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Advocacy Group Uses Ad To Slam Google

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 3, 2010

A consumer group that has long been critical of how online companies address privacy has taken aim at Google in a very public way, The New York Times reports. On Thursday, Consumer Watchdog "took its objections to a new level with a 540-square-foot video advertisement in Times Square in New York," the report states. Consumer Watchdog leaders have said the goal with their videos and the accompanying Web site, InsideGoogle.com, is to push for the creation of a national Do Not Track Me list, similar to the Do Not Call list that was developed to limit telemarketing calls. "Consumers have a right to privacy. They should control how their information is gathered and what it is used for," Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court wrote in his blog. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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