Google Desktop Boycott Urged

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights advocate, has issued a warning to consumers about using an enhancement to Google Desktop that stores copies of the contents of their hard drives on the search companyâ..s servers.
The startlingly stern warnings came shortly after Google announced a new feature on Thursday that allows users to search the contents of one computer from a second computer.
In order to achieve that end, Google Desktop, the application in question, stores the contents of one computer on Googleâ..s servers so that a user can search those files from his or her second computer.
The EFF urged consumers not to use the feature called â..Search Across Computersâ. because it makes their personal data vulnerable to government subpoena, private litigants, and hackers.
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