Home › Mark Reback

Mark Reback

News Story
11/23/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

QualityHealth is a popular health Web site with more than 20 million registered users that offers online medical information and e-mail newsletters on a variety of topics, including diabetes, allergies, asthma and arthritis. But according to a complaint filed...
News Story
11/23/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

As if air travel could get any worse. The airlines have already taken away the free meals and the pillows. They have been charging for checked bags and extra legroom and raising fares whenever they can get away with it. They have cut back capacity so steeply...
News Story
11/23/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

A coalition of privacy groups and other advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to probe whether online health marketers engage in deceptive practices by tracking users across the Web in order to serve them targeted ads. "Digital marketing raises...
News Story
11/23/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Four public interest groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday urging the agency to investigate whether those offering online health information and services are engaging in unfair and deceptive advertising practices. In their complaint,...
News Story
11/22/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

After six years, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has faced questions about leaders' pay and the lack of medical breakthroughs. But its chairman plans to ask voters for another $3 billion in bonds. When millionaire Silicon Valley real estate...
News Story
11/18/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Publishers Weekly Review: "The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted for" By Jamie Court, Chelsea Green, $14.95 trade paper (210p) ISBN 9781603582933 Americans angry...
News Story
11/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Former Assemblywoman Patty Berg knew exactly where to pass the hat to bankroll a training program for California's eight new female legislators in a state with a multibillion- dollar deficit: Capitol interest groups. The result is the...
News Story
11/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

The following op-ed (Part 2) by Harvey Rosenfield, the founder of Consumer Watchdog and the author of Proposition 103, was published in The Daily Journal of Los Angeles on Monday, November 16, 2010.  (Read Part 1 here.) ------------- Twenty-two years ago,...
News Story
11/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

The panel named by President Obama to investigate the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout on Tuesday rejected a call by a consumer activist group for the resignation of its chief counsel, Fred H. Bartlit Jr. The group, Consumer Watchdog, said that the panel should dismiss...
News Story
11/15/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

The following op-ed (Part 1) by Harvey Rosenfield, the founder of Consumer Watchdog and the author of Proposition 103, was published in The Daily Journal of Los Angeles on Monday, November 15, 2010. Part 2 will be published on November 16, 2010. ------------ Can...