Google accused of smear campaign

by admin June 11, 2007 at 2:27 pm

A UK-based privacy organisation has demanded that Google apologises for what it called a ‘smear campaign’.

Privacy International (PI) last week published a report that criticised the retention of personal information by several internet companies, including Google.

Though Apple, Facebook and AOL were named in the report, the harshest criticism was aimed at Google, which PI said was “hostile to privacy”.

No official statement regarding the report has been released by Google, but PI claimed to have been told by two European journalists that the search giant had said that PI had a ‘conflict of interests’ concerning Microsoft.

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