FAQ: Protecting yourself from search engines
AOL's publication of the search histories of more than 650,000 of its users should reinforce an important point: What you type in online may not be as private as you think.
Search engines place a multibillion dollar infrastructure at the hands of any random user who stops by their Web site. The price you pay, however, is that the company may hold on to your search queries which can provide a glimpse into your life forever. FAQ: Protecting yourself from search engines | CNET News.com
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