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  1. Google+ Bowling: Real Life Bowling Rethought for Real Life

    Schmidt also mentioned that a small army of elves will follow all bowlers around, keeping detailed logs on their every gesture, word, and thought. For your privacy, your score will appear as (not provided) for you and anyone else viewing your game.

  2. In Google We Trust (Your Identity)

    In the NSTIC world, that data is all held in one or a few Identity Provider databases with all your online activities of ANY SITE that participates in the NSTIC online authentication system and maybe even outside of that (have you heard of the...

  3. Google Social 'Layers', Google Fires Teen Stalker, Facebook/Microsoft Search Deal Rumor & More Search News

    At least four times, Barksdale spied on minors' Google accounts without their consent, including tapping into Google Voice call logs and accessing chat transcripts and contact lists. David Barksdale, a 27-year-old former Google engineer, repeatedly...

  4. User 927: U Are What U Seek: Search Engine Drama

    The logs were intended to help academic researchers, but they were posted on a public site. The story's central clue is the real-life online search log of an AOL subscriber — identified only as User 927 — that was released to the public two years...

  5. Google: The Spy Who Loved Me

    Varian explains that Web search algorithms are improved by the "wisdom of the crowds" drawn from the "logs of billions of previous search queries. Google must store and analyze search logs. Varian suggests readers "Watch our videos to see exactly...

  6. Daily SearchCast, August 15, 2006: AOL Sets Off Search Privacy Crisis; Google Webmaster Central Offers Cool Tools & Support; Yahoo Expands Site Explorer; 1,000 Pizzas For Google & More!

    Google says they have seen some reports that show "1.5 times the number of clicks in our logs," the reason? Today's search podcast covers AOL's release of search records and the ensuing privacy crisis that followed; Google's support for site...

  7. EFF Asks FTC To Limit How Long AOL Can Store Search Records

    PDF) asks for the FTC to: order AOL to refrain from collecting or storing logs of its users' search activity except where necessary incident to the rendition of AOL's services or the protection of AOL rights and property, and to refrain in any...