77% of Google users don’t know it records personal data

The Register reports on a recent poll finding that "More than three quarters of web surfers don't realize Google records and stores information that may identify them." While I can't vouch for the validity of the poll, it certainly seems…

Academia’s quest for the ultimate search tool

CNET reports that the University of California at Berkeley is creating an interdisciplinary center for advanced search technologies in search of creating the "ultimate search tool" and to "address the explosive growth of Internet search and the complex issues that…