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Google’s Privacy Chief Is Stepping Down

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Google’s Privacy Chief Is Stepping Down

Google's privacy chief, Alma Whitten, is stepping down the Internet giant confirmed Monday. Since word of her departure came out on April Fools' Day many folks probably thought this was part of the company's annual elaborate pranks like its "announcement" of a new service called "Google Nose."

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Get Real Sergey, But Here’s How You Could Actually Help

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Get Real Sergey, But Here’s How You Could Actually Help

Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, is getting a little bit of ink for his suggestion that all politicians elected today quit their parties and "govern as independents in name and in spirit."

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Pressure Mounts Against Google for Its Anticompetitive Behavior

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Pressure Mounts Against Google for Its Anticompetitive Behavior

Signs that Google will soon face strong antitrust action on both sides of the Atlantic are increasing with a report Thursday from Bloomberg News Service that the the Federal Trade Commission staff has recommended that the Internet giant be sued for unfairly blocking competitors' access to smartphone-technology patents.

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Consumer Watchdog: Google’s Safari-Hack Settlement Not In Public Interest

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog challenges that $4 million figure. "The government has not given this court any insight into how it made its calculations," the organization argues, adding that it needs more evidence from Google in order to determine the extent of profits from the workaround.

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Privacy Bill of Rights Would Face Uncertainty Under Romney Presidency, Observers Say

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Monday, October 29, 2012

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“I think Romney would let the effort die,” said John Simpson, privacy project director for Consumer Watchdog, a Washington-based public interest group. “He's an advocate of less regulation on business, so I don't see much hope that he would be would be concerned about privacy.”

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Court Will Reconsider Google’s Safari Privacy Deal

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

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While the FTC and Google came up with the settlement, it needs to be approved by a judge, which is what next month's hearing is about. Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group that has been critical of Google's privacy measures, will argue that the court should not sign off on the deal.

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Google, Facebook Continue Pumping Money Into Lobbying Efforts Setting New Records

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Google, Facebook Continue Pumping Money Into Lobbying Efforts Setting New Records

SANTA MONICA, CA -- Google and Facebook continued to pump money into their Washington lobbying efforts in the third quarter with the Internet giant spending its second most amount in one quarter while the social networking company spent its most ever for one quarter. “Google and Facebook would have you believe that they are different from other corporations,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director. “They are not. They are following the corrupt corporate tradition in Washington: buying what you want.”

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Google, Oracle Of Transparency, Gets Caught By Transparency; Consumer Watchdog Says Earnings Report Glitch Should Be Wake Up Call For Online Privacy

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Google, Oracle Of Transparency, Gets Caught By Transparency; Consumer Watchdog Says Earnings Report Glitch Should Be Wake Up Call For Online Privacy

SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog urged the founders of Google to take today's early leak of financial information -- which caused Google to ask to suspend trading in its stock -- as a wake up call for the billionaire executives and prompt them to support giving Google users the right to suspend trading in their own private information.

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Google Razzle Dazzles With Data Center Display

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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"Putting a data center on Street View is a gimmick," Consumer Watchdog's John M. Simpson told TechNewsWorld. "It doesn't reveal anything meaningful about how Google does business. Google says it wants to organize the world's information and make it more accessible but, when it comes to its own information and procedures, the company remains a black box."

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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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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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