Author Archives | Mark Hachman

House To Hear Why Google Collected Kids Social Sec. Numbers

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Consumer Watchdog has sent a letter to the co-chairmen of the House Privacy Caucus, asking for hearings to inquire why Google solicited partial Social Security numbers for its Doodle 4 Google contest. The two co-chairman of the caucus said later on Thursday that they have agreed to a hearing.

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Genentech’s Levinson Still Straddles Apple, Google

Monday, August 3, 2009

Now that Google chairman and chief executive Eric Schmidt no longer
serves on the board of Apple, an industry group is calling for
Genentech chairman Arthur Levinson to choose sides. As of
Sunday, both Levinson and Schmidt served on the boards of both Apple
and Google. Now Levinson is the only one to straddle both boards, a
position that Consumer Watchdog said also presents a conflict of
interest.

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