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Google Public Policy Blog

Google Public Policy Blog: Google's views on goverment, policy and politics, is good reading.

I especially like their "open broadband manifesto" ("manifesto" is my addition).

However, what I would expect from google is some kind of commitment to user data accessibility. Are users free to move their data from service to service? Do they know exactly what kind of data a service is collecting and using? Should/Do users have the right to delete their own data? Who owns what? What is the equivelent of Open Source Software in Applications? What is the minimum functionality a Web API should expose to the world?

Com' on Google, we expect you to be able to deal with difficult problems...