Google Says Sorry For Buzz Privacy Snafu

Search engine giant Google has finally acknowledged the fact that its recently unveiled Gmail social networking tool Buzz, was indeed quite faulty and had some privacy issues surrounding it, BBC News has reported.

The news network reported that the company is aware of the many functionality and privacy issues that surround the controversial software tool, which was first cited as a rival to social networking giant Facebook.

Todd Jackson, Buzz Product Manager at Google told BBC that the company was now bent upon fixing the problems that seem to plague the social networking tool. However, he also added that Buzz was still in a testing phase and the company was glad that the problems were pointed out before the actual rollout.

Acknowledging the fact that Google users around the world have revolted against the blatant breach of privacy performed by Google’s Buzz, Jackson told the BBC that people over at Google knew that the users were ‘rightfully upset’ and that the company was ‘very very sorry’.

Commenting on the development of Buzz, Jackson added to the BBC that “We've been testing Buzz internally at Google for a while. Of course, getting feedback from 20,000 Googlers isn't quite the same as letting Gmail users play with Buzz in the wild.”