John M. Simpson
John M. Simpson is an American consumer rights advocate and former journalist. Since 2005, he has worked for Consumer Watchdog, a nonpartisan nonprofit public interest group, as the lead researcher on Inside Google, the group's effort to educate the public about Google's dominance over the internet and the need for greater online privacy.
Traffic Report: How Google Is Squeezing Out Competitors and Muscling Into New Markets
Google has been muscling into new web markets and greatly expanding its dominance of other web commerce sectors since 2007, when the web search...
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Insurance Commissioner Lara Must Use Prop 103 Authority to Reverse State Farm’s Pullback
Los Angeles, CA -- State Farm’s announcement on Friday...
Wildfire is Latest Battleground in 35 Year Fight over Prop 103
Consumer Watchdog Proposes Actions to Address Climate Change and...
Public Interest Groups Take On Newsom Administration Over Backtracking On Cleanup Of Radioactivity At Santa Susana Site, Case To Be Heard On Monday
In an appeal before the Court of Appeal in Sacramento to be heard on Monday, the Newsom Administration will be challenged over positions that breach a longstanding agreement to require all radioactive waste from the Santa Susana Field Lab be disposed of at sites licensed and designed for such waste.
How New CA Privacy Regulations Can Be Drawn to Stop Biased Algorithms
Los Angeles, CA—Today Consumer Watchdog released a report spotlighting...
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Commissioner Lara Approves Over $1 Billion in Unjustified Auto Insurance Rate Hikes
Insurance Commissioner Lara’s approval last week of a $263.7 million rate hike by California’s largest insurer, State Farm, marks the latest in a flurry of approvals of unjustified 2023 auto insurance rate hikes by the top 6 auto insurers, collectively totaling over $1 billion.
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