Google +1 experiment a new bid for control over the social Web

Google announced this week a new social search feature called +1. The new offering competes in some ways with Facebook's "Like" button.By clicking on an optional new +1 button on your Google search

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Mike Elgan

Canada’s privacy watchdog needs more teeth, says asst. commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada may need stronger powers to deal with challenges posed by the likes of Facebook and Google, says assistant commissioner Elizabeth Denham.Denham and Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Facebook changes a slap in the face of privacy authorities

Facebook has once again trounced the notion of user privacy in a week when privacy authorities from around the world issued a stern warning to companies offering online service. Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer

Published on: April 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Buzz blowup – Google defends itself after censure by privacy watchdogs

Google Inc., on Tuesday, was given a stern warning by an international group of privacy advocates spearheaded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.Jennifer Stoddart played a key role in organizing privacy watchdogs from

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Are Buzz, Facebook and Twitter creating ‘social insecurity’?

An insurance expert told the Britain's Telegraph newspaper that using location-centric mobile social services like Google Buzz, Twitter , Facebook and Foursquare could raise your home insurance premiums, or even result in the

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Should Biz Go Buzz? -Google wants social networking to go to work

By Carmi Levy, independent technology analyst and journalist  By now, every Gmail user on the planet has either tried Google Buzz out, or is counting the hours until the new social networking capability

Published on: February 17th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google apologizes, modifies Buzz to protect user privacy

Google apologized on Saturday, saying it has made several changes to its new social-networking application Buzz to allay privacy concerns.Google's Buzz, which debuted last week, is closely entwined with its Gmail service. The

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk and Barbara Krasnoff

Biz Buzz — Google plans to push social networking into the office

While Google Inc. hopes its new Buzz social networking tool set gives it another entry into the corporate world, analysts have mixed views over whether it can offer features that enterprise users need.Google

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

5 timely tips to turn you into a Google Buzz guru

So you've had Google Buzz for a few days, and you're starting to figure out how you can fit Google's latest social media venture into your digital life. Well, now it's time to

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Ian Paul

Buzz off — Why you won’t want Google Buzz following your contacts

A day after its launch, privacy concerns have been raised about Google's new Gmail-based social-networking tool, Buzz.At issue is a feature that compiles a list of the Gmail contacts who users most frequently

Published on: February 12th, 2010 Robert McMillan and Sharon Machlis