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

    While its being reported that the FTC doesn't have enough evidence to penalize Google, some advocacy groups insist consumers are being harmed. Ben Hammer, a spokesperson with industry advocacy group FairSearch.org, said the FTC need only to look at...

  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. 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. Related Groups Next, focus on groups with related sentiment that aren't...

  5. Man on a mission

    His passion coupled with cold, hard reason and an analytical mind should ensure his advocacy of the industry is heard in the right places.His work in the banks, including merger and acquisition through to the capital markets, also gave him an...

  6. We May Not Want Standards But FTC May Give Us Some

    And we better be aware of them if consumer advocacy groups are claiming they "want to see new rules, rather than rely on voluntary compliance with trade groups". If this occurs then search is on the horizon of these groups.

  7. Nonprofits Fume over Congressional E-mail Barrier

    Advocacy groups are up-in-arms over a new e-mail obstacle congressional offices have enabled. Consider this: Last year, I wrote a piece for Personal Democracy Forum (I was associate editor there at the time) about the efforts by advocacy groups on...

  8. Google: Can The Marcia Brady Of Search Stay Sweet?

    Anita Roddick, founder of the well-known Body Shop chain, was upset to see Google pull an ad for her advocacy web site. alt.internet.search-engines, Aug.5, 2002 http://groups.google.com/groups? Anyone who's ever watched the 70s television show...

  9. Information Wants to be Valuable

    Public Library of Science Open Letter http://www.publiclibraryofscience.org/ The advocacy group that believes the permanent, archival record of scientific research and ideas should neither be owned nor controlled by publishers, but should belong...