Monday, June 11, 2007

Google Invading users privacy?

According to Privacy International, Internet users concerned about prying eyes following their online lives would be dismayed to learn that Google records all search results from its Toolbar search service, and is able to individually identify all users and track their Internet use.

In a report issued over the weekend, California-based Google, which has thrived on its image of enlightened management, is ranked worst for invading privacy.

The company is also accused of retaining information about people who use its services, even after they have deleted their accounts.

And Google can acquire additional personal information - including everything from what a user's hobbies are to where he or she works - through its networking service, Orkut. "Throughout our research we have found numerous deficiencies and hostilities in Google's approach to privacy," said Privacy International.

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