Thursday, June 14, 2007

Race to the Bottom

Privacy International which has been one of the key groups identifying the privacy problems associated with Google's services released their Race to the Bottom report last month. In it they identify Google as positively hostile to personal privacy (don't be evil now) and single out a number of others including AOL, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and YouTube as posing serious threats to privacy.

Danny Sullivan doesn't agree and believes that Google rate as good if not better than the BBC, who Privacy International gave a "Generally Privacy Aware" rating on many of the criteria used in the study; though he does agree with their conclusions in some categories.

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