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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...
News Story
12/8/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Microsoft is adding a new feature to Internet Explorer that will allow users to opt out of being tracked by certain websites.         The move comes amid growing demands for more privacy online, and U.S. government moves to introduce...
News Story
12/7/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley are great sources of gothic fiction, but recent CMS termination and suspension letters sent to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans gives these masters of horror a run for their money. The letters spoke of cancer patients goaded into...
News Release
12/3/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON DC — The Federal Trade Commission repeated its support today for a “Do Not Track Me” mechanism to protect consumer online privacy and Consumer Watchdog called on Congress to pass legislation necessary to implement the safeguard....
News Story
12/3/2010
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Consumer Watchdog's John Simpson, Carmen Balber, and Jamie Court (left to right) make last-minute arrangements for their Wednesday privacy conference, dominated by criticism of Google. (Credit: Tom Krazit/CNET) WASHINGTON--In a small...
News Story
12/3/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Google takes issue with news reports this week, including our coverage, in which high-profile antitrust litigator Gary Reback and frequent Google critic Scott Cleland raised questions about the search giant’s business practices. “From a big picture...
News Story
12/2/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Online advertisers track your behavior. Google, Facebook, and other services use "targeted ads," or "behaviorial ads," to refine advertisements based on users' Web-surfing habits, and make them more effective and, most importantly, more...
News Story
12/2/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

The Federal Trade Commission yesterday proposed a plan that would allow consumers to decide for themselves whether they want to allow marketers and ad agencies to track their paths on the Internet. Under the scheme, which would likely require Congressional approval...
News Story
12/2/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON — Signaling a sea change in the debate over Internet privacy, the government’s top consumer protection agency on Wednesday advocated a plan that would let consumers choose whether they want their Internet browsing and buying habits monitored....
News Story
12/2/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

On Thursday, a House subcommittee will hold a hearing exploring whether Congress should require such an option.   The government has helped millions of Americans avoid annoying phone calls from telemarketers. Now, momentum is growing in Washington to give...