bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > bit-tech.net > Article Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11th Feb 2010, 10:17   #1
CardJoe
Freelance Journalist
bit-tech Staff
 
CardJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,339
CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.CardJoe is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Google's Buzz causes privacy concerns

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...acy-concerns/1

Google's Buzz status update system - launched earlier this week - has journalists in a flap following the discovery that it automatically publishes a list of most common contacts.

__________________
----------------

I was Bit-tech's Games Editor. Now I'm freelance. Find me at:

www.joemartinwords.com

@joethreepwood on Twitter
CardJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 10:46   #2
faugusztin
I *am* the guy with two left hands
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 5,867
faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
You know, it is "beta" for a reason .
__________________
Desktop Core i7-5820K Asus X99 Deluxe Crucial DDR4-2133 8GB NH-D15 ASUS GTX980 Strix Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Aquarius X90 Superflower Golden King 550W Windows 10
faugusztin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 10:47   #3
B1GBUD
A Paragon of Virtue.... Apparently
 
B1GBUD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Guildford
Posts: 2,213
B1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming SaiyanB1GBUD is a Super Spamming Saiyan
I logged into my Gmail this morning and disabled my Buzz contacts list, only because I don't want to broadcast private chats with the other half... she can be a filthy minx at times!!
__________________
Teh unofficial Bit-Tech proof reader
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teelzebub View Post
( Kid you dont want either only bud is any good lol )
B1GBUD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 10:57   #4
Digi
The not-so-funny Cockney
 
Digi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Only cockney in DK
Posts: 1,451
Digi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run CrysisDigi can't run Crysis
Nothing can be the annoying peice of **** that facebook has become. Down with social popularity-contest websites.
__________________
i5 3570k with a H100 on top / Asus Sabertooth Z77 / EVGA GTX 670 2gb SC / 8gb Corsair Veng 1866 / 128gb Crucial M4 / Seasonic 80+ 750w / Fractal R3 / 1TB Samsung F3 x2


A member of a mystical group of master-gamers. Find them hiding at www.tunedgaming.co.uk
Digi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 11:02   #5
Unknownsock
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 444
Unknownsock has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Beta, and Google don't really go together really.

How long was Gmail in Beta? 5 years?
Unknownsock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 11:18   #6
billysielu
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 161
billysielu has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Buzz gives away too much real-time information about you, very risky.
billysielu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 12:03   #7
hexx
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 202
hexx has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
i disabled it, don't like to share my private info with others, mixed contact list - friends and colleagues and plus it's google - recently i've been very concerned about info i share with them
__________________
*** MacBook Pro 13" - 2.26GHz - 4GB RAM | iPhone 4 32GB | PS3 Slim 250GB | Get 2 months FREE @ LOVEFiLM - staff code ***
hexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 12:08   #8
Spiny
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 79
Spiny has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
It's actually worse than that. If you make yours private and a friend is following you who's contact list is public, you're email address is still exposed to all & sundry
Spiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 12:24   #9
sotu1
Ex-Modder
 
sotu1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bournemouth and London
Posts: 2,858
sotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on yousotu1 - may the hammer of Bindi be bestowed on you
Quote:
Originally Posted by faugusztin View Post
You know, it is "beta" for a reason .
What Beta really means today is a product/service that is in need of refinement. Since the web is ever evolving, many of these services are never 'completed' and always changing.
__________________
Gaming PC, PS3 and XBOX 360 kits all for sale!
sotu1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 15:21   #10
i7lova
Minimodder
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 29
i7lova has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
^^ Get out of here you tool!
i7lova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 15:22   #11
proxess
Hypermodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Zeist, Netherlands
Posts: 975
proxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for presidentproxess should be considered for president
You can just ignore it...
__________________
Laptop: i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz (~3.7GHz); 2x 4GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600MHz; Nvidia 780M 4GB; Crucial M4 256GB SSD; Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64.
Ubuntu #8076 / Linux #429448
proxess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 17:18   #12
LucusLoC
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 91
LucusLoC has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
hehe "do no evil"

. . . oh wait. . . .
LucusLoC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 19:26   #13
DarkLord7854
Pew pew lazerz
 
DarkLord7854's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 4,643
DarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run CrysisDarkLord7854 can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by billysielu View Post
Buzz gives away too much real-time information about you, very risky.
Yea that's why it's opt-in.





I don't get why people get so butthurt about this sh*t. You can remove yourself from it.

Do it, and quit b*tching, it ain't rocket science, it's a single checkbox and you hit Submit, and there, your stuff's private again.
__________________
Asus P9X79 Deluxe | i7 3930K | 2x Asus GTX760 | 3x OCZ Agility3 240GB SSD - 1x WB Black 1Tb | G.Skill Ripjaws Z 32GB DDR3-1866 | Creative XtremeGamer X-Fi | Thermaltake Level10GT
DarkLord7854 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 21:33   #14
ZERO <ibis>
Supermodder
 
ZERO <ibis>'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 446
ZERO <ibis> has yet to learn the way of the DremelZERO <ibis> has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Actually for the google reader you need to go to the google reader site to set your privacy and that was a bit confusing. Also I still can not figure out how I edit my settings after I set it up as I do not see a settings option anywhere...
__________________
965 @ 4.26GHz-P6T DELUXE-GTX 280@750&1307-DDR3 Triple Channel@1001 MHz-RAID 0 Cheta 15.6k SAS-All Water cooled
IBIS GAMING
ZERO <ibis> is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th Feb 2010, 22:30   #15
LucusLoC
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 91
LucusLoC has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
@DarkLord7854

it should be the default to have it hidden. i do not know how many sites have made this mistake in the past, but google has had enough privacy issues brought to their attention that they should know this by now. plus if you make your profile private it should not show it on other people's accounts either. it's common sense things like this that google always seems to miss. google apparently does not care about user privacy, at all.
LucusLoC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:17.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.