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Blog Post
12/19/2011
By John M. Simpson
The top Senators on the Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcommittee are expressing concern to the Federal Trade Commission over Google's business practices and the Internet giant's impact on competition in Internet search and commerce. Monday's letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz from Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) the panel's...
Blog Post
11/23/2011
By John M. Simpson
The Prestigious CQ Researcher has recently tackled the issue of Google's dominance, asking the question: "Is the online-search giant too powerful?"  See below for information about how you can read the entire online version of this important study. In a half-page opinion piece in the 24-page report, I square off with...
Blog Post
11/12/2011
By Carmen Balber
CQ Researcher on Friday released a 24-page analysis titled “Google’s Dominance, Is the online-search giant too powerful?” It takes on the fast-growing list of antitrust and privacy questions swirling around the biggest company in tech. The report follows on the heels of last week’s announcement that Google’s head...
Blog Post
10/27/2011
By John M. Simpson
Has Google taken a page from Microsoft's evil history and started using the same anticompetitive tactics that landed the Redmond, WA., software company in antitrust trouble in the U.S. and Europe?  A exclusive report in The New York Post says that's exactly what the Federal Trade Commission is considering in its major antitrust...
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...
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...