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CNET: Facebook and Google still not ready to connect friends

Developers from Facebook and Google sitting on a panel at Supernova 2008 in San Francisco yesterday.

CNET has them saying that its the lawyers who are keeping them from using collaboartive technology for their respective friend-connecting APIs while the developers work on ways of sharing data between social networks.

Facebook blocked Google’s Friend Connect service last month saying it violated the site’s terms of service – the violation was redistributing user information from Facebook to other developers without the users’ knowledge.

What would Google have to do to not vialate the terms then?

Well, that one’s with the lawyers.