EPIC Files Letter With FTC To Investigate Google Search, Plus Your World

Posted Jan 12, 2012

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Google over the Google “Search, plus Your World” feature. ?Google?s business practices raise concerns related to both competition and the implementation of the Commission?s consent order,? stated EPIC. The Google Search, plus Your World would find results that include personal data including photos, posts, and contact information gathered from the Google+ social network. Many people believe that Google is using their search engine market dominance to push for a stronger social networking market share for Google+ to effectively compete against Facebook and Twitter. [EPIC]