Divorcing Google

This week, two class action lawsuits were filed by privacy advocates against Google, because under their new privacy policy, the company can pool user data collected from all of its web services into one place. Software researcher Tom Henderson reacted in a different way: he decided to stop using all of Google’s services. Bob speaks with Tom about how he “divorced Google.”

GUESTS: Tom Henderson

http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/mar/23/divorcing-google/

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  1. Divorcing Google

    —Huffduffed by kevinpacheco on March 24th, 2012

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    —Huffduffed by marcjenkins on March 25th, 2012

  3. Divorcing Google

    —Huffduffed by unaffectedscorn on April 16th, 2012

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