Is Google Watching Your Library Visits?

(via Google Weblog) Daniel Brandt at Google-Watch points out the possibility that Google's personally identifiable cookie could enable the FBI or other government authorities to see what books you read using Google Library via a subpoena. His particular concern is…

More “friendly” search engines…

(via John Battelle's Searchbog) Craig Silverstein, Google's technology officer, asks how your search engine can become more like your friend:It's clear that a list of links, though very useful, doesn't match the way people give information to each other," says…

Submission to “Science and Technology in Society” Conference

I've made the following submission to the Science and Technology in Society conference sponsored by the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, The Center for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University, the Science and Technology…

Seeking Better Web Searches

Scientific American is seeking better Web searches. They report on all sorts of innovations happening outside the Google-Yahoo-MSN zone that the press is usually reporting on, including GPS-enhanced searches from University of Maryland, Shape Retrieval and Analysis from Princeton, musical…