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Google Privacy Policy Changes Pressed For By EU Board

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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John Simpson, of Consumer Watchdog, a group critical of Google, says in a statement that Google acted with "complete disregard" for users' privacy. "I am glad the European Union is calling out their abuses, but am disappointed that American consumers must look across the Atlantic to see privacy rights defended," Simpson said.

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FTC Readies Antitrust Suit Against Google; Consumer Watchdog Called For Breakup Two Years Ago

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Monday, October 15, 2012

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FTC Readies Antitrust Suit Against Google; Consumer Watchdog Called For Breakup Two Years Ago

News broke over the weekend that Federal Trade Commission staff is calling for the Commission to bring an antitrust case against Google for abusing its dominance in search, an action Consumer Watchdog first called for more than two years ago.

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Drive Toward Autonomous Cars Shouldn’t Be So Automatic, Critics Warn

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Monday, October 8, 2012

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Consumer privacy also is at risk through the new legislation, says John Simpson, privacy project supervisor for the nonprofit advocacy group Consumer Watchdog. California’s new driverless-auto law “gives the user no control over what data will be gathered and how the information will be used,” Simpson tells WardsAuto. “That’s where we have a problem.”

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You Have No Privacy. Get Over It

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

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"Google has demonstrated an ability to out-maneuver government regulators repeatedly and ride roughshod over the privacy rights of consumers. Google continues to be disingenuous about its practices," says John Simpson, privacy project director at US organization Consumer Watchdog.

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Google’s Driverless Car Raises Safety And Privacy Concerns

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Monday, October 1, 2012

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Santa Monica, California -- October 1, 2012 -- Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a driverless car law into effect at a ceremony at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. According to advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, the law poses threats to safety and privacy.

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Auto Outlook: Robo-Cars Legal In Calif.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

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With all that technology at work, John Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog's privacy project, says manufacturers will have to let the public know in writing how much data about them and their movements is being collected by the driverless vehicle.

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Google Well Poised To Privatize The Web

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog is calling for ICANN to keep a close eye on enormous corporations such as Google and Amazon, and to reject applications made to buy new Top Level Domains (TLDs) in bulk.

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Consumer Watchdog Urges ICANN To Reject Google, Amazon Applications To Buy Generic Internet Domains

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog Urges ICANN To Reject Google, Amazon Applications To Buy Generic Internet Domains

Says Control of New Strings Could Threaten Free Internet SANTA MONICA, CA  – Consumer Watchdog has called on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to reject applications from Google and Amazon to buy control of huge swaths of the Internet by purchasing new generic Top Level Domains. In an open letter to [...]

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Self-Driving Cars Now Legal In California

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog, a consumer-rights group, has expressed reservations about the cars on privacy grounds, saying they would allow Google to gather personal information about passengers.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Driverless Car Law

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Driverless Car Law

Consumer groups charge Google and other companies are really only interested in using the on-board computers to track people's movements like on the Web.

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Calif. Gives Driverless Cars Go-Ahead

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Another lingering concern about driverless cars is privacy. The machines will have to collect and store certain information about a person's movements as part of their basic functioning, as well as to improve their performance over time. Because of pressure from privacy advocates, the law requires manufacturers to provide written disclosures describing the data collected. But John Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog's privacy project, says that doesn't go far enough.

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Google’s Driverless Car Law Poses Threat to Californians’ Safety and Privacy

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Google’s Driverless Car Law Poses Threat to Californians’ Safety and Privacy

SANTA MONICA, CA – The driverless car law signed today by Gov. Jerry Brown at a ceremony at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View poses threats to Californians’ safety and privacy, Consumer Watchdog said.

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Jerry Brown Signs Driverless Car Bill

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Opponents of the bill included the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Consumer Watchdog. Automakers have raised liability concerns, while Consumer Watchdog argued Google's driverless cars should not be allowed on California roads until privacy protections are in place.

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