Is Your Smartphone Stalking You?

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Google executive Eric Schmidt will finally testify on Capitol Hill this week after our year and a half long campaign to bring him to the Congress.

We launched this new animated video today to welcome him. Called “Supercharge,” the third avatar animation in our “Don’t Be Evil” series exposes actual quotes by Schmidt and new Google CEO Larry Page, showing the two Google executives stalking a US Senator through the signal in his Android mobile phone.

If a stranger followed us all day and took notes, it would be called stalking. But Google tracks us all day and night online and through our mobile phones, then profits wildly from the personal information.

The video and campaign is designed to dramatize Google’s information monopoly and make the case for Do Not Track Legislation. Please watch the 1 minute “Supercharge” video and share it with your friends.

Eric Schmidt recently said,  “Your phone knows who you are, where you are and where you are going. It can see your path.” Page’s idea of “supercharging” the Android is to give it greater power to follow you, collect information about you, and market you based on your location.

As Congress takes on Google’s consolidation of the Internet and mobile phone markets, it’s time to raise the issue of how Google’s information monopoly threatens our privacy.

Thanks for watching, sharing and all your support.

Jamie Court
Jamie Court
Consumer Watchdog's President and Chairman of the Board is an award-winning and nationally recognized consumer advocate. The author of three books, he has led dozens of campaigns to reform insurance companies, financial institutions, energy companies, political accountability and health care companies.

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