EFF: How To Keep Your Search History Private

The Electronic Frontier Foundation provides these tips to help keep your search history anonymous: How can you help prevent damaging privacy invasions like AOL's data leak? Along with spreading the word about this debacle, you can take steps to protect…

NJ Librarian ensnared in privacy conflict

NorthJersey.com reports of a local librarian who told police they would need a subpoena before she would turn over the circulation records of a man who had allegedly made sexually threatening comments to a 12-year-old girl outside the library. The…

The Nexus of Intellectual Privacy and Copyright

Alex Cameron has posted a nice essay on "The Nexus of Intellectual Privacy and Copyright" at the ID Trail Mix blog. Its opening salvo: For nearly three centuries since the enactment of the world’s first copyright statute, individuals have been…

Partial Victory for Google; Larger Victory for Search Engine Privacy

The court issued a decision Friday on Gonzales v. Google, the case involving a DOJ subpoena for Google search queries. (Dan Solove has excellent coverage here.) In short, the judge ruled partially in favor of the government, ordering Google to…

Poll: 60% Oppose Companies Permanently Storing Users’ Search Behaviors

A University of Connecticut Poll on Government Investigation of Internet Search Engines reveals that 60% of respondents oppose search engine companies permanently storing users’ search information. Additionally, 0nly 13% feel “extremely” or “very” confident that the search behavior collected will…