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Old February 18th 10, 08:54 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Roberta[_3_]
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Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

It's something akin to Twitter - but the problem is that it violates
SERIOUS privacy laws by exposing your contact list, e-mails of your
address book, and shows you who is following you, who you follow and
making that information available to anyone else. Needless to say this
is undesired and unwaranted by most people.

Read more about the violation of privacy laws he
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epi...retap-law.html

To turn off Google Buzz:
Scroll to the very bottom of Gmail - in very tiny font letters at the
middle of the page is an option to "turn off google buzz".

Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who uses Gmail. Google
has to fix these privacy concerns - unless of course you don't mind
your contact list and e-mails of contacts being available to everyone
else. ;-)"

Roberta in D
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Old February 18th 10, 10:03 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Lizzy Taylor
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Roberta wrote:
Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

It's something akin to Twitter - but the problem is that it violates
SERIOUS privacy laws by exposing your contact list, e-mails of your
address book, and shows you who is following you, who you follow and
making that information available to anyone else. Needless to say this
is undesired and unwaranted by most people.

Read more about the violation of privacy laws he
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epi...retap-law.html

To turn off Google Buzz:
Scroll to the very bottom of Gmail - in very tiny font letters at the
middle of the page is an option to "turn off google buzz".

Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who uses Gmail. Google
has to fix these privacy concerns - unless of course you don't mind
your contact list and e-mails of contacts being available to everyone
else. ;-)"


Thanks Roberta & SIL, I have just turned it off as has DH.

Lizzy
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Old February 18th 10, 12:35 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Bev in TX
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On Feb 18, 2:54*am, Roberta [email protected] wrote:
Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

It's something akin to Twitter - but the problem is that it violates
SERIOUS privacy laws by exposing your contact list, e-mails of your
address book, and shows you who is following you, who you follow and
making that information available to anyone else. Needless to say this
is undesired and unwaranted by most people.

Read more about the violation of privacy laws hehttp://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epi...roken-wiretap-...

To turn off Google Buzz:
Scroll to the very bottom of Gmail - in very tiny font letters at the
middle of the page is an option to "turn off google buzz".

Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who uses Gmail. Google
has to fix these privacy concerns - unless of course you don't mind
your contact list and e-mails of contacts being available to everyone
else. ;-)"

Roberta in D


Thanks!
Bev in TX
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Old February 18th 10, 01:34 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Ginger in CA
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Thanks, just did this.

Ginger in CA

On Feb 18, 12:54*am, Roberta [email protected] wrote:
Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

It's something akin to Twitter - but the problem is that it violates
SERIOUS privacy laws by exposing your contact list, e-mails of your
address book, and shows you who is following you, who you follow and
making that information available to anyone else. Needless to say this
is undesired and unwaranted by most people.

Read more about the violation of privacy laws hehttp://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epi...roken-wiretap-...

To turn off Google Buzz:
Scroll to the very bottom of Gmail - in very tiny font letters at the
middle of the page is an option to "turn off google buzz".

Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who uses Gmail. Google
has to fix these privacy concerns - unless of course you don't mind
your contact list and e-mails of contacts being available to everyone
else. ;-)"

Roberta in D


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Old February 18th 10, 02:49 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
amy in CNY
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i was wondering how to do that! thanks, Roberta!
it's off now.
amy in CNY
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Old February 18th 10, 02:52 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Polly Esther[_5_]
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Thanks, Roberta. I checked and there are quite a few of us using gmail.
Polly

"amy in CNY" wrote in message
...
i was wondering how to do that! thanks, Roberta!
it's off now.
amy in CNY


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Old February 18th 10, 04:54 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Roberta[_3_]
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Son-in-law just sent this addendum:

Update:

If you have used Google Buzz, then take a look at this article to
follow instructions because simply turning it off doesn't fix the
problem of privacy.

If you have NOT used Google Buzz and simply disabled it - then you
should be fine.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10451703-2.html

Roberta in D




On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:54:04 +0100, Roberta [email protected] wrote:

Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

It's something akin to Twitter - but the problem is that it violates
SERIOUS privacy laws by exposing your contact list, e-mails of your
address book, and shows you who is following you, who you follow and
making that information available to anyone else. Needless to say this
is undesired and unwaranted by most people.

Read more about the violation of privacy laws he
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epi...retap-law.html

To turn off Google Buzz:
Scroll to the very bottom of Gmail - in very tiny font letters at the
middle of the page is an option to "turn off google buzz".

Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who uses Gmail. Google
has to fix these privacy concerns - unless of course you don't mind
your contact list and e-mails of contacts being available to everyone
else. ;-)"

Roberta in D

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Old February 18th 10, 06:21 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Roberta[_3_]
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No idea, I am so not a techie! Just passing in s-i-l's info.
Roberta in D

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:19:49 -0800, Sandy
wrote:

In article ,
Roberta [email protected] wrote:

Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

It's something akin to Twitter - but the problem is that it violates
SERIOUS privacy laws by exposing your contact list, e-mails of your
address book, and shows you who is following you, who you follow and
making that information available to anyone else. Needless to say this
is undesired and unwaranted by most people.

Read more about the violation of privacy laws he
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epi...retap-law.html

To turn off Google Buzz:
Scroll to the very bottom of Gmail - in very tiny font letters at the
middle of the page is an option to "turn off google buzz".

Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who uses Gmail. Google
has to fix these privacy concerns - unless of course you don't mind
your contact list and e-mails of contacts being available to everyone
else. ;-)"

Roberta in D



Roberta, what happens to the Google profile when you turn off Buzz? I
need that, I think, for my blog. :O

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Old February 18th 10, 08:31 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
lyn5
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On Feb 18, 2:54*am, Roberta [email protected] wrote:
Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

TY TY got it disabled..

lyn
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Old February 18th 10, 10:45 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Bronnie[_2_]
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On 18 Feb, 18:54, Roberta [email protected] wrote:
Got this message from my son-in-law, the computer expert:

"Just an important heads up - if you use Gmail, Google recently turned
on a new Gmail feature called "Google Buzz" without even giving you
the option to turn it off or clearly explain it.

It's something akin to Twitter - but the problem is that it violates
SERIOUS privacy laws by exposing your contact list, e-mails of your
address book, and shows you who is following you, who you follow and
making that information available to anyone else. Needless to say this
is undesired and unwaranted by most people.

Read more about the violation of privacy laws hehttp://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/02/epi...roken-wiretap-...

To turn off Google Buzz:
Scroll to the very bottom of Gmail - in very tiny font letters at the
middle of the page is an option to "turn off google buzz".

Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who uses Gmail. Google
has to fix these privacy concerns - unless of course you don't mind
your contact list and e-mails of contacts being available to everyone
else. ;-)"

Roberta in D


I understand that before you turn off Buzz at the bottom of the page,
you have to 'unfollow' and 'block' all the contacts that Buzz decided
to put in place for you first.
Bronnie
 




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