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Watch our new Times Square video: Don’t Be Evil?

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Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Watch our new Times Square video: <i>Don’t Be Evil?</i>

    Join us and tell Congress to create a ‘Do Not Track Me’ list. Sign our petition.


    Do you want Google or any other online company looking over your shoulder and tracking your every move online just so it can increase its profits? Consumers have a right to privacy. They should control how their information is gathered and what it is used for.

    This avatar-style animation video was created to draw attention to Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s lack of regard for our online privacy. Consumer Watchdog is promoting the video right now, 36 times per day, on a jumbotron in Times Square — the most highly-trafficked public square in the nation.

    It’s time to create a ‘Do Not Track Me’ list to prevent online companies from gathering our personal information, just as Congress had the Federal Trade Commission create a Do Not Call list to prevent intrusive telemarketers from invading consumers’ privacy.

    For more information, click here.

    For media inquiries, contact Jamie Court (jamie@consumerwatchdog.org) or John M. Simpson (john@consumerwatchdog.org).

    172 Responses to “Watch our new Times Square video: Don’t Be Evil?

    1. Joe Scwarts Says:

      Wow, I thought this video was over the top but it is actually portraying them correctly:

      http://gawker.com/5637234/gcreep-google-engineer-stalked-teens-spied-on-chats?skyline=true&s=i

    2. Chris Brown Says:

      Nice you use a free google product (you tube) to say how bad they are.

    3. computers directory Says:

      You know these videos are effective, very effective, but they are misunderstood by some. Insidegoogle should concentrate on making videos showing the masses specific examples of how these privacy violations could affect their lives. I believe most people blasting and bashing CW, when they can see how many ways until Sunday Google could can their ass, they will understand and join the fight. Most of these people don’t even know what Google Analytics is. They think that by just not using Google, the steak is done.

      One example is that of divorce lawyers subpoenaing your records on Google to create a negative profile about you in court. NO, you anti-CW morons don’t come back to me with the same ole “ISPs have all that data”. Yes, they do, but not if you use a proxy as a web entry and they delete that data after a period of time. Google stores that data permanently. So your joking comments on any site like, “this dope is da shit man!” when you were 20, could come to haunt you when you are 40 and divorcing.

    4. Noah Says:

      Make no mistake, Google IS evil. They will violate every law in the world, so long as they get more money. A new set of carefully constructed laws must be designed for protecting the rights of citizens against corporate invasions of privacy. Google is trash, and everyone KNOWS it! I don’t buy from them and neither should you. Oh, by the way Google, I just switched to BING!! And FireFox. Later Google, later Chrome.

    5. Terrence Says:

      You want to know how much stuff Google is tracking on you? Look at it yourself:
      in xp = C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

      in vista, windows 7 = C:\users\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

      using google talk or voice? That’s a whole other story – all your conversations are recorded and saved.

      Oh yeah, if you use multiple email accounts with google, they’ll also want you to link all your other email addresses to it and add your phone number for verification.

      I’m a huge proponent of web analytics for improving user experience and identifying problem areas within websites (everyone with a screen display smaller than 800 x 600 leaves right away, for example. You go in, look at it and realize there’s a style issue. fixed. – without analytics tracking this becomes very difficult to do)

      However, Google (and facebook) have gone waaaayyyyy beyond that. I see collusion between G and the US gov. Cmon, their home office is now in Chicago – what does that tell you?

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