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Seven Ways To Keep Your Search History Private


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 12:45 PM

The greatest threat to your privacy may not come from cookies, spyware or websites tracking and analysing your web surfing habits.

Instead, it may come from search engines, which collect and store records of your searches. Search engines track your search terms, the sites you visit as a result of your searches, the times you conduct your searches and your IP address. This makes it possible to figure out who you are, what your likes and dislikes are, and what you do online...

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 09:52 AM

Google to make search anonymous

Google is to start making its logs of users' searches anonymous under a policy announced yesterday. The records will be intially retained as now, but then adjusted after 18-to-24 months. Up to now Google has retained a record of every search, with a log that can associate it with an individual PC. The policy announced yesterday will be implemented within the next year. It's intended to protect searchers' privacy...

I see it did not take long for them to respond to PC Advisor's previous article.
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:38 PM

Good news, indeed, if they follow through with it. :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:52 PM

I really hope they do put that in place, that will make a lot of people feel and be safer on the Wild Wild West. :thumbsup:
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