The EFF urged consumers not to use the feature called "Search Across Computers" because it makes their personal data vulnerable to government subpoena, private litigants, and hackers.
"Coming on the heels of serious consumer concern about government snooping into Googleís search logs, itís shocking that Google expects its users to now trust it with the contents of their personal computers," said EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston.
Google has not responded with any comments as regards the warnings. EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn claims that many Internet innovations involve storing personal files on a service providerís computer, but with outdated laws in place, consumers who want to use these new technologies have to surrender their privacy rights.
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