TrackMeNot: How Not To Secure Your Search Privacy

...Let's count the ways this doesn't work.

One, it doesn't hide your searches. If the government wants to know who's been searching on "al Qaeda recruitment centers," it won't matter that you've made ten thousand other searches as well -- you'll be targeted.

Two, it's too easy to spot. There are only 1,673 search terms in the program's dictionary. Three, some of the program's searches are worse than yours...And four, it wastes a whole lot of bandwidth. Schneier on Security via eff

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 1st September 2006 10:28PM