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Monday, June 11, 2007

Low ranking for internet privacy practices

Privacy International has rated internet service companies on the basis of privacy practices and concludes that the "privacy standard of the key internet players is appalling, with some companies demonstrating either willful or a mindless disregard of their customers".

Google came last - the list of specific privacy failures are listed here in the report "A race to the bottom" - and is now involved in a nasty exchange with Privacy International, alleging a pro Microsoft bias in the report, to which PI provides a comprehensive response.

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