Ask Offers Private Searching By Year's End

July 24, 2007
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Page 1 wants to cease retaining search information for its users. It is intended to create some feature that can be easily turned on and off. They are also going to review contracts with third party partners (like Google) to limit what they are allowed to do with the information that they obtain from Ask. Hopefully, this will be a step in the right direction for internet privacy. It's nice to see that someone cares. Though I'm sure their agenda isn't all that altruistic. They just want market share like everyone else. Maybe I should say that it's nice to see that someone is listening.....


" became the first major search engine to promise users it won't store data on their queries, giving the privacy conscious the option of conducting research on the Internet in relative anonymity. The move comes amid increasing concerns about the release of search information through leaks or subpoenas. In some cases, the search terms a person uses can reveal plenty about medical conditions, marital troubles or kinky interests."


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