Facebook is now in the data-privacy spotlight. Could Google be next?

With Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg getting grilled on Capitol Hill this week about his company’s data-gathering practices, privacy experts are asking a central question: Who let Google off the hook?

Facebook is now in the data-privacy spotlight. Could Google be next?

With Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg getting grilled on Capitol Hill this week about his company’s data-gathering practices, privacy experts are asking a central question: Who let Google off the hook?

The titan of search, smartphones and Web browsing makes more money off its users than Facebook does, gathers more of their data and covers parts of their lives that Facebook can only dream of, Google documents show: what websites they’ve looked at, what places they’ve visited, and many (if not all) of their searches, calendars, documents and emails.

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