Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Privacy policy redefined by Top 3 SE

After the latest buyouts by search giants ( Google, Yahoo, MSN) now comes the concerns about user data and privacy intrusions. Most of the users fear of losing there personal information to commercial benefits.

In view of those concerns the search engines are finally taking a step to tighten the privacy policies.

According to Washingtonpost.com,

Online search companies Google, Yahoo, Ask.com and Microsoft are tightening their privacy policies in the face of mounting public, congressional and regulatory agency concern about the vast amounts of personal data they gather and store.

Yesterday, Microsoft announced it would make all data on search queries anonymous after 18 months. This week, Yahoo is to outline plans to make a user's search history anonymous within 13 months. On Friday, Ask.com said users could ask the firm not to retain their Web searches ...

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