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Google's long memory stirs privacy concerns


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 05:30 PM

WASHINGTON: When Google's 19 million daily users look up a long-lost classmate, send e-mail or bounce around the web more quickly with its new Web Accelerator, records of that activity don't go away. Reuters 08 June 2005 In an era of increased government surveillance, privacy watchdogs worry that Google's vast archive of internet activity could prove a tempting target for abuse. Like many other online businesses, Google tracks how its search engine and other services are used, and who uses them. Unlike many other businesses, Google holds onto that information for years. Some privacy experts who otherwise give Google high marks say the company's records could become a handy data bank for government investigators who rely on business records to circumvent Watergate-era laws that limit their own ability to track US residents.
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 12:15 AM

Personally I think that if Google wants to become even better they should use the "Swiss Policy." They should make everything anonmyous. This would not only benifet Google but also the customers.




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