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2011-07-08 17:04:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee in September the committee said today. The announcement comes after an intensive campaign by Consumer Watchdog to require Schmidt's sworn testimony before Congress that included two widely viewed satirical videos. Watch the satirical video "Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington," which debuted last January in Washington...

2011-06-22 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The refusal of Google's top executives, CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to testify at a hearing by the Senate's antitrust subcommittee demonstrates a contempt for Congress and the full Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena the two executives, Consumer Watchdog said today. Consumer Watchdog has been calling for Google CEO's sworn testimony before Congress for over a year and has distributed two popular online...

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2011-03-07 07:10:00

Larry Page, co-founder of Google Inc., is taking a more visible and stronger turn at the helm of the internet giant in a move to keep ahead of upstart players such as Facebook and Twitter. The Silicon Valley company isn't waiting for the chief executive chair to be vacated in April by Eric Schmidt. Page has hit the ground running by tapping into the energy of other quick-thinking and fast-acting entrepreneurs bought with Google's sizable war chest. "Any engagement that Google can have with...

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2011-01-27 07:10:00

Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group that has focused much of its attention in recent years on Google's privacy practices, debuted its new animated satire -- "Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington" -- on the streets of Washington DC, as part of its case for why Congress should call Google CEO Eric Schmidt to testify under oath about the Wi-Spy scandal and other online privacy issues, and also said the company's close ties to the National Security Agency should be investigated. The animation is...

2011-01-26 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Consumer Watchdog's new animated satire, "Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington," debuted today on the streets of Washington, D.C., to make the case for why Congress should call Google CEO Eric Schmidt to testify under oath about the Wi-Spy scandal and other online privacy issues. The group also said the company's close relationship with the U.S. government should be probed. The avatar-style animation is being displayed on a mobile digital...

2011-01-20 16:56:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the announcement that Co-Founder Larry Page will become chief executive officer of the Internet giant and expressed optimism that the changes at the top mean Google will return to the values of its founders. Current CEO Eric Schmidt will become "executive chairman," Google said. "Eric Schmidt has put his foot in his mouth so far on key issues like privacy that he's kicked himself out of the...

2010-09-16 10:23:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The consumer group that recently launched a popular online animated satire of Google's privacy problems embodied in an ice cream truck said the revelation that a Google engineer tracked children down shows that private information is never safe if it is in Google's hands. Consumer Watchdog called on Google to publicly answer some basic questions about how effectively it protects consumers' privacy. "The ability of a Google engineer...

2010-09-14 13:27:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today invited Google to participate in a conference, "Google, The Internet And The Future," that the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group plans to host in Washington this fall as part of its Inside Google project. The invitation came in a letter to CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It was prompted by Google's promotional campaign this week in Washington highlighting its privacy...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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