The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect January 01 2020. What is it and is your business prepared?
UPDATE: (12/20/04) I have removed Google’s Desktop Search due to the following announcement: “Security hole found in Google desktop search“. I would advise others to remove it as well, until we know for certain the application is safe. Note: The Google Desktop Search is still in beta, so we can’t blame ’em too much.
You may of may not have heard, but Google just released (in beta) a desktop utility search, based on their proprietary searching capabilities.
I just downloaded it and ran a test search. Pretty cool. The search utility is a separate program, but also an additional choice when you go to Google.com. I like that â€“ no bulky application to search for.
I read the Search Day article about the new tool and it said, “At the moment, only files on your primary hard drive (the C: drive for most people) are indexed. Those on additional hard drives won’t be searchable.”
Not true. When I read this, I was rather disappointed because we have created two separate drives on our systems so that, on one hard drive, we have the C: drive functioning as the Operating System/Application drive and the D: drive as the Data drive; where all our data files are kept. This way, in case of a shutdown, we can reinstall the operating system and applications without affecting our critical data.
Well, when I did a test search, files on my D: drive showed up. Excellent!
It will be interesting to see if it indexes my email. I am using Goldmine as my email and know that Googleâ€™s Desktop Search only indexes Outlook email.
Since itâ€™s still in testing mode (beta), I had a couple of requested updates:
- Index all files. Donâ€™t limit to just Microsoft office files.
- I would like to see more choices of how I want my search performed. To be able to select only the D: drive or selected folders.
For more information, visit Googleâ€™s Desktop Search About page.
Mike Swartz says, “Check it out.”
P.S. Iâ€™m looking forward to more innovations at Google especially how Google will be able to personalize my searches.