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  1. FTC to Drop Vertical Search Antitrust Case Against Google? No Consumer Harm Found

    Ben Hammer, a spokesperson with industry advocacy group FairSearch.org, said the FTC need only to look at recent comments from European Commission vice chairman Joaquin to see that Google's search results are hurting the industry.

  2. Google Warns Secretive Government Group Could Kill Open Web

    Google has slammed an upcoming meeting of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), set for Dec.in Dubai, which the company says will give governments the chance to set new regulations without input from citizens and user advocacy groups.

  3. Facebook-Datalogix Partnership to Track Offline Purchases by 100 Million+ Households

    Concern over these cards spurred the creation of advocacy group Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (C.A.S.P.I.A.N.which argues that grocery stores falsely inflate prices for those not participating in the programs and...

  4. New Google Privacy Policy Combines User Data From All Google Services

    There is no way anyone expected this,” Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy advocacy group, also told the Washington Post. At a time when the European Commission is proposing to significantly enhance...

  5. Leveraging Facebook Ads for Obscure Charity Donations

    Targeting the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition for a Transgender charity is like selling tennis rackets to people who list playing tennis as an Interest in Facebook. For example, users who like “Catholic Charities” will be included in the...

  6. EU Request To Retain User Data From Search Engines Sparks Widespread Anger

    The advocacy group wasn't immediately available for comment. Search engines are a hot topic at the moment, especially for governments wanting to regulate them in one way or another. The most recent tension came from Pakistan's decision that it will...

  7. New NC Tax Law Would Use Affiliate Programs to Define Physical Presence, Collect Sales Tax

    According to NetChoice, an internet advocacy group, when New York enacted their tax law, over 200 retailers simply stopped their affiliate programs to the state. North Carolina is following closely in the footsteps of the state of New York in...

  8. Google Execs May Get Jail Time in Italy for Video

    Google did, however, take it down when an Italian advocacy group complained that it was inappropriate. Beginning today, Google executives are on trial for defamation and privacy violation pertaining to a video posted to the Italian Google Video...

  9. Nonprofits Fume over Congressional E-mail Barrier

    The thing is, the steady onslaught in cookie-cutter messages sent through advocacy group Web sites is taking up more and more time to wade through. Advocacy groups are up-in-arms over a new e-mail obstacle congressional offices have enabled.