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News Story
2/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. government has chosen a Google subsidiary to rehabilitate Moffett Federal Airfield in Silicon Valley, a site that has hosted Google executives’ fleet of private jets. Moffett Federal Airfield is a former naval air station that is now home to the NASA Ames Research Center. It includes the historic Hangar One, originally built to...
Blog Post
1/28/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
Let's compare and contrast what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says with what he apparently actually does.  It's not pretty. Last week Schmidt was one of the high flyers who showed up at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  During a a "fireside chat" he opined, according to Upstart Business Journal...
News Release
1/9/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google has cleaned up its social network shutting down some accounts of apparent online predators and eliminating explicit sexual content in apparent response to a complaint from Consumer Watchdog, but the Internet giant’s Google+ still has a privacy design flaw that must be fixed, the public interest group said...
News Story
1/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
But it also thanks Google for taking steps against online predators Fairly or not, people often judge you by the company you keep. And the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog says this can cause huge problems for people with Google+ accounts, who might not be able to control who does or does not associate with their virtual online personae. In...
News Story
12/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google has to police Google+ as online predators and explicit sexual content continue to mar its reputation, urges a tech industry whistleblower based on the findings of his seven-month study of the social network. To bring attention and take immediate action, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court and Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson has...
News Release
12/18/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Google has allowed its social network to become a virtual playground for online predators and explicit sexual content, a seven-month study by a tech industry whistleblower has found, and Consumer Watchdog today called on the Internet giant “to take immediate action to police and clean up your social network, Google+....
News Story
12/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
“We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.” “Your digital identity will live forever… because there’s no delete button.” —Eric Schmidt Early last week, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley announced that they had gotten...
News Story
9/25/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Investigation finds firm owned by Google execs keeps jets at NASA facility There it buys fuel at prices from a half to nearly a fifth of market rate Planes used to jet off to exotic locations across the planet Google says arrangement has actually left NASA $2 million BETTER OFF Google executives have been jetting across the...
Video
9/24/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
A year-long examination of federal government documents shows that a company owned by the founders of Google has purchased millions of dollars worth of jet fuel at below-market prices from NASA and the Department of Defense. The records show the company, H211, whose principals are also the principals of Google, used the fuel to fly their private...
News Release
9/24/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Google’s top executives avoided paying millions of dollars in local property taxes on their fleet of aircraft based at NASA’s Moffett Field, as well as bought government fuel substantially below market price, a new investigative report shows.  Consumer Watchdog today said the U.S. Attorney should investigate....