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  1. Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides in Yet Another Contested Move as a Content Publisher

    Consumer Watchdog is calling on the FTC to block the acquisition. Consumer Watchdog, FairSearch.org Asking for FTC Intervention There is a fundamental conflict between being a search provider and a content provider,” Consumer Watchdog Privacy...

  2. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Fla.and two watchdog groups –  Consumer Watchdog and the Electronic Privacy Information Center – began pushing the FTC to investigate whether Google violated a privacy settlement the FTC signed with Google last year.

  3. D.C. Gets a Street View of New Anti-Google Video

    Consumer Watchdog is at it again. But NSA also has legal power to force Google to hand over the private information of its users. In the new video "Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington," the group demands Eric Schmidt be called before Congress for...

  4. Anti Retargeting Campaign Strikes At Google In Times Square

    It's time to create a 'Do Not Track Me' list to prevent online companies from gathering our personal information, just as Congress had the Federal Trade Commission create a Do Not Call list to prevent intrusive telemarketers from invading...

  5. Consumer Watchdog Believes Google 'WiSpy' Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data

    Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, commented: "Whether it's compromising government secrets or our personal financial information, Google's unprecedented WiSpying threatens the security of the American people and Congress owes Americans...

  6. White House Ticks Off Deputy CTO As Ex-Googler Bypasses Privacy Rules

    The White House took action after the breach was revealed through a Freedom of Information Act Request from Consumer Watchdog. Consumer Watchdog does not stand to be satisfied with just a slap on the wrist of McLaughlin and requests that he resigns.

  7. Search Engines And Legal Issues

    The action came in response to a deceptive advertising complaint made last year by watchdog group Commercial Alert. Consumer Group Asks FTC To Investigate Search Ads SearchEngineWatch.com, July 17, 2001 http://searchenginewatch.com/sereport/01/07...