ANX Corporate Blog: Posts tagged as google

Showing 1 through 3 of 3 total posts

Nov 4th 2010, 08:22

Google Buzz: I totally called that!

Posted by Barry Chapman
HA! Remember when I said that Google Buzz posed a serious privacy flaw? Well, on Tuesday I received an email from Google personally! (Along with several million other users):

Google rarely contacts Gmail [or any] users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we've reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (, a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users' concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent

Comment BubbleComments (1)

May 26th 2010, 08:58

Dear Google - Why Encrypt My Search???

Posted by John Roskoph
So the tech headlines state “Google rolls out encrypted Web search option”; and with a simple move to https for all web searching, a company is sending shockwaves through URL filtering engines all over the world.   Not that most filtering mechanisms don’t offer SSL capable filtering, but it is a more sophisticated deployment; and one where most setups would need hardware acceleration to keep up.   According to Google, image and video searches will not be offered through the initial encrypted solution, but this will just be a matter of time.   This is a nice slick tie in the Google suite of products, from email, to Google Docs and at a high level it definitely makes sense.   The question

Comment BubbleComments (1)

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

Comment BubbleComments (0)