FTC urged to investigate Google's hosted services


A privacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google Inc.'s cloud computing services, including the popular Gmail hosted e-mail service, Google Docs and the Picasa photo sharing service, adequately protect users privacy. The complaint by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed on Tuesday with the FTC, comes just weeks after a software bug in Google Docs had caused the files of some users to be improperly accessed by others not authorized to do so.

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