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Taming the Google+ Privacy Concerns

There has been tremendous buzz surrounding Google+ since it's launch a months ago. Most has been positive, but there are concerns popping up that have people starting to flinch a bit. Is privacy on Google+ becoming a problem? If so, how does one go about alleviating the concerns?

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It's been the biggest news in tech for a month - much longer than the buzz-cycle normally associated with positive news surrounding a launch. Even Apple should be feeling a little jealous.

The last week has seen a sharp change in buzz. While who are on the social network are still in bliss, there are very loud and ominous concerns surrounding accounts being deleted, businesses not being able to jump in the mix yet, and privacy about what's being posted.

It seems as if the Google+ honeymoon is over. Time to get to work.

One way to put privacy concerns down is to follow this quick 6-step guide. Unlike Facebook where the hoops that must be jumped through are often hard to find, Google makes it much easier to lock down your content, posts, and personal information.

Google Privacy Guide

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  • Mallie Hart

    It's of course people jumped on the bandwagon. But it wasn't well launched. Only techies really got in in the early invites. And to launch without a clear plan for business use and development wasn't the best move. Agree with easier to use (overall or for privacy set-up) than Facebook.

  • John Lake

    First of all, this infographic is bullshit with the claim of 1 billion daily shares.  It is not even close to that is it was shown that they had less than 18 million page views just a week ago.  Second, this is ridiculous.  None of these tips to maintain privacy are ANY easier than the same tips you would give or Facebook.  There are no hoops to go through.  Maybe lots of stupid people still like to make that claim, but there is nothing hard to figure out about going to the privacy page of Facebook and choose Friends Only or Friends of Friends, etc. for each category.