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Feb 11th 2010, 09:21

Privacy Warning! Google Buzz Flaw

Posted by Barry Chapman
Maybe not as much a security threat as a privacy threat, but a recent article posted by Business Insider outlines a serious Privacy Flaw in their new application.

When you sign up to use Google Buzz, you are automatically set up with followers and people to follow, according to a spokesperson from Google. In all actuality, this is a great usability feature - until you get to the accessbility to your personal information. The people you follow, and the people that follow you are made publicly available to anyone who may happen to view your profile. This means that anyone could easily see the people you chat with and email most!
This claim was countered by Google, asking Business Insider to phrase this differently:
"In other words, after

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