Watchdog Group Epic Contacts FTC About Google+ Over Anti-Trust Concerns

Epic- one of the most influential privacy watchdog groups around today - has appealed to the US government to look into Google's social media site Google Plus.

Apparently, Epic believes the social media site is violating its users' privacy, and thus raising some serious anti-trust concerns.

Epic expressed its concerns in a letter to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to the letter, following the launch of Google+, the search giant has made certain changes in its services which need to be carefully examined.

The development has indeed come as a worrying factor for Google which has been desperately trying to catch up with the undisputed king of the social media world - Facebook.

"Incorporating results from Google+ into ordinary search results allows Google to promote its own social network by leveraging its dominance in the search engine market," Epic writes in the letter, according to a report by the Guardian.

It is important to note here that this, along with a few other changes Google has made to its search engine following Google Plus' launch have been severely criticised by many industry experts as well as company rivals like Twitter.