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SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today praised an expected call from the European Parliament to break up Google to end the Internet giant’s monopolistic dominance, a remedy that the public interest group proposed more than four years ago. The Financial...
Internet giant Google is so rapidly expanding both its data collecting and its political clout that it may become too powerful to be held accountable, according to a new study by our friends at Public Citizen. The 69-page report from the public interest group, titled...
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Privacy Protection Principles just released by two automakers’ trade associations do little to protect consumers’ sensitive data that is increasingly collected by modern cars and trucks, Consumer Watchdog said today....
SANTA MONICA, CA – NASA’s just announced lease agreement with a Google subsidiary to manage Moffett Federal Airfield wrongly rewards the Internet giant’s executives for longstanding abuses at Ames Research Center, Consumer Watchdog said. NASA claimed...
Consumer Watchdog, Public Patent Foundation Take Human Stem Cell Patent Challenge to U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog and the Public Patent Foundation today asked the U.S Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision and allow the two public interest groups to seek the cancellation of a patent on human embryonic stem cells held by...
Google Spends $3.94 Million On 3rd Quarter Lobbying; Comcast Spends $4.23 Million; Facebook Lists $2.45 Million As Amazon Sets Record Of $1.18 Million, Reports Show
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google spent $3.94 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, off from its record $5.30 million in the previous quarter, but up 17 percent from $3.37 million in the comparable period in 2013, according to records just filed...
Consumer Watchdog Calls On Google To Extend ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ To U.S.; Says Google’s Own Report Shows Balance Between Privacy, Right To Know Is Possible
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google, which is now forced to honor the “Right To Be Forgotten” in Europe as the result of a high court decision, should voluntarily offer the same privacy protection to users in the United States after Google’s own analysis...
Since The European Court of Justice ruled that citizens of the European Union have a “right to be be forgotten” Google and other search engine operators have been doing their best to undermine the court’s decision. Instead — if they...
Yes on 45: Rate Challenges Have Saved Consumers $3.063 Billion Since 2002 On Auto, Home and Business Insurance Rates, Showing How Prop 45 Will Save Consumers Up To $1 Billion Annually On Health Insurance
SANTA MONICA, CA – Public challenges to insurance rate requests have saved consumers $3.063 billion on auto, homeowners and medical malpractice policies over the last 12 years, demonstrating the potential savings under Prop 45 which applies the same limits on...