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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:46 PM
Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:01 AM
Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:11 AM
"This Google product highlights a key privacy problem in the
digital age," said Cindy Cohn, EFF's Legal Director. "Many
Internet innovations involve storing personal files on a
service provider's computer, but under outdated laws,
consumers who want to use these new technologies have to
surrender their privacy rights. If Google wants consumers to
trust it to store copies of personal computer files, emails,
search histories and chat logs, and still 'not be evil,' it
should stand with EFF and demand that Congress update the
privacy laws to better reflect life in the wired world."
Edited by phawgg, 16 February 2006 - 01:19 AM.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:00 AM
Google admits Desktop Security Risk
By Tom Espiner
Special to CNET News.com
Published: February 20, 2006, 9:50 AM PST
Businesses have been warned by research company Gartner that the latest Google Desktop Beta has an "unacceptable security risk," and Google agrees.
On Feb. 9, Google unveiled Google Desktop 3, a free, downloadable program that includes an option to let users search across multiple computers for files. To do that, the application automatically stores copies of files, for up to a month, on Google servers. From there, copies are transferred to the user's other computers for archiving. The data is encrypted in transmission and while stored on Google servers.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:23 AM
I guess I'll ultimately find out using the Desktop Search, huh?
Especially if I bait 'em ...
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:23 AM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:31 AM
Also, according to Mercury News, the government said while Google didn’t hand over the information, “other, unspecified search engines” did agree to release it. (Who’s that? Yahoo? A9? MSN? Amazon book search? Ask Jeeves?)
Edited by Michael Giacchetti, 22 February 2006 - 02:31 AM.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:39 AM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:45 AM
So, who was it that gave away the data upon request? According to ZDnet, who’s quoting an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, those were Microsoft and AOL (who fully complied) as well as Yahoo (who complied in parts). ZDnet writes that a Microsoft spokesperson said, “MSN works closely with law enforcement officials worldwide to assist them when requested ... It is our policy to respond to legal requests in a very responsive and timely manner in full compliance with applicable law.”
Edited by Michael Giacchetti, 22 February 2006 - 02:46 AM.
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