John Simpson

Google Confirms FTC Is Asking Questions About Waze

A Google spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the company had been contacted by the Federal Trade Commission about its purchase of Waze, but deferred to the FTC to confirm whether there is an investigation. The FTC had no comment about the acquisition.

Digital Ad Biz to Defend Self-Regulation at Do Not Track Hearing

The Do Not Track privacy hearing called by Sen. Jay Rockefeller for Wednesday before the commerce committee is bound to feature some fireworks.

Is Google Sharing Personal Info With App Developers?

Google has had its share of privacy scandals, but the giant could be facing another. Charging that Google has been sharing users' personal information with app developers, Consumer Watchdog filed a formal complaint Monday with the Federal Trade Commission and the California Attorney General.