Iowa attorney general joins critics of Google plan

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? Iowa’s attorney general has joined nearly three dozen other attorneys general in criticizing Google’s plans to change its privacy policy.

Attorney General Tom Miller added his name to a letter sent to Google executive Larry Page on Wednesday. The letter says the changes expected to go into effect March 1 would be an “invasion of privacy.”

Miller says in a news release that Google “is not giving consumers the options they should have to control their own privacy.”

Google intends to merge data it collects from email, video, social-networking and other services used by people with a Google account.

The letter asked Page to reply by Wednesday.