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2011-07-28 08:30:00

DENVER, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Watchdog Inc. (TSX.V: IDW, OTC: IDWAF) today announced the availability of its free credit monitoring and alert services through partner Bitdefender®. Working to provide consumers with free, early warning systems for identity theft, ID Watchdog integrated its identity monitoring and preservation tools and services into Bitdefender Internet Security 2012. "This partnership, with yet another leader in the Internet security space,...

2011-06-24 07:30:00

DENVER, Jun. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Watchdog, Inc. (OTC:IDWAF) (TSXV:IDW), which provides acclaimed consumer-facing identity theft protection and resolution services, today announced the release of an in-depth research update by Analyst Michael Shonstrom of fee-based research firm and investment bank GVC Capital LLC. Excerpt from the GVC Capital LLC Report: "As pointed out in previous reports, the estimated size of the identity and credit protection market is several billion dollars...

2011-03-09 11:18:00

CHICAGO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to an unprecedented advertising blitz by alternative electric companies in northern Illinois, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) said Wednesday that it has released a new fact sheet that gives consumers key information about shopping in the electricity market and allows them to compare competing offers with the price they pay for Commonwealth Edison. "Consumers need more than ads and gimmicks to make the right choice in the...

2011-02-24 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today asked Rep. Ed Markey, D-MA, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-TX, to seek hearings examining why Google gathered children's social security numbers in entry forms for its "Doodle 4 Google" contest. The hearing should also investigate the Wi-Spy scandal. In a letter to the Congressmen, who are co-chairmen of the Bipartisan House Privacy Caucus, the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group said, "The Doodle 4 Google...

2011-02-18 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to create a "Do Not Track Me" mechanism to protect consumers' online privacy and added that such a mechanism must have the force of law behind it. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group made the call in comments filed on The Federal Trade Commission's recent report, "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and...

2011-02-17 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog told the Senate Judiciary Committee that it is "deeply distressed to learn that President Obama is meeting with Google CEO Eric Schmidt today behind closed doors as the Justice Department is poised to render its decision on Google's acquisition of ITA, which has caused deep concern within in the travel industry about Google's ability to drive out competitors in the online airline booking industry." The President is...

2011-01-31 16:54:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to end the secrecy surrounding its lobbying efforts in Washington after the Internet giant refused to release an 89-page presentation it is showing to policymakers and regulators in the nation's capital.The call came as the Internet giant's lobbying spending soared to $5.2 million in 2010 from $4.03 million in 2009."Google hypocritically calls for openness and transparency for everyone...

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2011-01-12 12:30:00

The U.S. government is ramping up its use of consumer complaint websites with two new outlets for customer gripes that have trade groups for manufacturers and financial firms concerned about smear campaigns and lawsuits. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) plans to go public on March 11 with a searchable database of consumer complaints about products.  The agency unveiled the project on Tuesday on its website. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is also beginning to...

2010-12-16 11:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commerce Department's "Green Paper" about online privacy is an industry friendly document that would perpetuate current failed practices that give companies, not consumers, control of consumer data, Consumer Watchdog said today. The report calls for "voluntary, enforceable codes." It proposes relying on a failed self-regulatory model when it's clear that real regulations with meaningful enforcement are necessary, Consumer Watchdog...

2010-12-09 08:00:00

Consumer Organization, Major Health Plans, and Employers Collaborate on Scientifically Valid Patient Survey; Ratings Are First of Their Kind in Region NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers are well-accustomed to researching and reviewing everything from restaurants to apartment buildings but, until today, never had access to scientifically valid reports allowing them to learn more about the city's doctors from actual patients. A pilot program is now reporting (via...


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