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36 state AGs blast Google's privacy policy change
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224590/36_state_AGs_blast_Google_s_privacy_policy_change ^ | February 24, 2012

Posted on 02/24/2012 12:39:36 PM PST by JoeProBono

Attorneys General from 36 states are concerned over the potential implications of Google's new privacy policy, especially for government users and owners of Android-powered smartphones.

In a sharply-worded letter to Google CEO Larry Page, the officials questioned Google's commitment to consumer privacy and said the changes would force Internet users to share their data without giving them a proper ability to opt out. The letter is the latest, and perhaps most dramatic, expression of concern stemming from Google's announcement that it would create a single privacy policy for all its online products.

Under the new policy, scheduled to go into effect March 1, Google will combine user data from services like YouTube, Gmail and Google search and create a single merged profile for each user of its services......

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: google; sourcetitlenoturl

The company also noted that users who do not like the new policy can simply stop using its services.


1 posted on 02/24/2012 12:39:44 PM PST by JoeProBono
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