Sunday, July 05, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Revealed
U.S. In Running out Of IP Addresses
Uber Suspends UberPOP in France
Casio To Enter The Smartwatch Market
GELID Has A new Low-profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x
Sharp Plans to Release Transparent LCDs
ARCHOS Unveils the ARCHOS 50d Helium
July 29 Won't Be The Day You'll Get Your Windows 10 Upgrade
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > EPIC Fi...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
EPIC Files FTC Complaint on Google Buzz


The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) today filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charging that Google?s recently launched Buzz service violates federal consumer protection law.

The EPIC complaint urges the Trade Commission to require Google to make the Buzz service fully opt-in, to stop using Gmail users? private address book contacts to compile social networking lists, and to give Google users meaningful control over their personal data.

"This is a significant breach of consumers? expectations of privacy," said Marc Rotenberg, EPIC Executive Director. "Google should not be allowed to push users? personal information into a social network they never requested."

Google launched Buzz on February 9, 2010, and quickly activated it for all Gmail users. As soon as users began viewing the service, they were automatically listed as "following" posts from their most common email contacts. Participation in the service also created a profile, which displayed publicly this list of common contacts. Google has since revised the service twice in response to widespread outrage, but privacy violations remain, according to EPIC.

According to the EPIC complaint, email providers have a responsibility to safeguard the personal information that users provide and Google has failed to fulfill this responsibility.

EPIC is a public interest research center based in Washington, D.C. EPIC focuses public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

More information is available at http://epic.org/privacy/ftc/googlebuzz/GoogleBuzz_Complaint.pdf


Previous
Next
Blu-Ray Player Shipments Will Still Lag Behind DVD Player Shipments in 2013        All News        Google Embraces Mobile, Demonstrates Phone That Translates Text
Microsoft Office 2010 Gets More Social     General Computing News      Internet Expolorer 9 To Be Announced at MIX 10

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Loses Appeal In Case Against Oracle
Google Search Is Favoring The company's Own Services: researchers
Google Self-driving Cars Appear In California Streets
Google Responds To Apple Music With Free Streaming Service
Google Develops Health-Tracking Wristband
Google Introduces the News Lab
Google To Remove "Revenge porn" From Search Results
Google Details Its New Data Center Networks
Google's Nest Refreshes Entire Product Line
French Regulator Orders Google to Apply Delisting On All Domain Names of The Search Engine
Google Launches Sidewalk Labs
Google Reveals Some Robot Car Crash Details

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .