Google Buzz

When Google launched its social networking tool, Google Buzz in February 2010, privacy advocates around the world raised concerns regarding its features. Although Google has since made significant changes, the compromises and intrusions of privacy still remain a troubling characteristic of many Web services and online networking [...]


Google "face-blur" technology better preserves privacy

The idea is great. If you haven’t used it, check out the Street View button when using Google Maps. It’s interesting to see places you haven’t been on a virtual tour, similar to what the Realtors use for their online home tours. It doesn’t cover everywhere, simply because it requires feet on the street. However, most of the big metropolitan areas have at least some footage.

Unfortunately, users found a problem with Google Street View shortly after its introduction. The camera’s caught people in the act – of whatever. It was sensationalized by the New York [...]