Beware the googlized world
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From: Bruce Jones <email@example.com>
Date: Feb 10, 2006 9:33 AM
Subject: Using Google Desktop Search
Many of you probably already know that Google is offering a
"desktop search" utility on its website. Downloading and running
desktop search would allow you to search and access files on your
local (home or office) machine from anywhere on the Internet.
Google assures users that they would be the only ones allowed to
search your desktop, and that the service is safe from hackers.
However, as pointed out in the article at:
there are other concerns, serious concerns, about the service. In
short, google downloads copies of your documents and stores them on
google's servers. As the article points out, this means that your
personal data could now be obtained with subpoena rather than requiring
the search warrant that it would take to gain access to your
documents if they were only on your own machine.
If you have any interest in using Google's Desktop Search feature,
or have already installed it, you might want to check out the
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