Google Desktop 3: Convenience vs. Privacy

Is the convenience of Google Desktop worth the privacy risks? As with a lot of "free" software out there, or almost anything free for that matter, there's always the fine print you need to consider. With privacy concerns being raised over Google's service, has taken some time to examine the old Convenience vs. Privacy debate.

"Google recently released an update to its desktop search product, Google Desktop 3. It offers several different features which add both a convenience factor and privacy issues. I am going to be looking into these, seeing how they relate, and if the convenience is out weighted by the privacy issues. If you are using (or are considering using) Google Desktop's newest version I would highly suggest you take some time and read this article before you make the decision for yourself."