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Blog Post
4/14/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
Around 50 representatives of various Internet stakeholders squared off for three days in Washington DC this past week as the W3C (World Web Consortium) Tracking Protection Working Group tried to set a standard for what Do Not Track means. Progress was made, but a huge gulf still exists between the online industry's proposals and those from...
News Release
6/29/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC -- Consumer Watchdog has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that a virtual currency system called “Facebook Credits” used to play games on Facebook’s social network violates antitrust law.   The virtual goods market is expected to produce revenue of $2.1 billion in 2011, up from $...
Blog Post
6/23/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
Since April when Bloomberg News reported that the Federal Trade Commission was contemplating a full-blown antitrust investigation of Google, people who follow the Internet giant have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. It did on Thursday with the report in the Wall Street Journal that the five-member Commission is about to serve Google...