Has anyone, who uses Gmail and Google for various forms of communication discovered how to opt out of ‘Buzz’?
There appears to be an automatic opt-in which has caused uproar and was thrust upon the public against the advice, (and warnings) of people who deal with privacy issues, no doubt, a great number of them being experts.
The story goes that 20,000 Google operatives excitedly tested Buzz, the allegedly new alternative to other well known chat fora, like Facebook and Bebo They concurred with the Google boys creating the new Google toys that it was the bees knees and would be the greatest thing since sliced bread came on the scene. They clearly failed to take account of the real worlds of people.
The spokesmen for Google clearly stated today on BBC Radio 4’s media show, that the Buzz opt-out, which was there all the time, but was well hidden, (suppressed buzzing you might say) is now more up front; in other words it should be visible. I am still seeking.
So back to my request; please has anyone discovered how to opt out of Buzz?