[JURIST] The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] announced Wednesday that it has reached a settlement [press release] with Google [corporate website, JURIST news archive] over charges that the Internet giant breached consumer privacy rights and was misleading during the launch of its social networking platform, Google Buzz [website]. The FTC complaint [text, PDF] alleges that when Google launched Buzz through its web-based email, Gmail, users were automatically enrolled without their consent and were unable to decline or leave the…

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