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Watchdog Group

An organization, often nonprofit, that researches and publishes information on alleged abuses in a certain area or sector. For example, a watchdog group may investigate the truth of stories reported in the media or poor environmental practices in private companies. At their best, watchdog groups may expose real corruption, but they may be susceptible to bias themselves.
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The Visayan Oil Price Watchdog was previously formed by Benitez in the wake of complaints on disparity in the prices of fuel products in Negros Occidental and other provinces particularly Cebu and Metro Manila.
The concerns of the watchdogs were voiced after banks started leaving the panel that sets the rate.
It seems the watchdog will be allocated its budget under the Finance Ministry although the watchdog's initial position was that it would be more useful if it were part of the legal services," Spyridakis said.
The Faria WatchDog 750 comes as a complete kit, including the satellite modem and 16-channel GPS receiver in a rugged injection-molded case.
Watchdog then set up its own fake website to see how easy it was.
So Watchdog investigated a personal complaint, but one that affects thousands of football fans.
The law Prop 64 would gut was the only tool community groups had to fight against Big Oil's contamination of our drinking water supply," said Election Watchdog spokesperson Carmen Balber.
Others, watchdogs charge, are little more than venues for lobbyists to exert their influence on the system.
Since a 'no WiFi' policy is not practical, organizations need sophisticated solutions like WiFi Watchdog to tell them who, what and where wireless activity is occurring in order to secure enterprise networks against wireless intruders.
Watchdog organizations feed law enforcement agencies information in order to prompt them to go after their enemies, real and imagined," writes political analyst Laird Wilcox in his 1998 study The Watchdogs.
Jimmy Wray, the MP for Glasgow Baillieston, accused BBC's Watchdog of failing to check their facts properly after they placed him bottom of their lazy list of Scotland's 72 Westminster MPs.
When Webcam Watchdog detects motion in the area being monitored by your web camera, it can sound an alarm, e-mail you the captured image, and increase the recording frame-rate speed to capture more high-quality images.