Search Privacy: Damned if You Do

Be careful what you look for law enforcement may find you. ...It actually isn't that hard to identify someone just by their search information. Several national news outlets have been able to successfully identify individuals based solely on groupings of search terms. One of the main reasons this works is that people like to search for information on themselves or on people they know, not realizing that these "ego searches" are often clear markers for their entire search history.

Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that out there in some database, just waiting to be released to the public, is a list of everything you've looked for on search engines? Search Privacy: Damned if You Do

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 23rd August 2006 12:13AM