After a blogger complained that some of her private stuff was given to her ex-husband, Google has announced fixes for the flaws discovered in Buzz.  Google has responded to the complaints that brought to lite product flaws of:

1) People you block in Buzz still appear as following you in Reader. The spokesperson says, “This is a bug, and we’re working to fix it. Provided that your shared items are protected, only the people you’ve explicitly allowed to see them can do so — regardless of who appears to be following you in Reader.”

2) No ability to block people from Reader. The spokesperson says, “Until now, there has not been functionality to block people from following you in Google Reader. We’re adding this to the Reader interface.”

Once Google was made aware of the issues the company took immediate steps to plug the holes in their product. In a statement the search giant proposed the following steps were being taken:

1) If you block people in Buzz, they still show up as following you in Reader. This is a bug, and we’re working to fix it. Provided that your Google Reader shared items are protected, only the people you’ve explicitly allowed to see them can do so — regardless of who appears to be following you in Reader.

2) Until now, there has not been functionality to block people from following you in Google Reader. We’re adding this to the Reader interface.

We are making these two changes as fast as possible and we’ll get them live in the next few days.

It will be interesting to see if this fixes are enough to fix the problems which initiated the complaints in the first place. In all fairness, Google also stated that some of the complaint was just a misunderstanding by the blogger on how the system functioned.

The is also another option that should be available as well. The option to completely opt out of Buzz.

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