Google CEO Thinks Buzz Privacy Worked Just Dandy

Illustration for article titled Google CEO Thinks Buzz Privacy Worked Just Dandy

So much for apologies! Google CEO Eric Schmidt yesterday described user discomfort over Buzz's privacy issues as "confusion," saying that "nobody's personal information was disclosed." This is, of course, complete and utter manure.

Buzz's privacy problems are widely documented. Google's misadventure in social networking has already inspired an FTC complaint and a class action law suit. Google itself has had to make multiple security updates on the fly. So... where's the confusion?


Actually, come to think of it, I am confused. Confused how Eric Schmidt can blacklist CNET for publishing info about him they found on... wait for it... Google, then turn around and say his company did everything right when exposing people's contacts and personal information without user knowledge or consent.

Yep. That confuses the heck out of me. [Guardian UK]

Share This Story

Get our `newsletter`


I guess this all depends on what you define as "personal information". I'm sure Mr. Schmidt's definition does not include your e-mail contacts list and more narrowly covers phone number/address/passwords.

Many of us would obviously disagree with that definition.