Submission Number: 00029
Received: 4/25/2011 10:57:46 PM
Commenter: Jerod Freitag
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136
Attachments: No Attachments
Please urge Google and any other online business to honor their customers' privacy by, at the very least, putting some sort of user agreement checkbox where the customer can indicate whether or not to be included in any tracking by Google or its affiliates. I understand that to create a powerful search engine such as Google requires an amount of research as to search trends, etc., but we should have a voice as to any use beyond that scope (i.e. using our search histories for tailoring ads, especially if that involves making third parties privvy to our searches or any other identifiable materials). As private citizens of whom Google wishes to reach, we should have the upper hand in our rights to reasonable privacy. Thank you for your time.