Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 23rd Dec 2005 03:29 UTC
Windows Windows Vista will improve search functionality on a PC by letting users tag files with metadata, but those tags could cause unwanted and embarrassing information disclosure, Gartner analysts warned.
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by Luke McCarthy on Fri 23rd Dec 2005 05:18 UTC
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So what, you could embed the same data in the file anyway. Where it is stored is irrelevant. In fact the metadata is likely to be stripped when transferring files across regular protocols.

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RE: Pah
by abraxas on Sat 24th Dec 2005 05:24 in reply to "Pah"
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Considering Microsoft is the dominant operating system at the moment I wouldn't be surprised if things like file sharing programs started supporting Microsoft's metadata. Don't forget that windows file sharing itself is very popular, especially at colleges, and I'm sure that Microsoft will support the transfer of metadata in their own file sharing protocol.

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RE[2]: Pah
by sappyvcv on Sat 24th Dec 2005 14:09 in reply to "RE: Pah"
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Possible. But that would be the software's own fault.

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