Get Rid Of Your Google Desktop Now!…
February 10, 2006 (16 Responses)
…BEFORE THE FEDS GET THEIR HANDS ON YOUR DATA! This is no joke folks, honestly. I strongly urge you to delete your installation of Google Desktop if you have one. I had written previously about what a wonderful and useful tool this little gem is, however that was before the recent attempts by the US Department of Justice to get their hands on Google’s search information.
Google’s new Desktop Search could prove to be the biggest government invasion of privacy of all time. The new tool lets you store your desktop data on Google servers. So when the feds come with a subpoena (or without one, as they frequently do), they’ll be able to search through your PC’s files. This is not a scenario I find acceptable so I’m deleting my installation today.
Just thought I’d warn you folks in case you didn’t know what you were letting yourselves in for.