Lauren Weinstein Calls for Search Privacy Working Group

Lauren Weinstein, co-founder of People For Internet Responsibility and the moderator of the PRIVACY Forum, has made an impassioned call for the formation of a working group to tackle issue of search engine history data retention, mining and sharing policies:…

TrackMeNot Firefox Extension Obfuscates Your Search History

As concerns about the privacy of one's search engine history steadily increase, various solutions have been offered to help avoid the wholesale surveillance and aggregation of one's search queries. While most solutions rely on attempts to cloak one's IP address,…

What do Google, Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft’s MSN know about you?

This San Jose Mercury News article summarizes the privacy and surveillance threats of search engines, focusing on the fact that much of the "massive amounts of data these companies collect, which can include records of the searches you make, the…

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…