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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. How The US Department of Justice May Analyze Search Data & Freedom Of Information Act Request For Disclosure

    My guess is that they want to pull a random sample of results from the query logs, then do some searching to see if they encounter pornography with porn filters switched on and off at each of the major search engines.