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News Google's Buzz causes privacy concerns

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Feb 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    You know, it is "beta" for a reason :D.
     
  3. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    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!!
     
  4. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    Nothing can be the annoying peice of **** that facebook has become. Down with social popularity-contest websites.
     
  5. Unknownsock

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    Beta, and Google don't really go together really.

    How long was Gmail in Beta? 5 years?
     
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    Buzz gives away too much real-time information about you, very risky.
     
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    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
     
  8. Spiny

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    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 :(
     
  9. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    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.
     
  10. i7lova

    i7lova New Member

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    ^^ Get out of here you tool!
     
  11. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    You can just ignore it...
     
  12. LucusLoC

    LucusLoC New Member

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    hehe "do no evil"

    . . . oh wait. . . .
     
  13. DarkLord7854

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    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. :rolleyes:
     
  14. ZERO <ibis>

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    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...
     
  15. LucusLoC

    LucusLoC New Member

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    @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.
     
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