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News Story
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

The new recommendations look like more self-regulation, some privacy advocates say New online privacy measures proposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce Thursday fall short of the action that's needed to protect Internet users, several privacy advocates said...
News Story
12/15/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON -- Though they have battled for more than a year, President Obama and the health insurance industry agree that the requirement for most Americans to obtain insurance, struck down by a federal judge, is absolutely essential to the success of the new health...
News Release
12/15/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog issued the following statement regarding today's announcement of a lawsuit and settlement agreement between the California Attorney General and DIRECTV:   "The lawsuit and settlement agreement announced today...
News Story
12/15/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. Marketplace's Gregory Warner looks into what will motivate people to buy health insurance. Kai Ryssdal: Here's another educated guess as we move on. We're all probably more familiar with...
News Story
12/15/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

The architect and chairman of the California’s $3 billion stem cell agency is set to keep his job for a little longer. In a near-unanimous decision with one abstention, the agency’s board of directors resolved today to reelect Bob Klein — the man...
News Story
12/14/2010
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Six-figure salaries for members of obscure panels draw scrutiny Former Sen. Denise Ducheny The recent appointment of former state Sen. Denise Ducheny of San Diego and two other ex-lawmakers has rekindled criticism about the value of some obscure...
News Story
12/13/2010
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If you're like most Web users, you probably don't realize how intensively your visits to many of the most popular pages on the Internet are scrutinized. In fact, the art of anonymous, Internetwide monitoring of who visits what webpage has been advancing...
News Story
12/10/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

As health insurers again increase premiums on thousands of subscribers, the industry is seeking to shift the debate over escalating health care costs to the rising price of hospital care. In California, hospital prices jumped 150 percent since 2000, according to a...
News Story
12/10/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Connecticut's attorney general has demanded that Google turn over data from unsecured wireless networks collected by its Street View cars, saying the information is necessary to determine whether the company broke state laws. While privacy officials in Canada...
News Story
12/8/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Advertisers complain the Internet Explorer browser tool will hinder their ability to support free news, entertainment and other online content. Less than a week after federal regulators proposed giving web users a "do-not-track" option against online...