Author Archives | Claire Cain Miller

Google Introduces New Social Tool and Settles Privacy Charge

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

“It’s ironic it’s (+1) coming out on the same day” as the F.T.C. settlement, said John M. Simpson, an advocate at Consumer Watchdog, a critic of Google. “It seems to me there are some of the same kinds of issues that happened with Buzz. The key is how transparent and open it is about what’s going to be shared and how you share it.”

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A Reassured F.T.C. Ends Google Street View Inquiry

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group, called the F.T.C.’s decision “premature and wrong. Once again, Google, with its myriad of government connections, gets a free pass,” John M. Simpson, director of the group’s Inside Google Project, said in a statement.

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