1444417344-GoogleBuzzLogo68 Google Buzz is integrated with GMail. If your life is on internet and you are concerned with your privacy then you must be keeping separate privacy concerns for the services you use. Like sharing information on twitter can be different for you as compared to sharing it with your close friends on Facebook. Social Media giants are trying to convince us that the age of privacy is over because they need to make more money.

Harriet Jacobs rants on Google for invading her privacy. Using GMail contacts with Google Buzz is not a good idea because it can mess your separation of privacy concerns. She says

I use my private Gmail account to email my boyfriend and my mother.

There’s a BIG drop-off between them and my other “most frequent” contacts.

You know who my third most frequent contact is?

My abusive ex-husband.

Which is why it’s SO EXCITING, Google, that you AUTOMATICALLY allowed all my most frequent contacts access to my Reader, including all the comments I’ve made on Reader items, usually shared with my boyfriend, who I had NO REASON to hide my current location or workplace from, and never did.

Read the full article here. [via Gizmodo].

I also recommend to read another great article by Miguel Helft on New York Times: “Critics Say Google Invades Privacy With New Service”.

Update: Google has abandoned the auto following system after the criticism. Instead of this, it is now suggestion based.