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Google Blocks Privacy Push at the Group That Sets Web Standards

  • W3C’s internet privacy group sought more sway over projects
  • Google was only member to vote no, while 24 others approved
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Google blocked a privacy push at the main organization that decides how the world wide web works, according to a recent vote that isolated the internet giant from others involved in the process.

The Alphabet Inc. unit was the only member of the World Wide Web Consortium to vote against the measure to expand the power of the organization’s internet privacy group, according to a tally of the results viewed by Bloomberg News. Twenty four organizations voted for the idea in a recent poll.