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Buzz Changes Outlined

SOCIAL NETWORKING

February 16, 2010

Google has announced changes to improve user privacy on its new social network, Buzz, reports the New York Times. In a weekend blog post, Buzz and Gmail product manager Todd Jackson wrote that the company would alter a Buzz feature that incited criticism upon release last week. "We're very sorry for the concern we've caused and have been working hard ever since to improve things based on your feedback," Jackson wrote. The feature created a Buzz user's circle of friends based on Gmail activity. Google says it will suggest, rather than automatically connect potential friends going forward. One technology expert described the change as a "huge improvement," while another expressed lingering concern. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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