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Google is trying its best to ward off privacy watchdogs by asking Buzz users to hit rewind on the creepy real-time service. The company, keen to be seen to be doing the right thing, is asking users to reconfirm their privacy settings - to make sure that they’re not spooked by the level of information they're giving away. Google …

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Am I mistaken?

"“But many of you started using Google Buzz before we made these changes, and we want to help you ensure that Buzz is set up the way you want. Offering everyone who uses our products transparency and control is very important to us, so if you started using Google Buzz before we changed the start-up experience, you'll see [a] confirmation page the next time you click into the Buzz tab.”"

Didn't Google just pop Buzz in to place with the default features already turned on to the least amount of privacy and the most amount of exposure?

Assuming what Google wrote above to be true, then our new US Govt CTO clearly wanted the full attention of the press to notice that he was still in contact with lobbyists and he best buds at google.

Eric Schmidt is right. If you've got something to hide, then you should probably not be doing it in the first place. A senior staff member of the President of the US maintaining communication with former employees and lobbyists via a non-standard channel? Yeah, right. Its funny the Republican's are not calling for his head. Maybe Google's got their hands in both parties' pockets?

-G

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Republicans are calling for his head. But since they have no say in either house on Congress, and the LSM are either lap-dogs or cheerleaders for the Fascist in Chief, you haven't heard about it.

As for Google Buzz, not worried about it anymore. Once I found the uninstall button it was gone.

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Found the solution

At the bottom of my GMail login page, there's a link labelled "Turn off Google Buzz". Clicking it opens a popup which explains that this is NOT reversible and are you sure. One more click and it's gone for good!

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Buzz...

...is a dead horse. Not buzzin' at all. Dead. The changes to the privacy policy won't change that.

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Re : «Google exposes Buzz private parts»

Won't they therewith fall afoul of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, which, according to another article in today's Reg (http://preview.tinyurl.com/ylzbh8b ) specifically criminalises possession of «a prohibited image of a child» ? After all, Buzz is very young....

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"No-one wants to peck out...

...a social network from scratch"? Yeah, obviously nobody wants to build a network of their actual friends. They want a ton of people they've barely met to be on their buddy list, like all the people on Facebook etc. with a zillion supposed "friends" of whom they know about six. What a joke.

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