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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...
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...
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...
News Release
8/31/2011
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA – Citing recent revelations that Google CEO Larry Page condoned Google’s criminal violation of laws prohibiting the importation of drugs to U.S. consumers by Canadian pharmacies, Consumer Watchdog called on the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee to require him to testify at its planned hearing in September. The Judiciary...
News Release
8/29/2011
CONTACT Carmen Balber & John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC -- Consumer Watchdog said that the self-regulatory privacy program created by online advertisers and scheduled to take effect for some today fails to protect consumers from companies that track their behavior online. Legislation enacting a “Do Not Track Me” option is necessary to ensure consumers have an easy to use,...
News Release
8/2/2011
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Washington, DC – In a U.S. Senate Health committee hearing today examining the rapid pace of health insurance premium increases, a federal regulator told senators that the rate review provisions of the federal health care law are a powerful consumer protection tool, but that the authority to reject unjustified rates provides consumers...
News Release
7/8/2011
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA  -- Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee in September the committee said today. The announcement comes after an intensive campaign by Consumer Watchdog to require Schmidt's sworn testimony before Congress that included two widely...
Video
6/27/2011
Google has admitted it is being investigated by the FTC for gaming its search results to favor Google assets over competitors'. But while the investigation ensues, Google execs continue to enjoy access inside the President's inner circle. Consumer Watchdog has now called for this to change while such criminal investigations are ongoing.
Blog Post
6/22/2011
By Jamie Court
No CEO ever likes to testify before Congress, but Google's CEOs, past (Eric Schmidt) and present (founder Larry Page), are going so far out of their way to avoid testifying in Congress that they are begging for a subpoena.  Bloomberg is reporting that, "In a letter dated June 10, the Democratic chairman and leading Republican on...