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Google Might Be a Big Brother
    #3258768 - 10/21/04 01:27 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)


Google Might Be a Big Brother

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09:30 AM Oct. 19, 2004 PT

People who use public or workplace computers for e-mail, instant messaging and web searching have a new privacy risk to worry about: Google's free tool that indexes a PC's contents for quickly locating data.

If the new Google (GOOG) tool is installed on computers at libraries and internet cafes, users could unwittingly allow people who follow them on the PCs, for example, to see sensitive information in e-mails they've exchanged. That could mean revealed passwords, exposed conversations with doctors or viewed web pages detailing online purchases.

Google Desktop Search, publicly released in a beta test phase for computers running the latest Windows operating systems, automatically records e-mail you read through Outlook, Outlook Express or the Internet Explorer browser. It also saves copies of web pages you view through IE and chat conversations using America Online instant-messaging software. And it finds Word, Excel and PowerPoint files stored on the computer.

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Re: Google Might Be a Big Brother [Re: ekomstop]
    #3258799 - 10/21/04 01:34 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

makes me sick the amount of effort and resources people put into marketing :frown: sell sell sell buy buy buy the american way :frown:

funny a goog ad is right above your post, buy goog shares for $4, even the shroomery has fallen victim to this fuckin shit (as in google marketing) :wtf:

There's a thin line between sanity and insanity... and I just snorted it.

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Re: Google Might Be a Big Brother [Re: John]
    #3260099 - 10/21/04 12:51 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

well that problem is easily fixed. just don't download any of their software on your computer, and older version of the toolbar use to install GATOR on your pc.

Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
- Abraham Lincoln: Speech in the Illinois House of Representatives, Dec 18, 1840.

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