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Re: Google Desktop Search
From: mike () ampeisch com
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:34:53 -0400 (EDT)



The associated MAC address will belong to the last router before their
server, won't it?

M.


Hmmmm... I wonder if their keeping a database of these numbers and the
associated IP and/or MAC address as well?

  Has anyone installed this on a non-networked machine?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Landesman" <mlande () bellsouth net>
To: <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Google Desktop Search


From their privacy policy:

-------------------------------
Your copy of Google Desktop Search includes a unique application number.
When you install Google Desktop Search, this number and a message
indicating
whether the installation succeeded is sent back to Google so that we can
make the software work better. Additionally, when Google Desktop Search
automatically checks to see if a new version is available, the current
version number and the unique application number are sent to Google. If
you
choose to send us non-personal information about your use of Google
Desktop
Search, the unique application number with this non-personal information
also helps us understand how you use Google Desktop Search so that we
can
make it work better. The unique application number is required for
Google
Desktop Search to work and cannot be disabled.
-------------------------------

The unique application number is required for Google Desktop Search
to
work and cannot be disabled. <<

I have to wonder why that is.

-- Mary

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivan Krstic" <krstic () fas harvard edu>
To: "DogoBrazil" <dogobrazil () spymac com>
Cc: <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Google Desktop Search


DogoBrazil wrote:
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?

http://desktop.google.com/index.html enumerates the file types that
Google Desktop Search currently indexes. Your IE cache and Outlook
correspondence will also get indexed, so you could have been looking
at
either a page from your browser cache, or a page you manually saved to
your hard drive. The program itself most certainly does not include
functionality to index remote, web-based mailboxes such as Yahoo and
MSN.

Ivan

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