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Google Desktop gets scarier

Posted on April 6, 2006 in Articles | by

When Google Desktop first appeared on the computing scene, it was met with mixed reviews. This new tool offered what Windows didn’t — an easy way to search across your local files, Internet history and e-mail, all in one integrated search. However, it also raised the specter of privacy and security concerns. Where was all that data going? What could/would Google do with the private information they were likely to obtain? Back in November, Mathew Schwartz covered these topics in How to tame Google Desktop. If you weren’t creeped out then, now’s the time to be full-blown worried about the potential threat posed by this desktop search engine.

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Published in SearchSecurity on 04/06/06

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