January 4, 2011 Business, Online, Surveillance
Matt McGee writes:
DuckDuckGo, a small search engine that’s largely flown under the public radar, has started the new year by taking a public shot at Google on the issue of search privacy. The company has launched DontTrack.us, an illustrated guide showing how Google tracks its users … and how DuckDuckGo doesn’t.
- shows how a search for “herpes” shows up in Google Analytics as a search referral with information about the user’s location, browser, and other data
- shows how the “herpes” search can lead to targeted ads being associated with a user profile and how that profile can “potentially show up in unwanted places like insurance, credit & background checks”
Read more on Search Engine Land.
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