September, 2010

 

Privacy and Safety Questions Loom Over Federal Program to Track Preschoolers

Open Letter from ACLU-NC and EFF Calls for Answers About Controversial RFID Program San Francisco – The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are calling for answers to critical privacy and safety questions that loom over a controversial federal program to track preschoolers with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips at George Miller III Head Start program in Richmond, California. In an open letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department, ACLU-NC and EFFRead More


Consumer Watchdog Invites Google to Participate in Internet Policy Conference

See the Google Ice Cream Man Video below. 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 tools and a House Judiciary Subcommittee onRead More