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Google, Facebook, Twitter oppose California Privacy Law

It almost seems like this is privacy week. After stories about a new book on privacy and Eli Pariser’s compelling TED talk about how “search personalization” silently filters out useful information, now we have this:

The California law would require social networks to be private by default and make California users choose privacy settings before they complete registration.

The tech companies say the law is unconstitutional, would hurt the economy, and would significantly undermine the ability of Californians to make informed and meaningful choices about use of their personal data.

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