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News Story
9/6/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will commence evaluation of the mobile broadband speed to help customers know if they are getting value for money. A public meeting will be held Sept.21 in Washington D.C. to seek participation by other parties including researchers, PC World reported. At the meeting, the FCC will hold discussion on...
News Release
9/5/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC -– The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to launch a program to measure mobile broadband service performance in the United States falls short of providing adequate protection, Consumer Watchdog said today. Cell phone carriers must be required to disclose data speeds in their advertisements if consumers are to...
News Story
9/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The agency says major carriers and CTIA have already agreed to cooperate with the initiative The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to measure mobile data speeds in a joint project with major carriers and other participants. On Sept. 21, the FCC will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C., where it will seek participation...
News Story
9/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communications Commission today announced plans to measure mobile broadband service performance in an attempt to provide consumers with information regarding wireless data speeds. A meeting is scheduled to be held on Sept. 21 to discuss the new program. Wireless industry trade association CTIA and wireless carriers have already made...
News Story
8/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization is up in arms over a recent settlement between Google and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the search giant's privacy practices. The organization has filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking for allowance to oppose the settlement because it has been deemed too lenient a...
News Story
8/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The search giant has posted a job notice for a data privacy engineer for its privacy "red team." Less than two weeks after agreeing to pay a $22.5 million fine for violating the privacy of the users of Apple's Safari web browser, Google is beefing up its privacy team to make sure that past mistakes aren't repeated. The search...
News Story
8/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
After a series of recent privacy gaffes, Google (GOOG) is soliciting software experts to apply for a special team of "back-end ninjas" who are focused on spotting and resolving user privacy issues in the company's products. Google won't say if its "Privacy Red Team" is new, but several outside observers said they hadn...
News Release
5/4/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Federal Trade Commission appears ready to fine Google millions of dollars for hacking around privacy settings on iPhones and iPads.  Consumer Watchdog filed a complaint in February with the FTC after Stanford Researcher Jonathan Mayer revealed what the Internet giant was doing. Sara Forden of Bloomberg News...
News Story
4/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO - What's Silicon Valley's latest export? Try corporate misbehavior. In the past two weeks, Google has been spanked for obstructing federal regulators, Apple was slapped with a Justice Department suit for conspiring to drive up e-book prices, and seven tech companies were told they'll go on trial for allegedly...
News Story
4/16/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google cofounder Sergey Brin spoke out about his biggest concerns regarding the freedom and openness of the Internet during a recent interview. He named government censorship, overreach from entertainment companies anxious to eradicate piracy, and walled-off platforms as some of the Net's biggest problems of the day. The concept of the...