October 19, 2004

Two Potential Problems with Google Desktop

I've downloaded the beta of Google Desktop and like most Google services, it works flawlessly. But there are two big caveats:

1. Google searches Outlook (and Outlook Express), AOL chat, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Word. If you have a different mail or chat program, or use a Mac, you're out of luck.

2. If you ever use a computer in a public place, say a library, or an Internet Cafe, your surfing might be searchable by some joker who follows you, as this article explains.