Friday, February 19, 2010
Google Buzz Class Action
Google really screwed up recently, rolling out its new Buzz social networking app and blowing the privacy of millions of users. Instead of advising users of the new service and letting users choose to be part of Buzz, Google automatically signed up its Gmail users to the Buzz service, exposing private email contacts etc all without the knowledge or consent of its users. This is almost inconceivable and has privacy advocates seething - a class action has already been filed against Google for its indiscretion. Internet lawyers will be following this case closely.