Google Feature Raises Legal, Privacy Issues

Unless you’re not on the Internet, you can hardly have missed the brouhaha being raised over the latest upgrade to Google Desktop Search. It’s marvelously convenient to be able to search all of the computers you own for the file you need, regardless of what computer you’re presently working on. But is it worth the privacy you must give up to use it?
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Watson 2.0: Too Elementary

Set to compete with Google Desktop Search and its Sidebar feature, Watson 2.0 is a sidebar that is supposed to act something like an intelligent assistant. It watches the programs you are using for keywords, and detects the titles of documents. Based on that information, it generates search results on what it thinks you will need. It promises to let you search outside the box, delivering results to you rather than you needing to request them.
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