Tag Archive | "Gmail"

News Clipping

Google Email Bid Facing Hurdles

By , THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Thursday, April 14, 2011

0 Comments

In an internal memo first obtained by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, the city in December said Google and its partner Computer Sciences Corp. repeatedly committed to and then missed deadlines to solve data security issues that were preventing the Los Angeles Police Department from moving onto Google's system.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Google’s Misrepresentations To Government About Cloud Computing Service Warrant House Oversight Committee Investigation, Consumer Watchdog Tells Congressman Issa

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041; Jamie Court, 310-392-0522, ext 327; Carmen Balber, 202-629-3043

Thursday, April 14, 2011

0 Comments

Google’s Misrepresentations To Government About Cloud Computing Service Warrant House Oversight Committee Investigation, Consumer Watchdog Tells Congressman Issa

WASHINGTON, DC — Consumer Watchdog today asked the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee to investigate Google’s misrepresentations about its “cloud computing” services as the Internet giant has tried to sell them to the federal government, as well as state and municipal governments.

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Will Google’s Legal Woes Define How Far It Crossed The Creepy Line?

By , NETWORKWORLD.COM

Thursday, April 14, 2011

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog's scorecard is full of "evil" tally marks against Google. Some claim that Microsoft is spreading FUD, but legal woes facing Google seem to disagree that Google hasn't crossed creepy line.

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Google, FTC Reach Google Buzz Privacy Settlement

By , AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

0 Comments

John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog welcomed the FTC settlement but said Google "needs to be punished and feel pain on its bottom line. Nothing will completely stop Google from invading users' privacy until it gets hit where it hurts, its bank accounts," Simpson said.

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Consumer Group Lampoons Google CEO Over Privacy Issues

By , COMPUTERWORLD

Friday, September 3, 2010

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog, a group that has been a sharp critic of Google's privacy practices in the past, is at it again. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based consumer advocacy group has placed an ad on a 540-square-foot digital display in New York's Times Square to promote an animated video on YouTube that depicts Google CEO Eric Schmidt as an ice cream truck driver secretly spying on children.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Takes “Do Not Track Me” Campaign to Times Square With Animated Video Targeting Google CEO’s Lack of Respect For Privacy

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041, or cell: 310-292-1902

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Takes “Do Not Track Me” Campaign to Times Square With Animated Video Targeting Google CEO’s Lack of Respect For Privacy

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog’s InsideGoogle.com has taken its online privacy campaign to New York’s Times Square, where it has purchased a 540 sq. ft. Jumbotron digital advertisement promoting an animated video satirizing Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s attitude toward consumer privacy.

Continue reading...

Blog Post

Google shows the way on search engine encryption; others must follow

Posted by

Sunday, May 23, 2010

1 Comment

Google shows the way on search engine encryption; others must follow

Google has announced that it is now offering privacy-friendly SSL encryption on its search engine, becoming the first major company to offer the protection. The company deserves credit and others who want to do more than pay lip service to privacy should immediately follow Google's lead.

Continue reading...

Press Release

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

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1 Comment

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.

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Google Contacts Trigger Reprimand for Obama Aide, Official Says

By , BLOOMBERG - BUSINESSWEEK

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

0 Comments

The White House released the e-mails following a request by Santa Monica, California-based Consumer Watchdog, which says it works to protect American consumers and taxpayers. “He’s got too many ties to influence-peddling and it’s clear that those ties haven’t been completely cut,” said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with the group, in an interview. “What makes it particularly irksome is that Obama made such a big deal about ending the revolving door of lobbyists.”

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Google’s WiFi Snoop – Who Knew and Who Didn’t?

By , THE REGISTER UK

Monday, May 17, 2010

0 Comments

"The FTC needs to ask what did Google know and when did Google know it,” says John Simpson. “Google’s suggestion for a third-party audit is inadequate...That would be like like getting to pick and pay the referees in a championship basketball game. This investigation must be done by a regulatory authority capable of imposing real sanctions."

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Watchdog Blasts Google Over Data Collection Mistake

By , NATIONAL JOURNAL - TECH DAILY DOSE

Monday, May 17, 2010

0 Comments

"Once again Google has demonstrated a lack of concern for privacy," Consumer Watchdog Consumer Advocate John M. Simpson said in a statement. "Its computer engineers run amok, push the envelope and gather whatever data they can until their fingers are caught in the cookie jar. Then a Google executive apologizes, mouthing bafflegab about how privacy matters to the company."

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Google Acknowledges Collecting Snippets of People’s Online Activities Broadcast Over Wi-Fi

By , ASSOCIATED PRESS (LA TIMES)

Monday, May 17, 2010

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog, a group that has become one of Google's most outspoken critics, renewed its call for a regulatory crackdown Friday. "Once again, Google has demonstrated a lack of concern for privacy," said Consumer Watchdog's John Simpson. "Its computer engineers run amok, push the envelope and gather whatever data they can until their fingers are caught in the cookie jar."

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Google’s Eric Schmidt Sheds Light On Security, Search, AdMob, China

By , MEDIAPOST SEARCH MARKETING DAILY

Monday, May 17, 2010

0 Comments

Google could announce this week that it will move SSL encryption implemented in Gmail to other services such as search. During the company's annual shareholders meeting a question on this from John Simpson, an investor who works for Consumer Watchdog, prompted a curt "Do you get the drift of the answer?" from Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt after Google vice president of search Marissa Mayer replied "stay tuned." Encryption has moved to the forefront after Google's admission last week it had collected small pieces of private information people sent through unencrypted wireless networks.

Continue reading...