|Monday, 23 April 2012 13:47|
The Attorneys General believes that the new policy runs contrary to the respect for privacy that according to them, it is what Google promised in order to attract more customers. The company’s call to quit their services the AG further alleged is hollow because it is a fact that most people have already relied on at least one of Google’s services. It is, then, impossible they said for their customers to just simply quit the internet marketing company’s services.
On the other hand, privacy advocates have also condemned this move of Google. They said this policy will force every user to publicise their personal information which to other people is very confidential. This, according to other advocates, is a threat to security especially to government officials. This merging of profiles in all the company’s services will post every user’s activity to all their services. Further, concern users have also showed their support with the Attorneys General in 36 states by reposting the said dramatic letter to their web accounts. Some consumers also reacted with the new policy saying that they are comfortable with personal questions in their Google accounts but not with questions on locations. This issue has indeed stirred interest to various sectors in the cyberspace. Issues of security and privacy are the common that were raised on the internet magnate. Still, Google is firm in its decision. The company chooses not to speak further.