Privacy issues in Google desktop upgrade

Web search leader Google Inc. is introducing an upgraded version of its software for users to organize and find information on any computer and to share it with friends, the company said Thursday.

Google Desktop 3 poses new challenges to Microsoft Corp.'s dominance of the way people interact with computers, but also demands users place far greater trust in Google's capacity to protect their privacy.

Google Desktop vacuums up data stored on a user's PC and makes it accessible on any other computer in regular use by the customer at home or work or even on an airplane trip, assuming users consent to storing data on Google's central computers. New Google Desktop grabs more of Microsoft's turf - Feb. 9, 2006

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 10th February 2006 2:39AM