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  1. Google Not Responsible for Content of Paid Search Ads, Australian Court Rules

    Watchdog group the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed this first-of-its-kind lawsuit against Google in 2007. It's also interesting to note that, as Glenn Gabe pointed out in "Insights From 7th Graders About Google, Smartphones...

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

    There is a fundamental conflict between being a search provider and a content provider,” Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project Director John Simpson told The Inquirer. Consumer Watchdog is calling on the FTC to block the acquisition.

  3. 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...

  4. Search Headlines & Links: September 11, 2007

    Australian Watchdog Suing Google Gets Judicial CriticismThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was told its legal briefs were unclear and were ordered to submit summaries of their main allegations by the Australian judge overseeing the...

  5. Search Engines And Legal Issues

    The action came in response to a deceptive advertising complaint made last year by watchdog group Commercial Alert. Online Search Engines Help Lift Cover of Privacy Washington Post, Feb. Privacy And User Information

  6. Google Makes Scientology Infringement Demand Public

    Google provided a copy of the letter from law firm Moxon & Kobrin to online rights watchdog Chilling Effects, a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, and University of San Francisco law school clinics.

  7. The 404 Effects of 9/11

    While it's impossible to know the full scope, a number of watchdog sites are documenting the changes made on the web. This list, from activist watchdog OMB Watch, provides an inventory of U.S.government information that has been withheld since the...