Apr 272010
 
 April 27, 2010  Online

Cade Metz writes:

Google has not only opened up on how often the world’s governments request user data stored on its server. It’s come awfully close to acknowledging that it doesn’t actually “anonymize” your IP address after 9 months.

As noticed by longtime Google critic Chris Soghoian – now a technical advisor for the US Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection – Google has departed from the usual false claims of anonymization to say that after 9 months, it “obfuscates” your IP. At the very least, this new language isn’t as misleading as the old.

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