Posted by John M. Simpson
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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."Continue reading...
By Wendy Davis , ONLINE MEDIA DAILY
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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.Continue reading...
By Alexei Alexis , BLOOMBERG BNA
Monday, October 29, 2012
“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.”Continue reading...
By Martyn Williams , PCWORLD.COM
Sunday, October 28, 2012
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.Continue reading...
By Edward Wyatt , THE NEW YORK TIMES
Friday, October 19, 2012
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
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.Continue reading...
By Richard Adhikari , TECHNEWSWORLD.COM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
"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."Continue reading...
By Kevin Shalvey , INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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.Continue reading...
By Erik Derr , WARDS AUTO.COM
Monday, October 8, 2012
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.”Continue reading...
By Graeme Burton , COMPUTING
Thursday, October 4, 2012
"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.Continue reading...
By Mark Kimmich , COLLISION REPAIR MAG.COM
Monday, October 1, 2012
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.Continue reading...
By Al Swanson , UPI
Sunday, September 30, 2012
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.Continue reading...
By Heather Kelly , CNN.COM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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.Continue reading...