Thursday, February 18, 2010

NY Times: "Critics Say Google Invades Privacy With New Service"

TRUST faculty member Deirdre Mulligan is quoted in the Feburary 12, 2010 NY Times article Critics Say Google Invades Privacy With New Service. The article discusses privacy issues in Google's Buzz product where users may unintentionally publicly share the names of their contacts. Apparently, Google has made it difficult to make the contacts list private. Professor Mulligan is quoted as saying “You want to have a simple rollback mechanism, so once things are not what you expected them to be, you can get out quickly and not have to play a game of Whack-a-Mole.”