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News Release
8/22/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA. – Consumer Watchdog joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and three other public interest groups today in opposing a proposed $8.5 million settlement in a class action suit against Google for privacy violations in the way it handled users’ search data because of at least “three obvious...
News Story
8/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google's attempt to settle a privacy lawsuit by donating $8.5 million to nonprofit groups and schools should be rejected, advocacy groups argue in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila. The groups argue that the proposed settlement should be nixed for several reasons, but the most significant is that the deal allows Google to...
Blog Post
6/7/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
If you fly you've probably encountered the Transportation Security Administration's highly intrusive and probably ineffective backscatter body scanners. Some security experts describe the technology that produces detailed, three-dimensional images of you as the equivalent of "a physically invasive strip-search." Privacy...
Blog Post
2/8/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
Our friends at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) went to court Wednesday to block Google from combining data gathered from its various services without users' consent. The Internet giant recently announced it would consolidate more than 60 privacy policies into one and that it would combine a user's data collected on...