Google Buzz Privacy Flaw Makes Your Contacts Public

February 12, 2010

in Internet

A few months back Google Launched an online real time communication tool called Google wave but it didn’t get much success. Now Google has released another service called Google Buzz that integrates social networking in Gmail. But this service is not getting a good response from the users because of a big privacy flaw in it and some other reasons.

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So what’s the Google Buzz Privacy Flaw?

An article published on businessinsider explains this privacy flaw in very simple words:

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

In other words, before you change any settings in Google Buzz, someone could go into your profile and see the people you email and chat with most.

Well don’t panic, lifehacker has a solution to overcome this privacy flaw. Headover to this link for details.



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