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Privacy policy prompts war of words

People are still up in arms about Google’s new privacy policy. So mad, in fact, that ink wells have been un-capped, quills have been dipped, and House members have sent a STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to the search giant. The Wall Street Journal reports the letter was sent by, “a bipartisan group of eight House lawmakers on Thursday demanded more information about the changes, including current information-collection practices, how the information will be stored and whether there are special protections for children and teens.” The letter asked for a response from Google by mid-February. The new privacy policies don’t actually go into effect until March 1.
Letter signatories include: Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), Joe Barton (R-Tex.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
Not to be outdone, yesterday Google released a STRONGLY WORDED BLOG POST defending its new privacy policy, saying “we’re making things simpler and we’re trying to be upfront about it. Period.
The clinking of spurs can’t be too far off in this showdown of WORDS (shiver).

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Marc Sanchez is the technical director and associate producer for Marketplace Tech Report where he is responsible for shaping the sound of the show.

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