Remember all that buzz that Google Buzz brought -- along with the controversy over privacy? Well, the good folks at Google recognized that things probably could have been handled better, and they're going to make sure of that.

Google has finally reached an agreement with the FTC and as a result of everything that has happened they will now be having independent reviews of their privacy procedures every two years. Users will have to give an affirmation consent before a change can be made to how their personal information is used. [Google Blog]