ANALYSIS – Google Desktop is one of those applications that can be seen as a productivity tool by end-users and a huge security hole by security experts. This CSO article outlines how Google Desktop works and some of the potential ramifications of the indexing and search functions if not configured correctly. More interesting is the Google privacy statement which outlines how it will use the data that is collected. Which leads one to ask, do those who download and use Google desktop read these documents and if so, do they understand the ramifications to themselves and the company?
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