Google+ Faces First Privacy Issue
While there are people wanting to get into Google+, there are already some people who are complaining about privacy issues. In Google’s latest attempt at a social network, a user can categorize the people into different circles. That way you can share something to your friends that you might not want to share with your family.
However, Google+ has a feature that lets the user reshare what another person posted. By letting another person reshare something, it would go out of its intended circle. This cause some worries to some as reported by the Financial Times.
Google already suffered a privacy problem with its previous social network Buzz. The company said that Google+ is still in a limited field trial stage and users might find rough edges along the way. It values the feedbacks it gets from the testers. It wants to improve the social network before it would be made available to the public.
Google+ was launched last Tuesday but to access it requires an invitation from an existing user. But the company was overwhelmed by the number of users that it had to freeze the ability to invite more users for its field testing phase. For now, Google+ users can disable resharing of their posts by clicking on a button that appears when the post is published.