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News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Privacy advocates indicated Thursday that they expect to have a key role in helping to implement the Obama administration's "privacy bill of rights" released on Thursday. The administration's privacy policy, included in a Commerce Department report, calls on Congress to pass legislation that details how personal data should...
News Story
2/22/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. White House will push for online businesses to adopt new privacy codes of conduct, including consumer rights to control what information websites collect about them and a right to see what data is being collected, officials there said. Members of President Barack Obama's administration will officially announce details about its so...
News Story
2/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this broadcast. President Obama today answered blistering criticism of the 3-week old policy forcing religious employers to pay for employees' birth control. Speaking from the White House, Obama said, "Religious liberty will be protected and a law that requires free preventative care will not...
News Release
1/12/2012
Posted by Judy Dugan
Washington, D.C. -- In conjunction with the National Auto Show in Detroit, Consumer Watchdog has sent a letter to the White House with data showing that in real-world driving the Chevy Cruze ECO got 28% better overall MPG than the highly touted 2011 Hyundai Elantra, even though the two models received the same EPA combined mileage ratings. Such...
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 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...