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A new social networking service that combines many of the features already used in some popular sites with location-mapping technology could pose new privacy challenges, the Washington Post reports. When used on mobile devices, Google's new "Buzz" social-networking feature has many attributes similar to popular services such as MySpace, Twitter and Facebook; however, when used on a mobile device, it ties into the capabilities of sites such as Google Maps to place users at their exact locations, the report states. Google representatives plan to make Buzz "standards-compliant" and "protocol-obeying" when it comes to sharing data; however, the report points out that Buzz's location-awareness options could present significant issues when it comes to protecting personal privacy. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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