Nov 062009
 
 November 6, 2009  Online

Michael Zimmer writes:

Remember Cuil, the search engine launched in 2008 that was supposed to be a Google-killer? Didn’t think so.

Anyway, one of Cuil’s touted competitive advantages was that it didn’t track user search queries.

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After about a year of futility, Cuil updated their privacy policy on June 1, 2009, noting that “We may soon be adding advertisements to Cuil. As a result, our privacy policy will change.” Hmmmm….

About a month later, on July 13, 2009, Cuil completely gutted their privacy policy, and the privacy-protecting measures that were once located therein.

Read more on MichaelZimmer.org

Update: Michael provides a follow-up to his blog entry here.

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