“Got kitesurfing on the mind, mixed with some search & classification tech, and a dab of political ranting”

Google Desktop 3

Posted by direwolff on February 10, 2006

If this new offering from Google doesn’t scare the bejesus out of you, nothing will…especially in light of the government’s recent requests to Google, Yahoo! and MSN. Google’s new desktop product will index all of your files in your local machine into their servers and make those available to you wherever you are or to several users. Sounds like a wonderful application, especially useful in corporate environments…but then again, isn’t that the way all of these privacy violating apps start out for those who don’t think through the consequences of their use? Yet another reason why I’m sticking with Copernic, which from my understanding doesn’t upload anything to any servers outside of my local machine. I may be a luddite in this respect, but it’s my small way of practicing safe computing.

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