Google Reader Decision Based On Privacy Concerns?

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The controversial decision by Google to drop it’s RSS service Google Reader on July 1st might have been driven by privacy concerns according to an article on All Things D.

After having to pay $7 million to settle cases in states where Google recorded data about wifi hotspots while using gathering Stree View data and $22.5 millionMIO5X009_6B8E_9 in a case where it went around privacy setting in Safari, the company might have been reluctant to have another product out there that had so much data on users. Especially when no one was tasked with running the product.

Did you used Google Reader? What to do you plan to do now?

 

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