Google Calendar syncing

A third party company, Toffa, has stepped in providing free syncing functionality between Google’s Calendar and phones/PDAs, called GooSync. If your cellphone supports SyncML, you are all set, you just need to point your SyncML’s preferences to Goosync’s server URL. If you are using either Windows Mobile or PalmOS (which don’t support SyncML), you will need to download and install GooSync’s native respective applications that add this functionality. This is a very nice service, given the fact that Google only provides SMS-based notifications for mobile users and not full syncing. Only downside is that you will have to enter your Google login/password during your GooSync registration in order for their server to carry out the syncing of your private data but the company seems legitimate (they have developed some real serious software).

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William wrote on November 9th, 2006 at 4:30 AM PST:

The company may seem legitimate, but there are no privacy protections for the users of this software. So you enter in your Google login information into the GooSync server and hope that they use it properly? Sure it’s a limitation of the Google sync system, which doesn’t change the risk that’s involved.

At least with third party bank ATM’s, your account is protected against fraud.


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Eugenia wrote on November 9th, 2006 at 7:29 AM PST:

How big privacy protection can they give you? I mean, even Hotmail or Gmail servers had security holes over time. It is possible that they will have too, at least until their solution gets more robust. But it is also possible that they will do their best to protect the data.

>At least with third party bank ATM’s, your account is protected against fraud.

With Internet, none of the companies is protecting you against fraud. So, if you want to be pissed at Toffa, be pissed against Google too.


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