Loungers discuss Google versus privacy

Kathleen Atkins

In the Social Media forum, administrator ruirib draws Lounge members’ attention to the brief filed by Google in a class-action suit against the company in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

Google quotes from a precedent-setting case: “A person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.” Discussion ensues.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Office 2013 security updates *
Word Processing Coding drop-down-list value *
Spreadsheets Sorting error in Excel?
Databases IIf statement for member eligibility
Visual Basic for Apps Accessing Contacts data in Exchange *
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2007: “Limited Connectivity” error message
Non-Outlook E-mail Windows Live Mail cannot receive pictures
Other MS Apps New add-on for OneNote
General Windows Scrolling the Ribbon *
Windows 8 Windows 8 desktop
Windows 7 Missing performance monitors in Windows 7
Windows Vista Playing video on startup
Windows XP How to make a bazillion dollars from XP
Windows Servers Nagging file conflict in Windows Home Server
Internet Explorer Search not working
Third-Party Browsers Busy servers at Google
Networking Wi-Fi but no Internet on laptop
Social Media Google: Gmail users have no reason to expect privacy *
Software Development
Web Design & Development Google Maps: Selection boxes not sizing correctly *
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Recovering data from dead hard drive on Mac with OS X 10.5.8
Security & Scams OpenCandy on Malwarebytes Pro scan
Maintenance Macrium Reflect question: Type of image *
Hardware Dell Inspiron 1545 battery problem
Graphics/Multimedia No Photoshop uninstaller
Other Applications Evernote registration *

* starred posts: particularly useful

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.