Google has a hornet’s nest on their hands with their new Buzz offering. What should have been a big push for them into area of social computing and social networking has turned out to be, at the very least, a public relations problem for them, according to this:
Critics Say Google Invades Privacy With New Service – NYTimes.com.
If privacy was dead, then this would be a non-issue. But if you read the article with an open mind, you can see lots more examples (other than the ones I provide here: How to think about privacy) of why privacy is important and is and should be alive and well.
I think Google is a great company. This could be a great opportunity for them to show the world how privacy should be implemented in services such as Buzz.