Privacy Groups Complain to FTC About Google-DoubleClick Deal

Online privacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission seeking to block Google's $3.1 billion bid for online advertising firm DoubleClick unless the world's largest search engine agrees to greater consumer privacy protections. The complaint alleges if the deal is allowed to go unchecked, Google will have the unprecedented ability to "record, analyze, track and profile" the activities of Internet users, a charge both Google and DoubleClick were quick to deny.

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