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News Release
4/24/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today demanded that Google give straight answers about how it handles apps buyers’ personal information when they buy apps from Google Play, a practice that is the target of a formal complaint from the public interest group to the Federal Trade Commission.   Tuesday, WebProNews and DroidLife,...
News Story
4/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross sued for requiring HIV clients to order meds through the mail. A class action lawsuit in San Diego maintains that it’s illegal for Anthem Blue Cross to force people to buy medications through the mail instead of at a pharmacy. Days before the mandatory mail policy was slated to kick in March 1, Anthem announced that due...
News Story
3/4/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Are you ready for $6-per-gallon gasoline? Then $7 a little later? Premium grades of gasoline already go for more than $5 per gallon in some parts of California; regular has been above $4.50 for a month at hundreds of service stations. There is no promise these near-record price levels will drop anytime soon, especially with summer approaching and...
News Story
3/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A class action lawsuit that was filed last month against Anthem Blue Cross in California could greatly impact HIV/AIDS patients across the country, including thousands who live in the metro New York area. In response to the complaints and a plethora of negative publicity, the insurance company temporarily suspended the specialty drug mail-order...
Blog Post
2/27/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
If you think the price you are paying at the pump today is too high, what do you think will happen if there are even fewer oil companies providing your gasoline? Consumer Watchdog has been working to stop the merger of BP and Tesoro in California -- which would leave two gasoline refiners controlling more than 50% of the gasoline market. That...
News Release
2/25/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA—Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to act immediately against Google’s most recent privacy violation – sharing users’ personal information with apps developers – and said the penalties for violating a previous consent order should reach into the billions of dollars....
News Story
2/25/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — A consumer advocate group on Monday urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate whether alleged privacy violations by Google were in violation of state law. KNX 1070′S Vytas Safronikas reports Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog...
News Story
2/25/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google's sharing of app buyers' personal information with developers violates an FTC settlement, Consumer Watchdog says IDG News Service - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of the Attorney General should investigate Google's Wallet service for sharing app buyers' personal information with app developers, a...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross has halted implementation of a program that would have required policyholders to use a mail-order pharmacy to acquire certain drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports. About Anthem's Rx Program Last fall, Anthem said it was changing its prescription drug program so that anyone seeking medication that qualified as a "...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy -- a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal. Anthem, California's largest for-profit health insurer, said in November that it was imposing the new rule for so-...