Google and Facebook Hit Privacy Wall


Oh when will they ever learn? (Pete Seeger – Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Copyright 1961 (renewed) Fall River Music Inc.

It seems that internet and social media titans Google and Facebook have once again, to no one’s surprise, gotten themselves in some hot water with the FTC and some privacy watchdogs again. They just can’t seem to get the hang of this “privacy” thing. Hence the start of this post.

Google has settled with the FTC over a little faux pas concerning its fabulously fizzled BUZZ service. Trying to combine the best of Facebook and Twitter, they announced BUZZ with typical Google style and fanfare, and just to be hip, they phrased their sign up options thusly...

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