Google has recently announced they won’t talk to CNET in retribution for a story CNET ran about the privacy problems created by Google. Their British sister publication ran a hilarious commentary on it.
Reaction from blogosphere has not been good. Most PR Pros seem to think this was not a smart move of Google’s part.
I think the days of killing stories are over. This is the kind of story any blogger could have done and no doubt many will link to the original story. How does Google propose to respond?
The best thing Google can do is address the privacy concerns raised by this and other articles.