Monday, November 19, 2007

Cover Your Tracks Online

PC Magazine reports: "When, in August 2006, a vendor for AOL released search records on 657,000 AOL users, it was easy to look at the queries associated with specific users and determine what kinds of people they were and ultimately who they were. Your online activities could —do—end up in a database somewhere. Read the privacy policy of your favorite search engine, and you'll see what methods it employs to collect valuable data about its users. Then consider how many times you've read about security breaches that result in data leaks."

The article's title is deceptive, but it does contain useful information. It tells you how to erase your search history stored at Google created from your everyday searches. Some people are concerned about this information being analyzed, and being used against them some how.
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