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News Release
6/21/2012
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Consumer Watchdog today sent its “Google Track Team” comprised of mimes dressed in white track suits to follow shareholders as they gathered for the company’s annual meeting in a bid to focus attention on the Internet giant’s online tracking activity. A full set of free-use photos of the event...
Blog Post
6/7/2012
By Jamie Court
This smart jamming video of Google's "Chrome: Coffee" commercial explains what the Internet Goliath really thinks about us and our personal information. Created by a technologist, the video shows how Google's turning us into a product by finding out more and more about us in order to serve us up to corporate advertisers, which...
Blog Post
6/5/2012
By John M. Simpson
Have you seen the cloying and annoying video produced by Google called "Google Chrome: Coffee"?  It tells the tale of a man using the Internet to get back in the good graces of his estranged girlfriend.   It ends with him asking her to join him for a cup of coffee and concludes with the tagline, "The web is what you...
News Release
2/17/2012
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – In the wake of a Stanford University researcher’s study that found Google has been violating people’s online privacy choices, Consumer Watchdog said today the Internet giant was lying to users and called for the Federal Trade Commission to act.  iPhone and iPad users were targeted. “Google has...