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FDA Asked To Investigate Online Marketing By Drug Companies
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The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the online marketing and behavioral targeting practices of pharmaceutical companies.

The CDD says few U.S. health consumers are aware they are being identified, labeled, profiled, and tracked on the Internet while they search or access information on specific conditions or concerns.

Consumer Groups Ask FTC To Block Google AdMob Deal
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Two consumer groups Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to block Google’s $750 million deal to acquire mobile advertising firm, AdMob, on anti-trust grounds.

In a joint letter to the FTC, Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) said Google is simply buying its way to dominance in the mobile advertising market, reducing competition to the detriment of consumers.
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DoubleClick, Jones Day Drama Continues

The Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Privacy Information Center have filed a Freedom of Information Act request for information from the FTC about DoubleClick and law firm Jones Day.

CDD: Facebook’s Digital Mea Culpa Not Enough

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), which has filed a complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission because of privacy concerns, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s apology to Facebook users won’t make problems go away.

Google, DoubleClick Deal Challenged Again

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), US PIRG, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), discussed the proposed merger at a National Press Club meeting in Washington. They have filed a supplement to their original complaint about Google’s proposed $3.1 billion buy of ad network DoubleClick.

Privacy Groups Ping FTC Over Google/DoubleClick

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), and US Public Interest Research Group (US PRIG), are about as happy about the Google DoubleClick deal as Microsoft was, but for different reasons.

Marketers, It’s Your Fault Kids Are Fat

There are at least two sides to this and we’ll try to address them both. The Center for Digital Democracy is looking to the US government to regulate the marketing of unhealthy food to children online.

Protests Begin Over Google’s DoubleClick Buy

A trio of privacy advocate organizations have petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to block Google’s $3.1 billion purchase of ad network DoubleClick, citing concerns about the information Google would control.

Groups Want Microsoft Out Of Your Business

Two consumer advocacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the regulatory agency to investigate alleged abuses resulting from Microsoft’s adCenter services and the private user data the company collects.