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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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White House May Try Cybersecurity End Run

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Friday, September 21, 2012

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"It is clear that we do need better protection of vulnerable networks," John Simpson, consumer advocate at Consumer Watchdog, told TechNewsWorld. "Congress was unable to act, so I suppose the Administration is taking steps." He cautioned, however, that he had not seen a copy of the draft order.

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Consumer Watchdog Urges Senator Kohl To Recall Google’s Schmidt As Witness After Executive Calls Government Slow And Stupid In Interview

CONTACT: , 310-392-0075; John M. Simpson, 310-392-7041; Carmen Balber, 202-629-3043

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Consumer Watchdog Urges Senator Kohl To Recall Google’s Schmidt As Witness After Executive Calls Government Slow And Stupid In Interview

Washington, DC – Consumer Watchdog today took Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to task today over remarks made to The Washington Post in which he claimed Google should not be the subject of antitrust review because its services are "free" and made derogatory remarks about government officials being slow, backward and greedy.

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Candian court won’t dismiss Perfect 10 infringement suit

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Monday, July 26, 2010

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Candian court won’t dismiss Perfect 10 infringement suit

A Canadian court has denied Google's attempt to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Perfect 10, an adult entertainment publisher.

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Consumers pondering Google/Viacom ruling

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Friday, June 25, 2010

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Consumers pondering Google/Viacom ruling

A federal court decision this week throwing out Viacom’s’ $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube, has consumers and copyright holders wondering about its implications. (Viacom says it will appeal.)

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Will Google Music take on Apple’s iTunes?

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Will Google Music take on Apple’s iTunes?

The story that Google is going into the music business, first floated by Tech Crunch last fall, has returned with CNet’s Greg Sandoval citing “multiple music industry sources” saying the launch could come this fall.

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Consumer Watchdog Urges State Attorneys General To Probe Google’s WiSpy Snooping

CONTACT: (310) 392-0522, ext 317; or cell; (310) 292-1902

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Consumer Watchdog Urges State Attorneys General To Probe Google’s WiSpy Snooping

Consumer Watchdog today called on the state attorneys general to investigate Google’s WiSpy snooping in their respective states to determine what state laws were broken.

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Consumer Watchdog Launches Inside Google Website To Focus Light on Internet Giant

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Consumer Watchdog Launches Inside Google Website To Focus Light on Internet Giant

Consumer Watchdog today formally launched its new Website, Inside Google, to focus attention on the company’s activities and hold Google accountable for its actions. The sites’ URL is http://insidegoogle.com.

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Consumer Watchdog Targets Google

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Consumer Watchdog Targets Google

Every month, Simpson comes to Washington to meet with staff on the Hill and regulatory agencies, journalists and corporate lobbyists. Simpson said he met last week with Jim Tierney, chief of the networks and technology section of the antitrust division of the Justice Department, and staffers about his petition for a broad investigation. Last year, he testified before Congress about privacy and competition concerns in Google's book settlement.

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Can we draw any conclusions from Google’s new look?

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Friday, May 7, 2010

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Can we draw any conclusions from Google’s new look?

Internet giant Google spiffed up its look and redesigned the appearance of its search pages this week. The move left me wondering what inferences, if any, can be drawn about the Internet giant's attitude toward intellectual property.

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Google is committed to openness — for everybody else

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Google is committed to openness — for everybody else

Google continues to demonstrate that when comes to a commitment to openness and transparency the Internet giant is really talking about holding others to that standard, certainly not itself.

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What is Google hiding?

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Thousands of pages of documents were unsealed in U.S. Court in New York Thursday in the $1 billion copyright infringement suit filed against YouTube and ...

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Judge asks tough questions in Google Books case

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Friday, February 19, 2010

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U.S. Judge Denny Chin began Thursday's marathon Fairness Hearing in the Google Books case by ending the suspense. "I'm not going to rule today," he said. But sitting in the courtroom observing the more than four-hour long hearing, the questions Judge Chin asked left me believing that the objections to the deal raised by groups like Consumer Watchdog have made a strong impression on him.

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