Pure evil? Looks like it.
At least if you click on the header it does.
I've mentioned the Great Google before, but this time I think they might have gone too far.
They've snuck in a new feature called Google Talk. Which seems to be a sharing sort of thing. You know, chat with your friends online.
You'd think it was only competition to AIM and Yahoo.
But it's a bit more than that.
"If any of your friends from Google Talk are using Google Reader and sharing items, you'll see them listed under 'Friends' ."
That's a direct quote from the Google.
However, they admit that any files you have under your "Sharing" are also open to all your friends. And anyone you send an email to, can see whatever is there. And you can see their files. Google says you can deny this privilege to different people, but it sounds like an awful lot of work to me. The more people you send email to, the more can see your shared files.
Yep, the simple act of buying something on line gets your files opened to the company you do business with unless you remember to exclude them. I can't imagine New Egg being interested in my files, but since it's an online geek store....
However I believe I've figured out a way to prevent Google's Social Networking Tool from letting anyone have privileges on my computer. I just don't use Google Talk.