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Google Makes It Easier For Strangers To E-mail You

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But some early reactions suggested the new change may make it too easy. "Oh god no.. Another reason to hate Google+," wrote Jeff Roberts, a reporter for tech blog GigaOM , on Twitter. "They turned it into a stalking tool." Others, like Chris Taylor of Mashable, said it looks like another attempt to push users to Google+, which, as a social network, has never presented a real challenge to Facebook, though Google has continued to integrate it into other, more popular, products like YouTube and, now, Gmail. "What (CEO Larry) Page and Google seem maddeningly unaware of is that site nobody can ever be forced into having a party," Taylor wrote. "That in fact, the forcing is what makes a party impossible." Google, clearly anticipating the privacy concerns, notes that users may limit the feature, or opt out of it entirely. <br>Source

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