Author Archives | Sara Jerome

Consumer Watchdog Challenges New Google Chief To Support Do-Not-Track

Monday, April 4, 2011

The privacy group Consumer Watchdog is challenging Google to improve its privacy standards as the company undergoes a regime change in its top office. On Larry Page’s first day as chief executive, the watchdog asked him to support a Do-Not-Track regime for Internet privacy outlined in a California state bill.

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Consumer Watchdog Portrays Schmidt As Lunatic Senate Witness

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

As Eric Schmidt plans his transition from Google’s chief executive into a role has a greater focus on government outreach, ardent Google critic and privacy advocate Consumer Watchdog has found a not-so-friendly way to welcome him to Washington.

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Consumer Group Demands Hearing On Google ‘Wi-Spy’

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ardent Google critic Consumer Watchdog has called on Congress to hold hearings on a major privacy breach by the Internet search engine giant, and insists that CEO Eric Schmidt should come to Washington to testify.

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Group Wants Ex-Google Staffer’s E-Mail

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The public interest group Consumer Watchdog filed a Freedom of Information Act request on Thursday asking to see emails between President Obama’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin and his former employer, Google. The critique that Google is closely tied to the administration picked up some steam earlier this week thanks to an Internet privacy [...]

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Candidates Find Incumbent Advantage Extends To Web

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thirteen years in the House and a stint as majority leader have furnished Rep.Roy Blunt, R-Mo., with useful GOP and K Street support for his Senate bid. But Blunt’s long resume also means a boost from another source: Google. Google’s overwhelming dominance of the search market has brought its
power to determine marketplace outcomes under new scrutiny this year.
Tech company Foundem and other so-called "search neutrality" advocates
allege that the search engine is gaining an unfair advantage by
favoring its own products in searches. The advocacy group Consumer
Watchdog wrote the Justice Department last week urging it to
investigate the issue, while the European Commission is already
checking out complaints from Foundem and others.

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