Topic: Consumer Watchdog

Top 10 Reasons Not to Buy Google Glass

Consumer Watchdog raises privacy, safety and vanity concerns

Google Glass goes on sale for one day today, stoking fears among privacy hawks that the wearable tech is a menace to consumer privacy. The one-day limited sale is part of…

Which Tech Firm Spent the Most to Lobby Washington Last Year?

Google led the pack, but Microsoft is catching up

Google spent 14.7 percent less to lobby Washington last year, but the $14 million it spent was still more than any other tech firm, according to a Consumer Watchdog analysis…

Privacy Vote Sends Mixed Signals

No consensus on voluntary code of conduct for apps

This was not a good week for groups trying to hammer out voluntary privacy policies. A government-hosted multistakeholder group came close Thursday, but stopped short of agreeing on a voluntary code…

Google Confirms FTC Is Asking Questions About Waze

It's unclear if there is a formal investigation yet

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…

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

Privacy groups complain progress is too slow

The Do Not Track privacy hearing called by Sen. Jay Rockefeller for Wednesday before the commerce committee is bound to feature some fireworks. That's because Rockefeller has shown himself to be…

Is Google Sharing Personal Info With App Developers?

Consumer Watchdog files formal complaint with FTC

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…