Google Buzz Issuing a Privacy Reset Today [News]

Log into Gmail today and, if you haven’t disabled it, there’s a good chance Google’s Buzz social network will prompt you to look over all your privacy settings. The BBC reports that Google is pushing out a message that will ask Buzz users to review and confirm their privacy settings, as well as “show every aspect of a user’s profile, from public settings to the websites users are connected to, and who they are following or being followed by.” With Buzz facing rebukes from U.S. Congress members and a class-action privacy complaint, it’s probably a smart idea for the service to go out of its way to show users what is and isn’t being shown. [BBC News] Update: Here’s Google’s official blog post about the settings confirmation. More »

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