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Google speed bump draws scorn


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:37 AM

" Google has raised privacy and security hackles once again, this time by developing an application that accelerates Web surfing but can also delete pages or serve up password-protected content."Published: May 6, 2005, 4:21 PM PDT By Stefanie Olsen Staff Writer, CNET News.com "The complaints center on the search giant's Web Accelerator, which was released on Wednesday. Downloadable software for broadband users, Web Accelerator is intended to speed access to Web pages by serving up cached or compressed copies of sites from Google's servers. Though the software can be useful to consumers who are in a hurry--broadband connections already deliver pages quickly--critics were quick to find a potentially damaging glitch. A flaw with Web Accelerator, which Google acknowledges, can serve cached copies of private discussion groups or password-protected pages to people using the software. ...the company is working on a fix but downplayed the threat. "
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 11:35 PM

Is this a fault of google though? Shouldnt the webmasters be responsible for the making it so google can not see password protected content?

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:25 PM

I think I read that this potential problem is only found on websites not published standards compliant.
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