Privacy fears over Google 3.0

(Financial Times)  A new version of Google Desktop triggered a debate among bloggers after a US digital rights campaign group said it posed a risk to security. The not-for-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation said a feature in the software allows Google to keep personal data on its servers for up to 30 days. The feature that has raised concern – called Search Across Computers – lets users search their content on multiple computers. But to do this they have to allow Google to transfer the files such as Word and PDF documents to its own servers. Read more