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I have been watching the chatter about the recent gaf with Google sharing info with contacts to peoples readers and more (now GogleTalk)... seems the NYT is getting on the bandwagon with this one.

Google Thinks It Knows Your Friends - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog;

“Reader and Talk are Friends!” --- That’s how Google announced earlier this month on one of its corporate blogs the expansion of the sharing features in Google Reader, the company’s service for viewing blogs. The feature didn’t win Google a lot of friends.
Several bloggers and users have sounded the alarm about this, with some justification.
Here’s what the brouhaha is about. For some time now, Google has allowed you to share with your friends blog posts you view using Reader. You got to select the items you wanted shared and you got to choose your friends. When you marked a new item as shared, your friends who use Reader would see it. (Technically, your shared items were on a public Web page, so they could have been seen by others who are not your friends, if those people could figure out how to find that page.)
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from Gab 3825 Days ago #
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Didn’t Slashdot have this first?

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