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RE: virus: How to Foil Search Engine Snoops
« on: 2006-01-23 01:11:38 »
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[Blunderov] I recall WW warmly recommending Firefox some while ago. Lately I
am myself finding more and more reasons to change from IE. Here may be one
of them.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/EyebeamReblog?m=1365

Cory Doctorow: If you're worried about the Federal government getting your
search-history out of Google, Yahoo and other search-engines, there are
steps you can take to keep your personal search-history private.
Last week, it was revealed that Google had rebuffed a Federal demand for its
customers' search-histories, while other search engines may not have been so
protective of their customers' privacy.

Wired News has published a collection of simple steps you can take to
prevent your search-history from being associated with your identity at
Google and other search engines. With all the expanded, secret snoop powers
that the Feds have gotten under PATRIOT and other unconstitutional laws, it
only makes sense to take precautions to keep yourself from being
Tuttle-Buttled by an indiscriminate dragnet.

What's the first thing people should do who worry about their search
history?
Cookie management helps. Those who want to avoid a permanent record should
delete their cookies at least once a week. Other options might be to
obliterate certain cookies when a browser is closed and avoid logging in to
other services, such as web mail, offered by a search engine.
How do you do that with your browser?
In Firefox, you can go into the privacy preference dialog and open Cookies.
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RE: virus: How to Foil Search Engine Snoops
« Reply #1 on: 2006-01-23 05:52:14 »
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> [mailto:owner-virus@lucifer.com] On Behalf Of Blunderov
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> [Blunderov] I recall WW warmly recommending Firefox some
> while ago. Lately I am myself finding more and more reasons
> to change from IE. Here may be one of them.

Please PLEASE brethren (and sisters) make the move to either Opera or
Firefox.

Both are superb browsers.

Tabbed browsing, extensions, User JavaScript (greasemonkey)...It will
transform your internet experience.

JD


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RE: virus: How to Foil Search Engine Snoops
« Reply #2 on: 2006-01-26 22:45:14 »
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I'm not sure that the above is a good reason to switch (I don't think it will serve the alleged purpose), but you don't need more reasons than the very many already there  for switching from Micro$oft Internot Exploder to anything else. I strongly advocate moving to Firefox (above Opera but see the above) even when you are not able to migrate to Linux for all your computer needs (which I also advocate).

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