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Security's Everyman

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 delivers on promise

Back in July I said that I was changing my primary search engine to because they were actually going to do something to protect privacy by not storing search information. Today they have delivered on that promise. Dave Lewis of the Liquidmatrix security digest had a write up the the new ask eraser feature at

When enabled it completely erases all history of your search from Pretty cool. It's good to see a company really doing something. I just hope that in a few weeks or months we don't discover that they were just blowing smoke up our................ well, you know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It may be great stuff and we always hope for the best. However, you can't trust them. They live on your clicks and this will inevitably lead to abuse. Some number of opportunist cash flow seekers will end up compromising any privacy that you thought you had.

Give it up and use something like:

You can't really trust them either, but it is better than trusting a search engine to protect your privacy.

Google is evil and stands as a good example of what happens when gredy management gets seduced by the power that they have:

December 12, 2007 9:57 AM PST
House Republican targets Google on privacy grounds
Posted by Declan McCullagh
Updated at 11:58 a.m. PST Wednesday: added response from Google and links to two more letters.

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