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Offline Lisandro

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Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« on: October 21, 2004, 03:13:23 AM »
Any comments?
What about privacy?

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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2004, 03:26:21 AM »
I'm not, have used google mail, and still do for it's storage.

I understand google is now offering a network solution add in to servers for search facilities.

I use google mail for my "throw away email" addresses, I prefer not to use it's search engine to index my hard-drive and include it with my web searches to serve me with adverts.  I also don't use the "toolbar" for the same reason.
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2004, 04:25:08 AM »
Technical
I love my gmail but, didn't need something else to drain resources.
I use Turbo Searcher for my harddrive searches and don't need to serch my e-mail or chats.
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2004, 01:31:18 PM »
I use Turbo Searcher.

Can you post more? Links, experiences, best features, price... Thanks  ;)
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2004, 01:35:49 PM »
G-Mail is the best........... 8) ;)

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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2004, 02:08:19 PM »
I've read on several security (related) websites that is has holes in it and is a security risk.

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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2004, 02:14:39 PM »
I've read on several security (related) websites that is has holes in it and is a security risk.

Thanks Eddy...
Are that sites talking 'seriously' or they're just making advertisement of concurrent programs?  ::)
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2004, 02:30:25 PM »
Those where serious websites about security. Can't remember their names unfortunatly My mind is playing tricks with me again :-( It could be however that Google fixed it. That is info I don't have.

Have a look at the results a google search gives INFO
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2004, 02:44:23 PM »
Technical:
HERE is the information you wanted on Turbo Searcher.
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2004, 06:13:24 PM »
comment about gmail.. had thought of using it myself, but did some research first and found many pages of info including this:

http://www.privacyrights.org/ar/GmailLetter.htm

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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2004, 07:18:16 PM »
Connie: Thank you for the link. I had heard a segment on NPR (National Public Radio) about gmail, stating what this link confirms. For similar reasons I will pass on Google's hard drive index service also.

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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2004, 07:24:04 PM »
If you use the search function, you'll find many discussions about gmail.
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2004, 07:37:35 PM »
Here's another in depth article about Google's new Desktop Search feature: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6276929/  I found it quite helpful.

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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2004, 08:00:01 PM »
Excellent article Gene.
Since the Google Desktop Search stores everything on your computer, it's a good backup of your information provided, there aren't any security issues invoved. Just make sure you have lots of storage space.
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Re:Is anybody using Google Desktop Search?
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2004, 04:32:44 AM »
My personal opinion is -- don't use the Google desktop search tool.  I feel that it has potential to invade your privacy.

Read:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/15/google_desktop_privacy/

and:

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/10/20/spying.with.google.ap/

and:


http://www.canada.com/technology/story.html?id=503a2df4-4f1d-4f2c-a21e-7d0988fa1e27


For now I'll continue to use the built in Find tool (found in the Windows OS).

(I've been using networked computers since the early 1970s... Over the years I've seen way too many "neat little programs" that end up covertly relaying your data to 3rd parties... call me paranoid now.)
« Last Edit: October 24, 2004, 04:36:29 AM by Starfighter »
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