The auto-suggest feature of Google's new Chrome browser does more than just help users get where they are going. It will also give Google a wealth of information on what people are doing on the Internet besides searching. Provided that users leave Chrome's auto-suggest feature on and have Google as their default search provider, Google will have access to any keystrokes that are typed into the browser's Omnibox, even before a user hits enter. What's more, Google has every intention of retaining some of that data even after it provides the promised suggestions. A Google representative told CNET News that the company plans to store about 2 percent of that data--and plans to store it along with the Internet Protocol address of the computer that typed it. In theory, that means that if one were to type the address of a site--even if they decide not to hit enter--they could leave incriminating evidence on Google's servers.
Information typed into Google's Omnibox bar could end up on Google's server--provided Google is your default search engine and you have Chrome's auto suggest-feature turned on. That said, individuals have a clear way to use Chrome and avoid having this occur. Turning off the auto-suggest feature means that Google will neither get nor store this information. One can also select a search provider other than Google as their default to avoid having their search queries stored by Google. ( Update 11:45 a.m. PDT : Switching to Chrome's Incognito mode also switches off the auto-suggest features, the Google representative said.) Beyond the individual level, though, there is the question of what Google will be able to do with all this information in aggregate. Folks already concerned about how much data Google has from its Web search history may well have another reason to worry.
GEMSTONE INTRODUCES GEMFIRE ENTERPRISE
NWC News Network, Sept. 2 2008, 1200 hrs GemStone Systems has recently announced the release of GemFire Enterprise 5.5, a core component of its high-performance Enterprise Data Fabric (EDF). The release will offer distributed event processing capabilities with the introduction of continuous querying and durable event notifications to hundreds of clients. By providing a highly-scalable, rugged distributed system capable of extremely high throughput and predictable response time, the product aims to exceed customer service-level agreements.
ALADDIN TO PROVIDE HASP SRM MIGRATION SUPPORT
Aladdin Knowledge Systems has recently announced the formation of Hardware Against Software Piracy (HASP) SRM Migration Support Team that will support software publishers migrating to the company’s HASP SRM Software DRM solution. The formation of the new team is the result of more than five years of escalating number of publishers switching to the company’s HASP SRM technology.
” Recognizing competitive conversions have been a key driver of our HASP SRM’s growth, we are pleased to introduce the HASP SRM Migration Support Team to offer software publishers the most customized, customer-centric experience available in the market today,” said Laila Arad-Allan, Vice President for Software DRM, Aladdin Knowledge Systems. “By offering the highest level of customer service possible, the new team will provide software publishers with assistance aimed at streamlining their migration while also gaining any necessary tools to address individual needs,” added Arad-Allan.
The team was designed to provide software publishers and their end-user customers with “no downtime” migration guidance and a seamless technology conversion. In addition to this the company will enhance the migration experience with on-site visits to research, plan and design the customer workflow and business processes, further assisting software publishers in the implementation of protection and integration to backend systems.