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Google Desktop Search: The Feds Own Your Data

Discussion in 'News' started by Steven B, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Steven B

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    "Google's new Desktop Search could prove to be the biggest government invasion of privacy of all time. The new tool lets you store your desktop data on Google servers. So when the feds come with a subpoena (or without one, as they frequently do), they'll be able to search through your PC's files."

    Source: Networking Pipeline
     
  2. Dippyskoodlez

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    too bad I dont use it.
     
  3. Dynamic Guest

    Where did you hear such a thing? There are millions of ways for a person that is stealing music/movies/games/apps from the internet to get caught now and days. Come on it's 2006......hackers are getting crazier and technology is topping the roughs...nobody is safe...hehehe!
     
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    ditto

    What idiot looses files on their computer anyhow?
     
  5. Steven B

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    when you got 100s of gigs of songs and such, its easier to search then look.
     
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    sometimes finding a system file or something that you didn't put there in the first place can be difficult, but i never broke down and installed this crap... thank god.
     
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    Never used google desktop search - never will:roll:
     
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    Windows find program works for me when I have lost stuff, and I-Tunes will let you search your music data base.
     
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    i like the mean of this concept !
     
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    If the Govt want to know what you downloaded they hit your ISP company first, no need to go to Google, end of really.

    They would prefer the first source info rather than a second source.
     
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    this is desktop search dude ! they know .... whatever they want with our very first click !
     
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    They knew when you were downloading it with the first if they were actually interested. ;)
     
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    Designed by George W and Cheney, LOL (ok, it's not funny, perhaps Al Gore invented it). I never liked the idea in the first place, installing a 3rd party web app to search through my files... For some people it's useful and I know quite a few who indeed use it.
     

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