Google makes more changes to Buzz to address privacy concerns
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 16/02/2010 22:36
This was not the kind of buzz Google Inc. wanted to generate.
The Internet giant took the unusual step of apologizing to users over the weekend for features in its new social networking service, Google Buzz, that some people said violated their privacy. It also tweaked the product for the second time in less than a week.
Now Google is planning further updates. It's also going to change how it tests new features, Google product manager Todd Jackson said in an interview Monday.
Google admits Buzz social network testing flaws
Google has admitted to BBC News that testing of its controversial social network Buzz was insufficient.
The firm has had to make a series of changes to the service after a ferocious backlash from users concerned about intrusions of privacy.
The BBC understands that Buzz was only tested internally and bypassed more extensive trials with external testers - used for many other Google services.