In a statement given during an interview on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers, Leibowitz stated, “it’s a fairly binary and somewhat brutal choice that they (Google) are giving consumers. I think I can’t say much more. But we’re aware.” While Leibowitz agrees that while Google seeks to streamline the user experience by linking user accounts over all Google products, and will make all the new policies easy to read, his choice of words during the interview suggests some reluctance in regards to Google’s implementation of the changes.
And Leibowitz’s isn’t the only voice of concern. Aforementioned watchdog groups like Epic are not very excited – they recently had this to say on the FTC’s stance on Google’s impending changes – “if the government is unaware that Google plans to make a substantial change in its business practices on March 1, 2012, it should turn on a computer connected to the Internet.” And last week, 37 state attorneys general sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, demanding some sort of promise that the policy won’t compromise consumer privacy.
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