Google Web Accelerator Privacy Problem Confirmed

Brad Hill reports that Google has reportedly confirmed the privacy concern that GWA enables the displaying of private pages that were cached by another GWA user. This might also better explain why Google has stopped allowing users to download GWA.…

Google Web Accelerator Closed

Philipp Lenssen reports that Google has shut down the download page of their new Web Accelerator, explaining “We have currently reached our maximum capacity of users and are actively working to increase the number of users we can support.” Philipp…

Google Web Accelerator: More (Scary) Problems

Some very scary unintended consequences of using Google Web Accelerator have emerged: GWA’s reliance on caching is already showing serious privacy issues, noteably the caching of private login info. People are finding themselves logged in as someone else on pages…

Google Web Accelerator: Google’s Private Web?

Nathan Weinberg at InsideGoogle (a great blog I recently discovered) adds to the growing concerns with GWA, realizing that Google is essentially privatizing the Web through their vast cache of sites: Google has essentially decided to make “an extra copy”…

Google Web Accelerator: Pros & Cons

Google Labs released Google Web Accelerator (GWA) today, software you download to your computer which utilizes Google servers as a proxy for web content, delivering the pages to your system more rapidly and making your browsing experience more efficient. From…

Google Putting your Traffic Data to Use?

With tools like Google Toolbar, Google Analytics, Web Accelerator, Adsense and Adwords, Google has a variety of means of collecting information about where users browse (with Toolbar & Accelerator, they can track your browsing off of Google properties as well).…

Creating a Google-Free Zone

Inside Google provides this report on a growing anti-Google campaign by Dr. Karl-Friedich Lenz, professor at Aoyaman Gakuin University in Tokyo: Citing major reservations about Google related to Autolink and Web Accelerator, Dr. Lenz recently posted a statement, that said…