The greatest concern seems to come with the ability to search and reveal multiple computers with one account. In other words, you could use one desktop search account to search, index and enable you to share files between your desktop and notebook like. This offensive clicky paper has some original warnings for the reason for this concept. But are these problems grounded in fact? Is there a really privacy issue here? I do... There has been a great deal of talk lately about Google Talk and how there are significant privacy issues with the new application. The largest concern appears to come with the ability to search and share multiple computers with one account. For a second way of interpreting this, people might fancy to gaze at website. Put simply, you could use one desktop search account to search, list and enable you to share files between your desktop and notebook like. But are these concerns grounded in reality? Can there be a truly privacy problem here? I downloaded and installed the brand new Desk-top Search beta the other day. It's some interesting new features including the capability to remove sections from the sidebar and dock them anywhere you like in your desktop. And there are numerous more sections offered to let you do something from manage what is listed, to passing time by winning contests. One of the best features is its power to reach beyond the desk-top it is on to execute a variety of things. Now, I will play tic-tac toe with co-workers, if not friends around the world. But the most uncomfortable, and greatest update to some is the ability to remotely index files, along with discuss them using Google servers to temporarily store the items. By turning this feature on you give Google the proper to keep your files for up to 30-days. Therein lies the root of the issue there is apparently no way for this one month need. All I've to mention is 'just what exactly'? So what if you have to provide Google this capacity? Google will encrypt the info to ensure that nobody else can access it. For additional information, consider checking out asana ftp. And even though there's some sort of DOJ subpoena demanding use of these documents I don't think it would stand up in court. It is because Google has create a community where all of your Google actions are tied to one Google account. Your personalized website, gmail, google stats, adwords and adsense records all share exactly the same Google account. Consequently, it'd be difficult for anyone to obtain a subpoena to review data related to only a part of that account. Laws apart, if you are that concerned with the privacy being surrendered to Google as a way to use this process then do not subscribe to it. You can still obtain and use the new Desktop Search with the majority of its new capabilities, but you don't need to use the file-sharing. But imagine if you would like to share files between computers? Well, do what I did so go to your chosen electronics shop and buy a thumb drive. I simply bought a USB flash drive with more than 2 gigs of storage at under 100. Now I can easily transfer something between any computer without worry of some government agency curious about what is on it. As I said, I do have the new Google Desktop installed, and I did consider the settings for the search and file sharing, but I didn't turn them on. I've no need to be able to find my family computer from work and vice versa, nor do I need to share files between your two computers. And if I did, I will only utilize the FTP site I've set up on a computer at home or even the aforementioned thumb drive. Really, when it comes to all the alternative methods that Google reflects your own personal information, from search history to Gmail, must we be all that concerned that some documents might become stored on the Google machine anywhere? I think we must have other issues. For example, I think we must be anxious about what Google already knows about us via those companies I mentioned earlier in the day. I think companies ought to be concerned that this type of service allows employees to easily grab and move information to and from work. I believe you shouldn't have a account if you're that scared of the US government infringing on your privacy then, nor Google Desktop Search nor a Gmail account. Actually I don't think you should have any Internet reports because quite honestly most people are a target for that DOJ. Further, I can almost guarantee you that the local ISP will collapse and hand over the information much easier than Google will. So before you start complaining about how Google can infringe your privacy, do not forget that YOU have the capability to stop it from happening. It's only a matter-of choosing to take action..