Privacy Group Files Complaint with Feds Over Google's Social Network


A digital privacy group filed a complaint with the U.S. government Tuesday over Google's (GOOG) new "Buzz" social networking product, saying the search giant's use of private email contacts to build a public online community violated federal consumer protection laws. The complaint, filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, says Google "is engaging in unfair and deceptive acts and practices." In a statement to DailyFinance, a Google spokesperson said the Mountain View, Calif. company has "already made a few changes based on user feedback, and we have more improvements in the works."