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RE: Google Desktop Search
From: "DAN MORRILL" <dan_20407 () msn com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 15:07:19 +0000

I hope you opted out,

Consent to Collect Non-Personal Information
Google Desktop Search may collect certain non-personally identifiable information that resides on your computer, including, without limitation, the number of searches you do and the time it takes to see your results. Unless you choose to opt out, either during installation or at any time after installation, non-personal information collected will be sent to Google. This information will be used by Google only for purposes of operating and improving future versions of Google Desktop Search and will not be disclosed to any third party or used for any purpose other than as described in this agreement. To learn more, please read the Privacy Policy located at

Ref provided by http://desktop.google.com/eula.html, makes for an interesting read.

From: Dogo <nikopol59 () yahoo com>
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Google Desktop Search
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 05:42:26 -0700 (PDT)

Hi everybody!

I decided to test Google Desktop Search yesterday, 10-14-04. It's supposed to seach almost any kind of information "inside my hard-drive". In the beginning I put my nick to play with, Dogo. The research came with a bit more than I expected 'cause the engine went to some webmail based accounts: Yahoo and MSN. I could click in the results and opened my Yahoo Mail inbox page without a password. Maybe some password lost in my HD? Maybe some page cached? I really don't know yet but
didn't like to see my mail exposed this way.
Well, I just used for maybe 20 minutes until the index was being prepared. I uninstalled the tool.

Did someone try it? Any opinion?


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