google search bar
anders at alweb.dk
Mon Feb 6 17:31:03 GMT 2006
On Monday 06 February 2006 18:18, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> 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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