Google Celebrates Data Privacy Day…Really?

28.01.2011

While these changes do give end users more say over what information they share with Google, they won't silence the growing throng of privacy advocates angered by the search company's voracious appetite for personal data.

Earlier this week, a privacy researcher at Harvard Business School announced that violated the product's privacy policy by sending details about some users' Web surfing activities to Google. Also this week, advocacy group Consumer Watchdog called for a Congressional investigation of with U.S. National Security Agency.

In early January, South Korean police said was guilty of gathering personal information illegally. And don't forget the , which showed that some Android apps are collecting user information without, you know, asking if it could.

Numerous other examples date back a few years, of course. So is Google serious about being up front on the privacy front? Let us know.

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