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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Search Subpoenas: If It’s Not Private, It’s Public

Interesting. If the search logs that Yahoo, MSN and AOL handed over to the US gov’t didn’t contain anything private – e.g. Microsoft said “privacy was fully protected” – then they should be made public. Boing Boing writes:

“So, America Online, Microsoft, and Yahoo: will you please release the data publicly – or show us where it already exists online? This way, everyone who uses your services can take a look for themselves, and evaluate whether they believe the information shared was privacy-violating.”

Dogpile, by the way, already makes their searches public... as a live stream.

[Via Searchblog.]


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