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 Beta on Wed 8th Feb 2012 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
Beta
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Because Google has a monopoly on search. It can't leverage that monopoly into other markets (e.g. mail, social, etc) and use those other markets to "enhance" search with irrelevant results that hinder privacy.

Google’s pushing of Chrome on their home page is leveraging their monopoly and imo, frankly an antitrust issue.

But them merging accounts you willfully signed up to together to make it easier for them and you, is not…

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