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?


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.