NYT: Increasingly, Internet’s Data Trail Leads to Court

The New York Times has an article today about the privacy of one's online intellectual activities and the increasing tendancy of ISPs and other online service providers to share that information with law enforcement (hopefully only when presented with a…

Social Bookmarking in Yahoo’s MyWeb 2.0

Yahoo launched a beta version of MyWeb 2.0 which integrates personalized searching with tagging and social bookmarking. From SearchEngineWatch:With the release of MyWeb 2.0, Yahoo has added an extensive array of new features focused on community-based searching and sharing of…

Yahoo! Mindset: Intent Driven Search

Yahoo! Research Labs released a beta version of a new search tool called Yahoo! Mindset allowing users to filter results on an axis of "shopping" (i.e., commercial) vs "researching" (i.e., non-commercial) sources. From their site: Find the results you like.Sort…

Yahoo Turns Over E-Mail Account Of Marine Killed In Iraq

Yahoo has reached a settlement with the family of a deceased Marine over access to the data in his Yahoo! accounts. I originally blogged this story here, and a related post on the ethical issues that confront companies like Yahoo…

Yahoo to preserve e-mail of Marine killed in Iraq

One example of the type of ethical issues that cross Srinija Srinivasan's desk at Yahoo! is whether family members should have access to the e-mail of a deceased relative. From Yahoo's perspective, to release messages from a deceased user's e-mail…

Srinija Srinivasan: Perception and Policy at Yahoo!

Srinija Srinivasan, Yahoo's editor-in-chief, presented at the latest Colloquium on Information Technology & Society hosted by the Information Law Institute at the New York University School of Law. Her talk was "Perception and Policy at Yahoo!" and discussed her role…