Parents and privacy watchdogs are sounding the alarm that Google Inc.’s new social networking tool, called Buzz, may put children at risk.
The concern came home in a personal way for technology analyst Charlene Li. On Sunday night she discovered that her 9-year-old daughter had publicly shared a private conversation on Buzz without intending to. Li grew even more troubled when she spotted her daughter’s fourth-grade classmates chatting with strangers.
She turned off Buzz and alerted other parents and her child’s school, which in turn alerted other parents. Then Li, an analyst who tracks Google as well as other Internet companies, took to the Web to spread the word.
Full story: Google Buzz may put children at risk, parents fear – via latimes.com