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Friday, May 06, 2005


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I think it's safe to say that since they're currently NOT supporting cookies and SSL that most users' important information would not be divulged. However, if you use GMail, you've obviously got a potential issue there since they will have your email in a DB or directory somewhere.

I think that software that communicates across the 'inkernet' (including FeedDemon and TopStyle) requires trust because I'm asking someone else to do something for me. I trust you, Nick, and I trust Google for now as well.

My sentaments exactly. With things like the patriot act and just the sheer volume we are subjected to while using the internet today, thats a big trust issue. But seriously, are people having trouble with 1-3 mbps? I mean really, is that not fast enough? Personally I turn all caching off in my browser the best I can, especially when developing, the last thing I would ever want to do is to use something like this.

I still trust them. Once again - you don't have to install this.

It will be interesting to see how Google reacts to some of the problems - will they ignore them or change the behaviour of the application?

I agree with Ryan's sentiments however - how much of an improvement is this going to give uses esp. on fast connections? I'd rather they were just obvious about it and released it as some sort of public spider. "Help us spider the web" sort of thing... almost like the SETI app - mindless surfing (on) - working, developing, private things (off).

Using Google as a huge proxy is not much different to subscribing to AOL and using their huge proxys. Didn't you wonder why Time Warner sold $1billion of GOOG shares a couple of days prior to the Web Accelerator announcement...

I dont trust Google, I trust God. Fifty years from now is too far away. I'm not even that old, and I might not live 50 years longer...

Chris, that are not flaws from Google, but from the application.

I trust them. I'm the kind of person that gives everybody the benefit of the doubt until they prove me wrong. Then, it's almost impossible to gain my trust again.

Google has yet to show they can't be trusted, although the whole AdWords thing of theirs does make me think twice.

Well, given the enormous amount of data Google currently collects and will furthermore collect, concern is quite understandable. And given the way most countries handle privacy concerns since September 11th, it is definitely necessary.

Far more people should question not only the use of their data, but even their acquisition...!

For those that didnt get a chance to download it, I found a good mirror...

Site Point has an interesting artical about a major pitfall that the Google has just recently discovered in their Web Accelerator: http://www.sitepoint.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?id=3&issue=113&format=html

It's worth a read. Who's at fault? Honestly, while it might not be recommended, I prefer the use of link for quick form data processing.

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