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Blog Post
12/5/2008
Posted By John Simpson
Don't be shy about telling Google what you think of the company's activities.  Sometimes the internet giant listens to what its users say. A case in point: Thursday Google's You Tube service offered a new feature for folks who use You Tube to embed videos on their websites.  Without warning across the top of the thumbnail picture...
News Release
11/18/2008
CONTACT CONTACT: Jamie Court, 310-392-0522 ext 327; or John Simpson, 310-292-1902
New Video Shows Privacy Problems With G-Mail   Washington, DC -- Consumer Watchdog released a new on-line video exposing privacy problems with Google’s Gmail service and other Google applications in the wake of Google’s recent marketing efforts on Capitol Hill.   At a speech in Washington D.C. today, Google CEO Eric...
Blog Post
11/12/2008
posted by Doug Heller
As Google grows into the behemoth of personal computing that it apparently wants to become, the firm has apparently decided to get bigger in another realm: political influence.  As we recently noted, Google made its first donations directly to politicians in its home state of California in October, just as public scrutiny of the company has...
Blog Post
11/7/2008
Posted by dugan
Both president-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain backed electronic medical records during their campaign. Computerizing patient data, which could increase efficiency and cut costs, is part of every major federal health reform proposal. But what are the rules for this data? An extortion threat reported today, and involving up to 50 million...
News Release
11/7/2008
CONTACT CONTACT: Doug Heller, 310-392-0522, ext. 309; or Jamie Court, ext. 327
UPDATE (November 11, 2008) Santa Monica, CA -- California campaign disclosures show that Google, Inc [GOOG] – which is under fire from privacy advocates and government regulators – made what appears to be the company's first-ever political contributions to state politicians in its home state of California. UPDATE: Google has pointed...
News Release
11/3/2008
CONTACT CONTACT: Doug Heller, 310-392-0522, ext 309; or Jamie Court, ext 327
Online Video Targets Google’s  New “Chrome” Browser, Websites And Software Revealed SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has created a You Tube video showing how your computer could be having an unnoticed conversation about you with Google. The nonprofit group has called on Google’s founders and directors to adopt...