Reno - 2:32 pm on Apr 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
My response about "irony" is in no way any kind of support of FB -- I've never been a member because I DO care about privacy and they strike me as less concerned than I'd like. I just think it's more than a little contradictory for Google (of all companies) to post an objection about data gathering & sharing. I mean, give me a break.
But I also think, as has been posted here, that this is a shot across the bow in that Google is seeing FB (far more than Bing or Yahoo) as their REAL competition. For now they are almost certainly right about that, though as we have repeatedly said, things on the WWW can change in a New York minute. Today's competition is tomorrow's has beens, so a new battle is waged, and if the past is any guide to the future, more privacy will be lost. Some day we may regret it -- at least for those of us that will still remember "privacy".