Security and privacy experts voiced their concerns over whether or not Google’s latest desktop feature is a threat because of a controversial feature that allows users to run remote searches across multiple computers.
The internet search giant contended that the “search across computers” feature of Google Desktop 3 Beta, “helps users easily access information from all their computers so they don’t need to remember where all of their documents are organized or filed.”
However, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the feature would make personal data more susceptible to government subpoenas and hackers.
Despite the ubiquity of the Trusted Platform Module, holdups exist and adoption remains slow. Among them are issues with interoperability, considering Apple, Google and Microsoft all use different standards.
The Internet Security Alliance, a nonprofit forum for information sharing, has appointed Larry Clinton president. Since 2002, Clinton had served as deputy executive director and COO of the alliance. Prior to joining the group, he was vice president at the U.S. Telecom Association.