Levy poses the theory that Google might actually be violating FTC regulations by offering products or services it cannot fulfill. The problem, as Levy notes, is with Google’s Offers program. This might outrage even more people.
The interesting part of this is the fact that Google entered into an agreement with the FTC regarding its Google Buzz (morphed to Google+). The agreement bars Google from engaging in certain activities, and subjects it to 20 years of privacy oversight.
As for me, privacy, smivacy. I’ve read enough spy novels to know that the only way to securely pass information is by leaving the message in your “Drafts” box. I don’t believe for a minute anything isn’t being watched or known about me, especially considering the number of times I had to “enter the system.”
Mark my words though, the lawsuits are shortly coming.
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