A few weeks ago, some Google News users started reporting in the Google News Help forum that their personalization settings for Google News stopped working.
The first report was on October 19th, the user said:
I have spent years creating filters for my personalized news and now they seem to have disappeared. Did they go away with Google Buzz? I've checked on multiple computers and browsers. I sign in and out, clear cookies and history, sign back in and still just get the default news page.
Google News has been trying to make the news home page more personalized for users over the years. But that went away for many.
Craig from the Google News team said on Friday afternoon that it was fixed but a couple users said it doesn't appear to be fixed. Craig said:
Thanks to all of your feedback, our team has identified and solved the issue that was preventing some users from being able to access their customized sections. We have rolled out a fix for the issue, and users will once again have use of their custom sections.
Forum discussion at Google News Help.