Watchdog in calling for the "Right To Be Forgotten" to be honored in the United States. "Since the leak my family has been forced to relive the shock every time...
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7/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Graphic CHP photos of a car crash victim were accidentally leaked onto the internet. Now every time the family name is googled, that horrific image comes up. So the parents of the victim have teamed up with Consumer Watchdog to establish a 'right to be forgotten rule' here in the U.S.
News Story
7/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google’s refusal to honor U.S. citizens’ requests to remove content they’d rather have hidden is “unfair and deceptive” since the company professes to be concerned about privacy, an advocacy organization charged in a formal complaint filed July 7 with the Federal Trade Commission. According to Consumer Watchdog, the...
News Story
7/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
After Europe, it might be America’s turn to enjoy the ‘right to be forgotten‘. A consumer advocacy group in the US is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate why Google hasn’t extended this option to users in the country. Consumer Watchdog’s privacy project director John Simpson wrote to the FTC...
News Story
7/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
U.S. consumer rights organization, Consumer Watchdog, has lodged a complaint with the FTC that Google is being “unfair and deceptive” by not extending the sorts of individual privacy rights it now offers Europeans — under Europe’s May 2014 ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling — to its U.S....
News Story
7/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
CONSUMER WATCHDOG BITES AT GOOGLE A United States consumer rights organization, Consumer Watchdog, has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission that tech titan Google is being “unfair and deceptive” with their privacy policies. This is taking into account the fact that Google did not migrate the same individual protection...