Following allegations that Google was “bypassing the privacy settings” of the iPhone’s Safari browser, three members of the U.S. House of Representatives want the FTC to look into whether Google’s actions violate a settlement agreement with the FTC stemming from “deceptive tactics” used during the launch of Google Buzz.
Lawmakers, including Joe Barton and Edward J. Markey, Co-chairman of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, and Chairman of Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations Cliff Stearns sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz on Friday (via ComputerWorld):
“As members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, we are interested in any actions that FTC has taken or plans to take to investigate whether Google has violated the terms of its consent agreement.”
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