FUD Mongers unite
What's the personal security flap about?
Mine has been set up with all the public options switched off, I had to edit my profile to switch them on - which I didn't.
It's just another facebook/twitter pile of badger's paws with slightly better multi-media. It's drawback is it seems to be gmail users only?
If you don't like buzz, switch it off. If you don't like gmail, use another provider. If you don't like Google, use another search engine etc. Nobody's forcing anyone here.
Conspiracy Theories: Idle rumours, conjured by dullards, who fear the truth, and try to find patterns amongst the chaos, because they find comfort in the idea that someone is in control of events.
What nonsense next? Google Wave floods New Orleans [again]? Google ate my children? Google cloud found on Mars?