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Blog Post
3/13/2008
posted by: Jamie Court
I was blown away by a conversation I had with a Silicon Valley insider who told me the technologists at Google were keeping score not just on my browsing habits, but their connection to my buying habits. Apparently, we each have our own "Google Score," which is determined by how we search, browse and buy AND determines the results of the...
Blog Post
3/12/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
My doctor’s office made a new, and pretty scary, request this morning. It was a routine visit, and when I paid my co-pay (and an odd 55 cent balance left over from last time) they gave me another form to sign. It informed me that, in order to reduce paper use and costs, the office was going to begin automatically billing my credit card,...
News Release
3/12/2008
CONTACT CONTACT: Jerry Flanagan, 310-392-0522, ext. 319
Author Received $21,000 from Bill Benefactors SACRAMENTO, CA -- A consumer advocate will speak out against proposed legislation that would create a loophole in existing law which bars the sharing of private medical information without a patient's consent. The bill, SB 1096 (Calderon), does so by deeming what amounts to marketing material to be...
Blog Post
3/12/2008
posted by Doug Heller
I went to the Los Angeles criminal courthouse yesterday where my wife was called as a witness for the prosecution of an identity theft case.  For about seven years, she has endured the frustration, time consumption, screwed up credit reports and general hurdles of dealing with a stolen identity.   When she reported it to the police in...
Blog Post
6/20/2006
Carmen Balber
With more than half a million dollars from hi-tech companies who are pushing a federal effort to limit California's ability to protect consumer privacy, Arnold 2.0 could face an early test of his ability to say no to big donors. Because California is on the cutting edge of information privacy, any effort to federalize rules means weaker...
News Release
7/9/2003
CONTACT Doug Heller - 310-392-0522 x309
Consumer Groups Vow to Continue Fight to End Homeowner Insurers' Arbitrary, Inconsistent and Unfair Use of Credit History Sacramento, CA -- Legislation that would prohibit insurance companies from using a consumer's credit history to deny them homeowner's insurance coverage or to set rates was killed today by the Assembly Insurance Committee when...