CNET Off Double Not-So-Secret Probation With Google

I mentioned this in my
earlier post,
but it deserves better play. Google’s talking with CNET again. Google stopped
talking with the news organization in a dispute over whether CNET crossed a
privacy bounds in reporting on privacy issues, when it used examples of
information about Google CEO Eric Schmidt. More background on the dispute in our
Google Not Happy
With CNET
post and our

Google Blacklists News.com
forum thread. Schmidt himself spoke with CNET’s
News.com for its
article
over today’s size announcement. Glad to see that Google has changed
its mind over what I and many others felt was a bad policy. You can see the
positive reaction flowing in already elsewhere, such as from

Dave Winer
and Steve
Gillmour
.

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