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…

NYT: Internet Users Thinking Twice Before a Search

Katie Hafner of the New York Times writes how some Internet users have changed their search habits now that concerns about government surveillance of web seaches has reached the forefront of the public mind. Among the many anecdotes related in…

Microsoft Plans to Sell Search Ads – Privacy Concerns?

Microsoft has announced that it plans to enter the search advertising market, creating their own advertising system to rival Google and Yahoo. Microsoft's "improvement" is to by allow advertisers to aim ads on its search pages to users based on…

Google..Yawn…Launches..Yawn..Personalized Google

Of all the blog postings on Google's launch of a personalized home page, I think TechDirt is the only one grokked it correctly:Google.. Yawn... Launches.. Yawn.. Personalized Google At the media-only PR show today named the "Google Factory Tour" (to…