Privacy International, a privacy watchdog group released the interim results of a six month study of privacy practices of Internet based companies.
Ebay, Last.fm, LiveJournal did well in a review by the privacy watchdog group while Google, Facebook, Apple and AOL were identified as a substantial threat to consumer privacy.
Let’s start backwards because there’s no surprises on the sites that are identified as substantial threats to privacy.
Nonetheless Google is not happy with the review. Google has responded saying Privacy International has some ties to Microsoft. The privacy group strongly denies the accusation.
Among the Websites being called a substantial threat was social Website, Facebook. The site does not accept liability for security, according to the group. In 2005 a number of profiles were downloaded to prove weak security.