google search bar

Anders Lund anders at
Mon Feb 6 17:31:03 GMT 2006

On Monday 06 February 2006 18:18, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> quoting:
>         Q: Does that mean Google has the technical ability to link a
> person's searches together and divulge them when legally required?
>         Yes. Google says in its FAQ that it records Internet address, date,
>         time, browser type, operating system and a cookie ID.  Author and
>         entrepreneur John Battelle received word from Google this week
> thatthe company can perform two important types of matches. (We confirmed
> this with Google and followed up with additional questions.) First, given a
> number of search terms, Google can produce a list of people(identified by
> Internet address or cookie) who searched for a given term. Second, given a
> collection of Internet addresses, Google can produce a list of the terms
> searched by the user of a given address.  That effectively creates an
> electronic dossier of an individual.

You can't seriously say that this comes as a suprise! And frankly, apart from 
the fact that there is no real competition to google, all searchengines 
probably does at least that. It's part of their business.

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