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Monday, June 11, 2007

Google Gets Low Grade From Privacy Watchdog

It's only a matter of time before Google's pervasiveness combine with its outright hostility toward privacy to cause some kind of backlash. The latest example of an alarming trend, courtesy of the Associated Press:
Google Inc.'s privacy practices are the worst among the Internet's top destinations, according to a report released Saturday by Privacy International.

The London group assigned Google its lowest grade, a category reserved for companies with "comprehensive consumer surveillance and entrenched hostility to privacy."

None of the 22 other surveyed companies fell to that level, according to Privacy International.

In a statement from one of its lawyers, Google said it aggressively protects its users' privacy and stands behind its track record.

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