Google responds to FTC inquiry: Antitrust? What antitrust?

Yesterday we wrote that the Federal Trade Commission was readying a large-scale Google antitrust probe, and today Google confirmed that it has received notification of an investigation from the regulatory agency. Google Fellow and key search engineer Amit Singhal responded to the situation in a blog post today, entitled “Support choice, ensuring economic opportunity.”

FTC settlement means Google must establish a “comprehensive privacy program”

Google has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that will require the creation of a new “privacy program” within the company after claims that its ham-handed attempt at creating a micro-blogging service called Buzz violated the privacy of a large number of its users.