Will the I.T. world ever be safe for innovation?

Link: Desktop Search: The Ultimate Security Hole?. Stories like this one are depressing. Products like Google’s desktop search are really useful tools that have made it possible for many users to give up on filtering and foldering email and simply…

Link: Desktop Search: The Ultimate Security Hole?.

Stories like this one are depressing.  Products like Google’s desktop search are really useful tools that have made it possible for many users to give up on filtering and foldering email and simply FIND what they’re looking for.  Now we’re being told that maybe they’re too dangerous for us to use?

Have the terrorist hackers won?  Won in the sense that every new technology innovation is now destined to be doused with a big bucket of security cold water before it has a chance to gain any momentum?  Can information technology begin to "matter" again or user productivity ever be improved if security concerns trump everything else?

One Comment

  1. Posted December 3, 2004 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

    Well on the one hand, Google Desktop et al are only showing what’s already available. It’s up to Windows or another OS to ensure that people can’t see each other’s private information.

    But, on the other hand, they’re making it more easily available.

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