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Latest Consumer Watchdog Items
  • Judge leaning toward OK of $22.5M fine of Google

    A proposed $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach is on the verge of winning court approval, despite a consumer rights group's cry for tougher punishment.

  • Judge approves FTC's $22.5M fine of Google

    A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach, rejecting a consumer-rights group's plea for tougher punishment.

  • ** FILE ** The Google logo is displayed in the company's New York office in December 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Feds wondered who funded push to probe Google

    The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and a top FTC staffer traded emails in 2010 about whether Facebook and other tech companies were secretly funding a nonprofit group pushing hard for regulators to investigate Google Inc.

  • Obama administration seeks online privacy rules

    The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.

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