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News Story
7/8/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
A leading California consumer group has formally asked White House counsel to rule on the ethics of what it calls the Obama Administration's "inappropriate" outreach -- including State Dinner invites -- to head honchos of Google, a firm reportedly under criminal investigation by the Justice Department. Jaime Court -- who heads...
News Story
7/5/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Google faces wiretap charges in class-action suit Perhaps you’ve seen them trundling past your house — those ruby-red Google Street View compact cars, with a tripod camera mounted on the roof. They have cruised through almost every major town in the developed world, photographing each house and posting the pictures on Google Maps...
News Story
6/28/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
They're technology celebrities who are responsible for one of America's hottest products (the iPad 2), its most transformative cultural trend (Facebook) and one of the coolest additions to the national vocabulary (Googling). No wonder Silicon Valley leaders such as Apple's Steve Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google'...
Video
6/27/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Google has admitted it is being investigated by the FTC for gaming its search results to favor Google assets over competitors'. But while the investigation ensues, Google execs continue to enjoy access inside the President's inner circle. Consumer Watchdog has now called for this to change while such criminal investigations are ongoing.
News Release
6/24/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC -- Consumer Watchdog has asked the White House Counsel to rule that President Obama and other members of the Administration must distance themselves from Google while the company is the target of serious federal investigations, including a criminal probe into allegations the search giant profited from selling online ads to illegal...
News Story
6/24/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- A consumer group says the White House must distance itself from Google while the company is the subject of a federal antitrust investigation. Consumer Watchdog, in a letter delivered Friday, asked White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, responsible for overseeing ethics policy, "to rule that the president and...
News Story
6/24/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Frequent Google critic Consumer Watchdog wrote to the White House Counsel on Friday arguing that President Obama and other administration officials must distance themselves from Google during pending federal investigations of the search giant. "It’s unheard of for the President to publicly embrace a corporate executive whose company...
News Story
6/24/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Google confirmed Friday that the Federal Trade Commission has launched an antitrust investigation of the company, but posted an elaborate defense of its business practices. "Yesterday, we received formal notification from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it has begun a review of our business," Google said in a blog post....
News Release
6/23/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber
Washington, DC – A health reform regulation issued by the Obama administration late Wednesday bends toward industry demands and undermines rights granted to patients under federal health reform allowing them to appeal wrongful denials of care by health plans. Consumer Watchdog called on the administration to reverse changes in the rule and...
Blog Post
4/21/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
The email warnings are flying in West Los Angeles about how the president's motorcade will once again gridlock afternoon rush hour. The cause: two mistimed, ill-placed Hollywood fundraisers on opposite sides of the traffic jam known as West LA. There's probably no major city as pro-Obama as Los Angeles, or state so solidly in his camp as...