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News Release
12/2/2011
CONTACT John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog today called for a federal investigation into the "Spyphone Scandal", in which software embedded in smartphones surreptitiously tracks users' activities, including their keystrokes and numbers they dialed. The probe should extend beyond the software developer, Carrier IQ, and include...
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
5/4/2011
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SACRAMENTO, CA – For the first time in American history a privacy proposal to give people the right to stop collection of their personal information online has passed a legislative committee. A bill that would give people the right to opt out of being tracked online passed its first hurdle in California as the Senate Judiciary Committee...
News Release
4/22/2011
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – New details of how tech giants Google and Apple spy on users of their smartphones demonstrate the need for Do Not Track Me legislation that would cover mobile devices, Consumer Watchdog said today.   A Wall Street Journal article today revealed that Apple’s iPhones and Google’s Android smartphones...