Can you say Skynet children?
Originally posted on Gigaom:
From the outside, this could look like a provincial authority running to teacher; the equivalent of a lawmaker in, say, Texas asking the Department of Justice to intervene against a third party. But here’s the thing: CNIL didn’t start looking into Google’s policies as part of some fishing expedition — it was asked to conduct its review by the same European officials it is now referring the issue to. This is not a plea, this is a recommendation.
The news has led to a to-and-fro between the regulators and Google and, as you can expect, has generated plenty of sentiment online.