[JURIST] Internet company Google [corporate website; JURIST news archive] announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement [text, PDF] in a class action lawsuit regarding privacy breaches relating to its Google Buzz social networking program. The settlement is in response to a complaint [text, PDF] filed in July alleging that the Buzz application within Gmail exposed private user data, including contact lists, to other Gmail users. Under the settlement, Google will place $8.5 million dollars into a common fund to…