Google Plus Features Violate FTC Act, Consumer Group Says

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 2:25 PM EST) -- A consumer advocacy group on Tuesday attacked Google Inc. for its privacy practices in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, saying the company's social network forces members to connect with others even if a person doesn't want to.

Consumer Watchdog's letter said Google Plus violates the FTC Act by forcing personal associations. Compared to Facebook, which requires a person to accept a "friend request" to become connected to another person, Google Plus utilizes "circles," and any individual can add any user to a "circle" at...
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