August 17, 2006

EFF: how to keep your search history private

The fine folks at EFF have posted some useful tips on How to Keep Your Search History Private.

Don't put personally-identifying information in your searches, at least not in a way that can be associated with your other searches. You should take the precautions below to avoid giving away your identity to your search engine anyway, but they're especially necessary if you want to do a search to see if your personal information has appeared online or want to do a vanity search for your name.

[via Searchblog, thanks for the pointer. Apropos my earlier posts on ethics, John also notes the Bankston/Erickson debate and continues to urge the search engines to take a leadership stand.]

Posted by Gene at August 17, 2006 10:28 PM | TrackBack