The spy in your computer

Every time you use an internet search engine, your inquiry is stored in a huge database...As users, we think the Google search engine is a way of supplying us with information about what's on the web. But the flow of information is two way. We ask Google things that we would hesitate to ask anyone living. The price for the answers is that Google remembers it all.

...Google identifies every computer that connects to it with an implant (known as a cookie), which will not expire until 2038. If you also use Gmail, Google knows your email address - and, of course, keeps all your email searchable. If you sign up to have Google ads on a website, then the company knows your bank account details and home address, as well as all your searches. If you have a blog on the free blogger service, Google owns that. The company also knows, of course, the routes you have looked up on Google maps. The spy in your computer - Security - Technology -

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 4th September 2006 1:55AM