Only 3 days after I talked about how I am using Google Desktop for email searches, TechCrunch is quoting the Mercury News article that points out a basic flaw of the software. It says that when you move around the files in your computer, the software would not be able to track the changes.
Now, this is only related to the file search functionality, and I am glad that it has nothing to do with the email search features, because that is the only feature that I am using. I thought it was quite interesting that Mike Arrington said:
Rogel, I have no idea because I will never test the software. I do not want the content of my hard drive indexed on Google’s servers.
in the comment section. My understanding is that any indices that Google Desktop creates stay on your computer, not Google's servers. I don't use the other features because its performance, not for security/privacy reasons. I don't think anyone will use it if they are really storing the indices on Google's Server.