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Cyber Security & Search Engine, You're On 'The Hot Seat'!written by August Brice
Who Doesn't Love Spotlight?
I’ve always loved the Search feature on the Mac's with the little magnifying glass up in the corner. It truly is a lovely shortcut that searches every little thing and place on your computer. Therefore, you don’t have to remember if you put a file in a personal folder or a work folder. Also, if you can’t find a program or an app, or a widget, like your calculator, Spotlight makes it quick and easy. It even works with external drives that you have connected.
But, How Illuminating is the Light?
Pretty good. Most of the time. Spotlight automatically searches your computer and the internet. BUT, Not only does Spotlight highlight your search results, it also sends them and related usage, oh my!! to Apple!! Look, here’s the disclosure right here!
Sending all the information to Apple is the default setting. Do you want all that information stored somehow by Apple? If that makes you feel uncomfortable like it does me, it’s simple to eliminate internet participation and results sharing by doing this-
1 Go To System Preferences: