Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Now that Google desktop search has been around for a few days people are realising both how powerful it is, and consequently how dangerous it is. There are lots of articles on it, and this one - USATODAY.com - Google's new PC search tool poses risks - is a good example. I've been playing with it and I'm in two minds. Admittedly it IS very good - I've found stuff on my hard disk that I thought I'd lost, so I value it for that. However, it's also rather scary in what it does find! If you share a computer I personally wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. I'm also not impressed with the limited control you have over where and how it installs, and the limited file formats that it supports. However, if you're a home user, try it out!
Phil 10:21 AM