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Security and privacy experts voiced their concerns over whether or not Google’s latest desktop feature is a threat because of a controversial feature that allows users to run remote searches across multiple computers. The internet search giant contended that the “search across computers” feature of Google Desktop 3 Beta, “helps users easily access information from all their computers so they don’t need to remember where all of their documents are organized or filed.” However, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the feature would make personal data more susceptible to government subpoenas and hackers.

The first malware to cross-infect a PC and a Windows wireless pocket device, a proof-of-concept, file-destroying trojan sent to the Mobile Antivirus Researches Association, was discovered. The virus was the first to use ActiveSync -- a program that synchronizes files and other data between a ...

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