In a shocking development in the YouTube-Viacom lawsuit, a New York civil judge ordered Google to give Viacom personal information about potentially millions of people who may have posted or watched Viacom-owned videos on YouTube. According to the LA Times>, Viacom representatives promised not to use this information against those who may have posted its videos on the Google site, but just getting access to this information, to say nothing of how they may use it to market or profile YouTube users, was enough to panic privacy advocates such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Speaking of panic, Search Engine Land's Danny Sullivan has got his lizard brain working overtime: "You have no privacy on YouTube. ... I hope this ruling serves as a flashpoint or wake-up call to a variety of people who can make a national privacy standard a reality. We don't need more empty talk. We need actual progress. In the short term, I'm following up with Google to see what it can do to oppose handing over the personal part of viewing records that aren't needed. I want to see the company stand up with full-force and fight against this in every way it can."