Latest Center for Digital Democracy Stories

2014-09-10 16:29:13

Apple iPhone/mobile payments era poses threats and opportunities for consumers, especially those financially at risk WASHINGTON, Sept.

FTC And Facebook Close To Privacy Settlement
2011-11-11 11:46:47

Facebook is close to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over deceptive practices related to a number of the social network’s features, including privacy settings.

2010-11-23 11:43:00

Action Required to Protect Consumers, including their Privacy, in the Online Health and Medical Marketplace FTC Role to Help FDA Address New Threats WASHINGTON, Nov.

2010-06-07 08:24:00

House Subcommittee Urged to Expand Definition of "Sensitive Information," Incorporate "Fair Information Practices," and Require "Opt-in" Procedures for Data Collection WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a discussion draft of a new privacy bill currently under consideration by the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, ten leading privacy and consumer organizations today called for much stronger provisions to protect consumer privacy both...

2010-06-03 16:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy today called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's announced plan to buy Invite Media, a display advertising company, for around $70 million, saying the deal raises substantial competitive and privacy concerns. "The ink is hardly dry on Google's questionable AdMob acquisition," said John M.

2010-05-19 06:45:00

A report issued by a digital watchdog and a public health group urged US authorities on Tuesday to probe the online marketing practices of alcoholic beverage companies and the impact they have on young people.

2009-12-29 09:43:10

Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy pushed for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Google’s proposed acquisition of the mobile advertising company AdMob (a provider of advertising services for mobile phones) on Monday.

2009-12-28 09:28:00

Deal to Buy Mobile Advertising Company Is Anti-Competitive And Raises Privacy Concerns WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two consumer groups today asked the Federal Trade Commission to block Google's $750 million deal to buy AdMob, a mobile advertising company, on anti-trust grounds.

2009-12-18 07:47:23

Privacy advocates are asking the FTC to force Facebook to reverse recent privacy control changes, claiming it is a furtive move to push members of the most popular social networking site to give out more information online.

2009-06-03 09:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two consumer groups today urged the White House not to move forward with the pending appointment of Google's top global public policy official to the position of Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House, saying it would violate the intent of President Obama's ethics rules meant to end the revolving door between lobbyists and the executive branch. Although the choice of Andrew McLaughlin, Google's Director of Global Public Policy, for...

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