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Challenge To FTC, Google Settlement

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog has won the right to oppose the Federal Trade Commission’s $22.5 billion challenge to a settlement with Google on privacy matters, the group said Wednesday.

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Court Allows Challenge To FTC’s $22.5M Google Settlement

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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A federal judge late Tuesday granted Consumer Watchdog the ability to challenge the legal logic behind the FTC's settlement with Google over charges it misrepresented its tracking of Safari Web browser users.

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Google Could Face Challenge To Its Privacy Settlement With FTC

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog is looking to get a shot at challenging Google’s $22.5-million settlementwith the Federal Trade Commission over alleged privacy violations.

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Consumer Watchdog Wins Right To Oppose $22.5 Million Google Settlement With FTC

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog Wins Right To Oppose $22.5 Million Google Settlement With FTC

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. District Court Judge has granted Consumer Watchdog the right to oppose Google's record $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission because it allows the Internet giant to deny any wrongdoing.

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Consumer Group Files Motion To Oppose Google, FTC Settlement

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Friday, August 24, 2012

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The settlement agreement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google, which cost the search giant $22.5 million in penalty charges, is being challenged in court.

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Google Beefing Up Privacy Swat Team

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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The search giant has posted a job notice for a data privacy engineer for its privacy "red team."

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Consumer Group Asks FCC To Require More 4G Disclosure

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Consumer advocate group Consumer Watchdog is asking the Federal Communications Commission to require carriers to list the speed of their 4G networks in advertisements and at the point of sale.

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FTC, Google Settlement: Consumer Watchdog Files Motion in U.S. District Court Opposing Agreement

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization is up in arms over a recent settlement between Google and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the search giant's privacy practices. The organization has filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking for allowance to oppose the settlement because it has been deemed too lenient a punishment for Google's actions.

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Google Hit With Record $22.5-Million Fine For Safari Tracking

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Friday, August 10, 2012

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The FTC fines Google a record $22.5 million for violating the privacy of people who used Apple's Safari Web browser even after pledging it would not. In levying a record $22.5-million fine against Google Inc., the Federal Trade Commission said it wanted to send a clear message to the Internet giant that it won't tolerate similar breaches in the future.

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FTC: $22.5 Million Penalty Sends Message To Google

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Google agreed to pay a $22.5 million penalty — the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission — to settle charges that it failed to honor the privacy settings of millions of people who use Apple’s Safari Web browser, regulators said Thursday.

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Google Prepared to Pay $22.5 Million Fine to Settle ‘Cookiegate’

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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John M. Simpson, who is the lead Google researcher at Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica, California, indicated he is skeptical of Google’s continued claims of innocence, “When they get caught with their fingers in the cookie jar doing something they clearly should not be doing, they say, ‘Oops, it was completely by accident.’”

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FTC Turns Deaf Ear to Google’s ‘Ignorance’ Defense in Safari Snafu

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Despite Google's protestations of innocence, or at least ignorance, consumer advocate organizations including Consumer Watchdog decried Google's behavior and filed suit with the FTC. Needless to say, they are delighted about the reports of an impending settlement. "This is a wanton violation on Google's part," John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's privacy project director, told the E-Commerce Times, brushing aside the company's claims the tracking was accidental. "What made it even worse is that they lied to users about what they were doing," he added. "Google told people they were honoring the Safari browser settings."

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Google Would Pay Record FTC Fine Under Tentative Apple Safari Settlement

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Google officials have called the use of tracking cookies an accident caused by technical glitches that have been corrected. Privacy advocates have scoffed at those explanations. “When they get caught with their fingers in the cookie jar doing something they clearly should not be doing, they say, ‘Oops, it was completely by accident,’ ” said John M. Simpson of Consumer Watchdog, based in Santa Monica, Calif., and one of several groups to file complaints about Google’s alleged tracking on Apple browsers.

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