The site received privacy complaints following the introduction of its Buzz social channel.
New York (WiredPRNews.com) – Google Inc.’s recent introduction of Buzz garnered complaints of users due to privacy concerns. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), some users complained of the automatic creation of friend circles formed from frequent Gmail contacts.
As noted in the report, unlike sites like Facebook, in which users confirm friend requests before they are made public, Google uses frequent communication between Gmail users to automatically showcase circles. This is a purported issue for users who seek to keep their social circles of friends and professional contacts separate.
As further noted by the AP, Google reportedly stated Thursday that it has made modifications to Buzz to allow users to have more control over their online interactions with other users, and shared information.
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