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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 Release
12/11/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on NASA to evict a fleet of planes owned by Google’s billionaire top executives from Ames Research Center after an audit by the agency’s Inspector General found they received an unwarranted discount worth up to $5.3 million on jet fuel purchased from the government. Two years ago...
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 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...
Blog Post
11/30/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
When you stare down a $220 billion corporation, it's hard not to blink. But if the Federal Trade Commission doesn't deliver on its ultimatum to Google that it settle its antitrust problems soon for real relief or face prosecution, then consumers will never get the open and unfettered online and mobile access to information they deserve....
News Story
6/19/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Originally posted on 6.18.2012 on POLITICO. You can view it here. A billionaire media mogul is forced to take responsibility after his employees hack into the private communications of families and use the information for his media empire’s profit. He insists top executives did not know and a few rogue employees were to blame. But the...
News Release
6/19/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
Washington, DC – In an opinion piece published in POLITICO today, Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court and John M. Simpson compare the treatment of News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch – who was called before Parliament in Britain to answer for hacking into the private phone records of families – and the kid glove treatment Google CEO...
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
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...