After hearing complaints from users and the government, Google tries to fix privacy flaws found in Buzz.
The launch of Buzz left Google with a black eye over several privacy mishaps. The main source of angst was the exposure of user Gmail contacts
, and Google's rushed tweaks just weren't good enough
. Now Google wants a total redo -- and perhaps forgiveness -- with the implementation of even further fixes.
In a blog post
, Todd Jackson, a Google product manager, apologized for Buzz's sloppy debut: "Shortly after launching Google Buzz, we quickly realized we didn't get everything right and moved as fast as possible to improve the Buzz experience."