Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 19:16 UTC
Microsoft Following news that Google refused to comply with a subpoena requiring the company to turn over search records from its database, much speculation swirled about the response from rivals MSN and Yahoo. MSN has broken its silence and now acknowledges that it did share search data, but no personal information. The subpoena was handed down by the US Department of Justice last summer, and was reportedly issued to gather data to support a child protection law that was struck down two years ago by the Supreme Court. Under that law, the government could punish pornography sites that made content easily accessible to minors.
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RE[5]: Wait
by tomcat on Tue 24th Jan 2006 02:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wait"
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I was simply saying that SEARCH HISTORY (not ip) is NOT more personal than anything else.

Of course it is. It can reveal where you shop, what you buy, what news stories you read, what issues you respond to, who you talk to, and even salacious details like what p0rn sites you browse -- and how you like it.

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RE[6]: Wait
by sappyvcv on Tue 24th Jan 2006 02:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Wait"
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Excuse me, I meant "more personal than everything else."

I guess I use search engines for the wrong thing. For shopping, who I talk to, sites I regularly visit, I never use a search engine. It's almost always for informational purposes.

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