Privacy International in a new report gives Google Inc. its lowest possible privacy marks -- relegating it to a category of companies described by the London-based watchdog outfit as having "comprehensive consumer surveillance and entrenched hostility to privacy." Google was the only one of 22 surveyed firms, including AOL, Yahoo! and Microsoft, to receive such a low score. Google, in a statement, defended its privacy practices and said the ratings were "based on numerous inaccuracies and misunderstandings about our services."
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