On the same day that Google has announced it is rolling out it’s version of the Facebook Like button called +1, the FTC has given its ‘ruling’ on another social endeavor by Google.
You remember Buzz right? The thing that sits in your inbox and attracts followers from parts unknown and relationships unknown? Back when it was introduced there was quite a stir caused because Google thought it correct to simply put everyone’s e-mail lists out to the general public to share. Hey why not? We’re in the Age of Openness, right? Well, the reaction was swift and it caught the attention of the FTC and it was just one year ago to the day that we reported on the FTC’s interest in Google’s privacy practices which led to a reversal of practice by Google.