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Privacy groups are accusing Google of violating California law in its reluctance to provide a direct link to its privacy policy on its homepage.
The search engine giant is being asked to write the word "privacy" alongside other information links.
"It's a short, seven letter word and in the world of privacy it's a very important word," said Beth Givens of Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
After reading this I did what anyone would do, I googled "Google Privacy Policy". The first link took me directly to it.....

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Ms Givens, of Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, said: "I went through the exercise of finding [Google's] privacy policy and it's not easy. It's not intuitive and it's not a couple of clicks. You have to work at it.
Cleary Ms Givens has never used google or any other search engine before. If you wanted to view google's privacy policy, you would do what millions of people do every day, google for it. With 3 clicks including the one to select the text field in the search engine i'm looking at it in all its glory. I would call that easy and intuitive. It is not something "You have to work at..."

Why all the fuss over something that matters to no-one. Especially when it is so easily found.

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Anything to make a quick buck, what people don't know scares them, and alot of people Don't know about computers
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Something has to done about these people abusing the legal system.
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Something has to done about these people abusing the legal system.
+1 for real
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The computer illiteracy in todays judicial system is pure incompetence.
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+Rep. That made me laugh!!
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I work with a gentleman at work in his late 40's that detests computers to the point of having others enter his daily work info into our database. He finds them totally pointless and refuses to learn anything about them. Obviously someone needs to inform Ms. Givens that if you are to ignorant to use even a simple search queue then the scope of Google's privacy practices are as well above your head. I can picture the look the judge gives her in court, if it makes it, when he lands on it in his first hit. I do so wish that the courts would quit entertaining these fools. I wish there was a branch of the judicial system that sniffed out and penalized individuals and corporations for frivolous lawsuits. That would solve perceived ignorance real fast.
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like they say, you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

or somehthing like that? hmm..
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Do any of you guys even have the slightest clue what this is about, or are you flaming based on the title? I mean really..

Nobody is going for profit here, they just want google to include a link to the privacy policy on the homepage. If Google looses the lawsuit, they will have to add a link to privacy policy next to about google or something on the homepage.

Currently you have to click on about google, then privacy policy twice to get to it. If the judge finds that it's against the California law, Google will have to put the link on the main page.
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Lol

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