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Blog Post
10/9/2011
By John M. Simpson
Do you care about online privacy? Then join me on Tuesday morning at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where a coalition of ten consumer and privacy groups including Consumer Watchdog are hosting a discussion on data collection and privacy. If you can't make it you can follow the event on the Web. Federal Trade Commission...
News Release
10/5/2011
CONTACT Jamie Court, John M. Simpson & Carmen Balber
Washington, DC – Consumer Watchdog today took Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to task today over remarks made to The Washington Post in which he claimed Google should not be the subject of antitrust review because its services are "free" and made derogatory remarks about government officials being slow, backward and...
Blog Post
9/23/2011
By John M. Simpson
I’m just back from Washington, D.C., where we dramatized the need to give consumers online privacy protection with Consumer Watchdog’s “track-in” event. We timed it to coincide with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee. The highlight came as...
Video
9/23/2011
News Channel 8 - ABC in Washington DC -- Consumer Watchdog followed senators and staffers around the Dirksen Office building Wednesday, dramatizing how they say Google records everything users do on the Internet.
Video
9/23/2011
The Alyona Show - RT AMERICA NEWS -- Google CEO Eric Schmidt had to testify at an anti-trust hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday. The name of the hearing was: "The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?" After other companies complained lawmakers questioned if the search engine giant is cooking its results to...
Video
9/21/2011
Consumer Watchdog's "Google Track Team" Visits The Capitol, while Google CEO Eric Schmidt answers questions about the company's apparent monopoly over online activities.
Blog Post
9/21/2011
By Mark Reback
Here's a round-up of articles, quotes, pics and video of today's events around Washington DC covering our "Google Track Team", in town to draw attention to Google's creepy tracking and anti-trust behavior during Google CEO Eric Schmidt's testimony before Congress: Consumer Watchdog's "Google Track Team"...
News Release
9/21/2011
CONTACT Carmen Balber, John M. Simpson & Jamie Court
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog today told a Senate committee that Google’s reach is so pervasive on the Internet that consumers cannot avoid its massive data collection apparatus. The public interest group said one possible remedy is breaking up the Internet giant, which exercises monopoly power over search and consumer data. Do...
Blog Post
9/19/2011
By Jamie Court
Google executive Eric Schmidt will finally testify on Capitol Hill this week after our year and a half long campaign to bring him to the Congress. We launched this new animated video today to welcome him. Called “Supercharge,” the third avatar animation in our “Don’t Be Evil” series exposes actual quotes by Schmidt...
News Release
9/19/2011
CONTACT Carmen Balber & John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON – Consumer Watchdog’s latest online animated video debuted today, satirizing Google CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to dramatize Google’s information monopoly and make the case for Do Not Track Legislation. The video, “Supercharge,” exposes actual quotes by the executives and shows the...