On a continuous basis, European regulators demonstrate they are like mosquitoes. They're small, insignificant bloodsuckers, but annoying as hell.
Today's latest annoyance comes from France. France is now threatening Google with fines because of the search engine's intelligent use of interaction data.
Privacy issues are nothing new; however, I find it astonishing that the focus and attention is usually on companies and not the government.For years, I've watched groups voice their opposition to corporate data mining, and yet, until the recent NSA exposure, we almost never hear a peep about government's big brother activities. (MSFT - Get Report) Bing and Yahoo! (YHOO - Get Report) are set up to collect data too, although Google is much better at the entire process.
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