Google has agreed with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to undergo regular privacy audits for the next 20 years, after bolting its ill-conceived Buzz social network on to Gmail in early 2010 without first seeking the consent of its users. "When companies make privacy pledges, they need to honour them," said FTC chairman Jon …
...doing the same for facebook ?
FTC 'audits' now that's a joke
""This is a tough settlement that ensures that Google will honour its commitments to consumers and build strong privacy protections into all of its operations."
No, its a slap on the wrist because the auditors will be snowed.
The only good thing about Buzz...
Is that it showed that former Google employees that were hand picked by the White House were still having 'out of channel' communication with their 'buds' at Google.
And since the communication was 'out of channel', we don't have a public record and we don't know if the communication was or was not unethical.
Hint: Its illegal for a stock broker to go out for a smoke and talk to a client on his cell. Just ask Martha.