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02/14/2006 Archived Entry: "Avoid Google Desktop!"

OK, here's another reason not to use Google Desktop. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation,

...the new "Search Across Computers" feature will store copies of the user's Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets and other text-based documents on Google's own servers...

Yes, those are the same servers that the Feds are currently trying to subpoena. Do you want them -- or Google -- Hoovering* through all your files?  —brad

* The former FBI director or the vacuum cleaner, take your pick.

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