Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Feb 2012 14:53 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google "A group of European regulators has written to Google calling on it to halt the introduction of its new privacy policy, saying it needs to investigate whether the proposals sufficiently protect users' personal data." I'd rather regulators are on top of this now than when it's too late and we're all plugged into the Google Hivemind Overlord.
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RE[2]: Why?
by CapEnt on Sun 5th Feb 2012 01:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
CapEnt
Member since:
2005-12-18

At the end of the day, Google is doing this because its efforts in the social network space have been lackluster, and it wants to force you to use their service. by tying the various services together.


Several different privacy policies do not stop any company to integrate their services, not even a bit.

By the end of day, they still can change 200 different contracts quietly, shove it in their users, and opt-in everyone in a new service.

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RE[3]: Why?
by tomcat on Sun 5th Feb 2012 02:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"At the end of the day, Google is doing this because its efforts in the social network space have been lackluster, and it wants to force you to use their service. by tying the various services together.


Several different privacy policies do not stop any company to integrate their services, not even a bit.

By the end of day, they still can change 200 different contracts quietly, shove it in their users, and opt-in everyone in a new service.
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Google will be forced by the EU and other government antitrust regulators to back out this policy. Watch.

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