Sunday, February 14, 2010

Newest Crazy Google Buzz Privacy Question

Buzz Extension

Maybe the Google legal department thinks Buzz should be classified like a drug, because this is certainly in the scary disclaimer category:
This extension will have access to your browsing history and private data on all websites.
Thanks for the warning and all, but what's up with that?

4 comments:

Lalo Telling said...

"Do not operate electronic devices while using this product."

Dusty Artaud said...

Scary yes, but refreshingly blunt in its transparency. Forgive me if I am lost here, but is it any different from what Google has been doing all along?

Botgirl Questi said...

Lalo: Funny!

Dusty: It was the "private data on all websites" that bothered me. I'd like some clarification.

Tateru said...

Oh yes, Dusty. To-date, Google's never really had access to most of that information, despite what you might have heard.

So this is really quite a big leap for them.