Msg#: 3825373 posted 7:42 pm on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)
Hmmm. Interesting. This is part of the move to make the desktop a dumb terminal with all of the functions residing on servers. Probably a good thing for many. I'll pass. Spotlight is search enough for me on my Mac and I don't want to risk sharing what I do on my computer with the world.
Msg#: 3825373 posted 9:22 am on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
I agree... We have the tech know how to see the risks associated with this service. I wonder how the average user that just wants it to work would feel about their info stored somewhere else if they understood the possible repercussions?
Msg#: 3825373 posted 5:16 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
Although I would never use it, anyone that has used Quicksilver will understand how powerful it is. I'll stick with Quicksilver and spotlight as separate items, but I do see how some people would embrace it.
Msg#: 3825373 posted 12:44 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)
You have to figure that *most* people do not have sensitive data on their machines
I disagree, most of the hundreds of non techies desktops I have worked on still have all their finances, personal information, and other info that they wouldnt neccessarily want given over to anyone. Allot of people have personal photos that while not illegal they probably wouldnt want anyone to even know the file name.
Also what gets caught up in search is IM logs and the like...
These can be all juicy pieces for problems in normal life. The lawbreakers or such well, probably wont use this.