Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Feb 2006 13:12 UTC, submitted by sean batten
Google "One result of the US government's battle with Google over a week's worth of searches is an increased awareness over the data kept by all of the major search engines. Each time we use Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, or any other search engine, there's a record created of the search term used along with our IP address. All of the reputable search portals keep the data private. However, if someone armed with a subpoena wants to find out what you've been searching for, there is not a whole lot you can do to stop them."
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RE: understand
by WorknMan on Mon 6th Feb 2006 14:36 UTC in reply to "understand"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

I can understand people having problems with search engines giving up search records-- but for me personally it doesn't really matter. It's an age-old argument, but really, I got nothing to hide.

Same here. I don't think I've looked anything up that I would be embarassed about if my mother saw a list of my search queries. I understand though that it bothers some people just because of the principle of the whole thing, which is understandable, I guess.

Edited 2006-02-06 14:37

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RE[2]: understand
by Tyr. on Mon 6th Feb 2006 14:49 in reply to "RE: understand"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

Same here. I don't think I've looked anything up that I would be embarassed about if my mother saw a list of my search queries. I understand though that it bothers some people just because of the principle of the whole thing, which is understandable, I guess.

The right to privacy is an internationaly recognised human right : http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/eng.htm
It is important to prevent against abuses of power as they existed in the west not long ago and still exist in many countries today.

The fact you have nothing to hide is irrelevant, it would be like saying torture of terrorists is OK because you're not a terrorist.

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RE[2]: understand
by Trollstoi on Mon 6th Feb 2006 14:52 in reply to "RE: understand"
Trollstoi Member since:
2005-11-11

Same here. I don't think I've looked anything up that I would be embarassed about if my mother saw a list of my search queries.

I have. And how.

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