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Privacy of Internet Search Records

Privacy of Internet Search Records

Here are some recent interesting links about the privacy of Internet search records: Check out Patriot Search for a laugh. It’s a new search engine where your results are reported directly to the government: “Our mission is to provide the best possible search engine to you while at the same time, making sure the government is informed […]

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Should Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Help China Filter Searches?

China Internet Shaming

An interesting article from Salon discusses how Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft assist the Chinese government with censorship. The companies filter out search results that the government wants to censor, and they help the government track down individuals engaging in criticism and dissent: […]

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Google’s Empire, Privacy, and Government Access to Personal Data

Google Subpoena and Privacy Case

A New York Times editorial observes: At a North Carolina strangulation-murder trial this month, prosecutors announced an unusual piece of evidence: Google searches allegedly done by the defendant that included the words “neck” and “snap.” The data were taken from the defendant’s computer, prosecutors say. But it might have come directly from Google, which – unbeknownst to […]

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