“Privacy in Web-Search” Panel Discussion 3/30/07

I'm pleased to announce I will be moderating a panel discussion on "Privacy in Web Search" as part of the ITS Colloquium at NYU Law's Information Law Institute. The panelists are: Ramsey Homsany, Senior Counsel, Google Daniel Howe, Ph.D. Candidate,…

Google To “Anonymize” Personal Data after 18-24 Months

Google made a major announcement today that by the end of the year will begin removing identifying data from its search logs after 18 -24 months: When you search on Google, we collect information about your search, such as the…

Norway Investigates Google on Privacy

Pandia Search Engine News reports that the Norwegian Data Inspectorate, whose role is to protect persons from violation of their right to privacy through the processing of personal data, is investigating Google's information collecting practices. From Pandia's report: “Why do…

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…