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Blog Post
6/7/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Google CEO Larry Page simply doesn't get it when it comes to privacy concerns about the Internet giant's new computerized eyewear, Google Glass.   He made that crystal clear at the annual shareholders's meeting Thursday. I made my annual trek to Mountain View  to attend the Internet giant's shareholder meeting and...
News Story
5/24/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is flirting with what company chairman Eric Schmidt once called "the creepy line." At its recent developer conference, the Mountain View search giant showcased a number of new personalized technologies that many consumers will find useful, such as alerts of upcoming flights and restaurant recommendations. But the new services...
News Release
12/18/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to take over the ongoing federal antitrust probe of Google after the company’s chairman in a news interview equated it with antitrust poster child Microsoft in the 1990s. The Federal Trade Commission appears ready to conclude its 20-month investigation...
News Release
12/12/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog Wednesday called for a Senate hearing into Google’s “morally bankrupt” tax policies that force taxpayers “to make up for the Internet giant’s unwillingness to pay its fair share." Consumer Watchdog called for the hearing in a letter to Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the...
News Story
6/21/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Larry Page was missing in action Thursday at Google’s annual meeting because he had lost his voice. Eric Schmidt, the company’s former chief executive and now executive chairman, pinch-hit. Mr. Schmidt did not explain what happened but made clear it was serious enough that Mr. Page had already canceled his appearance at a major...
Blog Post
4/3/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
Consumer Watchdog's animated satirical video, "Supercharge" has just won a prestigious "Pollie" award from the American Association of Political Consultants. The association is made up of political consultants, media consultants, pollsters, campaign managers, corporate public affairs officers, professors, fund-raisers,...
Blog Post
11/12/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber
CQ Researcher on Friday released a 24-page analysis titled “Google’s Dominance, Is the online-search giant too powerful?” It takes on the fast-growing list of antitrust and privacy questions swirling around the biggest company in tech. The report follows on the heels of last week’s announcement that Google’s head...
Blog Post
7/25/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
Actions speak louder than words. That's why I'm not putting much stock in what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says anymore. Speaking at The All Things Digital Conference on May 31 Schmidt said Google decided not to implement facial recognition technology because of privacy concerns.  He said he thought it's something...