Feb 102010
 
 February 10, 2010  Featured News, Online

Nicholas Carlson writes:

There is a huge privacy flaw in Google’s new Twitter/Facebook competitor, Google Buzz.

When you first go into Google Buzz, it automatically sets you up with followers and people to follow.

A Google spokesperson tells us these people are chosen based on whom the users emails and chats with most using Gmail.

That’s fine.

The problem is that — by default — the people you follow and the people that follow you are made public to anyone who looks at your profile.

Read more on Business Insider.

Update: See also Tim Lohman’s coverage of reaction in Australia.

  One Response to “WARNING: Google Buzz Has A Huge Privacy Flaw”

  1. Why is anyone suprised? Google clearly knows best. Please cease thinking for yourself immediately, Google has now taken over.

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